Now that the Ramones are history, it’s timely that these three guys from Seattle should step up to the abandoned punk plate and hit a grand slam out of the pop music park on their first try.
And because the twelve tracks here clock in at a mere 17:16, you don’t have to wait long to understand why Justin Maurer (guitar and vocals), “Cassius” Clay Silva (drums and tambourine) and Zack Lewis (bass and vocals) have a fine shot at making it “big” just like Queens’ best did.
They have a ton of catchy melodies in their songbook that, even at 42 seconds flat, leave you wanting to hear a whole lot more. Plus, you just gotta love witty romantic lyrics like: “When I knocked on the door, you saw me standing there. You said something about being friends, I just wanted my underwear.”
If you’re too young to have supported the Ramones back in ’76 when they first started out, here’s your chance to shape history once again. And if you did support the Ramones during that golden summer, this just might be the second coming you’ve been waiting for.
So what are you waiting for? Go buy their record! Go see them live! Gabba gabba go!
The Clorox Girls appear at Small’s (10339 Conant, Hamtramck) on Monday, July 19, with Pants Devastor and the Nerve. Call 313-873-1117 for info.
E-mail Jeffrey Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.