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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Billy Joe Winghead
Precious Moments with Billy Joe Winghead
Rock and Fucking Roll Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
"Oklahoma City's favorite outer-space truckstop scumbags" is how Billy Joe Winghead's press release describes them, but I am not so sure the description is accurate. A more appropriate tag line might read: Stupid Ugly Kid Joe/Kid Rock style white trash rock that isn't really fun to listen to and contains very little of the humor that it is supposed to be laden with.

To do this style of music right you have to have both the licks and the jokes, ala Ween or some of the work of Electric Six. Billy Joe Winghead unfortunately, have little of either. Their chops consist of high school band style metal riffage and pedestrian drum and bass work. The songs' subject matter falls within the following list: truckstops, waitresses, interstate highways, rest stops and the illicit activities that occur there, getting high and working. They also tackle some covers, including the jazz standard "Caravan" and of course, "Freebird." What else could you expect from the halls of a label with such a genius name? My advice: skip it.

Reviewed by Jonah Flicker
Jonah Flicker writes, lives, drinks, eats, and consumes music in New York, via Los Angeles. He once received a fortune in a fortune cookie that stated the following: "Soon, a visitor shall delight you." He's still waiting.

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