The Buffalo, NY punk/powerpop scene during the late '70s and '80s certainly wasn't the most prevalent in the nation, but nevertheless generated some talent that's weathered the test of time. Truth is, I wasn't anywhere near Buffalo during said halcyon era, nor was I even conscious of it other locales. Word on the street was that The Jumpers were the creme de la creme of the Western New York scene at the time, and as luck would have it, they've performed several reunion shows in the past five-to-six years. As luck would also have it, I came into possession of this scarce 1979 single a few years ago. Fronted by Terry Sullivan (later of the long-running Terry and the Headhunters), the Jumpers had all the proper ingredients baked into an ever-so-luscious cake - an euphoric level of enthusiasm, bravado, chops, and relatable lyrics. If you're under the impression that both "Sick Girl" and/or "This is It" could pass for long lost classics, it's because they ARE long lost classics! This is essential listening for all you Powerpearls and Teenline types. You know who you are.