A horrible hack

Blame Game

s/t

Year Released: 2002
Format: 7"
Label: Stickfigure - Ex-Space Six
 
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
Scream. Argh. Aiiiiii. Emo riff. Twinkle bits. If you read Collective on a semi-regular basis (thank you), you probably already guessed that I enjoy this record. Sure, it's highly formulaic stuff and it doesn't break down any new boundaries but I am always up for hearing a new 7" of this style ever 3 or 4 weeks because I tend to forget about the ones I already own by then. This is 4 songs of well played, angry sounding noisy stuff that I would liken to bands like Funeral Diner. The vocals are harsh, and they have that driving melodic sound that bounces around ferociously. Every now and again they have moments of serenity, but that is pretty rare. I dunno, I don't get tired of this sort of thing I am afraid! I am listening to many other different things lately but I still will go running back to the screamy guy and his noisy emo friends and give them a big hug on a regular basis.

Worthy of note here is the random packaging. Hand made and that, very nice! I got a card of a Hockey guy called Pat Elias. I vaguely remember him from NHL '99 on my PC. I think I also got this fuckin' weird Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report. At least, I found it on my floor the other day I can't for the life of me work out where else it might have come from. It's a sheet of paper detailing a road accident in Georgia (which is where this band are from), poor old Antonio Davis drove his 1971 Buick into an unoccupied stationary vehicle. Crikey. I also got the lyrics in French and English.

This is the good shit.

Share this:





Related Reviews

Blame Game - Ask Someone
Blame Game
Ask Someone
Stickfigure, 2006

indefinable band from Atlanta's final record(?)

Blame Game - Honey And Salt
Blame Game
Honey And Salt
Stickfigure, 2005

Blame Game - Honey And Salt : cd

Blame Game - Discography Part One
Blame Game
Discography Part One
Stickfigure, 2004

Blame Game - Discography Part One : cd

Blame Game - Zann - split
Blame Game - Zann
split
Adagio830, 2003

Blame Game / Zann - split : 12inch

Coulier - Vibin'
Coulier
Vibin'
Stickfigure, 2006

Twiddly-widdly, bibbly-bobbly porn soundtrack-influenced math rock from Coulier, a band who clearly arenít taking themselves too seriously...