"Keep Talkin' Dunce" CDEP
Genre: rock, punk rock
The Superbeams specialize in grueling
rock music that expends punk abrasiveness on atypically plodding
tempos. The result, an amateurish cross between Helmet and any
given high school punk band, might have been successful had it
exercised an ounce of originality. There isn't
much to recommend here; between the spiritless chanting of
"I Love" and the
tired Bush-directed vitriol of "Big Dummy,"
this sounds as if it was as fun to record as it is to listen to
- and that isn't a
compliment. The two best tracks come last -
"Graces" is a
mildly interesting Killdozer replica, while the stoner garage
rock of "Wizard"
boasts some decidedly Blue Cheer influenced riffing. There is
some promise here, but The Superbeams desperately need a retool
before they record again.
[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by