Tuscadero

The Pink Album

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Tuscadero's appealing jumble of junk culture and punk-pop might occasionally come across as a bit too juvenile -- it's rather disarming to hear twenty-somethings so nostalgic for their childhood -- but the rush of sweet hooks and fuzzy guitars make The Pink Album a delight. Sure, the band's rough around the edges, especially since neither Melissa Farris or Margaret McCartney have particularly strong voices, but its amateurish edge is part of its appeal. The Pink Album was originally released in a rushed, lo-fi edition on TeenBeat in 1994. Two years later, the album was re-issued by Elektra in a remixed version, boasting several re-recorded tracks. While the cleaner, punchier sound may offend some indie purists, it actually makes the record more fun.

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