ROCK, STAR: Inamorato: CD

Inamorato is a lost album recorded seven years ago, but never released. The story of Rock, Star is a fairly common one. They existed as an active band for a few years, gained a ton of fans, and then faded into obscurity before a recent reformation. They play a brand of melodic punk that was common in the late ‘90s when melodic bands took precautions to not sound like the pop punk that was, at that time, experiencing a huge backlash. This terrific album reminds me a bit of Naked Raygun. I’d like to hear more material from Rock, Star now that they’re back in action.  –Art Ettinger (Black Numbers)