One Dollar Short - Eight Days Away (Cover Artwork)

One Dollar Short

One Dollar Short: Eight Days AwayEight Days Away (2002)

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: SteveSteve
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One Dollar Short are one of the hardest working bands in Australia at the moment playing hundreds of shows and constantly touring. The first full length from this New South Wales Central Coast band has been eagerly awaited. Eight Days Away is an album loaded with catchy pop punk with an emo edge but.

One Dollar Short are one of the hardest working bands in Australia at the moment playing hundreds of shows and constantly touring. The first full length from this New South Wales Central Coast band has been eagerly awaited. Eight Days Away is an album loaded with catchy pop punk with an emo edge but it's not quite emo-punk. The album kicks of with "Shots Were Fired" fast paced with some clever use of vocal harmonies and distortions. This is a personal favourite of mine.

The second track "Is This The Part" has been getting an enormous amount of airplay throughout Australia. This song is pure pop punk, again with a backing of vocal harmonies and contains some catchy hooks. The subject matter, as you can guess, is mainly relationships but it is written in a thoughtful and mature way and the best of these songs is "Satellite". This is pretty fast, the intro is reminiscent of early Blink 182 and the song contains some delicious melodies.

Immediately following Satellite is "Colour Red", a somewhat harder song with vocal distortions and screaming effects at the end. This album is a mix of pop-punk and emo with some harder elements thrown in for good measure, the vocals are excellent and the guitar is melodic and catchy. One thing I did find with this album was that I wasn't sure which song I was listening to and the songs seem to suffer from a similar structure but it was an enjoyable disc and I recommend it to those who enjoy pop-punk but with a slight spin on it.


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Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

They're a good live band, but there CD's blow. Scotte's a really nice guy though. Most fat people are jolly....


Anonymous (June 18, 2002)

I'm sick of people judging One Dollar Short without seeing them live. I had never hard of them when they backed up the Mad Caddies (and, unfortunately Frenzal Rhomb) last year, but they blew me away. Sure, their filmclip sucks, and their recent records are over-produced pieces of garbage, but i give them credit for being an AWESOME live act. And to that Irrelevant fan... They backed up ODS last year. They rocked, yes, but they backed ODS up.

Anonymous (June 16, 2002)

George W Bush are a great Australian band from Melbourne, one dollar short can kiss my fucking arse, honestly, they can just fuck off... they look even stupider than they sound...there's lots of really great Aussie bands at the moment actually, St Albans Kids are good too

Anonymous (June 15, 2002)

I still maintain that the drumming in the song Satellite is some of the best ive ever heard. the fills are so intensely packed to the hilt with beats and so efficiently played whilst still mixing it up with slower more syncopated rolls. so complex. it scares me.

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

basically ODS dont come out of oz, simply because they are carbon copys of blink 182.. cept this dude has a lisp.. and is fatter (and before you go "dont judge people on how they look" im fat to. he still sucks). and has worse tats and piercings

to many fuckin GREAT bands exist in OZ atm but no one fuckin knows anything about them. MYC/OIP have been mentioned.

All in deep shit, pc thug, waste of spaced, boredumb, nailed down, negative reply and more outa perth

bjelke peterson youth from QLD (tooth chippen thrash! this band owns! get into em!)

deadstare, snubfighter (RIP), fuck im dead

so fuckin many.. scratch the surface and there are thousands of bands which would make ODS piss and play "thousands" MORE shows for thousands less

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

oh yes, the living end. NOT! Punk music needs to get back to the roots, well as close to, not stupid radioplay and commercial advertising and the likes all of which the well known aussie(and other)bands bathe in. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

Anonymous (June 13, 2002)

The Living End you fools.

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

nicole kidman, the lawnmower, the hillshoist clothes line,, fuck the list is endless, as for bands,,
ac/dc, already mentioned yes, but fuck they need more than one...
inxs, cold chisel, amen

as for punk...
frenzal, vicious, girls germs,
eddie would go, and bad kebab, nothing else needs to be said,,

martin (June 12, 2002)

Steve Irwin - Brilliant. Just watch out for those theiving aussies though, they try and claim New Zealanders, cheeky Bastards. Mr. Crowe, Kylie Bax etc. Check out Sommerset - one kick ass band from NZ - touring Canada and US NOW!

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

the five stars in my last post go to MUTA.ODS get a 1.and to the guy who said nothing good has ever come out of australia.....two words man.. steve irwin!

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

if you want some good australian punk try listening to MUTA

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

i wrote this review but somehow its linked me to some dude called steve from the US, i'm a steve but i'm from australia...oh yeh whoever said good things didn't come from australia well check out some Mid Youth Crisis

punky (June 11, 2002)

There are some good bands here:
-Irrelevant (go to http://www.irrelevant.live.com.au) for some mp3s
I guarantee that you won't be dissapointed.

evildeadalive (June 11, 2002)

AC/DC motherfucker. You will never top that no matter where you are from. And I gotta say they sure gotta lotta hot chicks there. And, as we all know, hot chicks rule.

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

Nothing good has EVER come out of Australia. EVER.

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

booooooo!!!! 1 buck short are boring music labelled punk. Boring! Shit! STupid!Blah!

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

This band is nothing special.

punky (June 11, 2002)

It's a good review, but seriously I can't see whats so good about them. Australian version on NFG...

Bryne (June 11, 2002)

The 1000th review...quite a milestone.

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