The Slickee Boys


The Slickee Boys Uh Oh… No Breaks LP

This album reminds me of a tug-of-war between ’60s psych and late-’70s power-pop, the latter victorious by a respectable margin. My favorite cuts, “Gotta Tell Me Why” and “Glendora,” were previously released in better versions, and the studied pop leanings on this album don’t succeed as often as on their last LP. Pleasant listening, but not the special effort I expected from the SLICKEE BOYS.

The Slickee Boys Cybernetic Dreams of Pi LP

These guys have been at it since at least ’76 (when they released their first EP), and they continue to produce some of the greatest garage/’60s punk/psychedelia ever. This latest effort contains a few tracks off recent compilations and EPs, but most are new and exhilarating. It may be too “pop” for some, but there’s a real bite underneath that format.