These are my records: See How We Are

X: “See How We Are”

This was the last studio release for LA’s first “literary” punk band before breaking up, and that’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s more fun than not, but man is it inconsistent: “Surprise Surprise” kicks down the front door to remind us why we loved this band in the first place, and “4th of July” practically swaggers its way off the damn vinyl. But the good tracks also brush up against some pretty forgettable late-1980s dross here and there (I’m thinking specifically of the droopy, plodding title track). One thing’s for sure, it’s not punk, but that’s okay because neither am I.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s