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FUNCTION RECORDS – Label Sampler #1 (Function)

Posted: June 17th, 2005, by Chris S

8 band label sampler. S’alright. Lots of bands who seem really angry about something but I am none the wiser as to what it is that has narked them so. Escanna sound more metal than I recall. You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons remind me of Trail Of Dead (maybe it’s the name). I remember seeing them play and the bassist hammering living shit out of his bass within about 30 secs. Despite their track having a “nur-nur nur-nur nur-nur nur-nur NUH NUH” bit it’s rocking enough to do it for me. Menendez are the surprise package. A bit like Quickspace/Stereolab and all that jazz it makes a welcome relief from all the noise and it’s a proper tune too. For Trucks is a pretty, woosily tuned, Drag City styled deal with some really raging full on “I have had enough to drink thank you barman” vocals and the song lasts about 13 seconds.
The less testosterone the better I think.

Chris S

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.


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