Saturday, May 26, 2012

Album Review: Heartbreak, Hangovers & Punk Rock

Title:  Heartbreak, Hangovers & Punk Rock (Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk, Rhapsody)
Artist:  The Lucky Ones (Facebook, MySpace, ReverbNation, Rhapsody)

Hailing from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, The Lucky Ones play rowdy ’77 style / street punk complete with odes to drinking, punk rock, and more drinking.  The band’s second album Heartbreak, Hangovers & Punk Rock is a fun romp, granted there’s nothing going on here that we haven’t heard before (see Stiff Little Fingers, Cock Sparrer, The Forgotten, The Bodies, etc.) but The Lucky Ones do it well.  For those unfamiliar with the ’77 / street punk / Oi style of punk rock, these are essentially very catchy songs with sing-a-long choruses that are amped-up traditional rock ‘n’ roll tunes.  Heartbreak, Hangovers & Punk Rock is filled with plenty of good songs, but “Ain’t Coming Back” is by far the best, followed by “Cheap Wine,” “Summer in the Streets,” and “Punk Rock ‘Til We Parted” (see below).   Overall this is a fun little record and sure to be loved by fans of this sub-genre. 

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