Canadian band Veal (Luke Doucet, Howard Redekopp, and Chang) have let loose with something of a mixed bag on this, their debut. At their best, they come across as a new version of Camper Van Beethoven or Cracker. At the other end is off-kilter alternative rock weirdness blended with grunge. Other sounds that the album seems to hearken to from time to time are King Missile, Suicidal Tendencies, and even Neil Young. The mix makes for an entertaining combination, but sometimes the disc sounds a bit garage-bandish, and occasionally they just plain miss. The highlight of the album is "Mexico Texaco," which is an extremely strong bluesy number.
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