Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bickley "Pogo Au Go-Go" Review

Originally published in issue 13 of Married Punks in 1998.  Fearless Records sent this to me for review.

Bickley Pogo Au Go Go

What is this?  Songs about a drunk girl wanting to get urinated on, a slut teen who had sex with her father, and "retarded hookers with filed down teeth" make up some sort of lyrical content on this release.  The core readers of this 'zine will get this release just because of that.  Those aren't even the best songs, though.

My favorites happen to be "Down the Hatch," and the cover of Jawbreaker's "Box Car."  The songs, I must add, are definitely better than the band's name.  (I rank it with Sleater-Kinney and Team Dresch as being one of the worst band names in punk.)  Fearless did the world a great service by re-releasing this punk slab o' energy.  (It was originally on Paper Doll Records.)  It's not the best release of the year, but it's worth repeated listenings.

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