Willie Horton Hears a Who
I'm not in the habit of reviewing older albums but I can't resist this one: it's a cool keeper. The Baghdaddios are a cross between college rock and punk pop; They Might Be Giants meets The Ramones. "Welcome To New York" is a great intro to the album and that city. It's a lively and rude shout-out to some of the reasons why The City That Never Sleeps can't get any shut-eye. (If you're making a movie in The Big Apple, this belongs on your soundtrack.) "Abbie Hoffman" is a folky, heartfelt, harmonica-laden tip of the hat to the Yippie founder which manages to never get mawkish. This six-minute song is a far superior tribute to Hoffman than the hammy indie film "Steal This Movie." The jangling and nerve-jangling "Neil's In Rehab" is something to play for anyone close you to who needs to take steps towards a program with 12 steps. Tony Peyser - Santa Monica Mirror.