JOHN KRAUTNER: Fun with Gum: CD

Bubblegum and other retro pop forms get the garage punk treatment on this solo album by John Krautner from The Go. The playing’s loose and the songs are fun. Krautner’s nasal croon had me thinking of The Smoking Popes, if they had a thing for David Cassidy instead of Humphrey Bogart. These ten songs hit the spot during a Sunday morning drive up the PCH. 

 –CT Terry (Burger)