Too Bad Eugene - Moonlighting

Thursday 1st May 2003
Too Bad Eugene - Moonlighting
Too Bad Eugene - Moonlighting

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Tooth & Nail TND38800
RRP: £12.71

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

A lot of noisy, fast tempo, neo-punk rhythms performed with noisy passion by the guys. What sets this apart from the crowd of similarly oriented US bands is the quality of their lyrics. Not for them no-brain rants about being a girl magnet or loving their skateboards, these guys have plenty to say, witness the incisive cut of "Premodern Donna", "Charismata" or "Theological". Here's a bite from the latter: "Has it occurred to you that this is all you've ever had./A world created by perception?/Have you yet thought it through the things you see as good and bad are nothing more than learned projections, recollections from your childhood?" Thought provoking stuff indeed. The album closes with "Soli Deo Gloria". Now when was the last time you heard a punk band singing in Latin?

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