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    Basic Cable – “I’m Good to Drive” – [Permanent Records]

    basic_cable
    A ripper from Chicago, that doesn’t mess around. Pretty much
    from the first note tells you their going for the jugular
    in frenzied rock fashion. No artful noise interludes, not
    even a thought of a ballad. There’s some synth shoe-horned
    in between the guitars feeding back, but it’s just to make
    sure you feel something stronger. Different guys sing, one of
    ’em kind reminded me of the Icky Boyfriends. That weird snarl
    that’s nasally malaised and kind of pretend pissed off. Or
    maybe someone else, the delivery of “California Kiss” has
    an Uber Alles cadence. Well if you don’t dig it, other guys
    sing too. Rhythm section made me think of crimes committed by
    the Tyrades out of Chicago a decade back. This album kind of
    reminds me of that youthful desire for rock and roll, not just
    for the intoxication (literal and metaphorical) wrapped up in
    it but also because everything else pales in comparison.
    Ending up with “Working Isn’t Working” emphasizes that point.
    The titles almost tell a tale themselves, and the lyrics
    help squeeze out a lot of attitude. I’m guessing they want to
    be like their title, a luxury that becomes a necessity. For
    solid rawk, this will not disappoint.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 15, 2014 at 6:38 pm
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