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Classic Album Review: Fenix TX | Lechuza

The pop-punks have a great sense of humour — they just need a sense of identity.


This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Nobody can accuse this Houston popcore quartet of lacking a sense of humour.

Their name was Riverfenix until the lawyers made ’em change it. Their second album Lechuza has a song called Phoebe Cates — a love song to the Fast Times actress — and a Metallica-inspired rocker called Pasture of Muppets. Of course, in these dark times of Blink-182 and Sum 41, low-IQ punks are nothing to write home about. And neither is Fenix TX. Although their spot-on harmonies and hyperactive guitar-driven sound is equal parts Cheap Trick and Offspring, it’s difficult — sometimes impossible — to tell the difference between Fenix TX and 100 other bands on the scene. Along with a sense of humour, they need a sense of identity.