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“Westbrook’s Sadplant sure branches out on this 11-song CD. Their straight-ahead punk core is supplemented with opening metal-style guitar licks and mid-song instrumental solos. The shouted words actually connect into important statements. These are unexpected frills, yet not indulgent ones. They don’t detract from Sadplant’s basic pure-punk instincts and ethics for an instant. “You Never Changed/The End of Fun,” for instance, has two titles, a meaningful lyric about friendship and getting fucked up (a frequent theme of Sadplant songs), multiple shifts of tempo or mood, a leisurely bass line and a lengthy guitar fade-out … yet gets it all done in two-and-a-half minutes. (continued on link below)”

““We’re just three jackasses that skate a lot and play punk rock,””

“Shoreline punkers Sadplant release third album of 2009 They're a prolific lot: Westbrook punk band Sadplant has released three albums in 2009. The latest, "The Kids Are Alright," came out Nov. 28, and it's 14 tracks of churning fury. (And as the cover art shows, the Who allusion is not coincidental.) How does the band find the time to make so much music? Easy, says Benny Social, the singer. "Only Dave, our drummer, works, so we basically just write and record non-stop," he says by e-mail. It's paying off. "The Kids Are Alright" is the tightest batch of songs the band has laid down so far. The band is pleased to share "I Don't Belong," the first song written for the CD, which Social says he penned in a cabin in the woods of rural Minnesota. "I drove out there immediately following the release of our last CD in July and wrote the first five tracks for 'The Kids Are Alright' in that same cabin," he says. ”