NORWOOD PARK ALL STARS are back with 13 new songs on this second album. If you haven’t heard about them before, this band is composed of members of various punk/glam bands from the North of Chicago (the 80s Norcore scene.) The first two songs (“Parting Seas” and “Double Talk”) have a little Jello Biafra feel to them, “Not Thinking” is a catchy punk rock song with a rockabilly beat, and “Funk Face” mixes a dark verse with an anthemic glitter rock chorus. The glitter/glam influences can also be heard in “2222 Much”, reminding of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Up tempo songs like “Right To Say”, “The Same”, or “Put You Out” sometimes get close to 80s American hardcore, and each song sounds like the musicians really have fun playing them, whether they sound punk, glam or rockabilly (“Rockability”), and that’s partly why this new record is very enjoyable to listen to!
This CD comes out in a cool digifile in a jeans pocket! /Laurent C.