CoCoComa Things Are Not All Right

CoCoComa Things Are Not All Right
Typical for a Goner Records act, CoCoComa hold down '60s pre-punk garage rock colliding with the borderline new wave of late '70s bands ― when they started embracing organs in their music over safety pins in their clothing. It's upbeat, brash pop music with a lot more distortion and overall rock'n'roll sneer to it than one would initially expect. Still, the band forget that a pseudo-amusing joke needs a relatively quick punch-line. Songs drag on way past their prime, to the point of grating instead of leaving one wanting more. It's not for lack of great riffs or overall musical competency. In fact, it's quite the latter: the musical side of this band is outright rockin'. It's the vocals. Repeating a three-word chorus over and over for a minute does not a good song make. If this trio are to refine their idiotic vocal/lyrical output, they'll be great. As is, they could bring one to commit a life sentence-worthy offence. (Goner)