I first heard the song, Another Girl, off of the first Hawaiian Express compilation. The song is one of the many awesome songs (I love all of them!) by Hawaii punk-pop quartet, The Catalogs. The Queers did a cover of the track and released it on their fifth album, Don't Back Down. But aside from appearing on local comps, the band did also release an album, Viva Los Muertos, with 13 songs of some of the best punk-pop on the island. Some of my favorite tracks on that album include Mail Order Junkie, Cafeteria Woman and their parody of the Ramones song, I Wanna Be Sedated, titled, I Shoulda Graduated. Another favorite is Specimen 32, which was later re-recorded by The Quintessentials (singer/guitarist, Les Hernandez, current project) for their Legends From the Grave (2005) album (I really love the drums on this version). The Catalogs did record for a self-titled 7” in 1997, but only released it recently through Oregon based label, Mutant Pop Records.
The record has five songs which include a re-recorded version of Another Girl along with four other tracks. The track, Scrunchy, a love song about a girl and her scrunchy, appeared on a couple local compilations. The other three tunes, Zombie Girl (another zombie-themed love song), Time and Quarter Pounder Hop, are full of raw lyrics and fun melodies worthy of a classic punk-pop status. Nice release considering the late arrival. But it's always, ALWAYS, better than never. Pick up a copy HERE