RICCOBELLIS: Booze-Up with Dee Dee Ramone: CD

May 27, 2011

I was just talking to someone—I can’t remember who—the other day about how I feel Ramones-inspired pop punk is pretty much the most difficult kind of music to pull off effectively. I mean pretty much anyone can write three-chord pop punk songs about girls, but it’s much more difficult to do it well. Riccobellis are a good enough band and a few of these songs are pretty damn great, but, in the end, this just makes me want to pull out my old Screeching Weasel, Queers, and Lillingtons records.

 –Chris Mason (SP)