If you’re into Screeching Weasel, chances are you’ll already have Teenage Bottlerocket releases in your collection or at the very least you’ll already have heard of them. They’re one of the best Ramones-influenced poppunk bands around and that’s once again no different on “They Came From The Shadows”, the band’s Fat Wreck debut.
It’s pure, unadulterated poppunk heaven for 14 songs and they mix things up enough in the process to keep it all interesting until the last notes of “Todayo” ring out. By then you have already heard the charming “Be With You” take on the more aggressive “Forbidden Planet” (those guitars!). Honestly, I can’t find a single flaw on this album and – if you’re into the abovementioned bands or Descendents - I’m thinking you can’t either.
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.