by The Toms
Released: Jul 2005
The Toms' self-titled debut is much more than another late '70s power pop album unearthed and reissued. There is zero filler here. Every song is loaded to the gills with diamond tipped hooks -- especially the sideways Beatle-esque "Other Boys Do" and the hip-shaking, guitar-jangling "I Did The Wrong Thing." What's even more impressive is the fact that Tom Marolda is the Toms. Without help from anyone else, Marolda sang, played, recorded and produced everything here, living out the D.I.Y. mantra: if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.