Rehab For Quitters Ladies And Gentlemen...

Rehab For Quitters Ladies And Gentlemen...
Six years into the fray, Toronto's Rehab For Quitters release debut effort Ladies And Gentlemen..., a hyperactive shot of punk-influenced rock'n'roll. Somewhat partial to the upswing of psychobilly over the past few years, many of these songs feature the swagger and hooting vocal delivery made popular by the Misfits and continually mined by the likes of Mad Sin and Tiger Army. Thanks to RFQ's four-chord simplicity and occasional low-key ballads though, these bouts translate into something appealingly unique, resulting in a creepy Rancid-meets-the Creepshow atmosphere. While there is still some room for the band to refine the approach by embracing their brash tendencies and surpassing their clear-cut muses, as far as introductory albums go, Ladies And Gentlemen... is solid. (Boonsdale)