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Ritter

Ritter: Six Degrees of VariationSix Degrees of Variation (2004)
Jump Start Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Named after a street in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and not the late, great actor, Ritter plays an excellent skate punk style that's actually quite good for the derivative genre they're doing. The EP's title speaks for itself. All six songs on this EP all differ in tempos a bit too much to justify .
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Named after a street in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and not the late, great actor, Ritter plays an excellent skate punk style that's actually quite good for the derivative genre they're doing.

The EP's title speaks for itself. All six songs on this EP all differ in tempos a bit too much to justify the skate punk label, because also incorporated is some melodic pop and new-school post-punk in the vein of Gastby's American Dream, and it helps shift the environment significantly, but not dramatically. There is also a distinct change in moods frequently, whether it be dark, downtrodden apathy, or an upbeat, almost-happy Lagwagon feel. Consistently through is this direct urgency that reminds me of the Methadones' "Solitude." The vocalists are also solid, by singing not too deep but not at all whiny or nasally.

They even put Edgar Allen Poe's "Alone" to music, and use a bit of metal-influenced riffing and growls that sound much less out of place than they should be, with a slight amount of piano in the bridge to cap it off.

There's a great amount of potential Ritter holds, and we'll just have to wait and see if they can make that common transition to a solid, if not great, full-length.

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Anonymous (October 15, 2004)

wow, this band is amazing, i'm really glad to say that i've shared the stage with them at crocodile rock cafe back on august 22. on behalf of Stanley, my band, you guys kick ass and keep rocking

Anonymous (March 8, 2004)

Everyone click this link and then the number it tells you to click.

My Army!

Anonymous (March 8, 2004)

shit, tough crowd. i know the one song off the Jumpstart site that you can download...(my soundcard ate shit so i cant stream anything)...but its really well written. The lyrics are decent and its catchy but not uber-catchy. A good sound all in all.

TR

Anonymous (March 7, 2004)

Anonymous (March 6, 2004)

i havent heard this album but being from the same area in PA as them i have had to see them open for many a band. id say i have seen them open atleast 7 times. usually if you cram something down my throat this much it usually sticks but not with this band. this band is mediocore at best and i should probably be supporting them cause thats the nice thing to do but i wont.

i12e

Anonymous (March 5, 2004)

Score is for converting "wanker" to "wanky".

-sickboi

Anonymous (March 5, 2004)

InaGreenDase is as wanky as his favorite band.

-BSD

inagreendase (March 5, 2004)

I don't know sickboi, I think he's got you there!

Anonymous (March 5, 2004)

I like anything good. Which this is not.

-BSD

Anonymous (March 5, 2004)

And if you like something, it's usually redundant, 2 1/2 chord rhetoric.

-sickboi

Anonymous (March 5, 2004)

Three's Company sucked, and I'm sure the street does, too. If InaGreenDase likes something, you know it's trendy trash.

-BSD

Anonymous (March 4, 2004)

This band is awesome, I've seen them before in State College

Anonymous (March 3, 2004)

hey dont fuck with the black pantherz crew biatche, down here representing in richmonds east side! booya!

Anonymous (March 3, 2004)

you are correct, NR and Ritter are friends

Anonymous (March 3, 2004)

correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he was reffering to the No Regrets crew as in a band and its members, not as in a "crew" of tough guys. Crew is a perfectly fine word in that sense.

Anonymous (March 3, 2004)

Crews.....bahahahaha, when will you kids learn. And to any Richmond kids, nice one with the "Guerilla Crew" trying to start shit with Poison the Well. You are some hardcore dudes.

Nerds.

-sickboi

inagreendase (March 2, 2004)

"inagreendase, u see the taking back sunday show at the downtown for 4/15?"

No...

Anonymous (March 2, 2004)

they're great guys, and are exploding around the SJ and PA area. Love to Ritter from the No Regrets crew

Anonymous (March 2, 2004)

they're dickheads and have no real following here from where they're from. see how far that gets them.

gatecrasher (March 2, 2004)

score is for Edgar Allan Poe

Anonymous (March 2, 2004)

I loved three's company!

Anonymous (March 2, 2004)

inagreendase, u see the taking back sunday show at the downtown for 4/15?

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