---is a major rock and roll achievement. Go ahead. Write a song with this many hooks...make a record...have THIS much fun. It ain't easy.
Wyldlife's debut killed me. But I also recognized just what this band needed to do. It wasn't perfect first time around and from the sound of their new release, "The Time Has Come To Rock & Roll," (TTHCTRAR from here on out), they knew that, too. Another great achievement. All the loose ends on record #1 have tied up nicely for record #2.
The first single "Saturday Night," is an homage to the Bay City Rollers that almost works. Almost. But who cares. Little Steven called it "the coolest song in the world" a few weeks ago, so what do I know?
The opener "The Right" is big. These kids know how to write a hook. Check out "Trash," or "First Time's The Worst." Or "Wasted." Wyldife wears their influences on their sleeves and for that we should be grateful. The Sweet, The Only Ones, Thin Lizzy and The Replacements all show up to the party, but at no time does TTHCTRAR feel like you're listening to the band's record collection. Wyldlife is smarter than that.
The thing I love most about "TTHCTRAR" is its consistency. Nothing on the record hits the highs of "City Of Inbreds," but a lot more comes close. That's a good sign and this is a great record.
It's below. Go get it.