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Jonesin' / Shang-a-Lang - Split [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Jonesin' / Shang-a-Lang

Jonesin' / Shang-a-Lang: Split [7 inch]Split [7 inch] (2008)
Dead Broke / Dirt Cult

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Jonesin' represent Holbrook, NY on the A Side, a little town that's just a short drive from my house, actually. If you look at the scorecard (recorded at the Hobo House with ex-'Latter man' Phil Douglas; buds with Douglas' new band, Iron Chic; ex-members of gruff LI punks Down in the Dumps), you pro.
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Jonesin' represent Holbrook, NY on the A Side, a little town that's just a short drive from my house, actually. If you look at the scorecard (recorded at the Hobo House with ex-'Latter man' Phil Douglas; buds with Douglas' new band, Iron Chic; ex-members of gruff LI punks Down in the Dumps), you probably already know what this sounds like. If you don't, it's super competent, upbeat punk with whiskey-shattered vocals unfortunately low in the mix. Granted, that last detail isn't exactly a prevalent trait--more just a slightly disappointing tick to this particular recording. Nonetheless, "Birds" and "Lost" are quick, swift, solid jams. Nothing mind-shattering, mind you, but a decent holdover between whatever Kiss of Death or No Idea is releasing this month and the next.

Las Cruces, NM's Shang-a-Lang take up the back end with a couple songs laid to four-track tape. Jonesin' are a little better, but Shang-a-Lang ain't bad. They too play gravelly, happy punk, but lo-fi and maybe with a little more jangle to them and a very slight Plan-It-X vibe. The vocals are a bit more comprehensible, too, and their cover of Lou Reed's "I'm So Free" bears some of the more memorable moments of the whole 7".

Overall, I hope you've checked out the Shorebirds LP and Iron Chic demo before even thinking about acquiring this. Oh, you have? Well, all right, you could probably give this a try then.

Jonesin' - Birds

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Jonesin' - Lost
Shang-a-Lang - I'm So Free [Lou Reed]

 

 
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gutless (July 13, 2009)

shang-a-lang's cover is straight dope.

VincentB (October 30, 2008)

Score is for Shang-A-Lang

inagreendase (October 29, 2008)

I like the Get Bent demo a little better than this. Next to Iron Chic, they're probably doing the best post-Latterman Latterman sound around. Review coming Friday if I can find some time.

jake358 (October 28, 2008)

i fucking love Get Bent.
Such great stuff
I can't wait to hopefully see them on the 8th with bridge and tunnel

lostandclowned (October 28, 2008)

i've been meaning to check out Jonesin' and Get Bent. Down in the Dumps were decent.

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