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Rocking Horse Winner / The Sunday Network

Rocking Horse Winner/The Sunday Network: Live in Tallahassee, FLLive in Tallahassee, FL (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: loserjamesloserjames
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I imagine the opener looks like Tad unplugged; one gigantic man and his guitar. The opener, who I regret to say never clearly said his name, songs all sounded nearly identical, mostly sparse guitar and rather quiet vocals. At times, the singer/guitarist's singing was reminiscent of the Smashing Pump.


I imagine the opener looks like Tad unplugged; one gigantic man and his guitar. The opener, who I regret to say never clearly said his name, songs all sounded nearly identical, mostly sparse guitar and rather quiet vocals. At times, the singer/guitarist's singing was reminiscent of the Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan. I wouldn't want to call his set boring, but I think I was counting my change during his set, but at least he seemed to enjoy himself.

The following band, the Sunday Network, seem to be Tallahassee's favorites. With a member of the bad, bad Standstill, the Sunday Network had the exact same contingent of enthusiastic fans, who looked like they rushed from Express to make the show. The music of the Sunday Network sounds like an even weaker New Found Glory, and the singer/guitarist sounds like an even more nasal Chris of Dashboard Confessional. The Sunday Network's over exaggerated stage antics, which seemed to be aped from their favorite blink video, were nearly laughable. The drummer made sure to show his ??punk rock cred' by knocking down his drum kit at the end of their set.

Headliners the Rocking Horse Winner were at least ten times better musically than the Sunday Network. I expected the female fronted Rocking Horse Winner to be some vein of hardcore, considering they're on Equal Vision Records, but I was surprised when they began playing friendly indie rock. For the most part, the Rocking Horse Winner played loud, up tempo rock, mixed with the occasional soft song. The softer songs reminded my of the Corrs, which I suppose if cool if you dig the Corrs. The singer's voice was very clear and sing-songy melodic, so melodic in fact, I couldn't always understand her words. The thing which stood out the most to me about the Rocking Horse Winner was the drummer. He was absolutely amazing, often playing jazzy off tempo licks. The Rocking Horse Winner ended their show by inviting members of the audience on stage to play various percussion instruments.

To summarize, the Rocking Horse Winner are a great live band, the unnamed opener was not too bad, and the Sunday Network are simply boring, degenerate pop punk.

 

 
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Anonymous (October 3, 2002)

Funny how the only bands you can compare the Sunday Network too are those bands that are on MTV and therefore automatically suck ass. I guess the only "punk" music you know is the MTV fag bands, so who really gives a shit what you think? ... Helmet

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

diego you are gay!

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

The Sunday Network rocks and you suck my dick. Youre prob just mad cause you think you're a "punk rocker" or should i say poser. Whatever, you prob like nfg don't you. Well before you dis awesome bands, get some taste for music and don't pull shit outta your ass. diego

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

Yeah any band with some relation to "Standstill" brings out every sorority girl at florida state. I guess I'm just jealous..

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

hey pal, sorry everyone at that show didnt fit your holed jeans, tight tshirt, converse shoe, black rimmed glasses, monkey boy hair cut mold you have for a punk rocker but that doesnt take anything away from the music of TSN, you dont understand that its not just the music its the contingent of everyone that is "the network", those guys go out to put on a show for everyone and have a good time, theyre not going out there to show off for some half a critic so they can get a good review on some measly little website, your review sucks and im sure you do too, the sunday network is a rockin band and four cool ass kids, so youre the one with the problem buddy, not them, keep on jammin guys....chicago matt

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

Uh, RHW is the most boring band ever. The "singer" stands motionless in the center of the stage staring vacantly at the crowd why trying to sing the most predictable 'vocal' harmonies ever. The only thing she said during the show I saw was "We have merch for sale". Wow? Really? What a shock. I liked the vocal patterns when she sang back up for DC but on her own she flat out sucks. The guitar dude plays really plain and simple chords and guitar bits. There was a time when bands like this would have been booed off stage. Where oh where have those times gone?

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

if you want to read a bad review go read that AFI one, it was "good" heh, dont comment on my grammar it sucks, RHW is amazing, and hell id go to a concert if i never heard of a band before and then i would post a review to tell everyone how much i did like it, and who cares NFG is poppier then RHW

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

Weaker NFG, I bet nothing can get weaker than NFG. Im sorry that you had to comment on TSN like you did there unblievablely good. That guy from Standstill, well He'd kick your ass any day. And to compair any band to dashboard, you got to be fucking kidding me. All I know if you wrote this review you should be hung stabed shot then burned at the stake. Go to hell. Rock on TSN!! Forrest

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

1. First guy sounded nothing like the Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan, or anything that Billy Corgan was ever involved in.
2. Kevin sounds nothing like Chris Carraba.
3. Nothing at that show sounded anything like New Found Glory.
(Good thing you knew a few bands to compare everyone to though. Coming from someone who's seen RHW one time, you must have a really strong grasp on what you're talking about).
and
4. Clothes have nothing to do with music.

I wouldn’t want to call his set boring, but I think I was counting my change during his set, but at least he seemed to enjoy himself.

They sing better than you write.

-Tia.

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

i'm still laughing, i liked the sunday network.

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

I'm stupid that way.

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

you went to a rocking horse winner show and had never heard them before? then decided to post a review on here?

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

class or two! TWO

i cant type. sorry kids

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

thats so funny! that sunday network singer is in a class or tow with me

he's a good shit. i was gonna go hear is band but i didnt

oh well

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