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Crack City Rockers / Joyce Hotel
Album:Joyce Hotel Collection:General
Artist:Crack City Rockers Added:12/2001
Label:Paisley Pop 

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 24, 2003:Off the Path
Now I Know
3.Nov 08, 2002:Robin Hood Music
Zombietime (Last Bus in Town
2.Mar 17, 2003:The Back Of The Class
Born Nervous
4.Mar 12, 2002:Mr. Sparkle Challenge
I Do All Right

Album Review
Kareem Ghanem
Reviewed 2002-08-04 
This is the debut album from Crack City Rockers, a Portland, OR, rock band. The sounds you’ll hear are very reminiscent of late-70s NY punk. That means a lot of Television-style guitar work, Lou Reed-style vocals. There are also echoes of Richard Hell, the Ramones, just to name a few. To me, it didn’t sound too derivative. The most contemporary comparison is The Strokes, I guess, but I liked this a whole lot more. It had more personality, I suppose. There’s quite a range of songs here too – slow ones, long ones. None are bad, but my picks were:
1.upbeat, catchy rocker to start it off. FCC: “shit”
2.very crafty, classic rock style guitar work, slower love song
4.sex-obsessed lyrics, fast rock song. FCC: explicit lyrics and “fuck”
5.piano, swaggering guitars. Very cool.
8.lovely, slow, melodic love song with the standard elements: electric guitar, drums, whiny vocals
10.bluesy-sounding guitar and lyrics.

Track Listing
1.I Do All Right 6.I'm Too Easy on Myself
2.Zombietime (Last Bus in Town 7.Hunger
3.Yr Rotten Luck 8.Now I Know
4.Hey World 9.Beggar & a Chooser
5.Born Nervous 10.Rolling Yr Eyes Blues