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Funeral Mix Tape [Import]

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4.0 out of 5 stars Talented duo's sophmore recording worth a listen. Aug. 29 2008
Format:Audio CD
With their second CD, 'Funeral Mixtape', the duo calling themselves 'The Pack A.D.' continue to mine the electric blues-rock groove they established with their first recording, 'Tintype'. This could easily have been the second of a two-CD set with that first recording (not surprisingly perhaps, because I believe the two CDs were released less than a year apart), the disc where the girls stretched a bit more, musically. If Tintype was basically a fine example of garage rock, this disc delves more specifically into their blues roots. Both Becky Black - guitar and vocals, and Maya Miller - drums, are still developing as musicians, and on these new tracks you can hear their confidence growing. Maya Miller is a roots drummer in the style of Meg White, of the White Stripes, and her drumming here takes a nice leap forward. I especially like the tone she's getting out of her skins on these tracks. I also like the fact that Becky Black takes chances with her singing and, if her voice still lacks some control on the softer side, as she approaches full voice her raw vocal talent really shines through. If she keeps improving this way, her voice could soon be a major force in blues-rock. She's already being compared to Janis Joplin; someday they may be comparing Joplin to her.
The Pack have an ability to squeeze a clever hook or turn of phrase out of almost every song they pen - example (from track 7, 'June'):
"I have all the time in the world for you, dear
Um, could you repeat what you said?"
For me, they saved the best for last: 'Worried' does a fine job of showcasing both their instrumental tightness and Becky's fine voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like raw blues - this is your album April 1 2009
By Art101 - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a big fan of two kinds of music - blues and punk. The order is interchangeable. This album hits on both sides. It's great traditional blues built on basic songs and short lyrics, but instead of being delivered on an acoustic guitar - this album grabs you by the throat and makes you listen.

I'll listen to this for the primitive and gutsy feel that is in each song. This isn't a Clapton album (thankfully) and isn't filled with tricky solos and overdubs or horns - it's guitar+drums. Period. And it works. It's what rock music should be - unpredictable and gutsy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what a gem! June 17 2011
By Deanna Shelton - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this album! Stumbled upon them on Pandora, and quickly downloaded this from amazon.They sorta remind me of concrete blonde, but in with an updated style.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!! Feb. 23 2011
By L. Richardson - Published on Amazon.com
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Love this album. I heard one song on a TV show and they reminded me of Concrete Blonde so I bought the album. Download worked great and was cheaper than through iTunes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid. Nov. 15 2010
By meschu - Published on Amazon.com
Wow! I stumbled across this today. If you like the Black Keys and blues with a kick this is it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Feb. 20 2013
By Thomas W. Meagher - Published on Amazon.com
One of my favorite bands from recent years. Pure blues rock, singer has a great voice and the style is raw but some very catchy hooks. This is a good album to start out with.
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