FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS: Demo: CD-R

Really strong early L.A. punk vibe here, right down to a cover of the Middle Class’ “Home is Where,” from a modern buncha louts who know what to do with them instruments. The gems here are the originals, though, which are delivered with just the right mixture of sloppy attitude, creative spark, and spastic energy to make ‘em all worth many a listen. Why the fuck ain’t this a 7-incher yet and when’s the full length comin’ out? With tunes this good, these guys should have three homes in Barbados each and be on their second rehab stint already.

 –jimmy ([email protected])