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Pregnant - Wanna See My Gun? [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

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Pregnant: Wanna See My Gun? [7 inch]Wanna See My Gun? [7 inch] (2009)
Don Giovanni Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: JeloneJelone
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If you name your band Pregnant, you'd better be good. Luckily, this dirge-spewing Brooklyn trio shows a ton of promise on Wanna See My Gun?, their debut seven-inch for Don Giovanni Records (the Measure [SA], the Ergs!). Over the course of four songs / 11 minutes, Pregnant more than compensate for th.
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If you name your band Pregnant, you'd better be good. Luckily, this dirge-spewing Brooklyn trio shows a ton of promise on Wanna See My Gun?, their debut seven-inch for Don Giovanni Records (the Measure [SA], the Ergs!). Over the course of four songs / 11 minutes, Pregnant more than compensate for their dubious name.

The record's cover features a photo of the band sitting in front of a New York Dolls poster, which might be a hint of the thrashing threesome's proto-punk to come. Other reference points worth tossing in are the Stooges, Seattle grunge, Cloak/Dagge, and the (International) Noise Conspiracy. Point is, these tunes are alive and/or kicking.

"Falling Over," "You Give It to Me" and "God Is Nein" make up for the first side of this clear-colored beauty. "Falling Over" slinks compared to the other tracks, which are infectious, furious and fast. "God Is Nein" might be the catchiest of the bunch, with all sorts of "ba ba dadada"s crammed in over a rapid-fire beat.

"Wanna See My Gun?", at four-and-a-half minutes long, takes up the entire B side. It feels like two tracks jammed together, with the first portion going back to the more mid-tempo grunge feel of "Falling Over," but a guitar interlude 90 seconds in transitions it into the fiercest rocker of the bunch. Frontman Kevin Manion howls his way through the finale, recalling the passion and power of Nation of Ulysses' Ian Svenonius along the way.

Wanna See My Gun? was recorded back in May 2008, but it wasn't released until February 2009. This makes the seven-inch that much more promising; as is, it's a great record. Throw in the possibility of a year of artistic growth, and Pregnant's 2009 full-length debut might just be one of the best records of the year. But what will the community think when its children start running around in Pregnant tees?

 

 
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mikexdude (June 20, 2009)

Pearl Jam has AWESOME riffs.

slowstupidhungry (June 19, 2009)

PS - Nirvana doesn't count because even though I don't listen to them, I can understand why people would like their songs... But the whole Soundgarden/Alice In Chains/Pearl Jam hype... Why?

slowstupidhungry (June 19, 2009)

"Seattle grunge"

I'm not talking about these dudes cos they look older, but I resent the recent trend of people my age and younger who were too young to really be into grunge claiming to like it. What is there to like? I mean, all credit for killing hair metal aside, does anyone REALLY like grunge besides people who were already teens in the early-mid 90's?

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