FREDDIE DILEVI: Teenager’s Heartbreak: CD

Dec 03, 2020

These fourteen songs are what would happen if you mixed ’70s punk like the Ramones with a vocalist who sounded like a cross between Danzig and the Count from Sesame Street. A couple of the tracks are sung in Spanish and I found those the most enjoyable. The ones in English sound too cheesy with the vocals being over the top, as though Freddie is a velvet crooner cover artist really trying to prove his point. It’s like, “I get it, you’ve got a set of pipes. They’re solid and smooth.” But they’re backed by very safe punk music so nothing really blew me away here. And I just couldn’t stop thinking of what it would be like if the Count from Sesame Street sang these songs. A video idea, perhaps? –Kurt Morris (Rum Bar, rumbarrecords.bandcamp.com)

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