Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast
It’s been seven years since Cornershop’s last outing, and they’ve clearly spent that time being happy, but not necessarily getting inspired. Judy Sucks a Lemon … is upbeat, sunny, summery fare, but almost pathologically derivative of 60s rock, pop, soul and reggae. More worryingly, it’s also like a faded copy of the band’s earlier incarnations. Opener ‘Who Fingered Rock’n’Roll’ is Primal Scream doing The Stones with added sitar, while the title track is Kula Shaker doing, erm, The Stones. With added sitar. Things reach a retro nadir with a truly pointless and soulless cover of ‘The Mighty Quinn’. Ouch.