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Classic Album Review: Serial Joe | (Last Chance) At the Romance Dance

The Ontario quartet pretty much abandon rock & wimp out on this forgettable LP.

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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):

 


Um, didn’t these guys used to rock?

OK, granted, this foursome of Ontario teens were never Metallica — they were something of a poor man’s Silverchair at best — but they sure weren’t as wimpy as they’ve become on their forgettable new full-length (Last Chance) At the Romance Dance. Only a couple of songs on this 12-song disc even attempt to rock with enough ferocity to wake the ’rents. The rest have enough sugary pop melodies, lovelorn lyrics, vocal harmonies and low-impact power-ballad grooves to be mistaken for a Moffatts record, but without the edge or originality. Better they should change their name to Joe Average.