NAW DUDE / FLESH LIGHTS: Bummer Bitch: EP

Half decent, and half blehhh… Both bands cover the same song (“Bummer Bitch”) with very different results. Naw Dude slow it down and suck the oxygen out of it. Their originals are slightly better, but pass by without much notice. However, Flesh Lights crank up the energy with punky pop similar to early Redd Kross. Sort of bubblegum, but gritty and raw. Their version of “Bummer Bitch” is cool, but their original, “Waves” is the reason to own this.

 –M.Avrg (12XU, 12xu.net)