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The Nomads

  • Outburst [What Goes On, 1984] B+

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Outburst [What Goes On, 1984]
Why is this neogarage band better than all other neogarage bands? Admittedly, it could just be taste in covers--Alex Chilton and Sleepy John Estes as well as the Kinks and the eternal Standells. And it could be appetite for covers--eight all told leave room for only four overly generic originals. But it certainly helps that they're from Sweden--means their preference for American music is democratic rather than chauvinistic and adventurous rather than sentimental. B+