The Finger We Are Fuck You/Punk's Dead Let's Fuck (One Little Indian) Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
No one is supposed to know that the Finger is actually the punk rock side project of Ryan Adams (not the Summer Of 69 guy) and Jesse Malin, so don't tell anyone where you heard it, because their girlfriends will go postal on my ass. The first 10 songs from the We Are Fuck You portion comes off as a snotty 78-style punk rock lark - single-riff jams rocked on the spot - except for Wasted Hours, which seems like an accurate summation of Adams's solo career to date. The Punk's Dead Let's Fuck half sounds just as feistybut less of a gag, with more developed song structures and themes. I'd take this stuff over the solo soirées of Malin and Adams any day.