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La Motta

La Motta: Love CaliforniaLove California (2004)
Does Everyone Stare?

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: David Lawrence
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La Motta's eponymous debut album was an unhurried, three chord affair, with a sunny, feel-good vibe - not unlike the Ramones on Ritalin. Eyebrows raised slightly, therefore, to find that (with the exception of the title track, lifted straight from 'La Motta') this 5 track EP has the TINIEST hint of.

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La Motta's eponymous debut album was an unhurried, three chord affair, with a sunny, feel-good vibe - not unlike the Ramones on Ritalin. Eyebrows raised slightly, therefore, to find that (with the exception of the title track, lifted straight from 'La Motta') this 5 track EP has the TINIEST hint of an axe to grind. I can't say for sure, but I've a suspicion that main-man, Sean Friesen (ex-Asexuals), might have had a beach towel or two pilfered since his band's last release.

Don't get me wrong, LM are still chewin' out a rhythm on their bubblegum, but songs like 'Bondage' and 'Opposites' bounce along with unprecedented urgency, and, given sufficient volume, just might annoy the neighbors. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives cover, 'Safety Operation', slots seamlessly into position, and, courtesy of Friesen's trademark drawl, could easily be mistaken for a La Motta original.

Strictly filler surf punk instrumental, 'Rad Rad World' closes the deal, and in so doing, provides confirmation (as if it was needed) that Sean's been out in the sun too long. Still 4 out of 5 ain't bad.

 


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Anonymous (March 31, 2004)

i'd to know more of how the band sounded. i didnt get much of that from this review. i didnt like this review but i do like motta so i dont care.

Anonymous (March 30, 2004)

Great band - Great lifestyle (California, Surfing)

Anonymous (March 30, 2004)

the weed.

Anonymous (March 30, 2004)

sounds craptastic....score's for the artwork.

Anonymous (March 30, 2004)

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