The Apers - Wild & Savage Apers CD. Even though they got started in 1997, it wasn't until 2002 that Rotterdam's Apers actually started releasing full-length albums. Since their early 7"s, compilation appearances, and cassette-only releases were usually pretty hard to find and rarely ever made it outside of Europe, a remedy compilation was in order and here it is. ‘Wild and Savage Apers’ rounds up five years of The Apers energetic punk revivalist tomfoolery. The Ramones are the main influence here, filtered through the slaphappy aesthetic of bands like Screeching Weasel and the Queers. Kevin Aper is the voice of the whiny teenage smart aleck, too busy putting people down and trying to look cool to realize he isn't getting any dates. Attitude occasionally stands in place of melody and musicianship, and The Apers songwriting naïveté and garage band amateurism is, for the most part, quite endearing, especially on cuts like "Lousy Day," "Pick Me Up," and some of the raw, energetic early recordings like "Want U2B My Baby" and "Pinball Wizard" (not that one). A very thorough reissue here including all of their singles and comp. track appearances released between 1997 and 2002 along with a hand full of unreleased outtakes. 25 songs in all with a nice looking 12 page booklet with liner notes by Kevin Aper. Fans of the Groovie Goolies, Chixdiggit, Screeching Weasel, The Queers and The Vindictives take note. Import from the Netherlands.