TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET - 'Tales From Wyoming' CD review
So, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET's drummer Brandon passed away on Friday night after having been in a coma for the past few days. Having been listening to these guys for a good few years now and seeing them live this year, and having reviewed a lot of their stuff, this was pretty upsetting news indeed; I therefore figured this would be a good time to post a review of BOTTLEROCKET's latest effort, 'Tales From Wyoming'.
"Another album from TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET and another collection of songs that are a perfect combination of the brilliant simplicity of THE RAMONES and the snot and energy of SCREECHING WEASEL. Whether you like it or not, you know exactly what you're going to get when these guys put out a new album, and this one's no exception; super catchy tunes with some humorous lyrics ranging in subject matter from the undead, comic book heroes and villains, haunted houses, Minecraft, and Metallica. Faves on this one would have to be 'They Call Me Steve', the utterly addictive 'Can't Quit You', and the beautiful acoustic (a first for BOTTLEROCKET) closer 'First Time'. Get this and the rest of their back catalogue if you like your pop-punk simple, catchy, and geeky, and that doesn't take itself too seriously. A really fun listen."
RIP Brandon Carlisle.