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Casket Lottery/Hot Water Music
Colors Words & Dreams
Second Nature Recordings

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
The Casket Lottery and Hot Water Music have joined hands to cover two songs by the seminal D.C. hardcore band Government Issue on this split 7" single out on Second Nature, The Casket Lottery's home label. The Casket Lottery tackles "For Ever," taking on the hard-edged punk of Government Issue, a style that is much more razor sharp than any of The Casket Lottery's original material. They handle it in a decent manner, playing with energy and solid punk riffage and spitting out the requisite "Hey's!" at the song's end.

Hot Water Music are a better band and they prove it on their cover of "Jaded Eyes." This is a great song in its own right, and Hot Water Music's signature dirty power chord sound and dual vocals, the gruff and the high, blow this one out of the water. In a time of so much sappy, watered down and misinterpreted "punk rock," it is good to hear two hard working bands giving a little love to a punk great from the past.

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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