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Me And Giuliani Down By The Sc (Vinyl) Maxi
|1. Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)|
|2. Intensifieder Sunracapellectrohshit Mix 03|
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First of all, I was very disappointed by this release musically. There are some ok beats but they're nothing even remotely orignal. It's all very cliche Chic basslines/disco/funk stuff. The music doesn't go anywhere either. The songs seem to last for nine minutes merely to last nine minutes.
Now the lyrics: they are some of the worst, most ridiculous, piece of trash lyrics I have ever heard. Pointless drivel, meaning precisely nothing, praising dance music and possibly (but I am not sure) attempting to criticize Rudy Giuliani. Anyone who found their way here to read this review would absolutely mock these drivel lyrics if they were coming out of the mouth of a Top 40 dance type or some booty hip hop singer, but since it's an indie band someone will defend them... And in all this I am only referring to the first track. The second is far too abysmal to even bother discussing.
And did I mention the band members apparently think they're very cute? From the ridiculous, postmodern band name to the pointless musical references in their songs, they are very cute, in a very lame, indie sort of way. As is most often the case, do not believe the hype... They should call themselves suck,suck,sucks. Avoid.
The title track begins with a "Run Like Hell" intro á la Pink Floyd, soon to be joined by bouncing bass riffs and no-wave style vocals from Nic Offer. Although there are vocals on this EP, they are fairly sparse over the course of the songs. Relying mostly on the bass and drums to set the pace, the guitar and keyboard effects are situated around them for mood. The second track, "Intensifieder," is a remix of a track off the bands debut self-titled album. This track is heavily weighed down by a processed deep-house beat, making it sound more like the remix it is than a proper song. The two songs, however, compliment each other very well in just a short matter of time.
With two songs that pretty much remain constant in subject matter, it's hard to make any assumptions as to the relevance of this EP. The union of these bands styles, however, is definitely something that should (and will) be explored further. We'll have to stand by patiently to see if the new !!! album will be as promising as Out Hud's 2002 release, S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D. My guess is that this EP is a pretty good indication of those possibilities.
Most recent customer reviews
Everything from the lyrics to the musicianship to the vocals are less than average in execution. Although, I do have this positive thing to say about !!! Read morePublished on June 19 2004
I saw !!! live at the 2004 Coachella festival and was blown away. People were dancing frenetically to what was a mixture of disco and punk, and I could help but smile while... Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by Scott Kidder
what can i say about this band? they are awesome, if you dont like them you suck.Published on April 25 2004
The best single of 2003 and a throwaway remix track off theyre last LP. Should I give it 5 stars or 1? I guess I'll split the difference. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2003 by Matthew Gross
And how the heck would they be listed on Pollstar anyway?
Hell, I'm surprised I was able to find 'em on Amazon.com!
Sure, they borrow liberally from the Talking Heads and the B-52s (they lift the intro from Mesopotamia on "Me & Giuliani"), but has anyone pointed out that the vocals... Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2003 by Encore Recordings
Much as I like this band, I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Punk Funk hybrid was pioneered nearly a quarter of a century ago by James Chance (James Chance & the... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2003