Here is a band that calls their music "powerpunkbubblegum" -- strong guitar riffs formulated around classic rock & roll tunes from the past three decades that give the band their foundation. Add to this some creative writing and a solid rhythm section to visualize what the Gladrags are all about -- from the opening track ("Action"), a power punk tune with streaming lead licks and powerhouse bass and drums, to the last track ("Mary's Modern World") with its complex chordal structure. "Teenage Lament" has a bluesy quality to it, with a Joe Walsh styling in the guitar work, especially in the bridge. "Bullet Train to Tokyo" has a definite college-rock sound, and the cool vocal effects make this song perfect for radio airplay. Overall, the Gladrags successfully create something new and fresh on their debut album.
AllMusic Review by Larry Belanger