Dayton Daily News

Roll On

Author: Ron Rollins

THE LIVING END Roll On (rock)

This trio of sharp-dressed young Aussies kicks off its first American release with its best early-Clash impression on the title tune, right down to a convincingly Joe Strummer-esque snarl or two. Roll On (Reprise) moves from there into other exercises in mimicry that range from obvious nods to Midnight Oil, some AC/DC and even a bit of Mott the Hoople thrown in. Just as we were inclined to give ’em a B on listenability, we couldn’t figure out who, or what, the Living End wants to be. How about themselves? Rich Little would be proud.

– Reviewed by Ron Rollins