These Washington DC cats spend enough time on the road in Europe to qualify as members of Dubbya’s Diplomatic Corps (and they’d probably do a better job than some of the genuine article guys – I bet they have bigger balls than Condie). They might be too metal for some around these parts but I’ve always had a high regard for the way they throttle a song, and Jake Starr has one of the best throats in the biz. The A side burns with a supple bass line propelling it forward like an overladen cement truck in fifth. Dan-O Deckelman jumps into Eddie Van Halen territory with his guitarwork on the flip, a cover of a Tygers of Pan Tang song. Metal meets the pedal. Love to hear them bump heads with a Rose Tattoo tune.