Total Babes, an odd moniker if there ever was one, especially for a brash buncha blokes cranking out 60s-style pop-punk a la The Feelies and others, suffer in this short half-hour release much too often from not just lo-fi sound but a terrible sonic platform one has to suspect is the result of bad engineering following upon bad recording. The band's work is interesting for its crossing of borders from noisy Gerry & the Pacemakers all the way up to the Knack and further (even dream pop—Withot [sic] Your Heart), but, God almighty, the final product is horrendous, sometimes almost unlistenable. The disc was neither engineered nor produced but rather sabotaged. Too bad, some promising stuff here otherwise.
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