JOHNIE 3: Self-titled: CD

Mar 06, 2007

I really wanna hate this, ’cause it’s from what is essentially another Queers clone band, and lord knows we can’t be going around encouraging creatively and originality starved musicians such as those that think sounding exactly like another band is a good idea. Of course, there is much to hate here, especially around the lyrics, which are beyond dumb-in-a-bad-way, and the affected whine in the vocals. I’ll be damned if they ain’t kinda catchy, though, which is more than I can say about the bulk of their contemporaries. I guess they are the “Queers rip-off” equivalent of throwing crap at a wall repeatedly and finally having something stick. Ultimately, I find I don’t hate it, but I don’t exactly respect it, either.

 –jimmy (Cheapskate)