Genres: pop-punk, bubblegum punk
132 W. 26th Street
Jun 30 - Jul 6 2003
a Donna, throw her in front of a male back-up band, and this is
what you might expect to result. Now, of course, Aluminum
Babe isn't fronted by a stray Donna - instead, it's led by
one Anna Soder, a spunky vocalist with a passion for punk
attitude and pop hooks. The five songs on this EP make up less
than eleven minutes worth of music, but that's the point, isn't it?
Things kick off with "Oh Yeah" and "Billy," two
songs that are polar opposites, yet - miraculously - sound quite the
same. The first is a poppy tune about a past relationship, whereas "Billy" is
darker, a raunchy,
sex-fueled tune with lyrics like "We wanna move yeah we wanna
dance/Wanna jump right out of our pants/Come on and get it if you
really want/If you wanna ride you gotta get up on it".
This is bubblegum music for the punk generation.
The remainder of the EP passes by with a French love song, one of
those "I'm not fake" tunes, and a loud, passionate rocker
called "Y-U-So-Mean." This is fun stuff, but it ain't
5 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]