Out of respect for this band, I won’t compare them to, or even mention, the bass player’s old band. The Radio Reelers play rock and roll stuff that sounds pretty much like the Devil Dogs. They’re certainly good at sounding like the Devil Dogs, but the songs never really explode out of your speakers like songs by superior rock and roll bands. It’s kind of just the same thing over and over. It sounds like they’re more concerned with playing rock and roll than with plugging in their instruments and whooping your ass. Ah, fuck it, just buy a Weird Lovemakers album.
–josh (Dead Beat)