"The punk/new wave revolution was supposed to be a return to the '50s spirit, but after the first wave failed, people pretty much forgot about the revival element of the movement. Then these maniacs came along and shot chili con carne at the giant lollipop of contemporary punk rock. Madders is the sound of an alternate universe where the back-to-basics movement effortlessly accomplished its goal."
"Sam's lyrics reflect an understanding well beyond what one might expect. As any true artist, part of Sam's cache is that he is an astute observer of life and of human nature...his songs reflect his experiences for us like holding up a mirror."