IN THE HEAD- Thick As Thieves (Band
Site) If my band still existed, I’d definitely try to book a show
with these guys (though I’d privately worry that they would out-rock
us). Kicked In The Head gives
us an energetic variety of punk, rock and funky ska on this 10-song
release. These earnest young
men from Quincy, MA have done a nice job of combining anthemic choruses
and creative arrangements. They
get bonus points for having a trombone that is used for a lot more than
just a means to induce skanking.
I also like the fact that they have four vocalists.
The lead singer does sometimes sounds like the guy from Offspring,
but that’s not meant to be an insult.
The subject matter of the songs is generally serious, touching on
betrayal, resiliency, addiction and how fucked up shit can be (the song
“Shit’s Fucked Up” is my favorite on this disc, as a matter of
fact). I bet they’d
be great to see live. – Ben