Mark Bautz
August 13, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Into the Pink

Current Status
In Season

We gave it a B-

Sure, this Dave Grohl-produced trio evokes Nirvana (lead singer Scott Bondy seems to be channeling Kurt Cobain on ”John Beverly”), but in this saccharine season of Britney ‘n’ Backstreet, an angst-ridden homage is a welcome relief. To make their potent retro cocktail, Verbena add a dash of Iggy Pop swagger and a measure of T. Rex power chords — and while Into the Pink isn’t what you’d call original, it’s loud and it rocks, and for now, that’s enough.

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