Picks and Pans Review: Acid Bubblegum
Give him a drum and some floppy ears, and you'd swear Parker was the rock world's answer to the Energizer Bunny. Nothing stops this guy. He was doing his angry young rocker act back when the kids of Green Day were still in preschool. Twenty years and some 18 albums after his raucous first album, Howlin' Wind, Parker sounds as lively and irritated as ever.
From the opening punk-pop kick of "Turn It into Hate" to the funky bump of "Obsessed with Aretha," he shows that there's no such thing as being too old to rock and roll. Parker's last few albums have found him in a mellower mood, but Acid Bubblegum is as powerful and timely as any of the 45-year-old rocker's early releases. He has aged like fine scotch but still manages to tear your guts out like cheap whiskey. (Razor & Tie)