Over The Hill - Do We?
What's too old for punk rock? Isn't that really the point to punk rock, Fu*k Off, I do what I want when I want. In that aspect, what's too amateur for punk? What's too slow? O' I could go on all day pissing off several imbalanced characters at several unmentionable sites, but by all accounts, I consider Over The Hill Folk/Punk. Thoughout their LP "Do We?" there are measures of folky metallic acoustic melodies. Something about the groove of "Looking For A Spark" leaves me with Scottish Texas vibe. The lead vocals are just out of tune with the rhythm and blues, but still there's nothing boring about this track.
"Dead Of Night" is one of those punky more Rockabilly jams. Without a doubt these guys would be worth cover charge, and possibly enjoyeable at something Bonnaroo. I can tell you this much, a lack of production is a plus here. Such as in "Dead Of Night" where several times lead vocals go beyond the microphones decibels and it was left in. This is recording I prefer, more raw. "Beyond Beyond" has a nice blues feel to start, and even the lead vocals start in more of a Vedder tone. "Blood In My Mouth" is another favorites. Reminds me a bit of another jagged edged Austin, TX band Folk/Punkers Amplified Heat.
I don't know if Over The Hill is too old or uncool for those aforementioned neo punk prisses, but I will classify this as good 'ole fashioned, produced in the shed Rockabilly. I dig the diversity of instruments and genres, and most of all I'm all about the garage style recording.
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