PIZAZZ, THE: Get out of My Kitchen: Cassette

How can such sweetness come out of Detroit? I’ve always had the theory that anything that could come out of Detroit would just have to have a bit of moxie, but I figured it would have to be in the raw and ugly, angry sense, not in the melodic, power pop way that The Pizazz rock. Rock you they certainly do, but they do it in a melodic, catchy, partyful, dance-around-your-room kind of way. The Pizazz are as much a slave to their influences as you are to their catchy riffs. I hear all kinds of stuff in here: The Feelies, The Replacements, Britpop, Magazine, Buzzcocks, The Kinks, early Cure and many more that I can’t put my finger on, but it’s all blended together and spit out in its own form. I must also mention the twankly (to coin a phrase) keyboards. These songs have been staying in my head every time I leave the house and whenever I’m at home the tape is playing. I don’t know what else to tell ya.

 –Craven (Burger)