Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Back in 1978 when The Ramones and The Sex Pistols were all the rage, there was another punk rock group that dented the charts. Tuff Darts! This cult favorite is making its worldwide CD debut. Headed up by lead guitarist ... more »
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Back in 1978 when The Ramones and The Sex Pistols were all the rage, there was another punk rock group that dented the charts. Tuff Darts! This cult favorite is making its worldwide CD debut. Headed up by lead guitarist Jeff Salen, this group made only one album, featuring hard driving punk/pop songs. Fans have been screamin' for this one! Wounded Bird Records. 2002.
The Dictators' kid brothers?
Robert Schell | Townsville, Texas | 05/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is goofy melodic punk/power-pop with the kind of cartoonish anti-social and anti-love lyrics that made the early Ramones and Dictators records so fun. Musically, they remind me most of The 'Tators, and maybe Richard Hell & the Voidoids, though they're not as arty. Fun stuff. Now is anybody up for reissuing The Brains and Fingerprintz onto c.d.?"
I'm getting old!
Jason | Lincoln, NE United States | 04/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, Tuff Darts finally making it to CD. I first became aware of this band when I was in Junior High School. It was the late 70's, folks were mainly into Disco. After seeing the Sex Pistols on Good Morning America, I was drawn into the world of Punk Rock, never to return! Now, as I near the age of 40, I'm reminded of one of my all time favorite records! Tuff Darts was a major inspiration for me in my youth (says something about me, eh?). I can still remember all the lyrics to "your love is like nuclear waste" and "rats". I got my vinyl from, believe it or not, the Columbia Record Club! Got it with Never Mind the Bollucks! Amazing! Still have it somewhere! Buy this CD! It's terrific!"
"Punk" in Lyrics Only
Yvonne M. Brown | Palmetto, GA USA | 07/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I still have the vinyl original issue of "Tuff Darts!" and was delighted to find it released on CD. Pre-dating "The Knack" and the less-explicit-lyric-inclined "Romantics," Tuff Darts minced no words, yet played with a very listenable style and rocking beat, without the rough stridency characteristic of the hard-core bands in the genre termed "Punk." And, many of the songs are funny. Not necessarily because of such lines as, "I enjoy killing pigeons in the park. I like to peer in windows when it's nice and dark" ("Phone Booth Man"). The kick is in the matter-of-fact way the lyrics are sung, sometimes to a very laid-back melody, and not shouted.
I doubt a younger audience hearing this music for the first time, would have any inkling of its quarter-century age (bar the reference to dime phone calls). Themes progressive for the 70's could find an even larger popularity, as when the singer declares to an unnamed potential girlfriend: "I'd rather slash my wrists and cut my throat than have to spend the night with you. Your fancies are the pits..." ("Slash"). Living with repressive Southeastern radio fare in the Disco Era, I probably owe the fact that I can still think to the alternative press and a couple of college-campus record shops. "Tuff Darts!" could get airplay today. Even here."