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Deminer: Woes and So'sWoes and So's (2003)
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Is Deminer Chicago punk rock at its finest? Not really, at least not yet. Their latest release "Woes and So's" did not quite do the trick for me. These four Chicago boys are trying to master the classic 80's punk sound, but seem to leave the listener unsatisfied. I found that almost all the .
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Is Deminer Chicago punk rock at its finest? Not really, at least not yet. Their latest release "Woes and So's" did not quite do the trick for me. These four Chicago boys are trying to master the classic 80's punk sound, but seem to leave the listener unsatisfied.

I found that almost all the drum beats in each of the twelve tracks were a little too similar. There was no real variation on this album, leaving little to the imagination, and lacking diversity. I can't really put my finger on which band I would compare them too, the best description I can come up with is a Misfit-esque sound.

However, I do believe these three guys have much potential. Under a lot of the repetitive chords and beats there are a few hits of innovation. I believe it these guys expanded on these sounds, the could really be on to something. But until then they just blend into an empty noise that lacks cohesiveness and originality.

These guys are from Chicago, and after listening to their album a few times I can easily picture them playing at the Fireside in front of an "on their way to drunkenness" crowd. They seem to embody a lot of what Chicago punk rock has come to be, but at the same time, they are not doing it much justice. I would not yet classify them with Screeching Weasel, Haymarket Riot (although Deminer does include a member of Haymarket Riot), and Naked Raygun.

Only time will tell of Deminer can produce music that will deem them a spot in Chicago punk rock history.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

You care enough that dumb shit comment. Fuck face.

Anonymous (November 2, 2003)

who cares this band sucks anyways

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

This CD is great. The girl who reviewed it was either high or by the way it's written, she's in the 6th grade. 4 guys in the band? 3 guys?

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

I believe it is pronounced D-MINE-ER. Kinda like it's spelled?

Anonymous (November 1, 2003)

Yeah, i have a band-It's called I'll kick your shit talking ass...Go to www.kickyourshittalkingass.com and sing the guest book, COCKSMOKER.

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

I think this is a solid record. This reviewer puts Haymarket Riot in the same lump as Screeching Weasel? Hmm. That's interesting. No offence to HR, but different category. She is misinformed.

Anonymous (October 30, 2003)

do you have a band, assfuck? i figure if you have to be in a band to talk shit, you might as well be in a band to defend them.

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

dont_think_twice, you're about as shitty as your "witty" comment. Now go start your own band, cocksmoker

funkisdead (October 29, 2003)

i would be ashamed to know the answer to your question. its not like you're ever going to bring them up in a conversation, or anything.

Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

"at least they aint playing emo"

Is this the first comment on every review this week?
Also, how is this band's name pronounced?
It can be dem-in-er, DE-MI-ner, I'm bored...and don't know how to write out pronunciations.
-Janelle

Greenvandal (October 29, 2003)

hahaha, like the cover.

Dont like the music though...

Lunk (October 29, 2003)

wit is overrated.
not a problem this album seems to have...

dont_think_twice (October 28, 2003)

how's this for a witty comment: this band blows

Anonymous (October 28, 2003)

witty comment

Anonymous (October 28, 2003)

at least they aint playingg emo. is it over yet?

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