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the Devil Has The Best Tunes

Year Released: 2000
Format: 7"
Label: Ground Zero
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
It's songs like "Long Way Round" on here that make me think I can still love pop punk. This song is just simply marvellous. Racing guitars, incredible intro, buzzing riffs, and spot on vocals. You'd totally go off whilst hearing this at a show. Bouncier than an extra-bouncy bouncy castle filled up with bounce juice.

The other 3 songs are just 'pretty good' in comparison. Catchy, fast-paced pop punk with good harmonies and nice tunes. Damn, this should have come out on Crackle. Certainly one for people into Skimmer, Beauty School Dropout, etc. Has a similar feel to the Joe 90 7" in places too.

I don't know how, but the majority of UK pop punk bands seem to get it right, whilst in the US, you're hard pushed to find good stuff outside of Radon, Fracture, Fay Wray, maybe a couple of others... Whatever, this is a must have for all the pop kids. Get to it!

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