COPYRIGHTS, THE / KEPI GHOULIE: Last One Standing: 7”

I’ve been a Kepi Ghoulie fan since World Contact Day. I’ve been pretty loyal through his post-Groovie Ghoulies years, including the funnecessary re-recordings of the Ghoulies albums. There are a lot of gems in there and some songs that will stay with me for the rest of my life. His love for what he’s doing always comes through. Some of it though just seems kind of tepid to me and not really worth listening to more than once, and his side of this split is a good example. Even with the help of Kevin and Allyson Seconds, the songs don’t pop. And what’s pop punk without the pop? The Copyrights save the day with their original, “Welcome Wagon,” and their rollicking cover of the Ghoulies classic, “Are You Passionate?” –Emma Alice Johnson (Red Scare / Stardumb)