RED DONS: Death to Idealism: CD

The Red Dons set out some scrappy garage punk whose pedigree includes members of the Clorox Girls and the Observers. I don’t really know the Observers, but I do love the Clorox Girls. Unfortunately, this release just doesn’t have the same instant catchiness and incredibly pervasive melodies that prime Clorox Girls (or maybe the Marked Men) have. I just don’t find myself going back to this CD much except for maybe the excellent opening track, “Walk Alone.”

 –Adrian (Deranged)