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The Leopards – Never Been the Same (Creeping Bent)

4 stars
Mick Slaven's troupe of garage guitar growlers return after a fourteen year hiatus, but still sound like they've been hanging out with the Cramps at the rock and roll diner at the end of the world. The end result is a very personal jukebox, in which 'Crazy Night' stomps along like the New York Dolls fronted by Suicide by way of The Sweet circa 'Blockbuster,' the title track is a teeny-bopper lament that merges the Bay City Rollers and The Nectarine No.9, and 'The Wild Side Calls Me' is a country waltz to die for on this greatest of first date albums.

The List, April 2011

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