Shredding Paper# 15:
"Haw haw haw! These guys are hysterical: sort of a punk/surf hybrid, with a bright sense of humor. And very, very hetro.
Los of songs deal with dating, or not ('My girl's got a boyfriend/And I think he wants me too'). While the humor is definitely
high school level, it works with the delivery and sound. While '1.21 Jiggawatts' is about, of all things, "Back to the Future,"
most of it is a bit more current. And the catchiest riff is easily 'Erin, Erin's/on crack and heroin.' After 12 cuts, there's a few
empty -second slices until cut 25, where there's an unlisted rap song in true TSG fashion ('She's a Thug'). Cut 26, also unlisted, is some
Brit-techo thingie ('I'm an Android')." Robert Barry Francos
Stardumb Punk Rock Fanzine:
"The band's sound is pop meets rock meets 1950's high school dance. This is not your ordinary
pop punk band! When seeing the band live, you even get some well rehearsed choreography dance moves thrown into the mix! This band is
A-OK thumbs up in my book!" - Becca Boo
"I really, really, wish that I wouldn't have to keep repeating myself. Writing songs about being in love with
cheerleaders are lame. And I say this as someone who still loves pop punk. Bust sometimes you just need to sit back and ask the question,
'WWNRD?' (What would Naked Raygun do?) Answer: Not write lines like 'She's a cheerleader at my school/and if you don't already know cheerleaders
rule.' Or how about "Erin, Erin's on crack and heroin/ I used to date her, but I don't date her anymore/She used to be a virgin, now she's a
dirty little whore.' What? Musically, this band attempts to rip off (badly) everyone from old, garage-y Donnas (who I love!) to any of the many
Mutant Pop bands. If this were a cereal... wait... this is so bad, it's not even a cereal." - Maddy
Maximum Rock N Roll #238:
"Oh, dear god no. Everything about this band and this CD makes me embarrassed to even listen to pop punk.
What is wrong with you people?? Do you not understand what makes pop punk good? This is down right stupid, pointless and makes my tummy turn.
When you write a song avoid the generic cliches, and for the love of god, Ibanez guitars are not rock and roll. Anyone playing an Ibanez in a
pop punk band is on my shit list... fuck it, anyone playing an Ibanez is on my shit list. Fuck this band and destroy this CD." - Bobby Manic
Label Note: Absolutely zero Ibanez guitars were used on the recording of the Teen Sensation Glasses CD and someone needs to get their ears checked.
This is a stupid high-school guy band, They imitate the RAMONES (of course). They sing about cheerleaders and have
the hots for BRITNEY SPEARS. Oh, and track one's got a swell antigay message. Real cool. They'll probably grow up to be Christian youth group
leaders and suburbanites. - LD
Label Note: Some get comedy others don't.
Go Metric #17:
"These bespecled gents do a lot of things right. Clearly, they own their share of Ramones and Beach Boys
records, they wear matching outfits, they sound their best when they pour on the geekiness ('Sucker Bites,' 'Theme Song'), and they have a GM
subscriber for a drummer!