The Tramps are columnist Ayn Imperato’s band. This album came out over a year ago, but for some reason, was never reviewed in Razorcake. Since its release, the band has survived a move down the California coast and a couple of personnel changes. I’m not sure how the changes have affected them, but this album is pretty cool. It’s fourteen songs of solid punk and roll. Ayn sounds tough when she sings, belting out vocals that are similar to Chica Baby’s from the Beautys or Pia Zadora’s from The Gits. In fact, this album sounds a lot like what I imagine the The Gits could’ve become if Pia Zadora had lived. It’s good stuff.
–sean (Broken Rekids)