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Hanslick Rebellion, The: Live-The Rebellion Is Here

A local legend in Albany, N.Y., The Hanslick Rebellion was hailed as "perhaps the most formidable and ferocious band" to emerge from the area, and The Rebellion Is Here provides sonic evidence why. The quartet originally formed in 1995 and split two years later reuniting to record The Deli of Life EP after almost 10 years during which the band's two founding members did not speak to each other. This recently reissued live recording, captured in Albany in 1997, proves that The Hanslick Rebellion deserved the title of local heroes, full of fast licks and honest, trends-be-damned attitude. Had the band continued uninterrupted, it's difficult to say how far their brand of arty, cynical, witty, unpretentious and sometimes crass slacker rock would have taken them. (And who knows where The Hanslick Rebellion will go now?) But at least The Rebellion Is Here offers a rousing and fun trip back in time, complete with cunning originals ("The Four-Minute Mile," "Leave Your Boyfriend," "Starlet" and "Why James Likes Indie Rock," which borrows a David Lee Roth line or two) and unexpected covers (Pink Floyd's "Vegetable Man," Del Shannon's "Runaway" and a very odd medley that touches on The Archies, Talking Heads and Lou Reed. The set's exceptional audio sounds so good that you can almost smell the Nineties nostalgia as well as whiffs of something even more potent.

Track Listing:
1) Grub
2) The Four-Minute Mile
3) Starlet
4) Rump (Da Butt)
5) Smoke
6) Pablo Picasso
7) Natural Selection
8) Now I Have a Job
9) Medea My Mistress
10) We Wait and We Wait
11) Big Hot Monday
12) Leave Your Boyfriend
13) Vegetable Man
14) Sugar Smack
15) Why James Likes Indie Rock
16) Runaway

Added: October 5th 2007
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Eschatone Records
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Language: english

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