Fangboner

A Joke Gone Bad (Lightning Rock)

Fangboner Club Khameleon Friday, March 23
With songs like "Quiet Riot," "Corpse of Chewbacca," and "Banana Jammin' Your Daughter," it's obvious that Fangboner's debut ain't sophisticated -- but sometimes, cheap laughs are the best ones.

Hailing from the western 'burbs, the quintet plays chunky power-pop beefed up with choruses common to '80s club rock: earnest sing-alongs about lookin' for love and livin' the hard life on a cold city's mean streets. "One/Night/Stand!" chants singer Sheamus Carney in "If It Was Always This Easy," an ambivalent anthem about playing the field. Carney doesn't like club girls, but he sure seems to have a good time with them. It'll make you groan or giggle, guaranteed.

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