SCARRED, THE: Live Fast Die Poor: CD

Catchy, well-played and produced songs that, in the end, just don’t resonate with me. Reminds me of the stuff I used to hear back in ‘96/’97 on 120 Minutes when they decided to play “punk” music for a second. The singer has just a hint of Billie Joe Armstrong in his voice and there’s a bit of a Rancid feel. You could really look at it like this: if you read the name of this band and their album title and said “Hey, that sounds interesting!” than this record is probably right up your alley. If you let out a slight groan and set it in a rapidly growing review pile that you swear you’re going to get to one of these days, then maybe not so much. I’ll let you be the judge.

 –Ryan Horky (Jailhouse, jailhouserecords.com)