By Вen Li
John Joplin Group’s Useful Music is anything but. In a confused attempt to disguise teenage angst with lyrics containing words more than six letters long, the album disguises any true meaning.
The instrumental side is tolerable and even enjoyable in some places up to and including "Trailways." However, reading material should be provided to get you past the incessant bitching about the vocalists’ ever disintegrating lives.
According to the lyrics, our kiddies eventually repented, but nothing can make up for the horrible end to the album. Their decent music skills can’t hide their whiny nature.