The Donnas "The Donnas"
Fanclub reissue of THE DONNA'S debut LP from 1997! Raw, catchy, and obnoxious youthful Ramones worship punk rock. Features bonus 7" tracks (same trackinsting as Lookout CD from 90s). "The Donnas' self-titled debut album presents the girls as the most convincing Ramones ripoff band ever. Song titles like "Get Rid of That Girl," "I Don't Want to Go to School," and "Teenage Runaway" should make this painfully obvious. Their three-chord punk songs have an innocent sound that is upended, as most of their lyrics consist of tales of teenage rebellion ("I Don't Wanna Go" and "Get Rid of That Girl") and drug use ("Huff All Night," "Everybody's Smoking Cheeba," and "Friday Fun"). What makes this slight record so much fun is the tempo of the music, the lo-fidelity recording, and high-school cheerleader backing vocals that give the songs a "rah-rah" excitement."