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Cheater

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Reflecting the same '60s hard rock and '70s punk of MC5 and the Clash, this effort features rare and previously unreleased tracks. The opening "Cheater" sounds like an impressionable Hives with a great amount of intensity and verve. A manic "I Don't Wanna Work" comes off in the vein of an early Radio Birdman. Packing an ample amount of punk guitar, the songs are hard-rockers but also will reduce the listener to singing along with each chorus. Both "Stepping Out" and "Addicts of Communication" are great tracks in the vein of Rancid. The best track of the half-dozen has to be "Dynamite," a song that starts off with an early British Invasion feeling, resembling The Rolling Stones performing "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love." Although ending with another brief nugget of punk rock, the group certainly is moving in the right direction.

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