The first Crank EP is a rare instance of Catherine Wheel B-sides actually sounding like B-sides, and its inessential nature is sealed by the inclusion of both extras on Like Cats and Dogs. "La La Lala La" has a catchy enough chorus, as you can guess, but it's one of Rob Dickinson's least impressive vocal outings. "Something Strange" sounds like it could have been an excellent, catchy number, but it's hard to tell amidst the murk of a bad mix and distorted vocals.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman