It seems as though Angus Young has joined a punk rock and roll band, up in Oregon, USA. This has an obvious AC/DC influence, as well as the Dead Boys, of course. The heavy, riff-crazy guitar sets them apart from the sea of rock and roll bands out there, but it’s still lacking those catchy choruses a band like this needs. The name “the Stivs” stupefied me. I mean come on, you don’t advertise the singer from the band you’re trying to emulate. It’s like calling your Clash wannabe band “the Strummers.” And you set yourself up for a mighty tough comparison. If you like heavy, wanking rock punk, you’ll like this. If you’re looking for catchy Dead Boys songs, stick to Young, Loud, and Snotty.
–KO! (Boot to Head)