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SUCKER[P]UNCH


"Product" (Spikey Black Cat Records)

Reviewed by Snidermann

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It took us some time to decide what to do with the material Sucker[p]unch sent us. We received a couple of demo CDs with five "selected" tracks from the band's full-length album, "Global Village Idiot" and a pair of apparently unreleased tracks.  So what we're reviewing here is only what the band (and/or their label) wanted us to hear. In other words, what's on these discs is probably the best of the bunch.

That being said, Sucker[p]unch's music is raw, gritty and full of emotion. It's a combination of every type of music imaginable yet their unique sound is not at all inaccessible. The songs were sharply written and full of meaning yet somehow the band failed to give me a total grasp of what they were all about was about. As a whole, these two demo CDs seemed haphazard and incomplete. 

Maybe the full release will complete the sonic picture but these seven tracks really failed to give me a real feel for the band.


Rating Guide:

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) A classic. This record will kick your ass.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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