Madcap Stand Your Ground

This is album number two from this Hollywood punk quartet. It has the feel of a debut by a band that hasn't quite found its feet. The right ingredients are all there, including mohawks and sing-along songs about religion, booze, alienation and ennui. There's a certain spark that's lacking here, as if they want to have enough outward attitude to appeal to rebellious kids and spook their parents, but not so much that Dad won't lend little Johnny the car to catch them on the Warped Tour this summer. The best song on here is the acoustic track sung in Spanish and English called "I Hate The Man." (Side One Dummy)