Yes, it's another of my dreaded Puffy posts. Some Bowlie peeps were in town this weekend, so we took a trip up to Amoeba Records. In an act worthy of ultimate fanboy completist geek status, I bought the Japanese import version of the latest Puffy album, "Splurge", for $30. Yes, I splurged...big time. Now, I have no problem admitting that this album is not their best. I bought it for one reason: the cover of Green Day's "Basket Case", which is not on the American release. I've seen them play it live and I really enjoyed it, so there you go. Ultimate fanboy geek status: Achieved.
In listening to the album, I've made a pleasant discovery. A few of the songs from the American release which were sung in English are sung in Japanese on this disc. I really think they should try to do that more often, it sounds better to my ears. And maybe not have the next album as over-produced as this one.
Anyways, check it. Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't.
Puffy > Basket Case