CD Review: Cheese Borger and the Cleveland Steamers

Cheese Borger and the Cleveland Steamers (Smog Veil)

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The solo debut from Pink Holes bassist Cheese Borger is an appropriately irreverent and free wheelin' affair that's far poppier than what you'd expect from a guy affiliated with one of Cleveland's most outlandish punk bands. Album highlights include: "Cleveland," a tune with a guitar riff that sounds like something off a Pere Ubu album; "Never Enough," a catchy tune that recalls power pop classics from the '80s; and the ballad "The Apple Tree." The Pagans' Mike Hudson and the Cramps' Nick Knox contribute, turning the album into a homage of sorts to Cleveland's punk rock past. — Jeff Niesel

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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