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Southside Stranglers - Too Much TV [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Southside Stranglers

Southside Stranglers: Too Much TV [7-inch]Too Much TV [7-inch] (2010)
Grave Mistake

Reviewer Rating: 3


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Southside Stranglers borrow two members of Government Warning, and Grave Mistake Records picked up the release for the band's debut 7", Too Much TV, last year. Considering all that, you're likely thinking this is another take on '80s hardcore of some kind, but surprisingly, it's not really at all. T.
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Southside Stranglers borrow two members of Government Warning, and Grave Mistake Records picked up the release for the band's debut 7", Too Much TV, last year. Considering all that, you're likely thinking this is another take on '80s hardcore of some kind, but surprisingly, it's not really at all. This is more like snotty, speedy, '60s/'70s-influenced and proto-y garage punk.

There's plenty of reverb on Kenny's vocals to give it that older-sounding aesthetic, and though he still sounds like Davey Havok at points (whether or not GW hates the comparison...one would guess so, anyway), there's enough separation here overall to prevent it from seeming anachronistic. The bustling, punky rock'n'roll flair pervades this entire six-track, 8:33 7", with rambling, punctual hooks on cocksure tracks like "I'm a Cannibal" and "Don't Love You" to the speedy, stuttering "Bad Seed".

Too Much TV feels a little one-sided, but it's a refreshing changeup from the label and carries a confident swagger for a side project of sorts.

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droote (May 9, 2011)

Half_Idiot, GW never broke up

hobbzoid (January 12, 2011)

this record rules.

24hourpriapism (January 11, 2011)

shit is so good.

Half_Idiot (January 11, 2011)

This band existing helps ease GW breaking up. This record (it's their demo pressed onto vinyl) and the second one n Fashionable Idiots are both real fun listens. They made it to the Midwest this summer and even though it was a pretty loose scab lineup and the Chicago show was at Exit (therefore full of horrible cartoon punks) it was a real fun time.

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