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Freakbeat garage in the grandest Detroit tradition of such bands as The MC5 meets Nuggets-style British Invasion influences a la The Zombies and The Kinks in the music of this quartet. Check out their Hard Times CD (or better yet, come to their IPO showcase), and you’ll hear what we mean!

We’ve got to adore a perfectly disheveled, Kinks-like setup (the good, mid-period Kinks of the Something Else, Village Green era) of kids from these parts learning the correct narrative-in-song devices and getting their hearts all busted wide open. All hail the three-minute pop song!
— Metro Times

Cuban heels, Lambrettas, Galois smokes, and Carnaby Street all tightly wound into a quartet of Animals-adoring Detroiters.
Metro Times
 
Take the sound of early recordings of The Kinks, The Animals or The 
Doors.  Now add more power to the drums and more fuzz to the guitar
and you have The Blue Squares. Their new album Hard Times is going 
to make you proud of the musical talent and vision Detroit has to 
offer. With a '60s garage rock sound, this quintet harkens back to the 
days when music was simpler. They'll have you singing along in your 
car and entertaining the thought of pursuing a career as an 
international spy. 
— MICHAEL LUDWIG (Real Detroit)





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