MANS, THE: JC / BC b / w First Love / Too Close: 7” 45

I like the fact that bands have pretty much stopped recording in real recording studios. It never ceased to amaze me how much time and money could be spent on pointlessly neutering a guitar sound. I assure you, sir, these guitar sounds will knock up your prize filly in jig-time! The vocals are clipped and yelly, the chords are standard-issue garage-punk merchandise ((i.e., “You’re Gonna Miss Me” minus a chord or so)), and the drums go THUD-WHACK-THUD-WHACK-THUD-WHACK-THUD-WHACK. You were expecting maybe Paderewski? BEST SONG: “JC/BC” BEST SONG TITLE: “Too Close” i guess? FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Clocking in at a hefty nine letters, Boom Chick Records’ logo is the most verbose Monkees logo ripoff known to me.

 –norb (Boom Chick)