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june 2010

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info opinion

The Wannabe Hasbeens

"Former Trans Future Vol. 1" CDR EP


Genre: alt rock, pop/rock

December 2007

What you get with The Wannabe Hasbeens is competently written late-90s/early-2000s alternative rock music, replete with decent hooks and enough energy to keep people listening. There isn't a fragment of originality on this six song EP, but for melodic reasons alone, "Hey, George Bailey" and "Gimme Substance" have the potential to win over a decent set of fans. I could see these guys perhaps getting things together and landing a minor radio single, but their lack of a distinctive sound will prevent them from amassing a dedicated and long-lasting fanbase - unless they add something of their own to the music in the future. Keep at it, guys - it sounds like you've got the chops.



Fun Fact:

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 6 tracks, 26:11, distributed by the band, released 2007]