LOOSE: Dodge This!: Dodge This!: CD

These guys sure do wear their influences on their sleeves, unabashedly so. From Italy, Loose churns out twelve ‘70s-influenced proto punkers on this CD, taking their cues from some of the most famous and legendary bands from both Detroit and Australia of that bygone era. I call most current bands like this “Man’s Ruin Rock,” as their style of hard-rocking retro guitar rawk/punk would have fit perfectly on the defunct Man’s Ruin Record label. Included are Radio Birdman and Sonic’s Rendezvous Band covers, supporting my point above. Well done.

 –Mark Twistworthy (Loose, [email protected])