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Bullet Train To Vegas

Bullet Train To Vegas: Profile ThisProfile This (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: maverickScott
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As famous rapper Nelly likes to say occasionally, "Hot shit!" Bullet Train To Vegas is a breath of fresh air in both the current music scene as well as my personal CD collection. BTTV comes barreling out of the gate on this 6 song EP with post-punk aggression matching the likes of At The Drive-In .
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As famous rapper Nelly likes to say occasionally, "Hot shit!" Bullet Train To Vegas is a breath of fresh air in both the current music scene as well as my personal CD collection. BTTV comes barreling out of the gate on this 6 song EP with post-punk aggression matching the likes of At The Drive-In or perhaps the Blood Brothers, combined with the Honor System's unique take on melody.

But this band is definitely better than some half-assed comparison. There's a lot going on here, and I don't even know where to begin. Each song on this disc is honed to be an aural assault on your ears, but at the same time each is sprinkled with enough melodicism to have your head bobbing and your finger pointing. What's that, want a song you can play air [insert instrument of choice here]? Just check out opening track "Bedding With Swine" for all your headbanging needs - it's easily MP3 of the Week worthy.

The EP's title track is a more straightforward rock song that reminds me of someone, but I just can't put my finger on it. "Nice Going Laslo" has a cool lead guitar part laced through it that brings the ATDI comparisons right back into the mix, but there's also a bit of a heavier Sparta/lighter Glassjaw sound showing up.

In short, this is a highly impressive debut from a band that wasn't even on my radar before now, and probably wasn't on yours either. There's a lot of talent here, and this band could easily be the "next big thing" if the right people heard them.

MP3s
Bedding With Swine
This Heart Could Crush You
Profile This
Nice Going Laslo

 

 
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Anonymous (November 24, 2005)

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Anonymous (September 11, 2003)

wait, can some one varify this egging?

burstandbloom (September 8, 2003)

These guys are rad. They play free show after free show and they sound good.

Anonymous (September 8, 2003)

Right Thurr.

St. Louis style.

Oh, it's not that bad."

"I see somebody is listening to Chingy"

my question is why isnt chingy a st lunatic? and is instead associated with disturbing tha peace and luda's crew down in the ATL?

Anonymous (September 8, 2003)

"oh well. ALOHA and DO YOU COMPUTE are two other good drive like jehu songs you should download, and then buy the album."

those are far from being the best DLJ songs.

Anonymous (September 7, 2003)

Hey! Bullet Train to Vegas is a Drive Like Jehu song!

...evildeadalive

jheisel (September 7, 2003)

these comments make me wish i had a better connection than 56k so i could download this shiz. oh well. ALOHA and DO YOU COMPUTE are two other good drive like jehu songs you should download, and then buy the album.

Anonymous (September 7, 2003)

one of the kids in this band egged arnold schwarzenegger this last tuesday.. but he got away.. did anyone see that on the news??

javier (September 7, 2003)

is a good album

Anonymous (September 7, 2003)

the singer was in adamantium (who toured with death by stereo and bane) back in the day...

Anonymous (September 6, 2003)

very very promising

musical-monkey (September 6, 2003)

really digging those mp3s that were in the review. definetly gonna get this

Anonymous (September 6, 2003)

the kids in this band are big jehu fans and of all the old san diego bands like pitchfork,heroin,etc.... watch out for the new full length they are recording soon..its gona kick some ass

TenderBransonx (September 6, 2003)

Somebody said refreshing.. gotta agree. Nice stuff.
Steven

Anonymous (September 6, 2003)

i saw these guys with planes mistaken for stars, and these guys and planes put on a really good show. Just ask Crego.

Anonymous (September 6, 2003)

"Right Thurr.

St. Louis style.

Oh, it's not that bad."

I see somebody is listening to Chingy.

Ramo
(getting crunked up)

Anonymous (September 6, 2003)

there is also a band here in phoenix called Bullet Train to Moscow.

REALPUNX4LIFE (September 5, 2003)

Hey, Drive Like Jehu has a song called Here Come the Rome Plows, just in case you missed it the first ten times someone pointed out that Drive Like Jehu has a song called Bullet Train to Vegas. Dorks.

Anonymous (September 5, 2003)

so wait, this band sounds like drive like jehu and uses one of their most popular songs as a name?

ugh.

Anonymous (September 5, 2003)

there's a song by drive like jehu called bullet train to vegas. (for all you poseurs)

Anonymous (September 5, 2003)

That's wierd. I like Jehu, don't like pop punk, but like this. Guess your little theory just doesn't pan out.

Anonymous (September 5, 2003)

there's a drive like jehu song called bullet train to vegas

REALPUNX4LIFE (September 5, 2003)

I notice Drive Like Jehu in there too, but that's just because I'm a sucker for names.

Anonymous (September 5, 2003)

bullet train to vegas is a drive like jehu song for all you pop punkers

KirbyPuckett (September 5, 2003)

Right Thurr.

St. Louis style.

Oh, it's not that bad.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(Sex on a train)

FortyMinutesWest (September 5, 2003)

I like it.

Anonymous (September 5, 2003)

these guys rocked orlando about two weeks ago. I caught a huge drive like jehu sound.

Anonymous (September 5, 2003)

I've had this EP for months, it's pretty good. They have played with PGMG a few times now also.

~jacobe

Anonymous (September 5, 2003)

Ya, I totally hear the ATDI influence. It's still really awesome though, refreshing!

maverick (September 5, 2003)

Oh yeah, in case anyone cares-
this band features ex-members of Give Until Gone. I didn't mention that because I'd never heard of Give Until Gone.

So there you go.

-Scott

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