Blending Kiss-like arena pomp with gritty street punkishness and attacking every single note like a terrific beer party/barroom boogie band isn't quite the stuff of musical artistry, but Bob City is certainly a kick-ass six-pack party-to-go. Unquestionably, there's nothing new here. The vocals are yowled in a typically gruff fashion, the amps are jacked up to 10, and the entire disc comes off as some sort of subtle-as-a-sledgehammer tribute to the songs these guys used to get stoned to while cruising around in a beat-up primer-gray Camaro. Bob City without fail takes its cues from the music it admires, but it tends to transcend the obvious mundane reworkings by giving the past a firm, square kick in the ass.
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