I have no idea what I was expecting given this band’s name and packaging, but it sure the hell wasn’t a heavier version of the friggin’ Tweezers, for cripes sake! Japanese power pop occasionally straying into Japanese pop punk—at their best they’re a bit reminiscent of Sixteen Wires-era Registrators; at their worst they just sound like they’re trying to play “Crocodile Rock” too slowly. I stand baffled and corrected. BEST SONG: “You Were the Rebel” BEST SONG TITLE: “Don’t Leave Me Alone,” because it’s also the name of a Teengenerate song (which it isn’t). FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Sung in English, with lyrics provided in English and Japanese. I think just Japanese lyrics would have worked just fine.
–norb (Snuffy Smiles)