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|1. It's On The Rocks|
|2. Take It Off|
|3. Who Invited You|
|4. All Messed Up|
|5. Dirty Denim|
|6. You Wanna Get Me High|
|7. I Don't Care (So There)|
|8. Pass It Around|
|9. Too Bad About Your Girl|
|10. Not The One|
|11. Please Don't Tease|
|12. Take Me To The Backseat|
|13. 5 O'clock In The Morning|
|14. The Big Rig (Intl Bonus Track)|
The Donnas have been releasing albums for five years now (I think this is their fourth) but this is the first album to ride the waves over the UK in any big way. But the Donnas are not just about the music, it's the whole image of the 'chick rock' band. They're not too dissimilar from British chick punk band Kenickie (fronted by Lauren Laverne), except that The Donnas are still going, and have a much bigger Californian/surf rock influence. This album screams 'West Coast'. This is no British influence punk, it's convertibles, palm trees, and hammering down the freeway to Santa Monica. That's the whole mood of this album, and if you're stuck in a bedsit in rainy Barnet hopefully this will rub off.
There's no point in reviewing individual tracks. They're all uptempo riff-driven surf-pop-rock tracks that you can head bang to. No particularly strong tracks, no particularly weak ones, it's just a solid disc to throw in to evoke California.. much like anything by Smash Mouth, Goldfinger, or Weezer (at a push).
From the moment you put the CD in your player, it hits you with fast rock and guitar and the pace never slows once. There are NO bad tracks on this album, and you'll soon be singing along with them.
The lyrics may not be complicated, they may not be about some higher meaning - but at the end of the day who cares when you've got fantastic tunes like these? Not me. I'll spend a night with the Donnas any day.
My fave songs on the album are take it off, pass it arouns and on the rocks. Read more