Amen to M.F. from Heaven's review.
mptesteroni | Preparing to mount | 11/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It must be hard to name your album Rock and Roll, it's too brash a statement with the potential for promising way more than average bands can handle. Not a problem for the Cynics. This masterpiece is the very Definition of Rock and Roll. This is hands down their best album, when I got this one home on vinyl I was SHAKING. Play side 2 (er, tracks 8 through 14) first,the CD plays like a garage band opera with MUCH more impact if you start with "Baby What's Wrong", put "The Room" in the middle, kick the tension back up with "You Got The Love" and let your whole world come crashing down in the dynamics of "Cry, Cry, Cry", which features the most blood-curdling rock scream EVER. Do not attempt to debate this with me, I will not be moved! If somebody would PLEASE, GOD! re-release this and The Miracle Worker's Overdose on CD, I could die a happy man knowing kids men and women everywhere could get their hands on such glorious genius. Too good to die, ever."
Cry, Cry, Cry...YEAH!!!
greymouser | Tartaros | 05/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The spirits from The Seeds, Gonn, The Litter, The Del-Vetts, The Saints, and many other great bands, assisted Kostelich and Kastelic in creating the most devastating rock (of any denomination) album of past four decades. Incredibly tight playing, murderous sound, 14 intoxicating tunes and Michael's banshee wail make this record my favorite punk album of all times. This is the piece of recording that any garage, punk or trash band has to live up to, whether it existed during the sixties or hasn't been borne yet. This music will lift you way high when you're down and throw you into fits when it's time to party, and its effects are as wonderful as those of your drug of choice, illegal or not. Needless to say, the Cynics, like so many other great unknowns, such us the Scientists or the Original Sins, broke apart before they could inoculate the masses with their virulent and contagious brand of garage punk."