MTN CTY JNK

MTN CTY JNK

by Drugmoney
     
 

MTN CTY JNK, DrugMoney's full-length debut, is an infectious blur of fist-pumping, midtempo power pop and Replacements-esque Americana from a band that manages to bend a bunch of influences into one incendiary, smooth record. The opening track, "I Know," could be fellow North Carolinian Ryan Adams, but "Small Thinking" soundsSee more details below

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MTN CTY JNK, DrugMoney's full-length debut, is an infectious blur of fist-pumping, midtempo power pop and Replacements-esque Americana from a band that manages to bend a bunch of influences into one incendiary, smooth record. The opening track, "I Know," could be fellow North Carolinian Ryan Adams, but "Small Thinking" sounds undeniably like the Pixies. In addition to his predilection for Cheap Trick, frontman Fisher Meehan has a distinctive rock voice, soaked with all the whiskey and sawdust of every dive club from Asheville to Minneapolis to the Sunset Strip. And while he hasn't yet reached the pop songwriting pinnacle of the underappreciated master, Brendan Benson, Meehan comes pretty close with the sugary "Oregon Song" and the brilliant, keyboard-driven "Runaround," and can surely hold his own with the Young Fresh Fellows. No one could deny the live-wire power punk crunch of the brief "Wish Away" or the epic and slick Fleetwood Mac-influenced rock of songs like "Always/Never." By the end of the album it's clear that DrugMoney -- along with Lucero and Centro-Matic -- are doing a darn good job of fusing the roots \rock of the Replacements with the indie features of Paul Westerberg's comrades among the best American bands of the '80s -- the Pixies and Hüsker Dü. Throw in the quirky sensibilities of Teenager of the Year-era Frank Black and a touch of '70s California cocaine nights, and it makes for one heck of an uncompromising pop record.

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Release Date:
01/27/2004
Label:
Hybrid Recordings
UPC:
0614992002920
catalogNumber:
20029

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