SORE SUBJECTS: Gimme a Dee Dee: 7"

Jul 21, 2011

Solid playing from a three-chord punk trio with female and male vocal trade off. The lyrics are especially engaging with regular allusions to The Ramones. “Gimmie a Dee Dee” is a nice one about getting a haircut. “Tall Boys” sticks out as good rumination on the lifestyle: “All alone in the dark of the basement/you’re the reason why my face hit the pavement/ I’m hanging out with the tall boys.” This band also wins for going out of their way to make the word “aluminum” rhyme with “minimum.” Does it seem that those two words rhyme already? Think again. The delivery has a hint of bored attitude that makes you want to like them in spite of themselves.

 –Billups Allen (Self-released)