Sing Sing Death House - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- The Distillers
- Sing Sing Death House
The Distillers: Brody Armstrong (vocals, guitar); Casper (guitar, background vocals); Ryan (bass, background vocals); Andy Outbreak (drums).
Engineers include: Kevin Guineri, Donnel Cameron, Brett Gurewitz.
Principally recorded at Westlake Studios, Hollywood, California between May and June 2001.
Personnel: Brody Armstrong (vocals, guitar); Andy "Outbreak" Granelli (drums).
Audio Mixers: Kevin Guarnieri; Brett Gurewitz.
Recording information: Westbeach Recorders (05/2001-06/2001).
Photographer: Knowles Allen.
This authentic, damaged, street-kid punk outfit boasts the magnificent, mouth-full-of-marbles gutter-punk accent of Brody, wife of Rancid's Tim Armstrong. (Both slur their vocals in a similar fashion.) Improving on their very fine, self-titled debut album, their latest, Sing Sing Death House, is battle-scarred and resolute, but Brody's tough voice is more expressive than your average punker's and especially affecting when she flaunts the full range of her throaty snarl. On "Seneca Falls," an appreciation of the women's suffrage movement set to chugging guitars and a thumpity-thump bass, there's an exceptional, goosebump-inducing though unintelligible chorus, which soars above the music because of the emotional quality of Brody's howl. Otherwise, the music is quite stirring, coming from a gang of gutter-punks with lip piercings. The song "The Young Crazed Peeling" is about having a crap upbringing, surviving, and actually becoming a happily married punk. After telling the story of how her mom kicked her dad out of the house because he beat her up, Brody goes on to sing about how life has gotten better, "I love a man from California/He's the prettiest thing/We got the same disorder/The way you feel is okay/It's never going to change anyway/It hit me/I got everything I need." It's a story with an uncharacteristic ending that punks born of squalor can rise up and create music as impassioned and relatively positive as this. ~ Adam Bregman
- Country of Origin
- Epitaph (USA)
- Alternative Dis. Alliance
- The Distillers
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Sick of It All
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I Am Revenant
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Seneca Falls
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Young Crazed Peeling, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sing Sing Death House
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Bullet and The Bullseye
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] City of Angels
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Young Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hate Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Desperate
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] I Understand
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Lordy Lordy
- Studio / Live
Q (3/02, p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A ferocious concoction of Courtney Love's sneer, spin cycle tempos and beer festival choruses..."
Alternative Press (2/02, p.74) - 9 out of 10 - "...Old-school punk anthems you'll be singing along with the first time through..."
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