FRUSTRATORS, THE: Achtung Jackass: CD

Jan 29, 2009

Hell yeh, this is giddy, silly, and euphoric pop-punk pizzazz at its most jubilant and upbeat! It sounds incredibly like Green Day (no small wonder, since Green Day’s Mike Dirnt lends his brash bass-thumping abilities as well as backing vocals to this sonically spectacular project!), and my tickled-drunk ears also detect the melodic and lively influences of the Buzzcocks, Dickies, and The Vapors. But I’ll be damned if “.25” doesn’t sound like a long-lost Nirvana track from their angst-ridden “Bleach” sessions, and a spastic cranked-to-the-max cover of The Cars’ “My Best Friend’s Girl” is enthusiastically included herein for your toe-tappin’ listening pleasure, as well. Indeed, this cheerfully smashing CD is impressive, exhilarating, and dazzling beyond belief. It’s guaranteed to provide the ultimate aurally rollicking good time for all of the entire world! –Roger Moser, Jr.

 –guest (Adeline)

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