SOVIETTES - LP III (Fat
Wreck Chords) Believe the hype - or at least, believe me – this is
one good cd. Rockin’ beats
that’ll keep your party rollin’, plus lyrics that by turns amuse and
inspire. I especially like
“You Should Know,” “Roller Girls,” and “How Do You Like That,”
but there’s nothing on here I don’t like.
Three chicks and one guy, all sing – 2 guitars, bass and drums.
Fast paced, simple catchy melodies, passionate delivery, clean
production – what’s not to like? I
get the sense they’d be lots of fun live.
For some unknown reason I seem to have a preconceived dislike for
Fat Wreck Chords, even though they’ve never done anything to me.
But this cd is so good it made me forget about that.
Then, on top of that, they spoke to me.
The band, I mean. During
“How Do You Like That.” The
drummer (he’s the one guy in the band) sings the verses, while one of
the chicks sings the choruses. There’s
this one moment, I think it’s right before the second verse, when I
swear the guy says, just before he starts singing, “Bri-guy, here’s
the important part.” The
first time I heard him say that I was just about to fall asleep, right on
the edge, while riding the train to work.
When he said “Bri-guy” which, of course, is my Super Hero name,
I almost jumped out of my seat, thinking that someone was calling me.
Maybe the mayor, letting me know that
is under attack and in need of my Super Hero assistance.
Probably not what they had in mind, but what the hell.