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Various: Dangerous Intersections V [7 inch]Dangerous Intersections V [7 inch] (2009)
Traffic Street

Reviewer Rating: 3


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The last volume of Traffic Street's Dangerous Intersections series we'll cover for a while, V is yet another solid entry with some neat surprise(s). Troublemake start it with "Use Six or Seven Times and Destroy," a scrappy, somewhat poppy punk rock number with dual vocals that I'd meekly compare .
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The last volume of Traffic Street's Dangerous Intersections series we'll cover for a while, V is yet another solid entry with some neat surprise(s).

Troublemake start it with "Use Six or Seven Times and Destroy," a scrappy, somewhat poppy punk rock number with dual vocals that I'd meekly compare to the really old Lawrence Arms stuff. The band could use a little development and better recording, but it's an OK track overall.

The Legendary San Diego Chargers provide "Fred and the Kids Are Dead," which starts with a careful Americana feel but quickly jostles into a faster tempo. Despite the quick pace of it at times, there's a really thoughtful and wistful bend to their lead vocals. He sounds a bit like Brian Fallon, even, even though it seems like I'm making poorly informed judgment calls in this review so far.

Shang-a-lang have a blink-and-you'll-miss-it, fuck-all pisstake with "Don't Bring Him Around." Their lo-fi, gravelly punk is done well, but this song actually feels too quick to make any real impact.

I figured Andrew Jackson Jihad would have the best track on here, and they do, but not exactly what I or most people would expect -- it's a fucking dub acoustic cover of Billy Joel's "You May Be Right"! And it's awesome! Slow and methodical yet silly and kind of fun.

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Troublemake - Use Six or Seven Times and Destroy
The Legendary San Diego Chargers - Fred and the Kids Are Dead
Shang-a-lang - Don't Bring Him Around

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
drunkjesse (November 30, 2009)

not serious. just snotty.

Blackjaw_ (November 29, 2009)

Wow, if this Jesse guy is serious... what an asshole. "Fuck you" because he said your voice sounds a bit like another musician?

drunkjesse (November 29, 2009)

now that i know who brian fallon is, fuck you.

Lmnndtlgrph (November 29, 2009)

if anyone cares....

The Legendary San Diego Chargers is Brad (from Dear Landlord, The Gateway District, RIvethead) plus Jesse and Dave from Pretty Boy Thorson & The Falling Angels.

of less interest.... Troublemake is most of the same kids as Rational Anthem.

so um... absorb that.

superskabro (November 28, 2009)

Best Traffic Street artwork to date

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