No Front Teeth – Clearwater (2008)
Gaz (Gary Strickland) - vocals, guitar
Johnny – bass/ vocals
Ian – keyboards / vocals
Tommy – drums
Plastic Stars falls somewhere between two of Mr. Strickland’s previous bands – Hated Youth and Honeyrider. Honeyrider made the Beach Boys sound gloomy by comparison and Hated Youth sound exactly like one would expect a band named Hated Youth to sound. This is much closer to Honeyrider territory – almost an exercise in nostalgia for 70’s melodic punk rock – like Buzzcocks or Undertones without the limey accents. No Front Teeth is in fact a UK label. Gary is as good a singer as he was a yeller in HY and I hope there are more singles to follow.