“Too Much Too Sun” has a dozen songs that are true to the usual sound, although the band pushes the boat out occasionally on cuts like the oddly successful “I’m Her Dog”. It’s a song by bandmate and ex-Murder Junkie guitarist Duane Rollick, where the late Banjo Mark’s banjo mixes it with grinding guitars. 

Lashings of sax put some extra bounce into ebullient opener “Justify” while “Jungle Dolls” features some dual guitar snarl while managing to make more lyrical references to the New York Dolls than a dive bar full of sociology-trained music critics.      

There’s a chorus and title copped from the Alice Cooper Group in “Long Way To Go” but the song’s mostly Kevin’s own, although the Krazy Kats’ sound isn’t a million miles removed from that of the Coop’s early crew. 

“Screwball” is honestly autobiographical and simply executed. “Chinese Junk” is a little too obvious. “Hurry Up And Wait” is a chugging glam boogie distinguished by a Doll-ish rush of guitars. 

The playing’s tight and economical throughout with Mr K’s newest band proving ideal foils to his songs. The tunes are the usual bag of stories about the fallen, fuck-ups, drugs, booze and good times. 

The pick of the litter, however, might be “Under The Influence”, a bittersweet look over the shoulder where guitars intertwined with melody underline the sense of pathos. The song that follows, “Gotta Getaway”, is almost a polar opposite in its directness. 

“Am I yesterday’s news?” Kevin asks in “Yesterday’s News”. Let’s hope not - for the sake of rock and roll.


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