The Gizmos, Dancer
The Gizmos were a protopunk band from Bloomington Ohio. In late '77 the band broke up, and formed a newer powerpop version of the Gizmos. This version of the group released one EP, "Hoosier Hysteria".
"Power pop is often about pop, but sometimes, as in the case of certain Ramones Dolls, and other Bowery bad boys, it's about power. And not in the sense of walls of sounds or raging rock, but in the sense of fearing that these singers of sweet somethings would just as soon kill you as kiss you. Dancer reminds me of Chicago's great Mickey, in that all the amazing hooks and sugar are laced with a sense of crazy/wildcard/unsettlingness. Have I mentioned yet that this record IS AWESOME!" - Roctober
"Dancer has the relentless melody of West Coast power pop in mind, but lets the urban stain more akin to Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers distinguish the hooks." - Sam Lefebvre, SF Weekly
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