MISS DERRINGER: King James, Crown Royal and a Colt .45: CD

Ten soppy girl-ballads about boyfriends doing 30-to-life et al that evoke that whole “Don’t Forget Me Tommy”/”Bobby Come Back”/”Oh My Beloved Elmer Whither Hast Thou Gone?” Joe Meek vibe content-wise, but, alas, not form-wise (not that that would be any big whoop in and of itself). I am unclear as to why this would be submitted to a punk mag for review. BEST SONG: “Dear Johnny” BEST SONG TITLE: …actually, i’m still trying to deal with the fact that she’s got one song called “Texas” and another called “Corpus Christi”…but no songs whatsoever called “Beerland.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Not only is “Corpus Christi” not the Avengers song, but “The Letter” is not the Box Tops song, neither.

 –norb (Sympathy)