"Songs About Cowgirls" (Sony; 1999)protein.jpg (17998 bytes)

Reviewed by Snidermann


Let's just get this over with: Protein gets an enthusiastic 4 chainsaws from this reviewer. Protein is one of the most original rock bands to come around in quite awhile. Not every song on this release is what you might consider rock'n'roll: There's some jazz, a banjo and even some country-flavored music mixed in. I found the musical diversity of Protein almost impossible to resist!

I was lucky enough to catch Protein live when they opened the Jim Rose Circus and Sideshow at the House of Blues in Los Angeles a few years ago as well as the Foundations Forum and, even then, the band put on an electrifying performance. Not only is the music far-reaching, the lyrical content goes from the arcane and witty to the down right philosophical. I found the whole experience musically refreshing and highly spinnable. For a completely different but totally bitchin' music experience, I suggest all readers check out Protein.

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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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