JOHNNY MANAK & THE DEPRESSIVES: Rebound Town: CD

Adequate but not overwhelming punk/rock/roll that is currently reminding me of a street level version of the shorter/punker/better songs off of the Ramones Pleasant Dreams LP, except for the guitar leads, which remind me of End of the Century, and “It’s OK That You Miss Her,” which reminds me of that whole “Taxman”/”Start!” thing. “Gimmie Rock and Roll” is weak. That’s all i got. BEST SONG: “Every Night’s a Friday” BEST SONG TITLE: “She Said Yeah” if you’re Larry Williams; “Young Girls” if you’re Motörhead. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Johnny Manak played all the instruments on this album. I salute his self-sufficiency!

 –norb (Reach Around)