Record of the Week:
Firestarter “Saturday Night” 7″

January 12th, 2011 by

FIRESTARTER – Saturday Night (Is the End of the World) / Rock’n’Roll People 7″

Fuck yeah!! This is brand-fucking-new material from the incredible Japanese powerpop/punk band FIRESTARTER!! For anyone who is not familiar with them, they the group that rose from the ashes of TEENGENERATE with Fink at the helm. FIRESTARTER is as fucking amazing a power-pop band as TEENGENERATE was an unbelievably awesome garage band. The A-side on this sounds like a way cooler version of the BAY CITY ROLLERS if they were Japanese, and the B-side (after a bit of a plodding, melodramatic start) is an anthem of all anthems in the spirit of HOLLYWOOD BRATS or the BOYS. Overall, if I didn’t see the year 2010 on the jacket, I would be hard-pressed to believe that this 7” wasn’t from the ’70s!!! (Shit Sandwich)

—Mike Josephson MRR #333 • Feb 2011

3 responses to “Record of the Week:
Firestarter “Saturday Night” 7″”

12 01 2011
Eric (15:56:07) :

Fifi and Sammy are the 2 remaining Teengenerate members but you can still catch Fink with the fabulous Raydios…

12 01 2011
Timothy (17:14:50) :

Is it as good as the Tweezers lp?

12 01 2011
Blair (22:03:55) :

Made my day :)

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