RICH CROOK: “Tonight Alright”: 7” EP

Total burner! “Tonight Alright” is a great slab of power pop; fans of Alex Chilton and Shoes pay attention. Rich Crook (Lost Sounds, Lover!) is a hell of a songwriter. “Tonight Alright” is kind of Baroque pop. The B side includes a Swamp Rats cover (“I’m Going Home”). Four songs—all well arranged—played at 33 1/3. Probably the biggest no-brainer of the bunch. Well worth the price of purchase, whatever it is. Pressed on red vinyl, to boot. Fuck, man, this 7” rules.

 –ryan (P. Trash, ptrashrecords.com / Ghost Highway, ghosthighwayrecordings.blogspot.com)