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The Spines / Press

"The Intimate Lounge's sparsely furnished and decorated dancing and performing room acted as a good outlet for the Spines rousing attacks on complacency and exhortations to hedonism via such vehicles as "I Like Fun" "Crazy World" and "Career Suicide"

Anne Blanchett - Staten Island Register

"Apparently because the Spines are better known in other boroughs the band drummed up a meager audience on this Wednesday night. But the fans made up in fervor what the lacked in numbers. Supporters saluted the Spines anti-commercial stance, "It's for music, not money" Scott Grimes, 19, of Huguenot, pointed out"

Anne Blanchett - Staten Island Register

"In a rare Island performance, the group (The Spines) played some raw rock at the Intimate Lounge, a recently opened South Beach rock club. Its memebers claim that Staten Island clubs do not like its insistence on performing original songs with their steadfastly punk nature. The Spines play Lower East Side gigs, such as CBGB's and Max's Kansas City where original material is standard fare"

Anne Blanchett - Staten Island Register

"Others disagree and shun the more diluted more commercially appealing punk spin-off (New Wave). Keyboardist and composer for the Spines, a hard core Staten Island punk band, Ray Jones, 26, of Rosebank, called groups like Blondie "Second hand Punk"

Anne Blanchett - Staten Island Register