FIRST BASE: Not That Bad: LP

Jan 31, 2018

On the first few listens of this Toronto outfit’s second album, I couldn’t help but keep thinking of the Northern Irish music scene from decades ago. This was because of the pure power pop drive that just reminded me of The Moondogs and The Starjets with some bass lines which could have come from the fingers of Stiff Little Fingers’ Ali McMordie. I’m not sure that First Base picked on that specific geographical position when deciding upon the musical direction it would take, but for me there’s a definite correlation. I’d also throw a bit of Marc Bolan in, too, to ensure a complete overview. If you like memorable riffs, catchy lyrics, and jaunty tunes then this should be on your wants list. –Rich Cocksedge (Drunken Sailor, [email protected], drunkensailorrecords.co.uk)

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