Showoff

Showoff

by Showoff
     
 

Showoff's pop punk debut is irresistible -- to a point. The young Chicago band has the strident vocals, the martial beats accelerating into warp-speed, the pink hair-it's punk-by-numbers. Nonetheless, "Second Chance" is a great piece of new wave/old school songwriting as is the melodic "Someone" which rests firmly in power pop/jangle territory till the grunge… See more details below

Overview

Showoff's pop punk debut is irresistible -- to a point. The young Chicago band has the strident vocals, the martial beats accelerating into warp-speed, the pink hair-it's punk-by-numbers. Nonetheless, "Second Chance" is a great piece of new wave/old school songwriting as is the melodic "Someone" which rests firmly in power pop/jangle territory till the grunge guitar-grind begins; "Tell Me" is solid hard rock. Rock purists will have to concede the band has a knack for the form of music that once changed rock and roll. No matter Showoff's members weren't born when punk hit -- like Green Day they get its spirit -- it's just that their version is bubblegum.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624738022
catalogNumber:
47380

Related Subjects

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >