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Some Girls The DNA Will Have Its Say

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1. I Need Drugs 2. A Sick Cult 3. Me & My Blasphemy 4. The DNA Will Have Its Say 5. Don't Hate Me Just 'Cause I Hate You 6. Nazi Rodeo 7. Hot Air Balloons
2005 Three One G
Our score 7

by Cory
6/30/2005

Six minutes is not a whole lot of time. For many bands, that would be a song and a half. For others, it would barely scratch the surface of a musical idea. The musical wrecking ball known as Some Girls has somehow found a way to repeatedly concentrate more insanity into six minutes than most bands could in an hour. I suppose you could chalk it up to the collective experience of its rather diverse members. Justin Pearson, Wes Eisold and Rob Moran (former and current members of The Locust, American Nightmare, Over My Dead Body, Unbroken, just to name a few) are joined by Chuck Rowell and Sal Gallegos on this, their first recording since the release of the compilation All My Friends Are Going Death. Six minutes is enough time for Some Girls to blast out seven songs and fit in a guest appearance from The Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O. Some Girls' brand of chaotic hardcore invokes Pearson's own history with groups like The Locust and the Crimson Curse as well as calling to mind punk icons like Charles Bronson and Spazz. Eisold's trademark scream makes their material immediately recognizable. The group has always felt like more of an outlet for the members' excess energy than their creativity and The DNA Will Have Its Say is no exception. While Pearson's material with The Locust becomes increasingly musically adventurous, Some Girls are as straightforward as it gets. Where Eisold's AN-era lyrics had a wildly emotional poetic flair, most of the lyrics on this particular release seem like a mish-mash of half-baked ideas, surprisingly capable of seeming cohesive. Moran's time in Over My Dead Body definitely seems to have burned him out on prototypical modern "hardcore," as Some Girls have a punk rock aesthetic that's all but gone in the genre. The misfit of this group is definitely The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower's Chuck Rowell who is hopefully learning something from his Some Girls bandmates that he can use to improve his own full-time band. Karen O manages to hold her own in this sexually ambiguous boys' club, contributing uncharacteristically scathing vocals to the disc's title track. The disc's gloriously bizarre layout of rainbows and dismembered cartoon rabbits is supplemented by an enhanced music video for "I Need Drugs" full of fingerpainting, basic stop motion and guys making out. Some Girls are hell-bent on throwing everyone for a loop in every aspect of their releases and The DNA Will Have Its Say is a startling success in that endeavor. Bottom Line: Fans of Some Girls' previous material will definitely be happy to hear seven new, brilliantly recorded songs. Naysayers will most likely continue to say "Nay," as they haven't really added anything to their relatively limited repertoire. It's not going to change the world, but I'm certainly glad to add it to my collection.

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okarma_ 6/30/2005 11:47:32 AM

first post


deadwithfear_ 6/30/2005 12:05:37 PM

*shakes fist at okarma*


powergoat_ 6/30/2005 12:32:21 PM

ive had this forever and i will always like some girls


buckwheat_ 6/30/2005 1:09:17 PM

I do believe this is out through Epitaph, not 31G.


someone_ 6/30/2005 1:39:57 PM

^ wrong


xcowabungax_ 6/30/2005 1:48:42 PM

will never be as good as AN. ever.


peter_ 6/30/2005 3:14:05 PM

good album good review


The Set Up_ 6/30/2005 7:13:51 PM

My grandma is visiting from Wisconsin and she knocks on my door while I was listening to "All My Friends...": Grandma: Oh my what is that!? Me: It's music. Grandma: Oh... I thought it was the vaccum. Good rock n' roll scares old people.


roy_ 6/30/2005 7:58:00 PM

the guys above me is a f*cking idiot.... pick up a goddamn XHATEXBREEDX or XTERRORX record then talk you gay!


hxcobd_ 6/30/2005 11:11:43 PM

This band sucks. Wes hurt my heart by singing for such a piece of shit group after the amazing Give up the Ghost.


fuckingfight_ 7/1/2005 2:28:44 AM

it's not supposed to be american nightmare jr. get over it.


marching_band_rules_ 7/1/2005 3:16:28 AM

this is definitely out on three one g. i love this record.


xdxmx_ 7/1/2005 4:39:01 AM

american nightmare was good for like a second... SG is the first decent thing wes has done in years


Davey_ 7/1/2005 6:02:55 AM

I think this has Epitaph distribution or something. Although it is officially a 31G release. Either way, this is a great EP.


Cory_ 7/1/2005 8:57:31 AM

Their next ALBUM will be on Epitaph, but this has nothing to do with Epitaph.


thealcoholic_ 7/1/2005 2:44:20 PM

I love this record. "this world could swallow you whole, but so could I." good shit. good review.


buckwheat_ 7/2/2005 5:05:36 PM

ahhh, ok, thanks cory.