Everybodyduck - Still Know How To Groove

Thursday 1st October 1998
Everybodyduck - Still Know How To Groove
Everybodyduck - Still Know How To Groove

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Diadem 9219312252

Reviewed by James Lewis

Everybodyduck are, I guess, a popular band with festivals and colleges. Musically they take a cup of grunge-lite that has become epidemic since dcTalk's crossover success in the States, and add a dose of "wackiness" that may or may not be to your taste. Think of a 90's US version of Fat And Frantic and you are starting to get the picture. For me that album is a bit hit-and-miss - a couple of songs tread a line between satire and finger-pointing. Nor am I able to quite make the leap of empathy that is required to compare an eight year old's disastrous birthday party to the rejection Jesus faced before His crucifixion. It's not all bad, however, and the title track has a playful swing at the stereotypes of Christians. Those looking for direct Christ-centred lyrics will be happy, but those who connect with a more personal approach in songs will probably want to look elsewhere. Not a bad album, but with stiff competition for your musical pounds these days, I'm not sure this has the edge to beat the others.

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