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The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes: Whip It OnWhip It On (2002)
Crunchy Frog

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: jheiseljheisel
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For a number of reasons, people will probably classify the Raveonettes as a White Stripes knock-off band - the band's a two-piece, and it's one man and one woman. But that's too bad, because while the Raveonettes may share some similarities with Jack and Meg, they're definitely not copycats. Whil.
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For a number of reasons, people will probably classify the Raveonettes as a White Stripes knock-off band - the band's a two-piece, and it's one man and one woman. But that's too bad, because while the Raveonettes may share some similarities with Jack and Meg, they're definitely not copycats.

While the Raveonettes music is based in rather simplistic riffs (in fact, the Danish band adopted Dogme 95 style ethos towards producing the album, writing all the songs in the same key and using no more than three chords per song), there is a hell of a lot going on in the background.

The Raveonettes appear to have drawn equally from minimal garage rock, shoegazer and drone rock. What this means is that while each song is up front with riffs that grab you and pull you in, it's really the background noise that makes the song.

Drum machines get mixed in with general blocks of noise and feedback to make this the most atmospheric garage album I've heard.

"Whip It On" could just as easily be recommended to fans of the Stripes as it could to fans of My Bloody Valentine or Swervedriver. The Raveonettes are definitely a band to watch out for in the 2k3.

 

 
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Devious (January 31, 2003)

TO be honest i havnt heard a lot of The Ravonettes (who cares if their name is close to anyones name, you can find it a lot of places) and i like it, the style is kinda 70's i think, not like the Clash or Sex Pistols but i feel like a late 70 guy when i listen to it.

steakhouse (January 31, 2003)

this band's name is too close to raisinettes to be good. There is no candy in denmark

waste_elite (January 30, 2003)

you are pretty sad if you get all up in arms because some anonymous guy on a message board makes fun of your country.

Anonymous (January 30, 2003)

What the fuck is wrong with the denmark? The country is a fuck of a lot cleaner and less fucked than the US.

evilmidget2 (January 30, 2003)

i just got a chance to hear this the other day, and it ws really good. it also seems that every band where "garage" can be used to describe them gets shit for being repetitive, thats why you need to listen a little harder.

Anonymous (January 30, 2003)

too damn boring...sounds like the dude is just talking into a fan and rubbing his guitar on the carpet

Anonymous (January 30, 2003)

"Denmark fucking sucks dick."
Thank you for sharing your opinion, seeing that I live here, that means a lot to me, especially coming from an anonymous person.
I'll see what I can do about it....
wait a minute why was it I was supposed to take your loser comment serious again?

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

Catch some Raves, catch some Raveonettes

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

thier live show started out really good they did this really noisey cover of buddy holly ...uh i htink its called baby doll...but after 10 mins i was liek goddamn are they playing another song yet? ....when all yr songs are in the same key with the same patterns its hard to keep interest....but cheers to them and the killing of everyone on punknews message boards.

recordings (January 28, 2003)

i saw their video for *attack of the ghost riders* and just kinda sat there, wondering what the hell i had stumbled upon. is till dont really know. but the video was more interesting then the music. at least in my very humble and meaningless opinion.

jheisel (January 28, 2003)

wow i totally forgot to make a "something's rotten in denmark" hamlmet comment here. WHOOPS thanks for reminding me that it's your comment!

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

Having said that, Denmark fucking sucks dick.

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