NEW WAVE HOOKERS: Ass & Frederic: LP

Okay, I’ll admit that their tunes have an infectious quality to them and that they obviously know how to string chords together in a pleasant manner. I’ll even go so far as to admit that I was impressed that they had the chutzpah to cover both the Dictators and Marginal Man on the same release. BUT, despite these plusses, the pop punk feel inherent in so many places here suddenly leaves me feelin’ limp just when I start to get hot and bothered.

 –jimmy (Wanker)