BETTER OFF DEAD Girl With A Job (Garageland) Rating: NNN
Better off Dead have certainly done some impressive production work, considering that Girl With a Job was recorded in a bedroom in Jersey City. Incorporating blues, rockabilly, swing and pretty much anything else that was once considered just good old rock 'n' roll, these Jersey boys put a new stomp on the Treniers' Rockin is "R" Business and Bo Diddley's Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut, as well as rolling out several chuckle-worthy tunes by singer VD King, like Did Your Dog Bite the Landlord? and Come Down off the Roof. The pomade pack should be down on their knees thanking God for this one. Better off Dead play their NXNE showcase at Healey's tonight (Thursday, June 6) at 11 pm.