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Sixer: Beautiful TrashBeautiful Trash (2002)
BYO Records

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Social Distortion and the Clash are, hands down, two of the greatest punk bands of any era. Combining the sounds of the two runs the risk of sounding either derivative and unoriginal or sounding… well… like Sixer. The ex-Ann Beretta members (and company) wear their influences on their sleeves, ch.
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Social Distortion and the Clash are, hands down, two of the greatest punk bands of any era. Combining the sounds of the two runs the risk of sounding either derivative and unoriginal or sounding… well… like Sixer.

The ex-Ann Beretta members (and company) wear their influences on their sleeves, channeling similar sounds of the Swinging Utters, early Dropkick Murphys and "…Wolves" era Rancid to craft an album of catchy punk rock & roll. The opening track "Unusual" chugs along with a rhythm reminiscent of Green Day's "Hitching A Ride" only to explode into a driving chorus that cements the band's style as their own. "Truckstop Jesus" follows, a powerful rock song playing like "White Light…" era Social D'. The real gem of the album however is "Hero," which displays the best of the band's songwriting, no-nonsense lyrics and flawless incorporation of their influences. The equally catchy "American Heartbreak" plays out like a great Clash tune, with smart, well-crafted verses and an utterly infectious chorus. ….

Thematically the band hits on a lot of drinking songs and southern rock influences. In a few rare occurrences this may weaken the songs (the chorus to "RS3" isn't exactly Shakespeare), but at other times other times the band manages to mesh so completely, as in the awesome "Furious & Outdone," that all flaws are forgotten. The album closes on a high-note with "Tired Of Waiting," which builds on a ridiculously catchy shout along chorus into one of the most memorable songs I've heard this year.

Sixer have hold of a style and energy that's sorely missing from so many bands today. It's a recognition that rock & roll has much deeper roots than many young bands choose to tap. They aren't the most original group out there, but their music will prove to have more longevity…

 

 
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Anonymous (July 21, 2003)

being appart of sixer's street team makes me feel like they are a kind of band that has really good music. They are really good in show and they now what punk is.

MrVeryDrunk (December 12, 2002)

If you like Sixer then I suggest you check out Pistol Grip.

Anonymous (July 10, 2002)

Check them all over the fucking states. http://www.byorecords.com hit the tours button and see where they are playing next.

-David @ BYO

Anonymous (July 10, 2002)

I just saw them Philly, and they rocked out... I found the light

Anonymous (July 5, 2002)

talk more shit, its good for business

Anonymous (July 5, 2002)

Like it or not...................it's still better than new found glory.

Anonymous (July 3, 2002)

If it aint controversial, it aint shit, these guy's are badass!!! Yee Haww for the Southern Gents!!! Oh and I aint in the band neither!!!

Anonymous (July 2, 2002)

Their laundry isnt dirty though. Thats the point. Whats rock with answering off-base attacks? and Saving Grace rocked! and no im not in the band. however I know them and know they are honest good guys that play damn amazing rock androll.

Anonymous (July 2, 2002)

Oooh, let's get some more gossip and shit talking! Sixer's first album stunk. I don't think I'll bother with this one. Regardless of that, I just hope the band doesn't take the time to air their dirty laundry here. That's really lame.

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

I love SIXER, they are my new favorite band, I got the BYO sampler and the Sixer song is my favorite, I want the cd

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

dude seriously if u dont have this record soon u r dum. the MP3 on the BYO site is so fuckin awesome. best song ive heard in forever its on the sampler too BUY IT NOWWW!!

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

This album KICKS ASS!!! Enough said.

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

Hmmm, this is Leer, and Im glad that alot of people are digging this record and we do appreciate it, as far as stealing songs from "Worthless" I remember the story a little different, I remember the band giving us a demo tape, and us (AB) listening to it in the van, after that.. the tape disapeered and we wrote a record, and a song was presented to me for me to sing, all of it was written already, and ROBBIE wanted to do a call and answer song, I just sang the part that was written out for ME, and also nor I or Chris were kicked out of that sorry band, we knew the band was a fake attempt at what we wanted to do,and now there is SIXER...and thanks to all the people who are defending me but once again people dont know what the hell they're talkng about and will use any excuse to promote themselves.Thanks for you time.

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

How can he be a putz? Leer did steal "Fire in the Hole" from Worthless. Even if Robbie's songwritiing blows in comparison to Leer's, at least Robbie has never plagiarized a song from another band. I'd rather be a sucky song writer than a fucking thief. If you want to idol worship and respect people who steal songs, go for it. This has nothing to do with whether or not the Sixer album is better than anything AB has put out. In fact AB is rather bland, but this isn't the point here.

Anonymous (June 30, 2002)

Youre a putz. The best thing Leer and Chris ever did was bolt from AB. Sixer is 20Xs the band AB was, and Leer is 1,000Xs the songwriter that Robbie is. Ever hear that "Foundation" record? Yeah, where did all those songs come from? Boy, Foundation sure does sound a lot like FARMINGTON, which is Leer and Chris's side project. Whatever, this record fucking rules.

Anonymous (June 30, 2002)

I really don't like this band because Leer (vocals and guitar) likes to steal songs from other bands. He was kicked out of Ann Beretta after he stole a song from the New Jersey band Worthless and released it as his own on the Ann Beretta release, To All Our Fallen Heroes. Integrity lacking.

sickboi (June 30, 2002)

Another fine RVA band. Damn, its almost unfair.

Anonymous (June 29, 2002)

I heard that they are touring with The Unseen this month??? I love this CD!!!

Anonymous (June 29, 2002)

I think this album will be one that makes all punk bands to reconsider what they do!!! It is great and so is the live show.

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