SNAZZY BOYS, THE: Self-titled: LP

This reminds me a lot of old school British punk a la The Damned but I could just be racist over The Snazzy Boys’ accents. One thing’s for sure, their brand of punk has The Briefs written all over it. It’s difficult to pin point what makes some seemingly derivative bands doing basic pop punk sound more genuine than other’s. After all, most the time it’s the same basic four chords and blues based guitar solos/riffs. But I think for The Snazzy Boys it’s their cohesiveness as a band, their precise drumming, quirky back up vocals and upbeat up-tempo approach to all their songs. It’d be truly a waste of time to shout out specific songs on this album because all of them are good. This is one where you can lay the needle on the white vinyl and be ready to party.

 –N.L. Dewart (Pure Punk)