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Reviewed on 17th July 2004.


Destroy Reality TV

By Tract

Hey dismals, cheer up. It's Tract to the rescue. They refuse to enjoy dross, shit or reality TV. They make a lovely fresh noise with bass, guitar, drums and two fine voices.

Dan Kiener sings and plays guitar. Liz Hunter plays t'riffic bass and sings a bit further away and Jason Howard drums like someone who believes in the value of practice.

Three songs are on promotional offer. And if I was a venue promoter I'd be polishing the stage, dusting off the colour gels, and photocopying flyers for a Tract headline ASAP. It's the crackly sound of real talent arriving.

"Destroy Reality TV" features a great non-linear guitar line and some noises from the tin marked "imaginative". It rocks.

"It Takes Shape" can't sound so great after "Destroy ..." but it does start with the words "Holy Moly!" which is nice. It then becomes a very handsome vehicle for Dan's passionate singing and choppy guitar. There is much bass and drum creativity. It's good.

"Please Stop Now Before More You Drown More People" is an invitation to the scum world leaders to stop being an arse with carbon emissions. Or is it the crying game with girlfriend #3? Anyway, it's epic and really exciting too. A punky drums n' guitar intro mutates powerpopwards with a real tune and Liz's lovely echoey vocal counterpoint "whoa oh! whoa oh!". Maybe I spotted the kitchen sink in there somewhere too. But what the hell. I love it.



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On 17th July 2004 at 17:46 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

How many stars have you given out recently M Saunders?


On 17th July 2004 at 17:46 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

Mr. Saunders*


On 18th July 2004 at 13:10 Anonymous 1200 wrote...

I reckon he gives out stars for sexual favours.


On 18th July 2004 at 13:37 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

What would you have to do to get 5 stars? Cardboard Cowboy must have gone all the way.


On 18th July 2004 at 15:25 Anonymous 13 wrote...


it's the words that count. The stars are for the illiterate


On 18th July 2004 at 19:07 Anonymous 1200 wrote...

Ric Neale could barely walk when I saw him the other day.

The Cowboys may well have whips for rustling and stuff, so they had a distinct advantage.


On 19th July 2004 at 00:49 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

I hear Ten Seconds of Chaos gave him ten seconds of pleasure for their stars


On 20th July 2004 at 00:39 Anonymous 1200 wrote...

"Tickle I, Nikoli" taunted the wisened old fruit as he removed his velvet smoking jacket.


On 20th July 2004 at 20:04 Anonymous 1944 wrote...

How far would you go to get 5 stars of sam saunders?


On 21st July 2004 at 07:13 Anonymous 13 wrote...

Sam Saunders - average stars 3.48 ... Cathy Simpson - average stars 3.86. What does this tell me? I don't. The pressure is keeping me awake at nights.


On 21st July 2004 at 07:14 Anonymous 13 wrote...

and the missing words was .... "know"


On 21st July 2004 at 15:16 Anonymous 1200 wrote...

The "pressure" is keeping you awake at night?

Try changing position.

And don't let them bring their amps.



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