ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, "CUT AND PLAY"
San Diego's favorite sons offer up a marvelous return to form on theirlatest Ep.
San Diego's favorite sons offer up a marvelous return to form on theirlatest Ep. Forgoing the Saints/R&B-driven sound of their past twoalbums, "Cut And Play" is reminiscent of their awesome "Circa:Now!"style, all melodic rock noise. "If The Bird Could Fly", "Blood Robots",and "Hot Wired" all have that post-Husker Du sound of early RFTC, withthe guitars at 11 and the drums racing faster than a trucker on thehighway with a full bladder and thirty miles until the next rest stop."Waste It" pounds along at a steady pace, pretty much a generic RFTCtune, until the bridge, when all the instruments collide in a freejazz/improv beautiful noise pile-up. The last cut, "Who Let The SnakesIn??", features their trademark greaser punk-style horns, and could havebeen an outtake from "Scream, Dracula, Scream." Amazingly, these boysnever do less than thrill, even though their regular albums don't quitematch up in energy to their blazing vinyl output (kind of likeSquarepusher, right, Jon?).
no comment - Jon