The Cheepskates


The Cheepskates Second and Last LP

A softer but more imaginative LYRES? Maybe that’s not really fair, ’cause there’s a lot more slow L.A.-type ’60’s pop-psych here, only occasionally getting to third gear. But they do have that bar band/grade B exploitation movie feel.

The Cheepskates Run Better Run LP

Although people I know found this album disappointing, I really like it. The CHEEPSKATES may have that poppier, organ-based sound that some of us ’60s punk fanatics don’t approve of, but they’ve retained a loud guitar assault and the ability to build up to a wall of sound when necessary. They also happen to write great tunes that stick in your head, so I don’t see any problem at all here. Recommended.