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Gasoline Fight

Gasoline Fight: Useless Pieces Of WeaponryUseless Pieces Of Weaponry (2004)
Thick Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Gasoline Fight has to have one of the most sound-appopriate names ever thought up. The band plays mostly straightforward punk'n'roll that isn't far from the likes of a less muddled Planes Mistaken For Stars, or a vague culmination of the band members' previous outfits (Small Brown Bike, as well as S.
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Gasoline Fight has to have one of the most sound-appopriate names ever thought up. The band plays mostly straightforward punk'n'roll that isn't far from the likes of a less muddled Planes Mistaken For Stars, or a vague culmination of the band members' previous outfits (Small Brown Bike, as well as Sweep The Leg Johnny, Traitors and Peralta). With some angular-droven guitar hooks and grungy vocal interplay, there's definitely something interesting brewing. Throaty roaring and afflicted distortion crumple along aggressive paces and a raw sense of urgency.

The short EP showcases the very basic gist of the band's sound. While it could certainly benefit from more expansive parts and a slightly more structured skeleton, the band's consistently fast tempos, guitarwork considering the breakneck pace, and tri-vocal shouts all work well and are shown off admirably. Though Useless Pieces Of Weaponry blends together entirely too much to really highlight individual tracks or even select parts, it's certainly an almost-fourteen minute ride that never seems to let up.

Though I wouldn't quite say Gasoline Fight lives up to its lofty description ("the speed of Motorhead, the intensity of Black Flag, the complexity of Jehu, [and] the crunch of Helmet"), they've put out a worthy debut release that shows how much the pot is brewing, and that with the right ingredients, they might one day live up to the press release praise.

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Anonymous (January 11, 2005)

i read in a 'zine somewhere that in cambodia the men fight with gasoline to show their respect for certain women. the men fight and then light the loser on fire. the winner of the gasoline fight gets the girl.

someone send me 5$. that was easy.
-WNB
jd

krankykirk (January 8, 2005)

dammit. its in the mail.

stevejonestherealbones (January 7, 2005)

kranky kirk. you owe me 5 bucks.

mail to

179 ramona
san luis obispo ca 93405

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- purevolume.com/smashthemagnavox

Anonymous (January 7, 2005)

It's not a Zoolander thing. One of the guys was watching CNN while in the hospital. Someone caught fire while pumping gas into their car from static electricity. I read that somewhere in a 'zine.

stevejonestherealbones (January 6, 2005)

i'll take you on that bet

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- purevolume.com/smashthemagnavox

krankykirk (January 6, 2005)

five bucks says they named their band directly after watching the gasoline fight in zoolander.

Anonymous (January 6, 2005)

"then i realized i had been smoking peyote all week and i'd never even been to mt. vesuvias"
awesome.

-WNB
jd

greg0rb (January 5, 2005)

"I'm like a hot little firecracker right now"
"Listen to your friend Billy Zane... he's one cool dude."
Great movie.
-Greg

Anonymous (January 5, 2005)

i hope they did....

."..that's hansel. he's so hot right now.."

fucking hilarious.

WNB
-jd

stevejonestherealbones (January 5, 2005)

this is promissing. i hope they didnt get there name from zoolander

- jones

Anonymous (January 5, 2005)

I must say....I'm kinda impressed. The vocalist doesn't growl or scream the whole time and it actually makes it sound more intense. And the music is pretty frenetic. Let's hope they don't get swept into the current mold of bands and continue on this trend. I can see the PMFS similarities, but I can see the Flag and Jehu ones as well. Good Stuff.- Brandon Sideleau

RadioEdit (January 4, 2005)

Questionable band name makes good with some impressive cover art? Iā??d like to read that press release. I canā??t say I need Gasoline Fight in my player but I ā??get itā?. I suppose I dig the intricacy most. I can hear the Sweep and Bike in there. The vocals are harsher than I take to, usually, but heā??s got unwavering power and I wasnā??t turned off. I choose to respect that. This band would be best taken in liveā?¦ Iā??m guessing.

Anonymous (January 4, 2005)

Hey, punk n' rollers:

Check out the Radiobeats. I heard their "ready to shake" record and about shit my pants. Devil Dogs meets Guitar Wolf on massive doses of cocaine.

-Ken

Anonymous (January 4, 2005)

Did these band get its name from Zoolander???

Anonymous (January 4, 2005)

that MP3 kicks

Anonymous (January 4, 2005)

good review. i like this EP

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