SWEETBACKS, THE: Self-titled: CD

First off, the cover—trying to look like you really like Bread or Steam or whoever that

 

 

band was that posed in a sauna is NOT cool. Also, one of the guys in the back seems be enjoying himself at little too much in this shot—if you know what I mean. Being the unbiased critic that I am, I soldiered on, hoping this music would save it. Alas, this was not the case. Not horrible, but nothing really great that I haven’t heard from a thousand garage bands in the last couple years. Stop trying to ape The Hives—they ain’t doing nothing The Chocolate Watchband didn’t do thirty-five years ago.  –koepenick (Nicotine)