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Cro(w)s

Cro(w)s: Durty BunnyDurty Bunny (2002)
Crows & Pawns

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Contributed by: ramoramo
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I like Hot Water Music. I like fast paced melodic punk. If there was only a way to combine the two, then maybe I will be filled with content in my happy place. I guess Chuck Wollard (of HWM fame) heard my cries and him along with some of Gainesville, FL's all-stars (Bill Clower and James Ross of Rad.
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I like Hot Water Music. I like fast paced melodic punk. If there was only a way to combine the two, then maybe I will be filled with content in my happy place. I guess Chuck Wollard (of HWM fame) heard my cries and him along with some of Gainesville, FL's all-stars (Bill Clower and James Ross of Radon, Kaleb Stewart of As Freinds Rust) have constructed "Durty Bunny": a dark, crusty yet catchy and melodic record for all to enjoy.

Formerly known as The Sheryl Cro(w) Mags, Cro(w)s stop at nothing to win the listener over with it's opening track "There's Nothing Wrong," a simple punk rock song that makes you want to shout at the end of the track: "THERE"S NOTHING WRONG, NOTHING!!!." "Waiting For The Bleeding," "Live and Let Go", and "Everyday Revisted" brings me back to the earlier days of HWM when they had the indie/hardcore/punk sound as their own. "Everyday Revisted" also has some harmonica playing there for all you "I got the blues" fans. Hey and don't think Chris can't help you with selling some records. "#1 Hit" advises all those people that want to make it big to get a haircut, change your image, and shake that ass. I don't know if I'll listen to this advice but the Cro(w)s definitely can make me shake that ass with that tune.

The production here is what you expect when you see Rob McGregor's name on the credits: crusty but fill with spirit. Chris' vocals are at their best, shouting and yelling for the music to catch up with him. And indeed it does especially with Bill Clower's drumming skills. Don't forget that another HWM member makes his present known in this record with back-up vocals. If you've guessed Chuck Ragan, then give yourself an Oreo. Finally the cover art best describes the band with pictures of crows. Unfortunately, no dirty bunny pictures. Sorry bunny addicts.

Overall, if you're looking for old HWM mixed in with some old Bad Religion or just want to hear a good ol' fashion punk rock record, then look no further. "Durty Bunny" can give you what your punk rock side yearns for. And at the end of the eleventh track, you'll be begging for more. I know I did.

 

 
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capitalist_pig (May 27, 2007)

I hadn't heard of these guys, but I picked up the album at the Draft show in Philly. What great honest, from-the-hear, punk rock music. Of course it doesnt' match HWM at their peak, or even the Draft, but it's still an incredible album.

Anonymous (July 24, 2003)

Great Album. I like the 7" single version of #1 Hit better though. and That's Rob McGregor on the Harmonica in there. The vinyl version which will be released soon overseas will have an extra track.

-g

Anonymous (July 23, 2003)

i like the dirty Rumbleseat. Anyone else?

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

Ramo is my own personal Jesus.

-sickboi

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

To the guy who was asking about Fuel:

Hot Water Music pretty much stole the sound of Fuel mixed with Leatherface for their early stuff. They wouldn't exist if it weren't for those bands.

I've never heard this, but in other HWM side project news, I just got a copy of the freshly re-released Blacktop Cadence CD. It's not bad.

-Scott

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

"thats chris wollard, if you are going to write a review get your shit together"

ok i made one mistake. it is chris wollard. it just so happens i wrote this 4am one day and i submitted it about 2 months ago. i guess it's one way why you hardly see my name on the reviews page.

Ramo

hey_sailor (July 22, 2003)

I had never heard of this...but considering I love HWM, Radon, and AFR, I will definately be checking this out.

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

thats chris wollard, if you are going to write a review get your shit together

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

With HWM comparisons all the rage these days, I'd like to point out that the Fuel (the punk band from the early '90s, not the mainstream one) collection "Monuments to Excess" is awesome and raises the difficult question: did HWM steal their sound? I don't know much about Fuel, but HWM's "Fuel for the Hate Game" sounds like outakes from the Fuel recording sessions.

OC

funkisdead (July 22, 2003)

wow... this record rules.

tenderbransonx (July 22, 2003)

need this now... please.
Steven

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

A very solid record and an even better review. Nice work, Ramo!

hubitcherkokov

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