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The Mighty Lemon Drops

  • Happy Head [Sire, 1986] C+

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Happy Head [Sire, 1986]
These shamblers do sometimes twist the clichés gently in an attempt to bring them back to life--the gurl who's "Like an Angel" is stuck up, for instance. But mostly they rely on guitars somewhat more punkish in attack than those of the countless American bands who've been working the same garage-pop angle since long before the Brits invented it. C+