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Metronome: Lucy and the Rats "Lucy and the Rats"

After some enchanting singles on Dirty

Water Records in the UK, Lucy and her rats

are back with a full length. While some of the

YouTube videos have a grittier Rock & Roll

sound, Lucy saw to it that the entire record

remains well polished in an early 1980s new

wave pop vein, like Holly and The Italians,

albeit with nice retro guitar interjections,

such as on “Pills.”

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Louder Than War: Lucy and the Rats "Lucy and the Rats"

Visually, Lucy And The Rats look like a typical last gang in town garage rock band, but when they plug in and let rip something magical happens as the grease peels away to leave a shimmering ray of bubblegum garage somewhat in the same vein as Nikki & The Corvettes riding with the top down while blasting out The Vapors. It’s glorious to hear and by right should be one of the rock ‘n’ roll albums of the summer.

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