SHOCKER, THE: Up Your Ass Tray: CDEP

Former L7 member, Jennifer Finch, groups up some people and creates a new band. It’s very much in the same vein of L7 and musically has elements of punk and Joan Jett. I remember young Jennifer and L7 opening up for my punk band that was headlined by St. Vitus in a shitty Hollywood club on a Wednesday or Thursday night. They played a rocking set for a band that was new. We went through our set. It had songs, at the time, that were almost ten years old mixed with current ones. They were right out front and rocked out to our set. We had a singer people hated, so it was great seeing people enjoy what we were doing. We made no money that night. But I do remember L7 enjoying our music. On this disc, I drew close to the cover song. The band covers the Juice Newton (Fuck you, Dale. It’s not Kim Carnes!) hit “Angel of the Morning.” It takes a certain voice to carry that song and the band backs it up. Other songs that I dug were “Smoke Rings,” “Break in Two,” “Your Problem Now,” and “Bad Brain Good Head.” Rocking punk’n’roll that should be burning though the club scene soon after their stint on the Warped Tour. 

 –don (Little Pusher)