BOMBPOPS, THE: Death in Venice Beach: CD

In the early- to mid-’90s I listened to a lot of Fat Wreck Chords bands. In the decades since my tastes have changed considerably, but I still hold the label and bands in high regard. Bombpops sound like a classic Fat band. Driving drums, soaring guitars, and the melody… oh the melody. This is a good album. If I was twenty again, I would be going nuts over it, but my old ass is content to have it on in the background and bounce my knee to the beat (until the arthritis flares up). I’d go see them if they came to town. –Ty Stranglehold (Fat, fatwreck.com)