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Pulley: 60 cycle hum60 cycle hum (1997)
Epitaph Records

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Anger, Depression, Loneliness, Remorse. It's all here. Pulleys' second effort 60 Cycle Hum turns away from '96's Esteem Driven Engine, A more lighthearted album, to explore a darker side. Not only has the lyrical emotion changed, but the music itself as well. Faster, more intense and much more.
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Anger, Depression, Loneliness, Remorse. It's all here. Pulleys' second effort 60 Cycle Hum turns away from '96's Esteem Driven Engine, A more lighthearted album, to explore a darker side.

Not only has the lyrical emotion changed, but the music itself as well. Faster, more intense and much more furious. Not focusing on melody as much (although there is plenty), And more of an emphasis on speed.

Not as clean sounding as their other records are known for. But rather a down-toned crunchy quality to it. With, as usual Scotts' unique vocals and Jordans' inhuman drum ablilty standing out. The band was a 4 piece at the time of this recording also. With Jim handling the 1st guitar and Bass duties.

This is probably my least favorite Pulley record..but that is still saying a lot. Still good music don't get me wrong...but some songs: "Scab" "Reality" and "Seperated" sound to me as if they were written in 10 minutes to fill up space. But then turn right around to mind-blowing songs like "Havasu" "Mandingo" "Hold On" "Endless Journey" and "Where are you Now?".

This is definitley not a record to discover Pulley by. It is a really good record despite a few tracks, but I recommend this only if your already a Pulley fan. It's good they took this turn however, It took Scotts' great lyrics and their wide subject matter even farther. A dark album nonetheless. But worth hearing..Just do not expect another Esteem Driven Engine. But rather appreciate this record from it's proper perspective..be on that level.

 

 
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SilentStorms (May 30, 2008)

Best Pulley album ever released. I hope you all die. Or live ... whatever.

Hezza (August 1, 2006)

Found pulley through this album and never looked back

Anonymous (April 10, 2004)

The Reviewer® is quite the apologist... I was waiting for this record with bated (baited? tuna!) breath after the supa-fly Esteem-Driven Engine, and I have to say, I ended up disappointed. (With "tuna breath" no less) Anyway, I wish they would have released this as an E.P. and just picked the top 5 songs. (so I'm giving it a '5'!)I always thought that Scott let the other fellers sing more on this release as kind of a "See-I'm-letting-someone-else-take-center-stage" to the rest of Ten Foot Pole. Anywayz, i like MOST of this CD (they use quite a few from this on as commercial "bumpers" on the Howard Stern show... Think I'll go listen to TFP's Rev.


I don't think that's the case at all. I think they approach it as a group dynamic every album and that helps me go back to the album time and time again to pick out something new that really catches my attention. all of the songs are above average punk songs just with different styles. all of the albums are better than "Matters" in my opinion, and that one's still good.

Anonymous (November 30, 2001)

Reality and Separated are two of my favorites!

Anonymous (November 29, 2001)

not terribly bad...esteem is better but this is top o' the pops skate punk

Anonymous (November 28, 2001)

The Reviewer® is quite the apologist... I was waiting for this record with bated (baited? tuna!) breath after the supa-fly Esteem-Driven Engine, and I have to say, I ended up disappointed. (With "tuna breath" no less) Anyway, I wish they would have released this as an E.P. and just picked the top 5 songs. (so I'm giving it a '5'!)I always thought that Scott let the other fellers sing more on this release as kind of a "See-I'm-letting-someone-else-take-center-stage" to the rest of Ten Foot Pole. Anywayz, i like MOST of this CD (they use quite a few from this on as commercial "bumpers" on the Howard Stern show... Think I'll go listen to TFP's Rev.

ColdJuly (November 26, 2001)

Thats ok you fucking bastard

sorry about saying bastard :)

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

I would have to disagee with you bitch. This cd is great.

p.s.- sorry about saying bitch

ETx310 (November 26, 2001)

I bought this album after only hearing the first song, it was all I needed to hear. For one reason or another it took me about 2 years to finally listen to the last song on this album, which I think is the best song they're ever done lyrically.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

this cd is fucking great.everyone should at least get the song "hold On".even if you don't like Pulley, the drums on that song will give any musician's crotch a little tingle.- - fathead

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