FAGS, THE: Light’ Em Up: CD

Mar 14, 2007

Tragic story of another band destroyed by major label bullshit. You can read about it on their myspace page. But in a nutshell, after trying to get this record out to a larger audience, they have decided to pack it in. Which is a shame, because this record rocks! I mean R-O-C-K. It’s like an unholy trinity of Cheap Trick, The Replacements, and Van Halen. Okay, the last band only on a couple guitar licks, but that got your attention, didn’t it? Great songwriting, sweet background vocal harmonies, and overall playing near perfection by this trio. “Here’s Looking at You” has the VH reference, but great vocals make this a killer tune. “Rockstar” is another great song that is catchy and full of swagger at the same time. I guess the point here is I can’t get enough of this record. Another fine addition to Detroit’s legacy of killer music.

 –koepenick (Idol)