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Horace Pinker

Horace Pinker: Red Eyed RegularRed Eyed Regular (2003)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Pop-punk veterans Horace Pinker released this teaser EP just around a year ago, so I apologize for a review of it coming so late. Wait...the full-length isn't out yet? Oh, nevermind then. Actually, these songs were originally labeled as alternate versions of songs on a following full-length. The.
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Pop-punk veterans Horace Pinker released this teaser EP just around a year ago, so I apologize for a review of it coming so late. Wait...the full-length isn't out yet? Oh, nevermind then. Actually, these songs were originally labeled as alternate versions of songs on a following full-length. The idea is apparently scratched however, now that an upcoming 'discography' of B-sides and rarities is in the works.

Nonetheless, Red Eyed Regular is a nice little number that showcases the band's admirably catchy if not completely distraught, emotionally diverse style. The Jawbreaker sound is still slight, but now slowly fading, now that bassist Chris Bauermeister has left, swiftly replaced by Greg Mytych. "More At Home" balances itself between being an uplifting plea and a midtempo beg, while they definitely make a Gazing At Laces cover all their own with their style. The throaty vocals and dirty-sounding chords place a really restrained but at the same time urgent feel to the songs.

However, the last track, a live version of "Brian's Song" recorded at the Groez Rock Festival in Belgium, has horrid quality. It sounds like it was recorded inside of a ditch, with the guitars sounding completely distorted and the vocals giving off a terrible echo.

If you were planning on picking this up, you probably would have by now. For the others, I'm sure there's better stuff worth your time in the back catalog.

 


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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 (April 7, 2004)

Copper Regret and Pop Culture were amazing journies into the inner void of the soundscape sanctum. Uh, they were good, catchy records. The guitar playing was sweeeeet.

Anonymous (April 4, 2004)

These guys would gain more attention if they changed their name to Horse Porker.

funkisdead (April 4, 2004)

i read that article too, he left for school, don't talk mindless shit.
this band rocks.

Anonymous (April 4, 2004)

the new full length is still coming out, albeit after a long delay

lieutenant (April 3, 2004)

Or, if you prefer: medio-core.

Holy shit, though I've seen it as a song title, I never understood that joke until just this moment. Silly me. It's clever.

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

I read in Punk Planet that Chris denied that and said he left the band because he was too busy with school.

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

It's a shame how under-rated this band is considering the kind of crap that's popular right now.
also, it's my understanding Chris had little to do with the song writing on Copper Regret
(which was a great ep). I just wish they would play in Southern California again. Looking at their tour page they only play in Europe now. that sucks, I'd like to see them live.

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

I read that Chris left because all Horace Pinker wanted was to put "featuring a member of Jawbreaker" stickers on their records. It makes sense to me, since HP has always been astonishingly mediocre. Or, if you prefer: medio-core.

lieutenant (April 3, 2004)

I won't lie, I never really liked this band but just had an interest because of Chris. Upon his departure I realized that this band has become void to me.

ThatotherGuy (April 3, 2004)

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