SHY GUYS, THE: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: CD

May 10, 2007

Decent rockin’ pop punk from a band that broke up in 2002. One really good song (“Cloudy Vertigo”) and some lesser Queers-esque songs. The coolest thing about this are the liner notes that say, “Through the years we were fortunate enough to meet other people who had the same ideas and convictions, people who also thought ranking Connie Dungs albums was not a waste of time.” I thought Milwaukee punks were the only ones who ranked Mutant Pop bands! I tried to get into this, but I think it’s really more suited to a basement show than to my apartment. If this were a cereal, it’d be regular Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, with sugar added on top by the consumer. In other words, they have the potential/ability to truly rock, but sometimes end up being regular corn flakes.

 –maddy (