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The Yo-Yos Time of Your Life

The Yo-Yos Time of Your Life

Release Date May 23, 2000

Catalog No SP494

Formats 7 inch

UK metal act The Wildhearts were constantly battling lineup changes and internal issues, changing members faster than album cycles throughout the 90s. In 1997, it came to a head and the band went on a brief hiatus. It was during this time that bassist Danny McCormack sought out a new outlet for his own music – thus forming The Yo-Yos. The music was a turn away from metal and toward punk for McCormack, but it only took two singles on Rebound Records before The Yo-Yos caught the attention of Sub Pop and the label offered them to release a 7-inch for the Sub Pop Singles Club. On “Time Of Your Life,” you can feel the furious spirit that attracted the label to McCormack and co. The “woos” and “oos” of the course harken back to the power pop proclivities of acts like Cheap Trick with the sneer of Sid Vicious. It was the band’s first release on Sub Pop, but certainly not the last as we’ll see as the count-up continues.

-Dusty Henry, courtesy of KEXP


Tracks

  1. The Time of Your Life
  2. Seven Shades of Blue