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Proud

by Samuel Barker
November 10, 2000


File Under: folk/punk
rating: C+
tracks

1. Proud

2. Miss Judy

3. Big Truck

4. Porky Comes Home

5. Naked And High

6. Robot Boy

7. Drawn To The Lightning

8. Sweet Petunia

9. Driving Back Sunday

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  • Washroom Recordings
  • Some of the best music in the world has come from the garage, and Electramode has come from the garage bearing a quality independent release. They have released the album on their personal label, Washroom Recordings. Proud is a quality album with a close similarity to the Violent Femmes in vocal sounds and the heavy use accoustic guitar.

    The album begins with the title track, "Proud". This is a great accoustic song. The style is very close to that of Violent Femmes' tracks such as "Add It Up". "Big Truck" is a great poppy number with a wonderful lead. It's probably the best song on the album. "Porky Comes Home" is also rather strong. It's relaxed and has a great riff. The next song is a letdown though, "Naked And High" is a weak track with really obscure lyrics. My favorite track on the album is "Drawn To The Lightning". This track has some great transitions from accoustic to electric. It's got a fun sound and pulls you in.

    Electramone does a great job in putting together a great independent release, and gave their label a quality initial release. I'm looking forward to hearing the great things to come from this label. If you are a fan of bands similar to the Violent Femmes or are into folksy punk this is a great release to look into. This album is available for $10 from Washroom Recordings, and would make a great buy for someone looking for some good independent music. Enjoy!

    Samuel Barker is Senior Editor. Contact him at suma@rockzone.com.

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