Why is it that it took until 2011 for me to find out about Crash Street Kids? I recently received Crash Street Kids latest long player Sweet Creatures, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fun rocking tunes on this CD. Judging from the cool songs on this CD, I have a lot of catching up to do with this band.
Crash Street Kids have a sound that I would describe as a blend of glam, power pop, and punk rock. Whatever genre you stick them with doesn’t matter, they excel at all of them. In their music, I hear the influence of KISS, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper and The Beatles. Their sound may not be 100% original, but it is quite enjoyable to my ears.
Sweet Creatures is packed with catchy tunes like “Bang Bang! (Your Beautiful)”, “Sad Julia” and “Bad!, Yeah, Bad!” that I can’t get enough of. “3rd Avenue Vampires” sounds like it should have been recorded in the seventies, but it is so good that it deserves a massive amount of replays. “Mary, Queen of Rock” with its trumpets and saxophones (courtesy of Jerry Donato and Greg Varlotta) is like a breath of fresh air. “I Become Death” is a like a dark yet entertaining Cheap Trick tune. I can’t get the lyric “I become death, the destroyer of worlds” out of my head.
Overall, Sweet Creatures is a highly enjoyable listening experience. There isn’t a bad tune in the bunch!
If you want to hear something refreshingly different from the stuff that plagues most FM rock stations, give Crash Street Kids new CD Sweet Creatures a chance. I recommend it!
For more information on Crash Street Kids, please visit the band’s Facebook page. You can check out, their songs “Sad Julia”, and “Bang Bang (Your Beautiful)” below!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Sweet Creatures
03. Bang Bang! (Your Beautiful)
04. Sad Julia
05. Bad! Yeah, Bad!
06. 3rd Avenue Vampires
07. Mary, Queen of the Rock
08. I Become Death
10. I was a Teenage Hooker
11. Harlot of the Flies
Crash Street Kids:
Ryan McKay – Lead Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Ricky Serrano – Lead and Rhythm GUitars, Backing Vocals
Deuce Gregory – Bass, Vocals
A.D. Adams – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals