THEE MAKEOUT PARTY - Play Pretend (LP)
I've always been attracted to OC punk, although in its supposed "hey day" there was some pretty retarded shit goin' on. In 1986, I remember speed walking outta Fenders Ballroom while D.I. was playing cos I saw some dude with a knife dangling from his back and didn't go to any shows for a year or so. Although it wasnt D.I.'s fault and I actually loved the other OC bands at the time, I feel better about whats goin' on in Orange County nowadays. Bands like Pterodacdudes, Audacity, Drinkers Purgatory, and Thee Makeout Party sound nothing like each other, but share something that I aint even gonna try to explain on the internet! Thee's sound is not unlike the great power-pop that was unleashed by labels like Stiff Records (Wreckless Eric, Nick Lowe) and Posh Boy (Red Cross, the Simpletones) awhile back. This is Thee's debut LP! —T.C.
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