Album Review

Stern, Marnie – “In Advance of The Broken Arm ” – [Kill Rock Stars]

Jawbone   3/13/2007   A Library, CD

What would you get if you threw Eddie Van Halen, Juliana Hatfield and a crazy drummer, like say Zach Hill of Hella in a room, locked the door and threw away the key? Why, ???In Advance of the Broken Arm???, Marnie Stern???s new Kill Rock Stars release, of course. Stacatto finger tapping electric guitar, frenectic drumming and girl-like vocals, Stern shreds and wails, while Hill produces and pounds the hell out of the skins. Often abrasive, sometimes cutesy and definitely on the trebly side, the disc has its own unique sound that sometimes wears a bit thin. It picks up at the end, though. The last three tracks are some of strongest.

Try tracks 3,5,11,12,13.


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