Sunday, September 10, 2006

The True Big Stars call themselves Sad Little Stars

For six bucks, it cant get any better: The Sad Little Stars - nowadays a five piece - played a show at Union Pool that was pure gold. Their new songs seem to be even stronger than their great debut record, punchy and crunchy, not as balladesque, but entertaining as hell and with some of the best lyrics in rock ever. Seriously, listen to "Thats what they call Punk", a furious jazz ballad that singer Max delivers like Vic Godard and Paul Weller always wished they could. The front duo alone has an entertainment value of one hundred percent, but their backing band is so into the music (which you just gotta be if you get to play on songs this great) that its just fun to watch and listen in amazement. Hey, even Bongers said this was his new favorite band.

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