The Radio Reelers are a new band that has Hector from the Weird Lovemakers in it. A couple of the other guys in Radio Reelers were also in kinda big, Bay-area punk bands, but I forgot which ones. It doesn’t matter. What matters is the music. These guys play unapologetic rock’n’roll in the same vein as the Rip-Offs, only cleaner. The songs are simple, three chord beasts, amped up to get your toes tapping. The lyrics don’t really go beyond the basic “S-H-A-K-E-I-T, Shake it,” or “You can’t be my baby if you don’t wanna rock’n’roll” or “I got it in for you (repeat 7X).” Not the deepest stuff in the world, and the more I listen to it, the more shallow it seems. But, I gotta admit, it’ll get me shaking my ass. And, for whatever reason, this record has been getting a lot of spins around my turntable lately. Some days, a simple song is all you need.
–sean (Radio Blast)