Devoted Molded - Mr Bill's Wild Ride

Tuesday 1st February 2000
Devoted Molded - Mr Bill's Wild Ride
Devoted Molded - Mr Bill's Wild Ride

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1692-26679
LABEL: Screaming Giant SG113

Reviewed by Alex Figgis

Dubbed as being "ultra-punk", Devoted Molded ride out on the current crest of the recent wave of "modern" punk music which has flooded the hard music scene. Raw, passionate and with a distinctively "garage" rock feel to their music, Josh Young (drums), Jon Shanbarger (guitars/vocals) and Greg Schneider (bass) emerge with an original debut. 'Mr Bill's Wild Ride' is intelligently well written, delivered and produced by the band. With such titles as "Lickety Split", "Home Fries", "Fuzzy Wuzzy" and "Speedy In A Blanket", evidently have a keen sense of humour but never fail to present themselves honestly and with a keen sense of wit. 'Mr Bill's Wild Ride' contains some compellingly delivered, fast paced, groove-orientated anthems such as "I Brought You Flowers", the eclectic title cut and the hard rocking "Tentative". Devoted Molded's debut offering reveals a refreshing take on punk music by a band of highly talented individuĀ­als.

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