With the photo of the band sporting Reservoir Dogs suits along with their logo resembling the font from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. television show, U.N.C.L.E. Joe's Big Ol' Driver make themselves out to be this mysterious band that plays suave surf-rock with a heavy James Bond influence -- much like their labelmates Deadbolt. But after actually listening to their side of this split EP, U.N.C.L.E. Joe's Big Ol' Driver brings out a fast-paced, melodic brand of power pop with some silly lyrics about kissing someone with lip gloss -- Ace Frehley guitar solos and all. The flip of Lustre is within the same genre minus the energy, minus the vocal harmonies, and minus silly lyrics. All in all, this is a pretty fun split EP with the party belonging more to U.N.C.L.E. as they borrow from the likes of early Soul Asylum and the Replacements.
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AllMusic Review by Mike DaRonco