MANSFIELDS, THE: Kill Your Radio: CD

The liner notes by Mutant Pop’s Tim Chandler refer to the Mansfields as “punkabilly,” which I guess pretty accurately describes this Colorado trio. I hear whispers of Social Distortion and Hank Williams in these seven songs. Actually, now that I listen to it again, I would say that the Social D influence is more than a whisper and is definitely in the forefront. The song structures are built around the same “3 chords and an attitude” that you’d expect from a Mutant Pop release, but the guitar leads definitely depart from the typical power chord attack of your typical punk rock band. This would probably be a lot of fun in a live setting. -Dan Yemin

 –guest (Mutant Pop)