Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Yeah, it's called pop music, punk: got a problem with that?
Danny McCormack is no stranger to the trials of rock'n'roll. When The Wildhearts split, he was left with a serious drug habit that nearly claimed his life. Now cleaned up, it would be understandable if Danny felt that now was the time for the angsty acoustic confessional. Thankfully, he's opted for The Yo-Yo's: throwing up onstage, opening beer bottles with his teeth and singing insanely cheery songs like 'Keepin' On Keepin' On' and 'Time Of Your Life'.
How catchy are these tunes? Here's a clue: Epitaph, the label who brought us the not-exactly avant-garde The Offspring, rejected the band's 'Uppers And Downers' album on the grounds that it was "too poppy". Like there's anything wrong with sounding like Eddie Cochran joining The Ramones to cover the Grease soundtrack.
As far as The Yo-Yo's are concerned, a chorus ain't worth shit, unless at least three of them are yelling it and four chords are at least two too many. Yeah, it's called pop music, punk: got a problem with that?
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