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Lucky 7

Lucky 7: Lucky 7Lucky 7 (2002)
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So, I've heard of Lucky 7 before, but I've never actually listened to them. The first thing that popped into my head when I put in this CD was "Mxpx." The vocals are very reminiscent of Mike Herrera ala "Slowly?" and "The Ever Passing Moment." Although, of course, the vocals are not exactly like Mikes, they sound very similar, like Allen Colaneri (vocals/guitar) could be Mikes little brother. (Hey, speak of the devil, I was looking for some names of band members and Lucky 7 just happened to thank Mxpx?)

Yes, I'm going to compare them with Mxpx. Very, very similar. Some major differences however would be harmonies and guitar. Now this is my first time listening to Lucky 7, maybe they have other releases? Regardless of what other people think, yeah, they sound like Mxpx. (how many times have I said that now?)

The harmonies of Allen and backing vocalist Steven Press (bass) differ from that of Mxpx. They are more melodic and harmonious, and occur more often than in most Mxpx songs. I imagine Steve's' mouth must have been in the "O" shape during the entire recording of backing vocals from what I hear. The guitar parts are different of course, seeing as Mxpx is a three piece and Lucky 7 has four members. They are obviously able to have a more specified lead and rhythm guitar. With that said, all there is to know is that there are more solos.

Other things I noticed while listening to this is that pretty much all the songs are about girls. (but can you really blame them? No, no you can't.) Also, a reference to the "lords" help is in one of their few songs not written about a girl. I don't know if they are actually a "Christian" band or not? but uhh? Christian? Mxpx? striking similarities?

With my final thought I'd like to say that Lucky 7 is great. While pop punk is not my bag, they still do it well and are super cute in the process. Plus the CD art is great. In need of some cute sappy pop punk? Pick this up, I'm glad to give it my stamp of approval.

 

 
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hipdenver (November 3, 2010)

Allen's new project is called Italian Japanese. They released The Lush, Romantic Weirdness in 2009.

http://www.facebook.com/italianjapanese

http://www.my space.com/italianjapanese

Steven resides in Denver with his family. Although he's not in the music business anymore, he does play locally from time to time!

teena192 (August 9, 2006)

BAND UPDATE-

Lucky 7 broke up in 2003 after a United Kingdom tour with Something Corporate and Allister

Allen Colaneri joined Lances Hero and Jared plays in a band called Off Track.
Both can be found on myspace.com

Allen and Steven are writing music again. I'll keep you posted on the progress. The band name will be announced within the year. Music sounds amazing so far, you'll wanna check it out!

Lucky7 merch can still be purchased on merchdirect.com

Anonymous (July 22, 2006)

somebody please post a news article or something in a comment box here about what happened to these guys.. Please!

Anonymous (June 22, 2006)

where the hell did this band go

punkinohio (May 31, 2006)

FF about 4 years..>.. WHat happened to them!@?!?!?!

Anonymous (May 2, 2005)

rulezzz

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

excelent album

Anonymous (December 5, 2002)

I think we all got the point they sound like MXPX.

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

that california girl song sucks my left ass cheek

BostonMusicGuy (December 2, 2002)

When I was on vacation in San Diego I heard this band and this is when I was first getting the whole punk scene so I would listen to pretty much anything like blink 182 or mxpx, who I thought were the end all of the punk world. I listened to Lucky 7 and thought they were terrible. Boring, lame and repetitive. I still think that.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 2, 2002)

"super cute in the process" your kidding right? -oldpunker-

Anonymous (December 1, 2002)

Wow, I din't even know this band was still around. I have an old demo of Miss Fortune laying around somewhere..My Fathers Son was a pretty good song. They're a pretty mediocre band, but I'll give them props for doing this for so long even though they can't get poular or make any money from it

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

"Lame 7
Lame 7

LAME, LAME, LAME!
ITS ALL THE SAME!
PUNK IS DEAD,
AND ITS ALL THE SAME!"

Well fucking put!

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

"Don't compare them to MxPx?"

MxPx suck, and imitations always suck worse. Would Oasis have been better than the Beatles if they came BEFORE the Beatles? Yes, but there wouldn't BE any Oasis.

Of course, MxPx sucks and so does Lucky 7.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

This band sucks.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

Holy fuck, these guys are so much better than Mxpx. Mxpx is not as good as these guys. Mxpx is boring. Do not compare Lucky 7 to Mxpx. I don't think I've said Mxpx enough here to be as annoying as this reviewe was.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

The album is okay ... but there's one thing I have to say... the new version of "Be The One" on the album sucks so bad. I got the demo version and it's way better. I got it from mp3.com like 2 years ago, and it's faster than the new version.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

eh...a lot of kids at my school like this band. i could never really get into them.
and wussemorock, they're from somewhere in socal, but i'm not sure if it's huntington beach.

Anonymous (November 30, 2002)

What a fucking awful review

Lucky 7 have one fantastic song in My Fathers Son and the rest are very very ordinary indeed

THAT_GUY (November 30, 2002)

Good band,a year ago,when I first listened to em.Not so good CD,seems like for all the production that went into it,they sacraficed some very important details..like originality,quality,and heart.

Also,what the hell is the deal with the review ? You fuckin suck.who cares if they remind you of MxPx ? Talk about Lucky 7 or their CD "Lucky 7",not some other band.And no,they're not a christian band.Dumb fuck.Next time check into a band more before you review a CD.Next time know just how many releases they have for Christ's sake.Or at least have an inkling of how many they have.Fuck,at least know about Miss Fortune,it's only been out for like 4 years.

TahoeJeff (November 29, 2002)

nothing special about this album..it pretty much sucks. Just another cookie cutter band that will be gone in a few months.

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

Lame 7

LAME, LAME, LAME!
ITS ALL THE SAME!
PUNK IS DEAD,
AND ITS ALL THE SAME!

punky (November 29, 2002)

This band is lame...

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

i used to be all about this band, when i was like 16 but then i was like hey, this is boring

WussEmoRock (November 29, 2002)

Is this the band from Huntington Beach or is that lucky strike

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Anonymous (November 29, 2002)

I only counted once, so I'm not positive, but i'm fairly sure you said "Lucky 7" a total of 6 times in this review. Why would that seem odd? Because you say "MXPX" a total of 8 times. who is this a review of again?

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