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The Falcon

The Falcon: God Don't Make No Trash Or Up Your Ass With Broken GlassGod Don't Make No Trash Or Up Your Ass With Broken Glass (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: MikeMMikeM
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Given the members involved, I was really surprised there wasn't more press or, well, any information at all about this band. In fact, I didn't even know anything about this EP until a day or two before it was released. Anyways, for those who don't know, The Falcon is a Chicago punk supergroup of sor.


Given the members involved, I was really surprised there wasn't more press or, well, any information at all about this band. In fact, I didn't even know anything about this EP until a day or two before it was released. Anyways, for those who don't know, The Falcon is a Chicago punk supergroup of sorts featuring Brendan Kelly from the Lawrence Arms on vocals and guitar, Neil Hennessey from the same band on drums, Dan Andriano from the Alkaline Trio on bass, and Todd Mohney formerly of Rise Against (for their best album) on guitar.

All that aside though, how does it sound? Well, pretty much what you would expect given the members involved. Think the fastest and grittiest Brendan contributions to the Larry Arms or the Broadways alongside Alkaline Trio bass lines and the occasional acoustic guitar. There also seems to be a more straightforward lyrical approach, with no real literary references here. That doesn't mean they've taken a turn for a worse though, as he's still got some great lines in here. The standouts for me would be the first and last tracks, but would hardly consider the three in between to be filler. So yeah, it sounds awesome, just nothing terribly original, but I don't really think that's what they were going for here. The only major problem I have with the EP is the understandably uneven/poor production. As the liner notes state, it was "hilariously recorded for zero dollars." So hey, can't really blame them for that. Also, at 12 minutes, it's a bit on the short side, but given the type of music that this is, it doesn't really need to be longer.

So is it worth your money? If you're a big Lawrence Arms fan, definitely; just don't expect another Greatest Story Ever Told / Apathy and Exhaustion caliber album. If you aren't a fan, shame on you, and this probably isn't gonna win you over. For the rest of us though, it will tide us over until the upcoming Larry Arms B-sides album and, hopefully, new full-length. I'm not sure if The Falcon plans to record more, but I won't be complaining if they do. Let's just hope they manage to afford some better production.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
The Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!The Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever ToldThe Lawrence Arms - Apathy and ExhaustionThe Lawrence Arms - Cocktails And DreamsAgainst Me! - As The Eternal CowboyAgainst Me! - is Reinventing Axl RoseRise Against - Revolutions Per MinuteThe Falcon - UnicornographyThe Loved Ones - Keep Your HeartAlkaline Trio - Goddamnit

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PoliticsOfStarving (October 14, 2008)

Fantastic.

fuck0 (July 29, 2008)

Although the recording is shit, I think it compliments this ep so much. Brendan's vocals sound the best on this release IMO. It's just so fucking raw.

brettie_spaghetti (May 6, 2006)

oops, i mean dan.

brettie_spaghetti (May 6, 2006)

the only reason i'm not giving this a perfect score is because i wish it was longer.

i hope brendan and dab do some sual vocals on the next one. that would kill.

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Totally awesome EP. I personally love the production of the album... Brendans voice sounds fucking brutal (No, not metalcore style brutal, wankers) and raw on a couple of these songs. I love it. Sounds better than heavily produced Larry Arms stuff I think

Anonymous (February 1, 2006)

This is what punk was before the Mary Kate & Ashley set grew up and started being a major influence in music.

If you visit the site's website at www.thefalconisbiggerthanjesus.com you'll read all about how the EP was recorded and why the random "Woo hoos" and screeching couldn't be removed from the tracks once they were put in - personally I rather like it, especially the first "WOOO HOOO" on track 1. You can tell the musicians are really just having a lot of fun. And musicians who aren't having fun anymore make crappy music.

klonny (January 12, 2006)

If these guys keep playing this well, this could be the greatest punk band ever created. AMAZING for only 4 tracks.

warningdevice (January 9, 2006)

Its really good, but I want to see Dan and Brendan do dual vocals... that would be the shit.

Anonymous (November 25, 2005)

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Anonymous (July 29, 2005)

i got this for $1 the other day at cd/game exchange and just got done listening to it. i guess it's about as dull as the bands these guys came from.

Anonymous (April 7, 2005)

Great Stuff, brings me back.

thepuglife (February 18, 2005)

can anyone send these MP3's to me?

i am broke for another month, but i gotta hear this shit.

Anonymous (February 14, 2005)

Just bought this from interpunk. Haven't taken it out of the disc player yet.

Perfect record. 10

Anonymous (December 31, 2004)

Great EP. Sit down and read the lyrics a few times with it.

guitarmy87 (December 31, 2004)

im not gonna read this whole page.

but.....

this was originally meant to just be a demo. but word got out in chicago and so many people wanted to hear it that they just released it for shits and giggles.

there ya go/

Anonymous (December 30, 2004)

not much into it

Anonymous (December 30, 2004)

"Chinatown är en odräglig snorunge!"

Haha, fucking awesome. Han är inte värre än jones the bones iaf, han är fiskbullar.

Anonymous (December 30, 2004)

A perfect 10, a la Bo Derek.

Anonymous (December 29, 2004)

Love it.

Anonymous (December 29, 2004)

track 5 is amazing dude, your nuts. all the songs are good, but if you think track 5 isn't....you got problems.

Anonymous (December 28, 2004)

i'm impersonating somebody else
-most people that post

Anonymous (December 28, 2004)

your joking right? Three and four are the best one's. number 5 is the worst, well I love it but not as much as the others

Inspection12e (December 28, 2004)

if you are gonnoa impersonate:
1) be more original
2) get my name right

thanks
-i12e

Anonymous (December 28, 2004)

Chinatown är en odräglig snorunge!

Anonymous (December 28, 2004)

anyone else notice that this ep gets better around the tenth listen? It did for me at least

paul

Anonymous (December 28, 2004)

The Fidgets were Todds best band

Anonymous (December 27, 2004)

Does anyone have a penis for me to suck on? I pretend they're lollipops.

-inspection 12

corpseofmymotivation (December 27, 2004)

I just got this in the mail with None More Black's new EP (which I'm going to give a perfect 10 to), and some of it sounds like what Brendan Kelly singing for Against Me would sound like. The rest of it sounds like The Lawrence Arms' more straight and to the point songs (On With the Show, Necrotism: Decanting The Insalubrious, Minute, etc.). As a huge Lawrence Arms fan, I'm more into the latter, but I wasn't really into the random "Woohoo's" and that weird buzzing sound in one of the tracks. Oh well. It's still great.

Anonymous (December 27, 2004)

I ate man ass with tarter sauce.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 26, 2004)

"Todd Also has a band called the Killing Tree with Tiim from Rise Against singing. They are about a million times better than Rise Against"

It's amazing how many better bands the members of Rise Against are in a side projects. I mean, if every sideproject you are in is better than your main band, then it's time to break up the main band.
88 Fingers Louie was a baguhzillion times better than Rise Against and all these little projects are sounding pretty promising too. Rise Against is just so average and that new album licked salty nuts.

Anonymous (December 25, 2004)

this shit is all pretty good except for track 4. anyone notice the wierd ass "hoo's" in song 2 like halfway through? what the deuce?

everytimeiwin (December 25, 2004)

Ten

everytimeiwin (December 25, 2004)

fuckin ten, ten, ten

bizzlebrizzle (December 25, 2004)

"Yeah, wtf is up with interpunk taking this long time now? Fuck santa, he's making my falcon ep come late. I used to get stuff within 4 days and i live in europe, now it's been 8 business days and still no punk rock."

Blame the snow.

trailerparkjesus (December 25, 2004)

'This site should change it's name to damnedifyoudo.org."

hahahahahahah. awesome.

Anonymous (December 25, 2004)

"This should of arrived today. But it didn't. From the songs i've heard it sounds great."

Yeah, wtf is up with interpunk taking this long time now? Fuck santa, he's making my falcon ep come late. I used to get stuff within 4 days and i live in europe, now it's been 8 business days and still no punk rock.

Anonymous (December 25, 2004)

score's*

Anonymous (December 25, 2004)

scoer's for the romance of helen trent

Anonymous (December 25, 2004)

Well, I can't entirely agree with this review. First off, his complaints about the lack of proper marketing seems awfully silly. All I ever read on this site is about how bands are over-hyped and not DIY. My understanding is that this band is that it's made up of friends and released by a friend. This site should change it's name to damnedifyoudo.org. I'm actually relieved that band members of this stature are still "keeping it real." And 12 minutes of music is more than enough for the 5 bucks this cost me...5 stars!

Anonymous (December 25, 2004)

i'll go so far to say that track 5 brought tears of joy to my eyes. the brenden 'whoa' going into the second verse is ...just right ya know. i don't know how else to say it. what a song....

paul

Anonymous (December 25, 2004)

Apathy was the best album of 2003 IMO Barkley. i think weve had this convo before.

This ep represents all that is being missed by 'the kids' these days and what is missing in general from today's 'punk rock'. its raw, energetic, in your face punk. this is what attracted me to the genre way back in 93 when i borrowed my older sisters minor threat out of step tape, and again when i bought the 3rd cd i ever owned , and out come the wolves.

kids today will say 'this sucks, its so sloppy, i really think they need to wear makeup and do the kooky dance and scream more about girls and cutting/dying/bleeding/choking on dick. '

when i go to shows nwo, which is rare cuz i feel embarassed being the only 24 hanging arond a bunch of chicks who could get me arrested for beign a creep, i just stare in disgust. fasion/no moshing/safe/lame. was it liek that 5/6 years ago? i dont' remember it beign like that.

this is what is missing. in 13 minutes the falcon completely reminded me what punk can be like still and why i still listen to this music.

paul

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

I listened to my lp of "apathy" tonight, top three albums of all time for me.

Barkley

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

"But does Dan sing?"

Nope, not at all.
Not so much as a "whoa", which is awesome.

corpseofmymotivation (December 24, 2004)

To answer the reviewer's question, Brendan says they're doing a full-length for sure.

Read the Brendan Kelly interview from yesterday.

bemused (December 24, 2004)

But does Dan sing??

-Chris-

theevilmonkey (December 24, 2004)

Chicago residents are so raw and punk that instead of going to restaurants, they just eat each other alive.

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

Theres a reason why this album doesnt have the best sound quality. If you have ever heard older Larrty Arms, Alk3, Broadways, Tuesday, etc its the same.

Read the Interview posted yesterday a lot of this stuff was recorded in practice spaces or living rooms.

I love the gritty sound.

- Kirby

Fuzzy (December 24, 2004)

I don't think a raw sound is endemic to Chicago at all. I think it's part of the core of the whole punk/DIY/hardcore thing. I wouldn't make the lofty claim that Chicago (or any one city) holds some sort of monopoly on understanding the warmth and honesty that in the raw recordings can have.

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

Todd Also has a band called the Killing Tree with Tiim from Rise Against singing. They are about a million times better than Rise Against.

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

"...I think some people outside of Chicago have a hard time understanding this."

I am far, far from Chicago, sadly.......but i dont have a hard time understanding this. Even though u did say "some people"....still,......just thought i'd let you know others appreciate it as well.

Crookedsuperhero (December 24, 2004)

"You live in the UK. How the fuck would you know?"

So its more of hassle to order to Canada than it is too Europe?

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

Theres a reason why this album doesnt have the best sound quality. If you have ever heard older Larrty Arms, Alk3, Broadways, Tuesday, etc its the same.

Chicago bands perfer to have a rawer edge then spending a million dollars and putting together some over produced record. I'd take a underproduced album anyday over overproduced.

Much more honest at least as a recording....I think some people outside of Chicago have a hard time understanding this.

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

It isn't that much of a hassle to order from interpunk if you (like ME) live in Canada. I have ordered stuff from there a few times and haven't had any trouble.. except the one time I forgot to get my money order in US dollars... but they still sent me my stuff, and later e-mailed me, telling me I had sent the wrong currency, so I still owed them a couple bucks

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

You live in the UK. How the fuck would you know?

-Chinatown

Crookedsuperhero (December 24, 2004)

"is ordering off interpunk from canada a hassle?"

No.

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

Yes.

-Chinatown

fistchode (December 24, 2004)

is ordering off interpunk from canada a hassle?

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

I loved it, 5 stars!

Crookedsuperhero (December 24, 2004)

This should of arrived today. But it didn't. From the songs i've heard it sounds great.

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

Tracks 1, 2, and 5 are so fuckin' awesome.
3 and 4 are bleh.

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