BERETTA76: Blue Sky: CD

This six-song CD by Philadelphia’s Beretta76 is influenced by ’70s power pop, often coming across sounding like if Suzi Quatro or The Runaways were playing specifically only ’80s-era Cheap Trick songs. That’s not meant to be a slight, because I love some “not so great” era fucking Cheap Trick, but there’s a big difference between “Surrender” or “I Want You to Want Me” and “The Flame,” ya know what I mean? Anyway, this is very “rock’n’roll”—the band proudly wearing their influences on their sleeves, bordering on almost too slick at every turn. –Mark Twistworthy (Sister Raygun, [email protected], sisterraygunrecords.com)