VISTA BLUE: Punching In: CD

Mar 15, 2022

It seems that Mutant Pop is only putting out short run CDs for the moment. I don’t know if that will change. I do know this is the second (re)release I’ve been slated to review and they’ve both been limited runs of one hundred or so, and poppy as hell. The songs here are pretty standard pop punk—tunes about girls over a steady beat and three chords. But the lyrical content is a bit of a surprise. Instead of tracks badmouthing women who broke their proverbial hearts, there’s one about Betsy who takes the narrator’s baby away. I thought it was a progressive same sex relationship swap set in 1956, but the Betsy in this song is a Category 4 hurricane that swept this love interest off her feet. I like an unexpected twist on a classic formula. It’s like New Coke, but better and somehow not as overly sweet. –Kayla Greet (Mutant Pop)

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