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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
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