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Won't Back Down
Classic Pat Won't Back Down Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 14:35
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Classic Pat is Patrick McVay of Ghost Party, The Putz and The Practice Run among others. Why start another project? Who knows. I mean, this is the same guy who not too long ago covered the entire La Bamba soundtrack as well as Tiffany’s debut album.

On ‘Won’t Back Down’, McVay bangs out ten bubble gum pop punk songs that harken back to the Lookout! Records era. There are lots of winks, nudges and nods to the Queers, ‘Sadie Hawkins Dance’ rivals Masked Intruder’s best materia and with ‘Do You Remember’ McVay delivers a solid take on a lesser known Beach Boys song. Lyrically, Classic Pat dishes out deeply philosophical ponderings about everything from girls and getting older to the Kevin Smith classic ‘Mallrats’. Nothing extremely original, but these songs are a helluva lot of fun and sound amazing.  


Won't Back Down track list:

  1. She Don’t Care
  2. He’s a Daddy Now
  3. Creeped Out
  4. Sadie Hawkins Dance
  5. Seeing Triple
  6. Next In Line
  7. Do You Remember
  8. Going Nowhere
  9. Trend Setter
  10. No Telling At All
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.