MIDNIGHT TRAMP: I’m Back + In Spite of Appearance b/w Higher & Higher: 7″ 45

One: Don’t be put off by the suck-ass name (may i suggest “Tridnight Mamp” as the front-runner for any potential rechristenings?), this stuff is decent as shit. Two: Sounds kinda like what one might imagine Moby Grape or the Flamin’ Groovies might have sounded like had they taken things one level more bubblegum or Monkees-oid, or maybe it kinda sounds like what the Real Kids might have sounded like had they had a tendency towards more wide-open song structures in lieu of their usual conciseness. Three: The temporal interval containing the highest concentration of the band’s influences likely starts with the first Beatles album on the left of the timeline and the Guess Who on the right, although the contemporary band i would feel most comfortable equating them to would be the Fevers. Feel free, at need, to consult me on other weighty matters. BEST SONG: “I’m Back” BEST SONG TITLE: “In Spite of Appearance” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: This is the best Canadian band whose name begins with the letters “MI” right now. Also, i thought the font on the cover was Bastion, but now i’m not so sure.

 –norb (Zaxxon Virile Action)