"It's All In Your Head" (RCA; 2003)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

This is the last disc by the pop punk and alternative rock trio Eve 6. It spawned two singles before they were released from the RCA roster. This is one of those albums that can either collect dust or garner a groove. Most of the songs here are upbeat rockers that have the standard alternative elements such as chunky guitar and steady drums continually going. It can also be considered experimental because it doesn't really fit with their previous releases and the music expands beyond an alternative sound.

The music is really good and if you own this disc and haven't listened to it in a while I invite you to cue it up and give it one more listen. It won't bring Eve 6 back from the ashes but I think it had real potential; too bad an album has to be all hits to be considered successful. This disc also sounds a lot like Green Day on the slower tracks.

The best of the last: "Think Twice," "At Least We're Dreaming," "Good Lives," "Hokis," and "Arch Drive Goodbye."

Eve 6: Jon Siebels – guitar, background vocals; Max Collins – vocals, bass; Tony Fagenson – drums.

For more information, check out http://www.eve6.com.

"Eve 6" (RCA; 1998)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Eve 6 were a punk-pop trio hailing from California. Signing their first deal while still in high school, they found a following with the single "Inside Out." 

"Eve 6" displays the band's great talent and their ability to write songs with punch and pull. The harmonies are great, too. The guitar is bursting and some wicked riff work can be heard with each spin. They sometimes border on the alternative side but never quite fall off the fence into that pasture. Trios usually have to work much harder to get their music across to the listener but Eve 6 does just that.

This CD has a slapdash attitude and rocks with the best of the other releases that year, including releases by Sister Hazel, Third Eye Blind and others. Although “Inside Out” may be the only song people remember when they think of Eve 6, I would recommend delving further into their music catalog. Each song has a good hook and, even though they made the biggest splash with just one single, they still produced a solid debut disc.

The best cuts are “Inside Out,” “Showerhead,” “Superhero Girl,” and “Small Town Trap.”

Eve 6: Jon Siebels – guitar, background vocals; Max Collins – vocals, bass; Tony Fagenson – drums.

For more information, check out www.eve6.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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