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The Come Ons
The Come Ons provide the Cliff’s Notes for your Detroit rock history class with Motown pop songcraft, swing-your-hips ’60s girl-group lyrics tied together by the instro-punk machismo of Ann Arbor in the late ’60s and early ’70s. In the ’00s, the band sweats the soul of a hard-working, industrial city — staining the armpits of dress-up stage wear, adding grime to fancy new stadiums and casinos until they match the grit and strength lining starched blue collars. Not only do they look to past greats, the band members themselves have been in a few lineups of the Dirtbombs
, one of Detroit’s garage favorites. And like a few of its contemporaries from the area, the band has released excellent material on Sympathy For The Record Industry.