Kickstarter - 2010 - One Stop Shop
01. Not Thinking About You
02. Cheap Disguise
03. If I Could
04. Feeling The Wine
05. 92 Suicide
06. Sometime In June
07. Too Bad
08. Hanging On B Street
09. Drinking Game
10. Hot Rod City
Nice! Something fresh, something raunchy, something…not sleazy as we know it! KICKSTARTER is a three-piece Punk ‘n Roll band from San Francisco, releasing their very first record on the Excelsior Records label. By looking at the cover, it makes me wanna get a six-pack of beers, put my Easy Rider VHS tape on and burp away as long and hard as I please. To be honest, I expect a lot from these guys musically; since they have their toned-down semi ‘biker’ looks. I’m very sorry for the girls; no teased hair, tight pants and eyeliner. Just plain Cock ‘n Roll.
Let’s see…”Not thinking about you” is pretty okay. Recorded like Guns ‘n Roses plays: dirty. A great opening track…just like a KICKSTART (haha…)
Unfortunately, “Cheap Disguise” is less interesting. A bit chaotic if you ask me. Maybe it’s because of the L7’s “Shitlist” Grunge-influence I hear throughout the song. But other listeners who don’t know L7 won’t bother it at all probably. The badass guitar riff kicks major tail by the way; Zodiac
And we’re heading for the first Punk influenced tracks. “If I Could”, “Feeling the Wine” and “92 Suicide” really give you a punch (or more) in the gut. Vocalist Chris Ban has a typical Punk Rock voice, which fits the music perfectly. If you love the early ‘90’s Punk bands like Millencolin and Lagwagon, this is your thing.
“Sometime in June” and “Too Bad” has the same Punk influences as the previous songs. Pretty good ones, since it reminds me of the old Punk band “Los Olvidados”, vocal wise and musically. It feels good being reminded about the Skate scene when I was a little rocker. Kickstarter probably wouldn’t care more or less, but anyhow: Thanks!
Hmm…but where the hell has the “biker Rock ‘n Roll” attitude gone? It gets a little bit too Punky right now, even for me. Only the last song is blues/country influenced, thank God.
It’s pretty damn hard to give a verdict about “Next Stop Shop”. If you like Punk ‘n Roll; Get this one. If you like Rock ‘n Roll: Mwah…keep looking for other bands ‘n albums. My advice for Glam ‘n Sleaze fans? Get the f*ck out, as mr. Bach would say. Nothing Glam or Sleazy to find here, sorry. Anyway, it’s pretty entertaining, but it could have been better when Kickstarter added some variety in their Punk ‘n Roll music.
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