THREE THE HARD WAY 


;Ask any petulant indie rocker what the inspiration for his music is, and you're likely to get a heartfelt answer about love, self-expression and passion. Not so with the local garage rock trio Danny Feedback. Their response is honest. According to guitarist and vocalist Danny Feedback himself, his group's inspiration is "the money, the drugs and the fame, in that order." The group is equally forthcoming when describing their sound: "We sound like David Bowie and Sonic Youth on crack," says bassist Ryan Cox unabashedly.

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;;That sonic conglomeration is on display on the trio's debut CD, The Worker King and the Queen Bee, a DIY release that shines in strange places and completely confuses in others. For each half-minute of inspired melody there are three minutes of deafening rock & roll cacophony. A critical listener can detect influences from Bleach-era Nirvana to the Butthole Surfers, but there are times on the disc that the band treads sonic ground all their own. The question is whether you actually want to go there.

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;The disc's first track, "Acoustic Farm," is a good example of their style: fuzzy, overdriven guitars, pulsing bass lines and drums competing with a flurry of incoherent lyrics. Only on two of the other tracks, "Some Way" and "Operation Chop Chop," does the band diverge from this formula, taking cues instead from the likes of the Strokes and Beulah in melody and rhythm. On these songs the vocals open up and come into their own, showing some promise for the band's future.

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;Claiming former members of Franchise and Hippy Gone Wrong, the group made its mark on Central Florida with their debut at 2005's Florida Music Festival. According to witnesses, they had quite an impact on an audience expecting the likes of Cori Yarckin and the Hindu Cowboys, an audience that, instead, was treated to a full-on cock rock performance, complete with sex and broken equipment.

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;For this band, it's all about entertainment onstage with an edge of competition. Drummer Waylon Thornton says, "It doesn't matter if we are first or last, we want to be that band of the night." Cox concurs: "Onstage, there is a lot of shit-talking. We always try to play better than the other bands on the bill, and there is a competitive nature in our performance."

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;While Danny Feedback is here to compete, they may be in a class of their own.

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DANNY FEEDBACK

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with Rocket 88, Vox Palma, Black River Nightmare

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9pm Saturday

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Back Booth, (407) 999-2570

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$5

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; music@orlandoweekly.com

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