Author: Mark Robison
The Living End
“Roll On”; Reprise
These Aussies have such a varied sound that the best way to describe them would be in relation to three other great bands from Down Under. They fall somewhere in the middle of the power- pop of Split Enz, the guitar bluster of AC/DC and the political fire of Midnight Oil-only punk.
The disc is too long at 52 minutes, and the best tracks are stacked in the first half. But these blokes are on to something.
■RIYL: early Cheap Trick, Midnight Oil, the Clash, Dropkick Murphys, Green Day, Rancid