Budokan - Spin A Little Gold LP - Gold w/ Black Smoke Vinyl (/150), a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
As soon as I found out this album was coming out, I was counting down the days until I could buy it. You see, Budokan is a band that features Andrew Mallow, former half-frontman for one of my favorite bands of all time, Bum. I emailed back and forth with Andrew a few times as the record was about to come out and he even gave me the chance to grab the rarer version of the album with the Black Smoke vinyl. Great times.
As far as the tunes go, you can certainly hear elements of the Malloy fronted Bum songs, though I'd venture to say this album does have more of a glammy flair and certainly leans more towards rock and roll than it does punk rock. But rest assured, if you are looking for hooks, there are hooks and the more I listen to this record, the more the songs get stuck in my head. And that's always a trusty barometer for how good a song is.
Budokan - Spin A Little Gold LP: