After being dropped by Hollywood, the band's sophomore disc, Blow It Out Your Ass, was a self-released stopgap before Flipp landed on Artemis Records, who released Volume. The disc has quite a few déjà vu moments from the preceding recording; both covers uses the same photograph, and several songs were reincarnated for Volume. "Rock-N-Roll Star" was simply "Rockstar" on Blow It Out Your Ass, and over half of the album makes an encore appearance. While the songs retained the name, the cuts have all been re-recorded freshly for the newer release, the second time with Everclear's Art Alexakis producing, as well as adding vocals (it's uncredited, but you can tell his voice) to "I Still Love Rock-N-Roll." His production helps the material shine much more prominently than on the self-released disc, allowing Flipp's Cheap Trick meets the Phantom of the Park glitter riffs to pierce your ears properly.
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AllMusic Review by Brian O'Neill