Awe… Should I go into the drama I went through just to obtain this CD? No. I suppose I shouldn’t in hopes that it would not distract away from how amazing this band is. I love the Rondelles. They have been one of my favorites for a while now. They have a killer pop-rock sound that is distinctly their own. They are both talented songwriters (kickass pop tunes that make you want to get up and dance) and musicians (which is a combination worthy of my admiration and respect). Stand-up drums, fuzz guitar and a keyboard keep my booty shakin’ and my toes a tappin’! Shined Nickels and Loose change is their first full length on K Records, following a few 7” singles. This album is a combination of some of the same songs from those singles as well as some new tracks, including a cover of “Like a Prayer,” by the Material Girl herself. This CD was well worth the long six-week wait.