FIRE HEADS: Self-titled: CD

Insidious little fucker, this is. To the casual listener this’ll likely sound like occasionally zippy punk with maybe a wee bit o’ garage mixed in. Those paying attention, however, will notice much going on below the waterline—stinger leads, driving delivery, smart lyrics, and a bit more sophistication in the writing than may be in evidence on the surface while still maintaining a pummeling foothold in the “punk” paradigm. Thumbs way up here. –Jimmy Alvarado (Big Neck)