GOLDSTARS, THE: Purple Girlfriend: CD

Neutered bar rock played by the numbers. Sounds like the bands that play on stages at the casinos downtown, rehashing ‘70s rock with crummy, extended guitar solos, dopey, cliched lyrics (“You got a fire, little baby, and I ain’t gonna put you out,” “I ain’t scared of a girl who knows how to rock’n’roll” and “I got a girl who’s always late”) and uncommitted jungle calls. Makes Steve Miller sound like the Milkshakes.

 –benke (Pravda)