Disappointing retro-rock from Alan McGee's stable

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Beachbuggy – Killer-B

And it all seemed so promising. Beachbuggy’s third album (their second for Poptones) features knob-twiddler Steve Albini (Nirvana The Pixies) and, impressively, not one but two drummers. Indeed, first single and opening track “Killer Bee” is insanely catchy garage rock, almost worthy of Pixies, or even the Stooges. The subsequent 11 tracks, however, rehash the same wailing, distorted vocals and guitar sound to the point of irritation.