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THE ANSWER – Into the gutter (CD)

Posted: March 28th, 2006, by Simon Minter

You don’t give me much to go on here, do you PR people? A single-track CD, with scant information beyond a release made up of carefully-dropped names (“…support slot for Deep Purple”, “Produced… with the legendary George Young… at London’s Olympic Studios (Studio 1, used by Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix”). Okay, okay, the illusion of mysterious-yet-connected heavy rockers has been created. ‘Into the gutter’ starts up with a riff gnarled from Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ and quickly power-chords and blues-slides its way into deepest yelping Led Zep/Who/The Darkness* territory. Utterly, utterly derivative and in no way contributing to the furthering of music in new and exciting directions; but I suspect that the band are happy enough where they are. Presumably they’d prefer to be supporting Deep Purple thirty years before now, but there you go.


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Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


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