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Big Ass Truck
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Big Ass Truck
Title: Kent
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Upstart
Original Release Date: 2/20/1996
Re-Release Date: 1/1/2000
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 601143002724

CD Reviews

No sophmore slump for this "Illicit Cruising Music"
Jonathan E. Thompson | 09/02/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Released the same year as their first album, this recording relies on established standards of play and cuts new territory in style and content. With "Theem From," and "Sweetness," the big club sound is revisited. Sticking to their own definitions of musical beginnings and endings, the upbeat group moves easily between key, tempo and genre changes within any particular cut. The active, not passive, listener gets real busy here. "Thermopolis," and "Just Sick," are good examples of this: You could slow dance to the album, or you go out and do crimes. The infectious mix of instrumentation and sound manipulation is typified on "Dog Chases..." Again and again I find my hand closing in on the volume knob, while my wife is saying, "Could you turn that down?" "Quart St. Parakeet," the tenth cut, though to "Roadkill," "Five O'clock Shado," and then the mezmerizing mosh-pit "Buttertooth Jenkins," would easily bring the man if you had the guts to go with the proper volume. Maybe you should just celebrate this "Illicit Cruising Music" by doing so."
Yeah, man!
Jonathan E. Thompson | Pensacola, FL | 02/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was first introduced to BAT a number of years ago, when MTV played the video for "Theem From." I was instantly hooked. I've since decided that "Kent" is the best of BAT's three albums (a fourth is in the works) and a great place to start, since with "Kent," the band's sound is fully developed and their style is confident.

This album completely rocks. The music is very jam-oriented, with an incredibly eclectic mix of rock, hip-hop, jazz, and blues. These guys can do it all, perfectly blending real rock musicianship with turntables and electronica. "Kent" is one of those albums that you can listen to straight through, and every single song is kickin'. As some other reviewers have mentioned, it's GREAT crusing music. Makes for some nice party music, too. Oh, and if BAT ever plays a show in your town, see it. They totally rock live!"
Total energy
Jonathan E. Thompson | 10/06/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was introduced to the band from my co-workers, and totally dug it. Went to see them live in Charleston, and the rocked out! Total energy on the stage."