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Complaints* - *Wanna Be Bored [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Complaints*

Complaints*: *Wanna Be Bored [7 inch]*Wanna Be Bored [7 inch] (2009)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Complaints boast quite a lineup, comprising members of Swingin' Utters, Western Addiction, Dead Ringers and Radio Reelers. Every dude in this band clearly has some experience already under his respective belt, and while their 7" here doesn't completely blow minds, it does show they've got the chops .


Complaints boast quite a lineup, comprising members of Swingin' Utters, Western Addiction, Dead Ringers and Radio Reelers. Every dude in this band clearly has some experience already under his respective belt, and while their 7" here doesn't completely blow minds, it does show they've got the chops to make something plenty worthwhile.

Wanna Be Bored bears four slabs of choppy, rock'n'roll pep, sounding like the early '80s hardcore bands who weren't afraid to show plenty of '77-style punk influence (closer "Cheap Reward" sounds like a condensed Buzzcocks/Stiff Little Fingers lovefest). It's a little bit snotty, but not too much so; there are some solos, but they aren't too far over the top. When the band slow it down just a pinch for Side B, it offers a nice reprieve from the succinct, sharper delivery of Side A and especially the driving title track.

Solid start. This won't bore you, at least.

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Douglas_is_rad (January 22, 2010)

hope ur okay!

sloanedaley (January 22, 2010)

that comment read like someone was straining a little too hard to make their metaphor fit the source material.

I had an aneurysm performing the task good sir, I assure you. It was not only a leap but a hop AND a skip, I commend your efforts.

RossHostage (January 21, 2010)

Yea, cuz punk rock bands are never "shockingly close" to other punk rock bands.

Douglas_is_rad (January 20, 2010)

Also, this band's logo is shockingly close to Career Suicide's logo, which is shockingly close to The Germ logo, which is just a circle.

Douglas_is_rad (January 20, 2010)

That comment read like someone was straining a little too hard to make their metaphor fit the source material.

sloanedaley (January 20, 2010)

this reads like something the 16 year old me would have eaten gum from underneath the bleachers to listen to.

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