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The Skirts

The Skirts

Review by Gary Hill

This is a short CD by the band which is fronted by Linnea Quigley. The music here is fun and punky, at times coming across a bit like the Ramones, at other times a bit like the Runaways, and even very old Blondie. The only two complaints about the disc are its short length and the garagey production quality. This is an entertaining, if brief disc.

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Track by Track Review
Hard Life To Live
This short cut has a hard-edged, slightly dark approach. It feels a lot like the Runaways, but definitely suffers a lot from the production quality.
Answers
Another that shows off Runaways leanings, this one also feels a bit like pre-Heart of Glass era Blondie. It's a shame about the recording quality on this one because the song is incredibly cool.
Maybe
This one comes across more garagey in texture. It has a lot of touches of the 50's inspired punk of bands like The Ramones.
Santa Monica Boulevard Boy
This is another punky cut that has the strong 50's leanings especially on the intro. This is raw, fast and fun.
Strange Ways
This one starts with percussion. At just over 4 minutes in length it is the longest track on the disc. It is a slower number, and the highlight of the CD, both in terms of its cool arrangement and the best sound quality. I would love to hear the band produce more like this.
 
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