for a Paycheck
"Into the Arms of the Mother of Hate" CDR
Genres: garage rock, indie rock, punk rock
Nov 3 - 9 2003
isn't hard to imagine Pistol for a Paycheck starting their
career in their parents' garage. They are a gritty, noisy band
that blends punk rock carelessness and energy with indie rock
melody. The twelve songs on their new album, Into the Arms of
the Mother of Hate, are explosive, messy numbers - they are short
and potent, but often bland and imperfectly performed.
This album gives off the impression that the PFAP sound is
best suited to a live atmosphere. While the two best songs, the
metal-riffed "Poetic Injustice" and "Pretty Ugly"
come out pretty well on this album, the rest are dull, mediocre
affairs that don't really shine without any live excitement.
Into the Arms of the Mother of Hate is only five bucks, and
if you're into homestyle garage rock and punk music - that being low
on melody but high on energy - it could make for a worthy
investment. That said, however, in a grand sense this disc is
little more than a fun diversion.
[Vitals: 12 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]