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Obsessors, The / Living Under The Power Lines
Album:Living Under The Power Lines Collection:General
Artist:Obsessors, The Added:04/2010
Label:Braindart Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-05-09 Pull Date:2010-07-11 
Week Ending:11 Jul4 Jul13 Jun16 May
Airplays:1141

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 10 Jul 10:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton-Nict, Nein, Nei, Nyet, No
4.Sat, 12 Jun 10:Uncle Steve
the denial hour
2.Wed, 30 Jun 10:bobbi
public noize racket
5.Fri, 11 Jun 10:Uncle Steve
My Musical Midlife Meltdown
3.Sat, 12 Jun 10:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton-Apparition in Doomlord's Window
6.Tue, 08 Jun 10:Andy S
Static Cling

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2010-04-25 
Mostly good local (San Jose) new wavey punk that’s big on choruses. Unline a lot of SJ bands they often write good lyrics – that is writing about stuff other than getting wasted & riding skateboards. Tracks 14-16 were recorded @ KFJC.

(((1))) Funny lyrics about the local dive restraurant (off Bascom in SJ-open 24 hrs.). OK but WAAAY too redundant.
(((2))) Again leans too heavy on the chorus but otherwise pretty good.
((((3)))) Excellent punky new wave with good dual vocals.
((((4)))) Classic punk riff into moody dual vocals and “dunt-dunt-dunt” rhythm.
(((5))) So-so new wavey pop with good topical lyrics.
(((6)))) (FCC “Fucking” sung twice) Funny mid-paced tune with well-put together build up & dual vocals. Some metallic crunch guitars near the end. Plus, clown fetish lyrics.
((((7)))) Fast & punky tune with an oddly early Bad Religion meets X vibe.
(((8))) Slow ballad into poppy punk not far off from Holly & The Italians or early 90’s SJ punkers – Red #9. A little too much chorus though.
((((9)))) Tight riff & good lo-fi keyboard sound, simple & catchy poppy punk.
(((((10)))) Fast punk with the now usual dual vocals and simple approach.
((((11)))) Keyboard-laden, driving punk & new wave mix.
((((12)))) Straight up new wave then fast punk at the 2 min. mark. Well done vocally, lyrically & all else.
((((13))))) Solid cover of the Devo classic.
((((14)))) Rockin’ punk with a nice chorus + wailing guitars.
((((15))))) Fast, poppy punk with good dual vocals.
((((16)))) Bare bones riffing but slightly jagged tempo with a huge a 70’s-early 80’s LA punk style.

Track Listing
1.Doomsday Cafe 9.Cherry-O
2.Wire Tap 10.Soccer Mom
3.Detrimental Decline 11.Crossfield
4.Swim Boy 12.Unmedicated Love
5.Emily Louise 13.Gates Of Steel
6.Freakin' The Clown 14.She's A Klepto
7.Robot Brain 15.Best Daughter
8.Jimmy's Jacket 16.Zombie Family