Jun 20, 2007

Here’s another case of a band pulling a fast one on me. If I were to look at the disc, I would be willing to bet that this was going to be a straight up “dragstrip rock” record. It’s got the crazy drawing of a hot girl and an alien riding a rocket, it’s got a dude in the band photo that looks a lot like Billy Hopeless of the Black Halos and it’s called Rocket Roll. I don’t have to explain my shock and excitement when I popped the disc in and it sounded like The Crowd. What? That can’t be Decker… I’m telling you “Hong Kong Blow” has to be one of the best songs The Crowd never wrote. It starts to lean more towards the rock vibe as the disc progresses, but it still manages to sound somewhat fresh. A nice little surprise.

 –ty (