James DelRosso | Ithaca, NY | 08/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This EP just... well... rocks! "Where'd You Go?" and "Do Something Crazy" are two of the Bosstones' best songs, but if that was all this had to offer, then you ALMOST might as well just pick up "More Noise..." and "Devil's Night Out" (two great CDs, BTB). But it's the three covers that make this EP great. If the cover of "Enter Sandman" doesn't display how phenomenal the rhythm section of this band is, then check out the speed metal cover of "Sweet Emotion". (And if you don't find the concept of a speed metal cover of "Sweet Emotion" irresistable, maybe you should seek help.) And "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" shows what Van Halen could have been if they'd had an ounce of soul and rhythm to go with their technical virtuousity. Beyond just changing the tempos, they added lyrics (some howlingly funny) and put together innovative arrangements to give the songs a very distinctive Bosstones edge. Of course, the two originals are different than the album versions, too (I did say "ALMOST" earlier). Just buy this thing!"