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The Unsmashable Riffbrokers

by The Riffbrokers

20th Century pop/rock twang and jangle vintage gear- barstool-hardened vocals.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bland, Predictable
3:02 $0.49
2. Borrowed Shirt
3:42 $0.49
3. Remind Me To
3:16 $0.49
4. Car Bomb
2:42 $0.49
5. Shot Glass Size
4:06 $0.49
6. Lenient
4:42 $0.49
7. Mr. Brightside
2:14 $0.49
8. Petard
2:15 $0.49
9. Attractive Nuisance
4:18 $0.49
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Album Notes
NOTE TO SHOPPER from UNSMASHABLE RECORDS: This is a CD-R in a slim line case. There are some liner notes inside the insert card. We are offering this at the lowest price to cover our cost.

Nick Millward, whoever the hell he is, is a barroom poet of some talent. With good ol' boy, Marlboro throated delivery, the songwriter and presumed leader of the mouthful-monikered Unsmashable Riffbrokers presents six lyrically intriguing tunes in their eponymously titled debut. "Every time I try to drown my sorrows/ you keep tossing them a line" growls Millward beginning the first track, 'Borrowed Shirt,' which contains another eloquent gem later on- "Wading in the shallow end of small talk/ like a blind dog in a busy street." McGuinn inspired 12- string spruces up the incomprehensible 'Car Bomb' and Millward returns to near genius one and two liners in 'Bland, Predictable' ("I prefer to keep my feathers far from your tar"), 'Shot Glass Size' ("she knows my name but she won't say hi/ gives me hypothermia and watches me die") and 'Petard' ( " The Prettiest girl sits five chairs apart from a broken heart"). The closer, 'Lenient,' is a statement of down-and-out defiance: "Baby I never promised you I wouldn't do it again.'

The music? Countrified Tim-era Replacements, produced by Johnny Sangster at Egg Studios. Alex Richards' nifty electric leads propel every number, and bassist Heather Burnett and drummer Dustin Miller provide a solid honky-tonk rhythm section. Altogether, a tight, toe-tapping background for Millward's inspired rhtyme and authentic, if not exactly eardrum caressing voice. The name's gotta go however ... change it to just the Riffbrokers and this quartet will fit on a marquee very nicely - STEVE STAV, BACKFIRE, AUG. 2001



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