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The Thermals: Fuckin A [Mar. 1st, 2004|05:49 pm]
collating bones
YES. EXACTLY. In a savagely bad mood, I put it on so loud I could feel it, and FELT IT--same basic strategies as the last one, thank God, just a little less in-the-red-of-the-cassette recorded. Listen: I don't WANT this band to "evolve," especially, and I don't think they're going to, if album #2 is this close to album #1. What they're doing right now is basically inexhaustible, in a way that the first-four-albums Ramones (their nearest analogue in a lot of ways, even though they don't sound at all Ramones-like, really) weren't quite: Hutch's smartness/dumbness hybrid is different from Joey/Dee Dee's--it's not like they're going to tell us a joke they've already told us better. Or, to put it another way, I see no reason they're not going to be make good albums in four days as long as they feel like it.