June 1, 2009
The Kickovers were the brainchild of Mighty Mighty Bosstones' guitarist Nate Albert who recruited Bosstones drummer and Weezer's bass player to round out the group. They played hard and fast pop-punk that was more power pop than anything else. The group only had one full length release, Osaka, and broke up a scant two years after getting together. Still they left behind one fun release stocked with a nice bunch of punchy tracks showing a range of influences from The Who to the Ramones to the Foo Fighters. The song here, "Black and Blue" was one of the the more power pop like on the album and boasts some catchy hooks and melodies and a memorable chorus.
The Kickovers -- Black and Blue