STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4085-5110 LABEL: Tooth & Nail TND1061 FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1 RRP: £1.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Released in 1996 and originally only available on import. Alliance have the released the 5-track EP "Move To Bremerton' from punkmeistcrs MXPX. If it is possible for a punk band to mellow, it could be said that this three-piece sound ever so slightly more polished than on their earlier albums - it's amazing what a little money in the production kitty will do! But fear not! 'Move To Bremerton' is not a move to cosy rocksville, MXPX are still angry young men! And it shows! Kicking off with an alternative take on the title song which was originally to be found on "Life In General', it proves to be an energetic trip. "Easier Said Than Done" is a wonderfully crunchy thrash and "Circumstance" keeps up the pace. "Rock'n'Roll Girl" in American parlance rawks! The five song EP closes with an unplugged "Chick Magnet" recorded live on the radio! Five nuggets that continue to prove that musically MXPX deserve their reputation as an aggressive and happening live act, so long as you're not looking for deep spiritual truth.
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