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Hit The Lights - Until We Get Caught (Cover Artwork)

Hit The Lights

Hit The Lights: Until We Get CaughtUntil We Get Caught (2005)
Silent Movie

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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Hit The Lights are a band that have a specific target audience. I am animatedly biased towards this genre of "mall punk," and if you are conscious of my past writing content, you are readily aware of this. I have been attempting to listen to these records with different ears and understand that thei.
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Hit The Lights are a band that have a specific target audience. I am animatedly biased towards this genre of "mall punk," and if you are conscious of my past writing content, you are readily aware of this. I have been attempting to listen to these records with different ears and understand that their purpose goes beyond what I look for in music. On that note, Until We Get Caught is a decent debut for these Ohio-based musicians. The title track kicks things off much in the same vein of a more adolescent Drive Thru-era Movielife. Aside from the nasally vocals, the song still maintains tolerable with its strident guitars and typical but quality structuring.

From here on out, Hit The Lights fails to make a lasting impression. Each of the last four songs mesh together too seamlessly. "Save Your Breath," which is followed by "These Backs Are Made For Stabbing," both have solid and distinctive intros, but deteriorate in a territory fans of New Found Glory are quite familiar with. Their attempts at wit fail in both the lyrical department and song titles area; Fall Out Boy's efforts are not humorous and neither are these.

I did not simply want to write Hit The Lights off as easily as I could have, and with one last try I could speak of the potential available to captivate an audience of adolescent girls; however, is success a prospective outcome for a cover band?

Note: Triple Crown Records recently reissued Until We Get Caught.

 


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Anonymous (January 19, 2006)

hit the lights is from my home town...lima ohio! i will tell you right now that these boys are awsome and they know how to get the whole crowd hyped up!

Anonymous (January 16, 2006)

this ep is really good and their really good live

Anonymous (September 13, 2005)

eff you

Anonymous (August 31, 2005)

KirbyPuckett..ummm...I think that before you write a review you might want to know the spelling, definition and context of a word before you TRY to use it. I'm almost positive that "animatedly" means Having life; alive. See Synonyms at living; Filled with activity, vigor, or spirit; lively; Designed or constructed in the form of an animated cartoon. What you meant to say was "adamantly" meaning opposed to, stubborn to and inflexibility. So before you try to sound smart, ask yourself, "Do I really know what this word means? Should I even use the "word" if I'm not even sure if it fits here?" Sheesh you suck.

LMChc (August 27, 2005)

Hit the Lights (cuse) > this shit

Anonymous (August 27, 2005)

Last I heard, they signed to Triple Crown.

darkstarm (August 27, 2005)

saw these guys once. they were enjoyable live but their recorded stuff was awful. someone said this already, but majors are in a huge bidding war over this band as they feel they could be the next fall out boy. last i heard, island actually snagged ??em. they seem like nice guys though.

Anonymous (August 27, 2005)

There's a hardcore punk band out of Syracuse called Hit The Lights and I'm willing to bet they're about seven thousand times better than these schleps.

Wyld Punx!

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

"Kill'em All" is a decent thrash record. Really, when it comes to thrash metal, though, Slayer totally PWN then.

-Will

bloodbrothersburnpiano (August 26, 2005)

think you've got the wrong review dude

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

"to the guy two posts below who hasnt learned to properly cut and paste...what the hell are you talking about with your punk points and shit? what in my comment made you think i care about all that and when you were listening to rkl?

besides, saying you listened to them in high school doesnt mean shit. for all i know, that coulda been this afternoon..on your ipod mini ..on the way to summer school

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com"

i got the cut & paste right.

and you know what doesn't mean shit? a war of words between 2 punks.

so i bow out. sorry. let's move on.

-that guy from 2 posts back or whatever."

Uhhhh,,,,,,I wrote my comment before I read the article and saw any of the comments entered. Just saying I live a couple blocks from ian, seriously,,,,,just a joke.

I think you spend toooooo much time on this site.

and for the record JONES THE BONES?!?!, that RKL comment was from someone else ASSWIPE!

"All up in the Kool Aid and don't even know the FLAVOR!!!"

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

"to the guy two posts below who hasnt learned to properly cut and paste...what the hell are you talking about with your punk points and shit? what in my comment made you think i care about all that and when you were listening to rkl?

besides, saying you listened to them in high school doesnt mean shit. for all i know, that coulda been this afternoon..on your ipod mini ..on the way to summer school

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com"

i got the cut & paste right.

and you know what doesn't mean shit? a war of words between 2 punks.

so i bow out. sorry. let's move on.

-that guy from 2 posts back or whatever."

Uhhhh,,,,,,I wrote my comment before I read the article and saw any of the comments entered. Just saying I live a couple blocks from ian, seriously,,,,,just a joke.

I think you spend toooooo much time on this site.

and for the record JONES THE BONES?!?!, that RKL comment was from someone else ASSWIPE!

"All up in the Kool Aid and don't even know the FLAVOR!!!"

bloodbrothersburnpiano (August 26, 2005)

metallica sucks. big time. one of the dumbest and most overrated bands of all time

etwiels88 (August 26, 2005)

that one member has really big, flamboyantely gay hair

http://n2.umicache.com/p/purevolume.com/big/-799-11079339 79-htl20.jpg

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

Majors are in a bidding war over this shit

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

There's a local band here (Sheffield UK) called Kill The Lights and I mistakenly read this as a review of them...

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

well, maybe because, metallica sucks?

Anonymous (August 26, 2005)

oh come on, how could a band named after a metallica song be anything short of amazing?

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