Rocket No. 1

18 Jun

MI0002030021Rocket/Girls with Candy Hearts: Teenacide Records.

Admittedly, the front cover makes these grrls look like they should be named “Girls with Casio Hearts,” but how the hell they combined the thrust and tear-em-down quality of the Avengers with the pop-peppered lite punk of the B Girls is awe-inspiring on songs like “Join the Professionals” (the hallmark song of Steve Cook and Paul Cook’s post-Sex Pistols buoyant band of the same name: The Professionals) a keyboard-smeared, drive-belt breaking, candy-colored piece of shrapnel in a listener’s heart. So, the question is, can they follow that up with dignity intact?

To read the full review, visit Left of the Dial here.

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