Come On Tell Me
Minneapolis pop-punk trio the Mood Swings debut with Come on Tell Me, a near-perfect mix of bratty garage rock pouting and sweet pop melodies. Singer/guitarist Sallie Watson's voice recalls the Muffs' Kim Shattuck in her ability to switch smoothly between full-tilt rockers like "In a Pinch" and catchier tunes like the exhilarating "Hey!" and the keyboard-spiked power pop of "Stir It Up," which compare favorably to the Bangles' early garage-folk incarnation before 1980s production techniques and outside writers smothered all their originality. The punkier tunes are in more of a Ramones/Undertones '60s-update mode than the glam-metal end of the style, "Finest Line" and "Knocked Down" being the best examples here. The only qualm comes from the tinny, lo-fi production that does the songs no favors. Bassist Ashley Prenzlow in particular should be annoyed at how invisible her parts are in the mix. That aside, Come on Tell Me is an entertaining slice of unpretentious, spunky power pop. ~ Stewart Mason, Rovi
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HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: CD
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- Label: Jackpine Social Club
- UPC: 646315325423