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The Plus Ones/Travoltas - Going Dutch (Cover Artwork)

The Plus Ones / Travoltas

The Plus Ones/Travoltas: Going DutchGoing Dutch (2001)
Coldfront Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: Tommy Shameless
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This CD, a split, took forever to arrive, and was a bit of a disapointment when it did. I recently became quite a fan of the Travoltas, falling for the simplicity of the songs, the anything-but-simplicity of the production, and the harmonies. Oh, those harmonies! After getting my grubby hands on "Mo.



This CD, a split, took forever to arrive, and was a bit of a disapointment when it did. I recently became quite a fan of the Travoltas, falling for the simplicity of the songs, the anything-but-simplicity of the production, and the harmonies. Oh, those harmonies! After getting my grubby hands on "Modern World" and "Teenbeat", I've been trying to track down every thing I can. I saw a listing for this, but it didn't list the songs. Unfortunately, there aren't many. 6 total, 3 from each band. The tracks by The Plus Ones didn't really do anything for me, sounding a bit to much like the Hi-Fives for my liking, only not as good. Of the three Travoltas tunes, "Endless Summer, part II" and "Alright" are both great, although the latter is from "Teenbeat". The third song, "Reform School Girls In Trouble", actually annoys me. Every time I listen to it, I can't help but think of how much better a job I would have done writing and arranging it. It's actually frustrating! Unless you're a die hard fan of either band, this is anything but essential. In fact, it seems more like a throw away, which is a shame, because the Travoltas are one hell of a band. If you're into Beach Boys influenced pop punk, and you haven't heard these guys yet, you don't know what you're missing. However, don't start by getting this release.

 


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inmyroom (August 10, 2013)

The Travoltas fucking rock!

To anyone that sees this- get their albums Modern Word, Endless Summer and Teenbeat.
Those 3, those are the ones that count. This going dutch single is rad too!!

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

YellowTrash (February 4, 2002)

I didn't think it was that bad, especially since 6 other cds came with my a special Asian Man Records deal for only $27. :)

Anonymous (November 2, 2001)

Travoltas rule!! I agree their latest album Club Nouveau is more pop, but it still is a great album, but when they play these songs live.... real kickass punkrock.

maverick (August 20, 2001)

Also, try getting the Travoltas/Tuuli split 7". That also rocks. I love the Travoltas, although I don't have this yet. Thanks to this review, I might wait a little while till I get it...
-Scott

RecipeForHate (August 20, 2001)

You should get The Travolta's first album....It's they're best....Now they make whiny popshit and act like rockstars....Wich they are not LOL

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