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|The Simple Ones|
Worth the Weight
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Memphis own pop savants, the Simple Ones, cranked out a delicious full-length cd that is definitely worth the wait. Doing things their own way, on their own time frame, the Simple Ones came up with a masterpiece of beeyout... more »
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Memphis own pop savants, the Simple Ones, cranked out a delicious full-length cd that is definitely worth the wait. Doing things their own way, on their own time frame, the Simple Ones came up with a masterpiece of beeyouteeful '90s indie rock powerpoppunk rock tunes! Worth the Weight combines the Simple Ones tastiest tunes from their previous 45s on Sugar Ditch Records and 45s on 7 Inch Mentality Records with their best new tunes recorded in their own homebuilt studio. Check out the cool artwork by drummer Roy Berry (now bashing the drums for Lucero) and rejoice in the splendor in the total hits of Rift City, Drunken Kiss, Pen, On My Nerves, and the classic rock classic T-Shirt. The Shangri-la Projects band that coulda been a contender, given more touring.
Find out just what can be accomplished with a 4-track.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Worth The Weight can be viewed as a documentary of sorts. You get the feeling that this Memphis trio is learning how to use a four track as they go along. The opening track is a groove guitar piece that seems to be a first shot at using multi track technology. This is not to say that the Simple Ones fall prey to gimmicks and tricks though. The songs are strong and strange and traverse a broad spectrum of styles and emotions.Almost every song is distinctive and interesting with unnoticed surprises that pop up after repeated plays. On the first listen, songs like "Left In Space," "Pen," and "The Wrath Of God" make this a keeper. Once you get cozy with this record though, "Toothpaste," "T-Shirt," and "On My Nerves" reveal themselves to be mini-masterpieces as well.In short, even the throwaways (and there are a couple of them) manage to hold their own and contribute to the overall effect.After completel! y digesting "Worth The Weight," one can't help but anticipate the next effort from The Simple Ones."