The Pickup

Bands and new music for fans of Cheap Trick

Good Luv Gone South

by TOMMY RAY! (The CRY!)

This is just honest raw '77 punk-pop done to perfection. More hooks than grandpa's tackle box!

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Assault

by Rockstar Racecar

Four no good punk kids from Bloomfield, NJ, have just put out their third record. Rockstar Racecar's 'Hunk Oasis' features some serious rock riffs and cool songs by leader Troy Donohue (turns 16 tomorrow), drum licks by the Wolverine (12), bass by Violet (16), and rhythms by Stanton (16).

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Sick Things

After years hustling and riffing hard in bands like Barnburner, Trigger Effect and Beat Cops, Sick Things have melded a sound like no other. Combining the hooks and melodies that Cheap Trick and The Cars forgot to write and the raw energy of The Hellacopters and The Buzzcocks.

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