THUMBS, THE/JACK PALANCE BAND: Split: 7″

I’m a big fan of The Thumbs. There’s a real urgency to their music, a passion to their vocals. The lyrics are intelligent, the songs are catchy, and they flat out rock. The Thumbs have two songs on this split. One original, “Down with the Roads,” and one cover of the Buzzcocks “Fast Cars.” As with any Thumbs release, it’s highly recommended. The Jack Palance Band has a tough act to follow. They have three songs that sound like poppy Hot Water Music. I’ve listened to it a bunch of times, but it’s still not really growing on me. But then again, the Thumbs are a tough act to follow.

 –sean (Attention Deficit Disorder)