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ghengus23: great down dirty country rock feelin' from the start. Reminds me of social distortion. Not sure if...


117 Tracks Reviewed
151 Comments Posted
Yays: 0  Boos: 0
Critic Score 1/10
Joined: 9/1/2006

Average Rating: 3 stars

Gimme A Hit
Throgmorton [12/29/2006 11:33:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
For your video you should juxtapose a bunch of gummy bears and Bratz dancing in a meadow and then have them come together after the hard guitar solo in the middle.
I Wanna Rock with You and the Backstreet Boys. I dislike this singing style, but you can sing it well so you get pwops. Got curb appeal and Pop Sensibility.
She's crafty! Like the guitar work. Got a little problem with dropping a dagger down a spine. How bout run a dagger down my spine? Or drop a dagger in my spleen? he he he.
Bukkaki Pandemic
Throgmorton [11/7/2006 10:55:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
Just too disjointed. I mean I know it's the thing that System of a Down and Queens of the Stone Age and Tool etc. play these multi part things which are also disjointed compositions. Some really good playing in here, but y'all are too spazzy.
Throgmorton [11/6/2006 10:08:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
Love the flugglehorn around 3:41 and the 6/21 time signature.
But I got a little lost when the djembe and the melotron kicked in after the pre-bridge.
Throgmorton [11/7/2006 10:42:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
Like the bop bop change into chorus--That's cool. Good voice.
Not so hyped about the lyrics. The song is boring but a good foundation for something better. Like to hear it with a full band and more of the chorus.
Guillotine Moon
Throgmorton [11/5/2006 12:33:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
Nice organtro. Unoffensive song. Which it got a little more rude. Hard to discern vocal through effects. Too many book reviewer words in the lyrics.
Velcro Girl
Throgmorton [11/5/2006 12:23:17 AM EST]
Score: +0
Punk Shannon?
Throgmorton [11/5/2006 12:20:46 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Unreally good voice. 'The buzz of the power lines when you sang the saddest songs' Great driving guitar with droning bass. This song kicks it. Distorty recording grew on me by second listen. Love this song.
Throgmorton [11/1/2006 9:33:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
Drums sound a bit muffled. Not crazy about the repeated guit riff.
Like the thing you do like when you drop out the rhythm have the descending guit along with the vocal saying or 'lower it down' and 'just a piece of string'.
Get Me
Throgmorton [10/31/2006 9:36:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Intro is killer with he loose snare and Green Eyed Lady guitar note. Loopy keys. Love the group hits. Vocal is loud but has that in the distance sound.
Like the tune overall and first minute is awesome. You kids are onto somethin' here.
Throgmorton [10/30/2006 11:03:15 AM EST]
Score: +0
Does tambourine ever just mean.'Hey let's put a little jingly tingly in here and pep this number up." I don't think it's a obfuscator here. At worst, I suppose they could've been in the studio saying, "This is a solid tune with a nice hook, but it's missing something. Say, how 'bout some rine?", which may or may not have been the best solution. Anyway, I think you guys are down on it for being a French instrument.
Throgmorton [10/27/2006 9:05:46 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Heyman you look like Rob Lowe and Rick Springfield's son.
Anyway, man this sounds like Steely Dan's first album (Midnight Cruiser or something) meets Warren Zevon and Matthew Sweet. The chorus is quite good with the little trilly twist and, yes, a bit reminiscent of Asia in the chorus as Mr. Danko says(I still think you're Rick Danko's son.) Love the driving tambourine and singing and harmonies. There's no pausing for a breath which can be disconcerting to some lessers. I'd love this live. Great recording. Solid playing. Can't see this getting under 4 stars. What the f is up with your taste buds QC-got a cold? Hating Russell Monk is one thing--but what about this is two stars? Maybe you shouldn't answer that.
Throgmorton [10/30/2006 10:30:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Like the changes of pace. It's like a little symphony with all these parts. Really like the kind of 80's Vapors, Devo vocal delivery and lyrics sung upbeat and ooh oohs. Little casio keyboard break at 3:15. Very neat recording. Cool strum outro.
Storm Warning
Throgmorton [10/27/2006 11:25:43 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
These lyrics are cliche in a very bad way, but that doesn't mean it wont sell records.
I don't want to be alone tonight is something you can relate to in Topeka or HongKong, so people might just like this.
The 'how bout you' delivery is the weakest part, it doesn't peak, it sounds flat. The best one is at 1:08. That's a problem, 'cause it should be the best part.
LaVigne, Clarkson and the rest.
to death do I hold the fort
Throgmorton [10/27/2006 11:12:50 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 1 star
Bizarre submission. I mean a little melody with some glass tinks?
This does not conform to my oligarchical hegemonic corporate view of what songs should be.
Throgmorton [10/27/2006 9:31:51 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
Greyfield. I actually don't have a nasal problem with this one, just don't like the vocal or lyrical style--too Natalie Merchant meets the folkie at the coffeehouse.
And pretty er, sedate song to boot. And I'm burned out on natural world metaphor love songs, focals(folk vocals) and weepy sentiment. This is kin to 'riding shotgun down the avalanche'. Sorry to spaz on you Boca Chica, because I know there are followers for this genre. Just not my cup of tea until the sugar cubes get some LSD on them.