Bone Print Press

Askew Review 15

 Movie Reviews
 CD Reviews
 Book Reviews
 Past Writings
 Zine Info/Contact
 Review Policy
 Back Issues

Back to The Music Reviews Page

- Yesterday’s Sweethearts (Street Anthem Records) Formerly known as The Riot Squad, Sweet Poison rock like no other band from Belgium that I’ve ever heard.  Okay, true, I don’t think I’ve ever heard another band from Belgium , but still, Sweet Poison doesn’t sound like what I’d expect a band from Belgium to sound like.  This record is some straightforward punk’n’roll from the Social Distortion school, with a touch of New Wavy background harmonies courtesy of lead guitarist Kim.  The songs are pretty average street punk fare, for the most part, although there are some that don’t even reach that standard (“Where Eagles Dare” for instance, sounds like something someone would write in their best friend’s High School Yearbook the night before graduation).  Then again, “Blue Collar” and “The Wild One” (a tribute to Marlon Brando) are better than average, as is the lead track, “Lucky Tattoo”.  Here’s the bottom line:  while this isn’t even close to being my favorite record of the year, it might be the best one I’ve heard this month.  – Brian Mosher



Website created and maintained by Denis Sheehan. Copyright©1999-2011. As long as you give credit where credit is due (and a link if on the web), feel free to reprint anything you wish. If you don’t give full credit and I find out, well, I don't know, really.