REACTION, THE : Self-titled: CD

Spooky rock’n’roll bubblegum. In other words, a punchy mix of Motorhead (for the gasoline in the gum), Zeke (for the grit in the gum), and the Beach Boys (for the pop in the gum) by way of the Misfits (the packaging of the gum and the mental pictures). It’s kinda bwoo-ha-ha (“Let the Sleeping Corpses Lie,” “Army of the Dead,” “Revenge and Murder,”) but it’s way too hooky and tuneful to say it’s a direct rip of any of the aforementioned bands. I like it. It speeds by fast and I usually let it play a couple times.

 –todd (Acme)