Outrageous Cherry have this sort of mellow sound that really isn’t when you listen to it. They’re rock’n’roll, to be sure, but this record has some slower, hypnotic hooks to it that I really enjoyed. They remind me a lot of the Lovin’ Spoonful sans the bluesy numbers (there was more to that band than their Monkeys-esque hits). Hey, to indulge once more in over-wrought comparisons that potentially no one will understand except me, how about this: imagine the Lovin’ Spoonful—blues and Monkeys songs excised—meet Sonic Youth without all the noisy shit. Works for me!
–Eric Carlson (Burger)