SPUNKS, THE: Yellow Fever Blues: CD

I’m glad I gave this one a second chance. When a first listen didn’t blow my mind as thoroughly as the press release promised it would (coupled with a feeling of “Look, I’m not going to wet myself just ‘cuz this band is 2/3s Japanese”), I was ready to write it off completely. I don’t know, maybe I was just feeling extra crabby and judgmental that day, but subsequent listens reveal good, solid punk-paced rock’n’roll that fits them perfectly in with the Gearhead Records stable of bands. It’s no surprise that The Spunks consider Gito Gito Hustler to be their sister band. And would it be far too Captain Obvious to mention that Guitar Wolf is immediately brought to mind? Perhaps so, but I did anyway.

 –susan (Gearhead)