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Rehasher: Off Key MelodiesOff Key Melodies (2004)
No Idea Records

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Rehasher's debut Off Key Melodies is one of the records where the sticker on the front will help it sell a surplus of copies. Unlike the marketing tactics of Victory Records, the talent on this shiny sticky object will fairly justify your purchase The group features the imbecile vocals and guita.
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Rehasher's debut Off Key Melodies is one of the records where the sticker on the front will help it sell a surplus of copies. Unlike the marketing tactics of Victory Records, the talent on this shiny sticky object will fairly justify your purchase

The group features the imbecile vocals and guitar work of Roger from Less Than Jake. Supporting him proudly on guitar and bass respectively are Geis and Gui from Army of Ponch, as well as the drummer from their other project, Savage Brewtality, Jake. The quartet is quite the group of Gainesville stalwarts.

The upbeat opening guitar melodies of "Lift!" felt pawned straight from LTJ and made me quite nervous, fearing Off Key Melodies would appear as another B- is for B-Sides, which toted a similar release date. Resemblances to the ska/punk legends are quickly left in the dust as record progresses. The all-star lineup comes through and ignites simplistic three-chord punk rock via a vigorous charge. The tattered formula is assailed with innovation on "Sinking," containing slick guitar hooks, timely breakdowns to caress a choral bombardment. Although Roger dominates the mic, dominate songs are "Off Key Melody" and "Surrender" which feature Geis and Roger spitting back ??n forth to each other. The velocity of David Bowie's classic "Suffragette City" is the cherry on top of this underrated presentation.

With coarse production lining the edges there is hardly a dull moment throughout the extent of the ten tracks. The sub-half hour mix packs the same excitement and punk fervor as hearing NOFX's Punk in Drublic for the first time. While this debut may have slid under most people's radars I assure you it's an admirable supplement to the plethora of quality records offering a throwback to early 90's punk this year.

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Anonymous (March 23, 2006)

this is awesome stuff, lift is great song, this would be way bigger if more people knows about it. i just found it and i am a less than jake fan. i love the early 90's FAT punk sound. this is fast fast punk, listen to song LIFT on pure volume.

Anonymous (October 29, 2005)

Just bought this for $6 at a Hot Topic. Awesome cd.

Anonymous (November 18, 2004)

They cover a vanbuilderass song...very cool.

Anonymous (October 29, 2004)

this cd rules the schools. they sound just like jake&geis's old band, HOMETEAM. buy this and go see them on tour.

boldredletters (October 4, 2004)

Army of Ponch > Rehasher > LTJ. haven't heard savage brewtality.

Anonymous (September 13, 2004)

to the man who commented on the nerve agents...you fucking rule....

i've had this album for over a year now, im better than you guys

opivykid (September 12, 2004)

HOLY FUCKING SHIT, that comment was the ownage. Score is for that comment.

Anonymous (September 11, 2004)

"2 LTJ comments in the reviews this week.
obviously music is going down hill."

obviously. LTJ is the bottom rung of punk music.
NOT the fashion conscience mtv mall-punk movement bands, but LTJ, right?? HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA DUMBFUCK!!!!
those fuckers are taking all of punk music as we know it down the shit slide with them, and all it takes is two LTJ comments ON A SHITTY WEBSITE to convince you that something is wrong within your music scene!!?? wake up, fucker!! where the fuck have you been, asleep in your parents' basement for four years??!!
thanks captain obvious.
notice anything else you wanna talk about, mr. detective?
now shut the fuck up.

Anonymous (September 10, 2004)

2 LTJ comments in the reviews this week.
obviously music is going down hill.

Anonymous (September 10, 2004)

Army Of Ponch really needs to come back...

Anonymous (September 9, 2004)

This band rips !!! I first heard them on a comp., I think it was one of those Radio Disaster comps. and the song ripped. I've been waiting forever for this to come out. Rock On !

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

Never heard of them

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

2 is for review. Kirby seems to be trashing the disc at first, to then do an about face and rave about it in the end. The first sentence, is that supposed to make any sense?

sprainedsoul (September 8, 2004)

that was me below. didn't realize i wasn't signed in.

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

Was at the CD release party for this disc, and have had it locked in my car's CD player ever since. Solid record, and Just The Right Length. Check out the purvolume "bonus" track, PVC. Here's to hoping for a strung of Rehasher shows!

hey_sailor (September 8, 2004)

This album is really good shit...though The Nerve Agents cover of Suffragette City puts this one to shame.

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

I like this record. It rocks.

TheMarc (September 7, 2004)

This album absolutely rips!!

Anonymous (September 7, 2004)

I bought this CD the day it came out, and I haven't stop listening to it yet. For anyone who liked Less Than Jake circa "Pezcore" will love this CD. It's a fun and fast! This is on my top ten list this year!!
check it out!!

kirbypuckett (September 7, 2004)

*Victory

It was right when I submittedi t.

- Kirby

opivykid (September 7, 2004)

Damn good cd. There's one song where the chorus is pretty shity, but besides that, good stuff.

TrailerParkJesus (September 7, 2004)

Kirby fucked up his link for the Vagrant comparrison.

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