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Parents Night at the Leper Colony
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This album is a compilation of tracks recorded from 1979-1994. Leisure Class is one of Detroit's underrated gems and it shows in these tracks. "Thing Called Truth" is an excellent opener with a highly melodic approach. Think jazzy punk rock. Several bands come to mind but otherwise, it's an unique sound. Basically, if you enjoy jazz and enjoy punk rock, you'll appreciate this mash-up. Other great tracks include "There" (slow and jazzy with a break in the middle), "Weekend Punk" (one of the shorter tracks, raw with that awesome 70s punk sound), "Sorry I Made You Cry" (reminds me a lot of a ska track without the poppiness), "Tuberculosis is Back" (more of that 70s Detroit sound with perhaps a touch of the Sex Pistols), "It's All True" (upbeat and makes me want to dance) and "Ready to Receive" (a long, smooth number). This is a very interesting compilation and I would recommend it for people looking for a break from the usual punk rock chaos.
Rating: 4/5

review by Brad Barratt
WRUV Reviews
January 25, 2012
http://reviews.wruv.org/2012/01/parents-night-at-the-leper-colony


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