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Red Hot Valentines/Retro Morning - split CD (Cover Artwork)

Red Hot Valentines / Retro Morning

Red Hot Valentines/Retro Morning: split CDsplit CD (2002)
Double Zero Records

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: maverickScott
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It's crap. This CD is 20 minutes of crap, crammed into a plastic jewel case with disembodied breasts on the cover. That is how sterile and generic this music feels. First up are the Red Hot Valentines. I've never liked this band, since the first time I saw them over 2 years ago. Their schtie .


It's crap. This CD is 20 minutes of crap, crammed into a plastic jewel case with disembodied breasts on the cover. That is how sterile and generic this music feels.

First up are the Red Hot Valentines. I've never liked this band, since the first time I saw them over 2 years ago. Their schtie bands on this CD [which isn't saying much]. In their three songs, they at least try to vary up the tempo and style in which they play their keyboard heavy emo-pop. Think Sig Transit Gloria with a better singer for this band [also, old Get Up Kids comes to mind, but it's not nearly as good].

The best thing this CD has going for it is the fact that one of the Red Hot Valentines looks just like the guy who played Goose in "Top Gun" and Dr. Green on "ER." Other than that, this CD is just like the artwork it contains - fake, plastic, and cold.

 

 
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Anonymous (February 12, 2003)

To the person with the comment below: Nat was just a puppet in Retro Morning. He played what Dan told him to and sang what Dan told him to. Sig Trans was a pile of turdmeat.

RHV rock tho!

Anonymous (January 9, 2003)

Sig Transit and Retro Morning are comparable because they have a common member in Nate, the guitarist.

Either way they broke up so let the insults fly.

RHV is pretty meh.

Anonymous (January 7, 2003)

you're a turd.

there.

enjoy.

Gestaltisgod (January 7, 2003)

This album may not be the be all end all release of the past ten years, but cut it a little slack. These two bands are quality people and do put on a fun live show. Some of the songs on the cd rock. If you are into power post synth post aggro super post rock then this maybe the CD for you. Cutting the fellas down anonymously may be cool for you but providing no constructive criticism is just plain a waste of time... Feel free to cut me down anonymously I enjoy it... The RHV's song could be mixed a little it better. The cuts kinda sound rushed... I know mixing isn't cheap. Anyway lates.

Anonymous (January 7, 2003)

say what you will about RHV but Retro Morning is pretty cool. Their songs have lots of good tempo changes and catchy melodies. I like them.

Anonymous (January 5, 2003)

so is murder by death.

Anonymous (January 5, 2003)

Sig Transit Gloria is better than these bands.

evildeadalive (January 4, 2003)

that doesn't make any sense...

Anonymous (January 2, 2003)

ska is to punk as shit is to animals.

Anonymous (January 2, 2003)

"i think that synth is to emo/indie as ska is to punk."

uh... I get the feeling that you know nothing about music from that comment.

Anonymous (January 1, 2003)

sounds the same way shit smells.

maverick (January 1, 2003)

How cheap are we talking about here? I'll sell you mine.

-Scott

Anonymous (January 1, 2003)

Not bad...sounds like pop punk with a synth added. If I saw the cd somewhere for cheap, I might buy it.

Anonymous (December 31, 2002)

rhv's manager works for polyvinyl... go figure.

Anonymous (December 31, 2002)

i love this cd. that's funny you say that. i've always loved the red hot valentines. i think that synth is to emo/indie as ska is to punk. i've loved the rhvs ever since my friend gave me a copy of their "there is no plan b" ep a few years ago. they put out another cd on double zero which was great, too. i think polyvinyl did a good job signing this band.

"bring back the good times" is a great song.

as for retro morning, i think they have a whole lot of potential. the singer needs to sing a little more and they've got it.

i've seen the rhvs live once too and i thought they were great.

i guess it's all opinion.

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