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Be A Criminal
Revelation Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
It has been a long time since I heard or even considered hearing a band that has been released on Revelation Records. It was nice to see their logo on a disc again, just for nostalgia's sake. This is Garrison's second full-length and I must admit that it's a pretty solid release. They're not breaking any new ground here, but dammit this stuff is just fun. Maybe its because their influences are some of my old favorites- Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, and the Pixies. J. Robbins (ex-Jawbox, Burning Airlines) turned the dials on this album and he once again has produced an eardrum shattering guitar rock album. This is what you come to expect from the man.

Be A Criminal focuses in on the deviant side of human nature without celebrating it. Instead they show the irony behind crime and deviance. This album definitely put some fire into my veins. As we get older, don't you think we need bands like Garrison around to show us that there is a thrill in being disobedient? And how the thought of committing crimes is much more fun and then actually following through with them? Most of the time those sinister thoughts are what inspire us to get the hell out of a bad situation. Remember what it was like to be a deviant punk teenager? Garrison does.

Reviewed by Lull Tucker


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