Trixter's out of 10.
Ok, here me out. It's a little kid in a dress
with his shirt off standing on a stool with his arm raised, while an
older guy is kneeling in front of him with a rock on his head. It looks
as if the kid is going to hit the rock the guy is holding on his head.
It's an old ass photo since it's in black & white and looks, well,
old. What's the meaning of this? I have no idea. I guess it's a funny
thing, since the album is called "Funny Thing."
Throwin' Rocks out of 10.
The back of the booklet has 2 very old school wrestling photos from
the 50s or 60s, which I don't know what that has to do with anything,
but wrestling is wrestling so I can't complain. The CD tray has another
old photo of a chick from that era rubbing lotion on her back. I think
it's lotion. Could be semen, who's to say? Anyway, it's all completely
random shit. The booklet has a few photos of the band and easy to read
lyrics and credits. Not bad for an indy release and everyone in the
band is smiling and looks happy! No angry rockers here.
Soakeds out of 10.
I've been listening to most of these
songs for at least a year or so when they posted a variety of demos
up on their website and I snagged them all, ninja style. Most of those
tracks are here along with some new ones. The full track listing is:
3. Inside Your Head
4. Big Fat Smile
5. Origami Mommy
6. Book Of Virtues
7. Be My Fix
8. A Freak Like You
10. Miss You Blue
The production is a bit better than the demo versions and this will
really appeal to fans of Marvelous 3/Butch Walker, Lit, SR-71, Cheap
Trick, and Napalm Death. Just seeing if you're paying attention there
with the Napalm Death reference. Like
the banner on the page says, these guys are the kings of nu-breed of
power pop with a CD that is as explosive and infectiously melodic as
any album this year! One of the finest modern rock CD in recent times!*
All these songs have the potential to get stuck in your head and if
you're into that kind of thing, then give this a spin.
case you are totally clueless, 40 Ft. Ringo features former Trixter
members Steve Brown and P.J. Farley along with two unknown guys. After
Trixter, Steve and PJ formed a band called Throwan Rocks, then Soaked,
and now they have 40 Ft. Ringo. This isn't that far of a stretch from
Trixter but with a bit more modern sound. It's fun rock and nothing
too deep and that's refreshing these days.
know, it's a lot easier to write CD reviews when the banners on the
page gives you good things to write!