Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|10 Minute Warning|
10 Minute Warning
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Great Underground 1980's Seattle Band Reunites
Stephanie Sandlin | Spokane, Wa | 07/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those rare LP's that totally flies against whats popular in the rock scene at the time. 10 Minute Warning not only had the brass to do this - they released an very good rock album. It makes alot of the younger bands look like 2 chord wannabes. 10 Minute Warning never gained much noterity outside of the Pacific Northwest. However, if you do research on them. Their influence is seen and heard through many modern day Seattle bands. With the exception of a new vocalist this is the original band. Even Duff McKagan (Ex-Guns N' Roses) is here and performs superbly. The record is a no BS hard rock effort. Christopher Blue's vocals are great at times. The best tunes on here are "Pictures," "Is this the Way?, and "Swollen Rage." Everything is else is good too. Thats another positive about the album, even the cuts I didn't mention are good. No duds here. It would be nice to see these guys keep producing. Its nice to see and hear a piece of Northwest music history rise from the ashes and remind us its still ok to rock."
No Warnings Required
dsj001 | Northville, MI United States | 10/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled across these guys on a punk meets grunge sampler and was so hit with the two songs on the disc I needed more. I'm not a North-Westerner so have no sense of the bands local/regional history or impact but I can tell you that if you are thinking "grunge" you are probably on the wrong track. This is grunge only in the way that early Soundgarden (pre-Superunkown - and their only really great output) can be called "grunge". Duff McKagan and the band rock hard but tightly and Christopher Blue contributes some nice snarling vocals. I've had this for four or five years and still toss it into the CD player when I need a good kick in the rear. "Mezz" and "Is this the way?" are favorite tracks but there is not a miss on the entire disc."
dsj001 | 02/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Though TMW comes from Seattle, these guys don't exactly fall into the category of "grunge." They sound more like punk. Anyway, it's very good music; I loved it after 2 listens. Every song has it's own unique appeal, and that makes this a CD I'll still love 20 years from now. I have not had a chance to hear what the original TMW vocalist sounded like, but Christopher Blue is absolutely stunning!BTW : the name "Ten Minute Warning" comes from a college binge drinking game. The game goes like this: Every minute for ten minutes you take one shot of beer. But here's the catch. The first minute you take one shot of beer, the second minute you take two shots of beer, the third minute you take a three shots of beer and so on.
However, I've also heard some people say the name signifies the "ten minute warning" a city is given before a nuclear missile hits it. I don't know which is true, but both whichever--it's a cool band name with a cool origin."