Music Reviews


The Kiss Offs

Goodbye Private Life


What year is this? The Kiss Offs mix my favorite elements of Devo, the B-52s and the Violent Femmes to come up with a disc that’s the sonic equivalent of scuffing your feet on the carpet and grabbing that metal doorknob. Decidedly riff-centric, the band obligingly sets up a drums/guitar/bass/organ loop (usually pretty manic) and then lets loose their vocalists, male and female, to nicely round out the package. Rump-shaking to the extreme, and a hell of a lot of fun. Twisted sense of humor, too.

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