Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Lively, crunchy, pop 'n roll
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's the piece of sweet, luscious bubblegum that you just spit out because something weird and crunchy and perhaps even fuzzy got in there. It's that same gooey wad that you save on the bedpost 'cause you just can't resist going back for taste after taste. It's finally plopping that gum back in for a long satsfying, tantalizing chew. It's now wanting all your Hubba Bubba to come with nuts, sand, and lint in it. It's the Cybermen! This six song disc has fun pop ideas, yummy musical phrases, and just enough crunchiness to make it so cool, it wont leave the disc changer anytime soon. With all this and such catchy, krelminated melodies every track will stick in the mind with unequaled pleasantness. Wow! About the lads in the band: Crooner/songwriter Bill Grapes and drummer founded The Mortals while guitarist Steve Ostrov went on to become Burt "Fuzz" Nutley of the Lounge Punk pioneers The El Guapos. The disc was produced by Afghan Wig John Curley. The Cybermen and you, the answer is Youbetcha!"
From The Garage to Infinity!
Henry R. Kujawa | "The Forbidden Zone" (Camden, NJ) | 02/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It sounds vaguely like the late 60s, but the tunes on THE CYBERMEN are really from 1988-90. I might just call it bubblegum-pop if it didn't GROWL at you so loudly, with a power that puts them firmly in garage-rock territory. The closest thing their sound reminds me of is either early work by The Raiders or the current sound of Mondo Topless. This CD-EP collects all 5 songs from a pair of 7" vinyl releases (both of which I had before getting this) as well as an additional, previously-unreleased track, the eerie, unearthly "Six Million Light Years Down". But the big highlight for me remains "She's Raining", the song that made me fall in love with their music. Why don't we hear stuff this good on the radio these days?Collectors should take note: I wondered why there were "only" 6 songs on such a repackage, until I discovered that in the 90's there were 2 OTHER, completely different bands using the same name! While these guys recorded in Cincinnati, OH, the others hail from London, England and Helsinki, Finland. So, I might say "buyer beware"-- but not too much. The OTHER bands are both pretty cool as well, and the producer of the Helsinki records has also worked with The Hypnomen."