Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Minimum Wage Rock N'Roll
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Maybe the best album ever....
Steven M. Koning | Falls Church, Virginia USA | 06/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another reviewer wrote " From the first chord to the last, 'Minimum Wage...' rocks like few recordings have since it's release then OR now." I can't agree more. I was stuck driving on two modestly long road trips the past two weekends. The only tape I had was this album. Listened to it at least 10 times and marvelled every time... wondering how come these guys never made it to the top."
The 80's In a Nutshell
Alf Kremer | Denver CO | 02/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you've wondered what music sounded like in the early 80's, this CD will pretty much tell you everything. These guys try their hand at a bunch of different styles, and succeed handily at most of them. "Minimum Wage" defines, if any song can, the Busboys "sound" - sort of a soulful rock with a new wave twist, if that makes any sense. "Did You See Me" could almost be the B-52's (I'd like to hear Fred Schneider take a stab at it), while other songs sound more poppy, rocky, soulful, or what have you. The lyrics are very well written and sung, with topics like nuclear war ("D-Day"), respect for the working guys ("Minimum Wage", "Respect") and a funny take at racism ("There Goes the Neighborhood"). The only criticism I can offer is the occasional song ("D-Day"), lyrics ("Tell the Coach") or bit of music (the opening riff of "Johnny Soul'd Out")that just doesn't work. But the good moments far outnumber the bad - pick it up and remember why you liked pop-rock in the first place."
Straight ahead rock 'n' roll
Ken Gray | the San Francisco bay area | 08/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great rock from a band that unfortunately got pigeon-holed because a lot of the songs have 'gimmicky' lyrics. But since I listen to the music more than the lyrics, I am more impressed by their musicianship."