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Rumbleseat

Rumbleseat: Discography And Then SomeDiscography And Then Some (2004)
No Idea Records

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Hot Water Music has been one of the most consistent acts in music for the last decade in terms of how good each and every album they've released has been. We've also been treated to some excellent Hot Water Music side projects, including Blacktop Cadence and Cro(w)s, who have each impressed not onl.


Hot Water Music has been one of the most consistent acts in music for the last decade in terms of how good each and every album they've released has been. We've also been treated to some excellent Hot Water Music side projects, including Blacktop Cadence and Cro(w)s, who have each impressed not only myself but a slew of others as well, proving just how versatile the members of Hot Water Music really are. This versatility is only further expanded with the release of Discography And Then Some from Rumbleseat, featuring both Chuck Ragan and Chris Wollard.

Rumbleseat pay homage to their southern Gainesville roots with their own brand of country-influenced music. Everything is played on acoustic guitars by Chuck and Chris, with the addition of Samantha Jones on bass, with no percussion whatsoever. The band switches in and out between standard rocking acoustic music and full-on country anthems about whiskey and causing mischief. You can't help but smile at some of the lyrics in the more country-flavored songs; take the closer "Rye Whiskey" for example: "If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck, I'd dive to the bottom and never come up. Now the ocean ain't whiskey, and I ain't a duck; I play jack of diamonds and trust to luck." It's creative as all hell, and Rumbleseat pull it off remarkably well without sounding too cheesy.

Ragan's and Wollard's voices sound excellent on here; their voices not only complement each other well, but sound great against music that they aren't entirely used to singing to. Samantha Jones sings a bit too, and it does well in the favor of spicing things up a bit, especially when all three members sing (or yell) in unison, seen in its fullest on "Cursing Concrete," one of the top songs found on Discography And Then Some. And while on the topic of vocals, Wollard sounds chilling on what is my favorite cut from the album, "Restless." It's a slow track with a haunting melody, and it puts itself near the top of anything any Hot Water Music members have ever done, Hot Water Music material included. "Trestles" features some nice use of a harmonica (seriously, how can you make country music and not use a harmonica?), and the opener "California Burritos" wouldn't be out of place in a John Wayne flick. The country songs are fun to listen to a few times, but after a while, you tend to ignore them in favor of the better, more standard-fare songs. That's not to say they aren't bad; they just aren't nearly as good. Still, the balance of regular and country songs allow things to never get boring, a flaw that haunts many acoustic albums.

If you have ever liked Hot Water Music, you should pick this up. It's a hell of a good time, and it only proves how talented the members of Hot Water Music really are.

 

 
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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 (November 13, 2005)

You mean to tell me I could have bought hydrocodone online withouth a prescription, when all this time I've been repeatedly breaking my arm to score a script!

Anonymous (February 17, 2005)

I love rumbleseat.

I thought I'd point out, since the lyrics to "rye whiskey" were directly quoted in the review, but not the source
Rye Whiskey is a classic folk song that has been played at somepoint by almost every folk singer since the early 1900's...this is a good version too.

hey_sailor (February 3, 2005)

Love the cow-punk...

fritobandito (February 3, 2005)

you guys are making my scene points skyrocket. I've had an early version of this album for months...it's lying around somewhere...

jamespastepunk (February 3, 2005)

This group's fans.

REALPUNX4LIFE (February 2, 2005)

"My basis for parody was the idiots who come in and say

"THIS ISN'T TeH PUNX" for just about everything."

Again, I'm going to have to ask just what in the heck you might be talking about.

hobbitcore (February 2, 2005)

somebody didn't get the memo that country/folk is the new punk

in spite of that, Rumbleseat is really fucking good.

jamespastepunk (February 2, 2005)

My basis for parody was the idiots who come in and say

"THIS ISN'T TeH PUNX" for just about everything.

kenjamin (February 2, 2005)

but what was the basis for your parody?

jamespastepunk (February 2, 2005)

Read.

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

i downloaded a discography from soulseek from some kid, it had more tracks than this. apparantly this isnt a disco. and niether is it "and then some."

theundergroundscene (February 1, 2005)

dude you spelled punks wrong

REALPUNX4LIFE (February 1, 2005)

"Omg!!!

country music?? !? !? ! this isn"t teh punx!!1"

What on Earth are you talking about? You spelled words incorrectly and your grammar is dreadful. Gross.

jamespastepunk (February 1, 2005)

OMG!!!

COUNTRY MUSIC??!?!?! THIS ISN"T TEH PUNX!!1

xWileyx (February 1, 2005)

i think this album has been relased in spirt about 12 times and does it really matter for this review i don't think this review has much of a impact on people...

Crookedsuperhero (February 1, 2005)

Cro(w)s, bitches.

I too, have a copy of this. Ha-hah.

Send it to me. Please.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

I've heard of this sort of thing before - a limited run of an album that then gets delayed and remixed or reworked for wider release.

I'd be interested to know where people got their copies - if they were preview copies sent out early, or sold exclusively at shows, or something else.

sickboi (February 1, 2005)

Cro(w)s, bitches.

I too, have a copy of this. Ha-hah.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

This has not been released yet!!!!!

Crookedsuperhero (February 1, 2005)

Hmmm...

Well, you guys are making me feel extra excited that I've heard this!

MUHAHAHAHAHAH

IT ROCKS IT ROCKS IT ROCKS

Lets say you send it too me. Agree to this and i'll...do stuff. Look just send it too me.

theundergroundscene (February 1, 2005)

Hmmm...

Well, you guys are making me feel extra excited that I've heard this!

MUHAHAHAHAHAH

IT ROCKS IT ROCKS IT ROCKS

Crookedsuperhero (February 1, 2005)

What the hell?

Interpunk said August 2004, and the back of the case this came in said October 2004.

I figured that was enough information to prove that this was already released...

I smell a secret first press.

matt81 (February 1, 2005)

How in the name of all that is fucking holy did you get your hands on this record? I have been not-to-patiently awaiting this album for some time. I want it. I need it. Now. Anyhoo, Rumbleseat is a great fuckin side project. Whenever it comes out, you people should buy it.

theundergroundscene (February 1, 2005)

What the hell?

Interpunk said August 2004, and the back of the case this came in said October 2004.

I figured that was enough information to prove that this was already released...

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

yeah, I thought 'punknews' had a strong policy agains not reviewing materials that have not been released.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Thanks - OC

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Plea for Peace; Take Action 2001, thats what Dreamworld was on. And Restless is a great fucking song.
-Wolcott

Crookedsuperhero (February 1, 2005)

Dreamworlds on here http://www.hopelessrecords.com/store/customer/product.php?product id=88&cat=0&page=2

Sickboi: You're wrong.

Brian, this isn't out yet, take it down.

sickboi (February 1, 2005)

This is great but Cro(w)s is better.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

On a HWM related note: does anyone know what album their cover of Midnight Oil's "dreamworld" is on?

OC

Crookedsuperhero (February 1, 2005)

Yeah, rub it in my face you fucks.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

Whats the deal with this record never coming out? They even shortened the number of songs on it and its still taking forever!!

thefunkybrother (February 1, 2005)

I really wish I could find a copy of this. I just checked No Idea's website and it said this wasn't coming out till March. I hope that is not the case.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

I was wondering if I'd live to see the release of this album, it seems I'm very close to making it.

inagreendase (February 1, 2005)

Eh, interpunk lists the release date as Aug. 24th. Does ANYONE reading this own a copy from a mistake first pressing or something?

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

man, feel free to just type HWM, we'll understand.

REALPUNX4LIFE (February 1, 2005)

"Rye Whiskey" is a Tex Ritter song and this record isn't out yet. WTF?

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

these guys sound like Hot Water Music

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