|Hendricks, Karl Rock Band / World Says, The|
|Album:||World Says, The||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Hendricks, Karl Rock Band||Added:||Aug 2007|
|Label:||Surplus Anxiety Records|
|Add Date:||2007-09-23||Pull Date:||2007-11-25|
|Week Ending:||Oct 28||Oct 7||Sep 30|
|1.||Oct 24, 2007:||public noize racket |
I'm Not Crying, Karl
|3.||Sep 26, 2007:||Twixt Time and Racket |
|2.||Oct 02, 2007:||Time Traveler |
|4.||Sep 25, 2007:||Time Traveler |
Banned For Life
Indie rock with warm sound and bitter soul. Overdriven guitars, human drums and a bass to anchor. Karl was inspired by Husker Du to pick up the guitar in the late 80's and has been playing since, this is veteran old-school. He's taken what he learned from the last record and put it into concise chunks... FCC's where noted.|
+1. Mid-fast, loud. Pithy lyrics on life's disappointments, then rock-out instrumental jam in last few minutes. (This and the last track are the discs long ones)
++2.Mid fast, thick and sweet as molasses. Simple, and radio-friendly length.
3.Mid-tempo, a little easier-going, a good wailin gguitar solo at end. FCC warning "F*ed up", "goddamn" in first verse.
+4.Mid-slow. I like the interplay between all the musicians on this one. Laughably sad.
+5.Faster, straight-up rock.
6.Midtempo, starts with a brief solo then quietens, of course getting a bit louder at the end... (how did you feel when your favorite band sold out?)
+7.Midtempo, melodic, loose in the middle, noisy at the end.
+8.Quieter, unlike the rest of the album. Acoustic guitar, piano, and vocals- very wordy- a little electric guitar in the middle. You may like this song but not the rest of the disc, or vice-versa...
+9.The band gets to have fun- long instrumental intro (2.5mins), outro (5 mins). Minor key song, about keeping it together in the face of adversity/obscurity, I think.
(Disclaimer- Karl and I go way back, so I'm a bit biased. It's not my fault I got a housemate who can't help but rock out year after year. And just for this review's on-line version, here's a link to a short story Karl recently published: http://www.newyinzer.com/17.html )
|1.||I'm Not Crying, Karl||5.||The Bleedin' Obvious|
|2.||Mediocre Advice||6.||The Last Uncompromising Hardcore Band|
|3.||Irony Fails Me||7.||Underdog Park|
|4.||Banned For Life||8.||The World Says|
|9.||California In October|