Ghoti Hook – Two Years to Never – Review

Ghoti Hook

Two Years to Never (Tooth & Nail)
by Tim Den

Now that playing goof-oriented punk isn’t “in” anymore (see back catalog for the likes of Banana Man and Sumo Surprise), Ghoti Hook is tagging along for the “let’s quote classics as our influences and play like Weezer” wagon ride. So you’ve delved deep into The Pixies, Elvis Presley, and New Order? Could’ve fooled me. The music’s a lot slower than before, everything sounds like a soundtrack to a high school makeout session, and all of a sudden there’s a lot of sentimentality in power chords. The end product isn’t bad to listen to, but I don’t buy the transformation.
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