SWEET THINGS, THE: In Borrowed Shoes, on Borrowed Time: CD

A New York band that takes their cues as much from Hanoi Rocks as The New York Dolls. There is a bluesy swagger undercurrent and the solid production holds it all together. The musicianship is tight and the hooks are well represented. “Almost Faded” has a Primal Scream feel while “Fix to Kick” ups the ante on the up-tempo side to good effect. I think Keith Richards should cover the last song. –Sean Koepenick (Spaghetty Town, [email protected])