Autogramm - Jessica Don't Like Rock'n'Roll - 7"
When it comes to anything in the new wave/no wave realm, my criteria for appreciation tends to be the more synthesizer, the better. With that in mind, I can’t help but be all about Autogramm. The A side track “Jessica Don’t Like Rock’N’Roll,” is everything you’d want from the genre, including plenty of synths, and some quirky lyrics with a little story. There’s also a hint of almost ‘50s/’60s nostalgia in the plot of the lyrics, about a girl who used to be into rock’n’roll, but has since moved on, which I appreciated. The B side track “Walk Don’t Talk 2 Me,” is a clever reenvisioning of the Bryan Adams hit “Run to You,” with a clever twist to the lyrics you’ll have to listen to in order to appreciate. If you like your new music with a hint of nostalgia, look no further. –Paul J. Comeau