• Pistons
  • Flight 581 (TwinTone) 1981 

This well-produced album on Minneapolis’s leading indie label of the time is standard rock’n’roll — nothing more, nothing less. The Twin Cities band dishes out song after song of melodic music with good guitar breaks. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to set the Pistons apart from hundreds of other bands who do the same. Still, if every town had one band like this, it would make hanging out in bars a lot better.

[Charles P. Lamey]