RAD COMPANY: “Friends like These” b/w “Dress You Up”: 7”

Part of Juke Box’s singles subscription series and apparently already “Out of Stock.” Like all the singles in the series, an original A side and a cover song on the flip. “Friends Like These” is a piercing piece of thrash pop that will win you over first spin and have you dropping the needle again and again (which is actually the annoying part of only getting one song on one side, but I suppose justifiable considering the juke box format). The Madonna song is humorous and adequate, but let’s be honest… you don’t often come back to the cover song. Good thing the A side slays. Worth picking up if you can find it. Sexy see-through snot green vinyl. 

 –Matt Seward (Juke Box, jukebox-records.com)