Tommy And The Commies
Rating: 7 shiny purple gemstones out of 10
Tommy And The Commies sound pretty much just like the Buzzcocks. Sometimes a slightly mod Buzzcocks, but still the comparison holds. And that’s fine, because I love the Buzzcocks, and not enough bands do the catchy, upbeat buzzsaw punk thing for my liking. This album is eight songs in sixteen minutes – even Robert Pollard is telling them they need to stretch their legs a bit. But for the sixteen minutes they do give us, the results are terrific – “Devices” and “Permanent Fixture” are stompers, while “Suckin’ In Your 20’s” should be an anthem to anyone in that age group. Truly the only bad thing I can say here is it’s way too short. Just like this review!