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Used Kids - Hovercraft [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Used Kids

Used Kids: Hovercraft [7 inch]Hovercraft [7 inch] (2008)
Salinas

Reviewer Rating: 3


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Used Kids are a Brooklyn four-piece providing three fairly disparate examples of pop-punk on what seems to be their debut 7", Hovercraft. That makes sense looking at their makeup: members derive from the Ergs!, Modern Machines and Cheeky. Still, this is a pretty cohesive record. In some ways, thi.


Used Kids are a Brooklyn four-piece providing three fairly disparate examples of pop-punk on what seems to be their debut 7", Hovercraft. That makes sense looking at their makeup: members derive from the Ergs!, Modern Machines and Cheeky. Still, this is a pretty cohesive record.

In some ways, this feels like a three-way split among those bands, but in other ways, not. One of the guys from the Machines sings the longest song here, "Midwest Midsummer," a three-verse romp that gives some picturesque examples of, well, a Midwest midsummer. It's an assured riff-rocker ¡ la the Replacements. Someone else sings the quicker, simpler "Hammurabi Would Break Your Heart" and this one reminds me of the Measure a little bit. Then, Mikey Iannichi ( Erg) takes the reigns for "Rock Rock Rock (Yeah) #2," which is actually an aggressive cover of Tom Petty's "I Need to Know"; they lifted the title from the Chuck Berry soundtrack, for some reason. I don''t really get the connection, but I do like this song the best of the three, even though (a) I''m biased and (b) it''s a cover. Still, it''s fun as fuck and Mikey delivers the words with a certain confidence and bark.

I'm not freaking out over Hovercraft, but I definitely like what's going on.

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nocigar (January 9, 2009)

another umbrella for the sperm raining down with the "OMG Ergs! were awesome" comments.

Dante3000 (January 9, 2009)

"I'm not freaking out over Hovercraft"

You know who is FREAKING OUT?
-Dante

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