A horrible hack

Ann Beretta - Spraypaint


Year Released: 1999
Format: 7"
Label: Snuffy Smile
Reviewed by Ian Cavell on Jun 13, 2007
Ann Beretta are just one awesome band. 'Fuel', the first of their two tracks, is taken from the 'Bitter Tongues' album and is a good an example as any of this bands ability to write quality songs. Melodic punk-rock played with passion and energy. Not unlike Avail (or is that taking the Richmond link a little too far) but with more melody. 'Shovel', meanwhile, is an acoustic version of another album track. Usually I would frown at this sort of behaviour until said acoustic version hangs its head in shame for being such a poor imitation. But I can't bring myself to say a bad word about this track. Its beautiful.

Japanese band Spraypaint have the coolest artwork and great songs too. Its catchy pop-punk in the vain of label mates Navel and the Lovemen which I whole heartily approve of. This is good stuff and another success for Snuffy Smile.

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