PAUL E. ESTER & THE CRUEL SHOES: Eyeliner: 7″ EP

Band with really great name (um…) does one dead horse of a cover (“Train Kept a Rollin”) (made famous by Aerosmith!) and two pretty swell US-’77-style punk rockers whereon one guitar sounds just like on “Ca Plane Pour Moi” and the other guitar plays leads that sound like the guy on the early GG stuff, and the singer’s snot level is near optimum. Why they thought the cover would improve the package I won’t even try to guess.

 –doug (Rapid Pulse)