SLOPPY SECONDS: Destroyed: CD

I already owned this album on cassette a few years ago, and it was starting to get warped from being played so many times. Naturally, when I saw it had been re-released on CD, I had to snatch it up. The sound is clearer and better, but still tight, still very much Sloppy. These guys were writing joke songs and funny lyrics long before bands like the Vandals and Guttermouth, but their songs aren’t just silly. They have good melodies, and they’re fun to sing along with. After listening to the album the first time, you might think that Sloppy Seconds sound like other bands (the Vindictives, for instance), and then you have to realize that Sloppy Seconds came out with these songs long before those other bands. For those of you who missed Destroyed the first time around, pick up a copy of the re-release. It’s just as good today as it was back in the days of the audiocassette.

 –felizon (Coldfront)