The Big Takeover Reviews 'Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones'

1.16.2013 by Joseph Kyle

Drivin ‘n’ Cryin’s second of four EPs, Songs About Cars, Space, and the Ramones finds them on the fresh, upbeat jangle-rock kick that was found on the preceding EP, Songs from the Laundromat. Kicking off with “Hot Wheels,” it’s obvious that Kevn Kinney is still a powerful songwriter, and his knack for writing catchy, sometimes “hard” rock songs. The remaining four songs don’t vary terribly much from that formula; “Out Here In The Middle of Nowhere” is a powerful rocker, features the guitar work of Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome, while “Johnny Rides Shotgun” cranks out the punk/metal guitar melodies, and “Space Eyes” rounds out the EP with a bit of a country-punk affair. Like the previous EP, this one only whets the appetite for the third release. Bring it on!