"2 Over Ten" CD
Genres: rock n' roll, garage rock, country rock
PO Box 50777
Los Angeles CA
Nov 10 - 16 2003
I dig this. Whoo! It's hard not to. The Cuts'
brand of garage-calibre, country-swagger, blues-rockin', bar-hoppin'
rawk n' roll will cure what ails ya, and make ya talk like this to boot.
With guitar, bass, drums, and keys by their side, The Cuts
work with retro concepts to blend themselves up something decidedly
new. Think Nuggets, Jon Spencer, Television,
and a bit of The Supersuckers all ground up and mixed
together. The spunk and energy of opener "How Can I Get
Through" is pure Cuts and it's so good you'll be shocked
there are 11 songs after it. Even in 2 Over Ten's calmest
moments, for example "Flip A Coin," they have their attitude
and passion in check. That's what this is all about.
One of the most attractive elements of The Cuts's sound is
that it's so dang catchy. A sure fan favourite has got to be
"Mr. W's Holiday," a driving, sharp-shootin' slab of rawk
with a terrific build and release song structure. You will be
won over, and you'll wish you could be there to see The Cuts
play it live in a dark, smoky old bar. "Paradise" is
also a fun, infectious romp worthy of attention.
Overall, The Cuts' 2 Over Ten is another winner for
Birdman Records. Even if you aren't an avid fan of the genre,
this will be an album for you. Heck, this is an album for everybody.
[Vitals: 1 2 tracks, distributed by Tone
Vendor, released 2003]