Reactor Beach! CD (2013)
Slaughterhouse-five Audiobook CD "I open the door just as someone yells 1-2-3-4, and somehow magically it's NYC circa 1977. Delilah's is as gloriously cruddy as I remember, but what had got my attention is how good it sounds as I enter the room. With the opening chords of "Diagnosis," a week's worth of stress melts away, and the simple joy of a great song is all that matters. This is not the same band from the rehearsal three weeks ago. Yes, they are The Figbeats, but now they are a well-oiled machine, playing with confidence and-most importantly-having fun. "Diagnosis" is almost too perfect. It's a song that seems too obvious to not have been written 35 years ago during punk's heyday. It feels dangerous to point out such connections. Nobody wants to be pigeonholed, but this feels less like a hole than a launching point. The thing that made punk rock ...