"The Routine" (RCA; 2003)
Reviewed by Snidermann
Hotwire is a band that has two distinct sides: The first is a band that rocks with an explosive enthusiasm that is contagious and instantly easy to listen to; the second is the flip side - when Hotwire slows it down the music grinds to a near standstill. When the tempo slows down, the vocals and lyrics become dull and the the music lethargic. I can't even believe it's the same band!
When they're fast and upbeat, Hotwire is a great band. When they slow it down, it feels almost catatonic.
Hotwire: Rus Martin - vocals; Brian Borg - drums; Chris Strauser - bass; Gabe Garcia - guitar.
For more information, check out http://www.hotwiremusic.com/.
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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