MORNING RIOT, THE: Self-titled: CD

Feb 15, 2007

Garage influenced rock with sung/spoken vocals that remind me a bit of Ric Ocasek or The Wipers at times, and a few of those “I’m squeezing my balls” squeals. The CD has catchy guitar riffs, but overall this doesn’t have enough edge to be considered a punk record. This would appeal more to an indie rock crowd. At times this also reminded me of Moving Targets a bit, but then the more meandering, folkish, acoustic moments just killed that for me. Standout songs here are: “Pills,” “Bed Against the Wall,” “She Devil,” and “I’d Rather Die.” This would have been much stronger as a 7” release with those songs singled out.

 –KO! (Self-released)