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Bold / Search: 1985-1989, The
Album:Search: 1985-1989, The Collection:General
Artist:Bold Added:01/2006
Label:Revelation Records 

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Add Date:2006-01-29 Pull Date:2006-04-02 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:5 Mar19 Feb12 Feb5 Feb
Airplays:1131

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 01, 2006:Brownian Motion
Running Like Thieves
4.Feb 08, 2006:Brownian Motion
Having My Say
2.Feb 15, 2006:Brownian Motion
Talk Is Cheap
5.Feb 01, 2006:Brownian Motion
Not Just Talk
3.Feb 09, 2006:knifefishhappyhour
Talk Is Cheap

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-01-24 
Re-release of post-hardcore hard-rock crossover band; a study of hardcore evolution into emo and even 90’s “grunge”. Interestingly the cd starts with their later material then gets older. Tough boy feel and idealistic-straightedge lyrical delivery, the early 80’s generic 2/4 thrash beat is given a gallop and becomes generic in itself. In the newer songs (tracks 1-7) the guitars are allowed to wank with stupid leads that would’ve gotten the band’s asses kicked 8 years earlier. Production is slick and full and sounds like if the band Rush were a trio of the Stern brothers (Youth Brigade) instead of Geddy, Alex and Neal with all the dumb parts and changes and foreshadow all things Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Tracks 8 and above are honest post-hardcore, with a definite Dischord-DC feel and are highly recommened (while 1-7 should be avoided).

1) galloping, melodic vocs, heavy breakdown toward end
2) hard swagger rock intro to 2/4 gallop, then classic rock bridge of sorts, then 2/4 thrash includes a total eddie van halen guitar wank-fest
3) 2/4 gallop, multifaceted
4) okay, this classic rock intro plain sucks, smacks of Rush, if fact I’d call this a “hardcore Rush song” with all its changes and “parts”
5) another epic hard-rock wankfest
6) jeeze
7) gallop centered
8) solid 2/4 hardcore
9) solid angry 2/4 hardcore with backup chorus vocs
10-11) almost a DC hardcore feel, good anthemic
12) strong Dischord feel
13) 2/4 gallop thrash, wall of sound is undeniable and great, lots of changes, amazing how bad they fucked this song up by redo’ing it later (track 3)
14) doomy cool first part, then 2/4
15) a brief heavy instrumental smacks of Scratch Acid, combine with following track
16) 2/4 idealism
17) 2/4 thrash with 4/4 rockin bridge and a wanky guitar that’s acceptable but foreshadows that crap they went on to do (tracks 1-7)
18) upbeat 2/4
19) 2/4 driving, good production
20) more
21) urgent, crisper production if not a bit generic
22) FCCs
23) low fi production, way more “punk”, good fast/slow change-ups

Crippled Youth: 24-26) FCCs
27) anthemic idealist punk
28) fast again
29) FCCs
30) super brief quintessential short punk song
31-32) FCCs

Track Listing
1.Running Like Thieves 17.Accept The Blame
2.You're The Friend I Don't Need 18.Wise Up
3.Always Try 19.Still Strong
4.Looking Back 20.Search
5.Hateful 21.Strength Through Hope
6.Speak Out 22.Talk Is Cheap
7.Today We Live 23.Always Try
8.Wise Up 24.Walk Tall, Walk Straight
9.Having My Say 25.Positive Scene
10.Talk Is Cheap 26.Can't You See
11.Nailed To The X 27.Not Just Talk
12.Now Or Never 28.Respect
13.Always Try 29.Choice
14.Clear 30.Stand Together
15.Intro 31.K-Town Mosh Crew
16.Change Within 32.United We Stand