GINO AND THE GOONS: Shake It!: LP

The excellent first Gino And The Goons 12” on Total Punk was a mess of furious garage rock that I couldn’t get enough of—loud, distorted, and catchy. It’s a couple years later and Gino And The Goons are back with a new offering that initially seems a little more restrained, yet, at the same time, brings the garage rock’n’roll ferocity to a new level with this band. There are some serious nods to the Ramones here, but, ultimately, I see this as a fringe piece of the Budget Rock puzzle that keeps getting better and better with every listen. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Black Gladiator / Slovenly)