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Start Static
     

Start Static

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by Sugarcult
 

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Sugarcult's debut disc is a quasi sugar-coated power pop album with punk overtones and a healthy dose of self-effacing humor. Escapism, skepticism, and a devil-may-care view of the world around them are the primary themes that weave their way into the lyrics on this high-energy stripped-to-the-bone collection by this frisky So-Cal quartet. As evidenced in the fiery

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Sugarcult's debut disc is a quasi sugar-coated power pop album with punk overtones and a healthy dose of self-effacing humor. Escapism, skepticism, and a devil-may-care view of the world around them are the primary themes that weave their way into the lyrics on this high-energy stripped-to-the-bone collection by this frisky So-Cal quartet. As evidenced in the fiery anthem "Stuck in America," vocalist Tom Pagontta joyfully proclaims "everyone's talkin' 'bout blowing up the neighborhood/all I ever wanted to do was get away." "Saying Good-bye" is a pathos-filled paean of teenage heartbreak with an explosive chord progression so familiar that documenting it would seem like an accusation of plagiarism, which, in rock & roll of this nature, is an exercise in futility. "Bouncing Off the Walls" is yet another joust at the perils of romance, only this time the protagonist dips into his parent's cocaine stash to relieve the pain. On Start Static, Sugarcult has mastered the don't-bore-us-get-to-the-chorus approach to near perfection.

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Release Date:
05/25/2005
Label:
Fearless Records
UPC:
0665907667321
catalogNumber:
76673
Rank:
135546

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Start Static 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pretty Girl is my fav. song EVER!!! I love Sugarcult! LOL
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, HONESTLY you are missing out if you don't know about Sugarcult or have never heard of their music and this album!!They are a GREAT band combining fun and story-telling lyrics with instrumental melodies in the music. You have a bit of two different types of sounds on this album but Sugarcult keep their signature as a fun punk band everyone likes. I don't think they make any bad songs, ever..my favorites include Pretty Girl (The Way), Hate Every Beautiful Day, Saying Goodbye and for a softer setting and mysterious that has a story behind it Underwear the last track which Tim Pagnotta (leadsinger/guitarist)said he wrote about when he noticed people have an interest in deaths, watching murdering in movies, etc. and thought he'd write a song about it well done with lyrics like ''Take the life and hold it underwater/wash the hands of all these things ive done...All the eyes on every sunday paper/pictures of the horrid things ive done'' truly remarkable album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
They are even better live! This CD, and their other one "Palm Trees and Power Lines" are great. I saw them with Green Day and New Found Glory, personally New Found Glory shouldnt have played and Sugarcult should have played more. Awesome group.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just saw Pretty Girl on MTV and immediately downloaded it! That is a killer song! I can't wait to go get the CD and see what the rest is like!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is amazing. I have never heard a better collection of songs. Its rare to have a CD come along that you LOVE every song...this is one of those rare CDs. Songs like Pretty Girl, Stuck in American, Hate Every Beautitful Day, and Bouncing off the walls get me SERIOUSLY pumped. Definatly buy this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing CD, all the songs are really well done. Sugarcut is a great band, and if you have not had the chance to here some of their music, you are really missing out. I wish I could tell you my favorite songs, but they are all equally as great. This is definitely a band to tell your friends about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yeah! This is one of the best punk rock bands ever! This is definetly one of my favorites! It tops the chart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this band! I just discovered them from an online friend. I love their songs and its a great release when I'm stressed out. I think everyone would love this band :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I luv lotz of bands but they r freakin' awesome!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This band really rocks out. They don't follow rules and don't care. This cd is the coolest. All the songs are cool!:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a great CD!! I love it! It's kinda punk, pop, alternative, rockish... I download a Sugarcult song and then I got the CD and it is so great! Pretty Girl is one of my favorites, but the whole CD is awesome.. between fast and slow mixes.. you should get it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sugarcult is probably my favortie PUNK-ROCK Band. I first heard of them were from Van Wilder The Movie and song was "Boucin of the Wall Again" Start Static album is their best album yet. All the songs has meaning and created the fun of punk rock.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love punk, alternative and hard rock and this cd has a little bit of everything. Every song on it is powerful...even the slower ones. Everyone should own this cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD. It's everything I want in a band. They have great lyrics, not every song sounds alike, it's music for guys and girls, and most of all, it's alternative music. I reccomend it to anyone who likes the modern day alternative rock, and yes, I realize thats a large category. Hope you enjoy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Am freakin in love with Sugarcult,they rock my world. There voices are great and the music puts you in a great mood whether you are upset or just having a bad day. This band makes it all better!! You should go out right this minute and bye there cd Start Static
Guest More than 1 year ago
sugarcult is such a rad band! iv seen em live 4 times and they just never seem to get old. if you dont know about these guys ur missing out, buy the cd and you'll understand!