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Broadway Calls

Broadway Calls: Call the Medic...Call the Medic... (2006)
State of Mind Recordings

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With a rough pop-punk sound evidently taking cues from the likes of Smoke or Fire and the Loved Ones, Broadway Calls seem poised to steal hearts at the Orgcore parade -- now if only they could find the will to reach out and grab it. The band falls back on a power-pop pace when it seems like a sho.
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With a rough pop-punk sound evidently taking cues from the likes of Smoke or Fire and the Loved Ones, Broadway Calls seem poised to steal hearts at the Orgcore parade -- now if only they could find the will to reach out and grab it.

The band falls back on a power-pop pace when it seems like a shot of adrenaline would serve them much, much better. The songs themselves aren't necessarily bad, but feel like they're missing some much, much needed energy. Broadway Calls feel a little tired on what could be real solid choruses in tracks like "Crosstown Meltdown" and "The Freedom Haters." I'm just not convinced when the words "We're goin' nowhere!" in the latter are sung -- actually, check that, I am (movement wise, of course).

What makes things interesting is that Broadway Calls contain two members of Oregon-based metal/hardcore upstarts Countdown to Life. Now, while Broadway Calls clearly reside more in the punk vein than Ty Vaughn and Josh Baird's other band, even just harnessing CTL's energy would honestly do Call the Medic... so, so well.

I'm really interested in what Broadway Calls could do if they wrote a few more songs that feel more lively and less fatigued. For now, things are competent, but just a little tired.

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Crosstown Meltdown
The Freedom Haters
Fuck You Seattle
Save Our Ship

 

 
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xguedox (October 30, 2007)

One of the best bands ever. Hands down. This band will literally rape anyone who thinks otherwise.

xrxpx (September 15, 2006)

fuck. these guys are rad for doing something completely different than everyone else. i love going to shows/ playing shows knowing there will be diversity in the bands playing. any show broadway calls is on is going to be one of those. try not to pogo and smile when you see them. provided you can get past the fact they dont have crucial breakdowns. better than a band sounded and saying the same things as every other band. this release is fun, and great to fuck to. 5 pink stars.

testiclese (September 15, 2006)

much, much

Anonymous (September 14, 2006)

They should have called the album "Broadway Calls the Medic"

Anonymous (September 14, 2006)

This band tried to be my friend on Myspace. I rejected them. They're one of those kinds of bands. That is all.

-WilliamMarinovic

dugan (September 14, 2006)

These dudes played with Daggermouth a little while ago.

nothing reall that special, but i enjoyed them

xshigox (September 12, 2006)

i dont know i think this cd is good. it has that good fun punk sound to it not that rockstar punk rock that is going around these days

RyanRockwell (September 12, 2006)

i like.

Anonymous (September 12, 2006)

comparing these two bands is kinda stupid. They're obviously trying to be in a band that sounds nothing like their other band. I think it's rad.

istapledmyfoot (September 12, 2006)

this is real weinery. CTL is thousands better.

ilikepunkrock (September 12, 2006)

They played at my college at a snowboard jam and the crowd was definitely not into them. I'm not into them either. The snowboard jam was rad though.

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