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Reviewed on 16th February 2006.


Push On

By The Call

Pop Music: "Music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love".

I have no deep-rooted problems with Pop Music, just like I have no problems with Ripon based band The Call. All four tracks featured on this EP are excellent examples of how to be a successful band. The melodies are damn catchy, the lyrics vague enough to be interpreted at will, and the instrumentation varied enough to be interesting, yet at the same time, gentle enough to appeal to your average Radio 2 listener. And of course, the band have been touted, titillated, tongued and touched by Old Johnny Record Company. Oh very well done to you, that means you must be the best band I have ever had the pleasure to waft its sounds towards my cochlea.

Sarcasm: "A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound".

It is the lowest form of wit I know, but as Pop Music is the lowest form of music it balances itself out nicely. Maybe I am being harsh on The Call. They are just your Average Joe, trying to make a living in this crazy shotgun town, borrowing a buck from the likes of Lennon, Lilt and Lockerbie. God I wish I knew what all that meant...

Insanity: "Unsoundness of mind sufficient in the judgment of a civil court or majority of population".

I hate being so bloody picky. I wish I could turn on the radio, listen to the likes of The Call and tap along, carefree and happy, looking forward to returning home to my darling wife and my beautiful little boy, Carmichael. I would run a bath whilst whistling along to Keane, jump in, then dry myself to a smidgen of Arctic Monkeys; just in time to catch 'Celebrity Gurn-Club' on Channel 7 billion and twelve. But I can't do it.

Despair: "To be overcome by a sense of futility or defeat".

My record collection dwindles by the day. Once loved artists now irritate, and my brain aches to the sounds of the Stereo.


And then I remove my head from my arse.

If The Call are playing live near you, I would recommend going to see them. Maybe you could go with an old friend, as they are stirring enough to fill the uncomfortable silences, but would allow a certain degree of nostalgic chitter-chatter. I would even recommend buying this CD if you still pine for The Crescent, or are fond of Coldplay. I have given this CD to my Grandma, and she quite likes it. The front cover is pretty good too. My favourite colour is green. Bicycles are fun. The treatment seems to be working. I love this CD!




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On 18th February 2006 at 00:36 Anonymous 3358 wrote...

"as Pop Music is the lowest form of music"

After seeing this statement I stopped reading. You can't expect any credibility with ridiculous statements like that.


On 18th February 2006 at 08:10 Dave LMS wrote...

You should read it all the way through, Paul's reviews are always entertaining and well thought out. There is a definite point to the format of his reviews and the statements he makes.


On 18th February 2006 at 11:24 Anonymous 3358 wrote...

If someone can dismiss something because it's pop music then I'm not really interested. Yeah Michael Jackson, Burt Bacharach, A-Ha, Duran Duran, The Kinks, and many more...all the lowest form of music that wasn't it?


On 18th February 2006 at 11:28 Dave LMS wrote...

I don't think he did; that's why I suggest reading it all.


On 22nd February 2006 at 13:01 Anonymous 401 wrote...

Top review...



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