Sidecar/The Almighty Trigger Happy - Split 7 (Cover Artwork)
Staff Review

Sidecar / The Almighty Trigger Happy

Split 7 (1999)


Well, it's on clear red vinyl, so that already makes this release cool. Sidecar, from Cleveland, Ohio, contribute 2 melodic punk songs, with the standout being "Solo" (which is also the standout of the whole 7"). After seeing Sidecar live, it's hard to go back to a studio recording, because for some reason, every song I've heard by them on a release, it sounds like the singer (who is also the drummer) is... Well, it just sounds like there's something up his ass. Live, it's different, though, and I recommend everyone to check them out for a rockin' live show.

Trigger Happy, on the B side, follow through with the catchy melodies, cranking out two diddies of their own. neither stick out in my mind that much, but the songs are solid, with your basic verse/chorus/verse/chorus/instrumental verse/slowdown. If that makes no sense to you, just put on almost any Fat/Epitaph release and you'll know what I'm talking about. Anyways, if you're one of those people who are into melodic punk and are always looking for a new band to obsess over, try this 7".

[taken from A different kind of greatness webzine]