SOUNDCITY HOOLIGANS / HOLLYWOOD GODS: Split: 7”

May 10, 2007

Soundcity Hooligans: They sound eerily like the guy from the Beltones or Paddy from D4 singing about fighting and, uh, being a hooligan, backed by some mid-tempo, tuneful streetpunk stuff. Despite the somewhat meatheaded material, it was some catchy shit, indeed. Hollywood Gods: I think they’re shooting for a Dropkick Murphys/ Bouncing Souls, anthemic kind of vein, and while the music works and is hook-laden and all that, I think it was the vocalist’s somewhat leaden delivery that kept their songs tacked in the “so-so” spectrum. Probably just about the prettiest piece of colored vinyl I’ve ever seen.

 –keith (Longshot)

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