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Oakland, CA's Kids On A Crime Spree have spent the last decade crafting a
compact but potent discography that shows a deep love of 60s Brill
Building songwriting, 70s power-pop, bubblegum glam/pop, the Ramones and
of course the seminal sonic overload and pop pathos of Phil Spector's
legendary productions. With each release head Kid Mario Hernandez --
along with drummer Becky Barron, and guitarist Bill Evans -- have put a
more and more unique stamp on the music they love and gathered a rather
devoted fanbase doing so.
Now back with a new record, Kids give us something their fans have
always wanted ... more! "Fall In Love Not In Line" is a 10-song
full-length record, a first for them. Cut at 45rpm, the album clocks in
at a brisk 25 minutes, and it's a solid assemblage of noise-pop
exuberance in all respects. Hernandez sought to move even farther from
their influences, and the thick, rich sound that the band has put to
tape (analog, of course) shows more warmth and some darker textures than
in previous efforts; more shifting of tempos and melodies; a unity of
purpose that can only come from years of playing together and listening
to each other. The result is thoroughly modern power-pop that wears it's
love of the classics lightly, finding new paths through familiar
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NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
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VG- (Very Good-) A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
All records are visually graded by our experienced staff, using a bright lamp and an Audio-Technica ATLP-120 turntable.