Kings Of Nuthin' Fight Songs

These Boston boys are putting an interesting spin on things with this record. With 15 songs of '50s-inspired punk rock sung by a toothless guy who sounds like Daffy Duck doing a Jimmy Durante impression, you know this is the only record you're going to hear this year, or any other year, that sounds like this. The first listen may not grab you, but after a couple more, the songs become almost annoyingly catchy, bouncing around your head like shiny pinballs in a dingy arcade. Among the instruments the players utilise are stand-up bass, piano, tenor and baritone sax, and even a washboard. Combine that with smart and sassy songwriting and you know you're getting something special. Considering how much style and substance they have, these kids just may wind up the kings of Beantown. (Disaster)