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I DON'T WANT TO GROW UP LP
02. I Don't Want to Grow Up
05. No F.B.
06. Can't Go Back
08. My World
10. Silly Girl
11. In Love This Way
12. Christmas Vacation
13. Good Good Things
Label: New Alliance Records
Cat #: NAR-026
Label: SST Records
Cat#: SST 143
Good Clean Fun from the re-formed Descendents (Amen!). We all remember 'em. They still kick (and pick) butt! Though I try, I can't think of a way to improve this record. Side one: the perfect follow-up to the "Milo Goes to College" LP, with fast songs, and good lyrics that I relate to 100%. Yep, at heart many of us are nerds, just like the Descendents, and I'm not afraid to admit it. These songs are mega-tight. On side two, Milo's vocals stand out, and hefty songwriting comes into play. We're talking sensitive, emotional songs, and they're not corny! Pick this one up. Enough said!
-Brian Trudell (from Ink Disease #10, Winter 1985)
A superb second LP from the DESCENDENTS. The first thing that hits you is its schizophrenic character--side one presents more of their catchy garage punk with satirical and scatological themes (some of which are overtly sexist), whereas side two highlights a newer sound that combines irresistible pop or countrified melodies, heavy punk guitars, and sensitive, reflective lyrics. I actually prefer the latter (especially "Silly Girl" and "Good Good Things"), which seem to result from Bill Stevenson's (ex-BLACK FLAG) influence.
-Jeff Bale (from Maximum Rocknroll #29, October 1985)