Griswalds- Beyond The Television Scream LP. Man it’s hard to believe it’s been over twenty years since the Griswalds started. ‘Beyond The Television Scream’ is their second album and you probably also know some of their members who also currently play in other London area bands like the Unreleasables and the Ulcers. While The Griswalds have always struck a chord with the jaded and jobless, the glossy production and brevity of the music has always kept their upbeat pop punk anthems fun with witty lyrics that most of it’s listeners can relate to. ‘Beyond The Television Scream’ is a 14-song bubblegum blitzkrieg overflowing with 1234 pin head punk rock hits. These guys cut rock & roll down to its barest essentials and belt out over a dozen three-chord buzz poppers that are heavily influenced by the Ramones, the Dickies, Angry Samoans and Sloppy Seconds. And much like their other records their silly lyrics have always set them apart especially on tracks like the irresistibly snarky ‘I Heard The Sound Of My Brain Melting’ and ‘The Dice Man’. Change isn’t something I don’t think anyone really wanted with The Griswalds and thankfully they’ve stuck to doing what they’ve always done best, and that’s keep the songs short, fast, catchy and fun. Import from Austria.