Harrington Saints Dead Broke In The USA

Harrington Saints Dead Broke In The USA
There are times when musical ingenuity is essential. There are also times when the converse is just as important, occasionally within the same career. Take the Ramones, for example. After establishing the punk genre with their creativity, it was vital they didn't change. In the case of Harrington Saints, they fit wonderfully into the "don't change" category. No, they didn't create anything new they need to adhere to, but the way in which they deliver their pub-punk proves they shouldn't strive to become luminaries; they should just enjoy the beauty of innovation. They put their own spin on that which has inspired them the most. In the case of Dead Broke In The USA, that would be a strange mix of the Adolescents' modestly confrontational and upbeat SoCal punk battling early Dropkick Murphys and Bouncing Souls, without so much of that Celtic feel. Throw in a touch of late '70s street punk for attitude and Dead Broke In The USA is actually rather infectious and amusing, even if it is obvious in its pilfering. (Contra)