TRASH BRATS: Songs in the Key of F U: CD

Glam punk, meant in the best sense of the term. These guys have apparently been around forever, but they don’t seem to be lacking in the Hanoi Rocks/Electric Chairs-inspired hooks department. Yeah, there’s more bands doing this shtick these days than is probably good, and most of them do suck pretty fucking hard, but these guys appear to be one of those rare exceptions, that hidden ruby in a putrid dung heap. The fact that they also have a healthy sense of humor doesn’t hurt matters much. Thumbs up. P.S.: Thanks for not including the cover of “Civilization’s Dying.” You have no idea how many cover versions of that fucking song I’ve been subjected to these last few months.

 –jimmy (www.trashbrats.com)