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  Let’s Play! by Apple Betty

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Artist: Apple Betty
Title: Let’s Play!
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006

This female trio keeps it short and to the point with brash in-your-face punk songs.  Their ethos remains true to the 'just give it a go and be damned' attitude of the early punk bands.  The sound is raw, at times extremely so, however the music has an energy and vitality that gives it an appeal that a more refined or overly clever performance simply wouldn't have. "You Gotta Take It All" is a case in point, with the sort of sound you'd expect to have heard coming out of a garage full of would be punk rockers circa '77-'78.

"That Thing She Does" is strongly tinged with an early Blondie influence; while with "Full Inside" they may drop the tempo, but they keep the energy and attitude high.  "Boom Boom" is our personal favourite and has a sort of slightly bewildering punk-surf sound - music to pogo on your surf board to!!  They may not win any awards for sophistication; however they get job done.  And that's good enough for us.
Review Date: September 27 2007