DRIPPERS, THE: Action Rock: CD

I judged this CD by its cover, and man was I right! With a title like Action Rock and Rat Fink-inspired art, it could only be one thing: straight-up punk rock’n’roll as made famous by the classic early Hellacopters and Supersuckers records. You won’t be surprised to learn that The Drippers are from Sweden and have taken their godfather Nicke’s rock’n’roll lessons to heart on this, their blazing debut album. Here’s hoping they continue down Mr. Andersson’s path and grow their songwriting chops into some grande rock on future records. Only by the grace of god, I suppose (sorry). Recommended if you like a good time! –Chad Williams (The Sign, thesignrecords.com)