The Backchannel Broadcast (Panic Button/Lookout!)
by Scott Hefflon
Sixteen songs in 24 minutes. Ramones-style 4/4 backbeat with just a shade of Offspring vocals (maybe cuz it’s just a bit high for the singer, but he doesn’t crack and he hits the notes). Tongue-in-cheek sci-fi/spy themes differentiate Wyoming’s The Lillingtons from, say, the Groovie Ghoulies, who sound a bit darker and have a thing for graveyards and zombies. Good bands, both.
(PO Box 148010 Chicago, IL 60614)