Reviews Gordon Ivy & The Jaybirds Happy Couples Never Last

Gordon Ivy & The Jaybirds

Happy Couples Never Last

I have never been a big fan of bands from the Island Nation of Japan. They were always so over the top and the "Engrish" lyrics were never worth anything than a couple of giggles. Oh, I am such the ignorant American. Anyhow, one would think that a band called Gordon Ivy & the Jaybirds they would sounds like the following: a sleazy Vegas lounge act, a pop-punk band with a surf/50's flair, or a dirty 70's rock band. Yeah well, once again, this band is from Japan, where nothing makes sense and you can buy panties from vending machines. Gordon Ivy & The Jaybirds actually sounds like every NYHC band from 82-88. Awesome. Gordon Ivy & The Jaybirds play fast and know what a good breakdown is. However, fifteen tracks is a bit much to wade through especially when almost every song on Happy Couples Never Last follows the exact same formula of slow build up, insanely fast part, breakdown. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. At least it's something I wasn't expecting.

6.2 / 10Jason
Advertisement
Fat Wreck
Leave a comment

Cock Suck

2008

6.2 / 10

6.2 / 10

Share this content
Recent reviews

Thisquietarmy

The New Testament

7.0 / 10 Thisquietarmy - The New Testament album cover
200 Words Or Less

thisquietarmy is an experimental project helmed by Eric Quach from Montreal. His catalogue is extensive (you could spend hours on bandcamp) gut each release has a life of its own, ...

Wife

Standard Nature

8.1 / 10 Wife - Standard Nature album cover

WIFE is the solo electronic project of James Kelly, who is probably best known as the mainman of (unfortunately disbanded) insane, post-black metal band Altar of Plagues. WIFE started out ...

Spokenest

Gone, Gone, Gone

7.7 / 10 Spokenest - Gone, Gone, Gone album cover

I have a type, and it’s short and fast. I’m partial to it and probably less picky. It fills a need that my constantly fidgeting digits and bottomless coffee mug ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.