Wednesday, August 26, 1998

Review - Nutrajet

Artist: Nutrajet

Posted on Wed, Aug 26, 1998 at 4:00 AM

Don't expect Nutrajet to follow Seven Mary Three in professing undying love of life on Orange Avenue. On their self-titled debut, the power-pop duo makes clear their contempt for the club-hopping beautiful people of the "Alternative Nation" -- A nation of living dead/Marching in platform shoes. In "Up With the Lovely" anti-social, self-professed "guitar hero" Greg Reinel spits, I don't give a flying fuck/Who knows who knows who.

Nutrajet do not schmooze. Instead, they lock themselves in their room, slavishly memorizing their Cheap Trick and Stooges records while penning bitter missives to the outside world. The new recording adds a china-rattling bass response to the band's already fearsome attack -- a remastered "Nation" cuts the version on the recent "Trackspotting III" compilation to shreds.

You've seen and heard it all before, but that doesn't stop "Nutrajet" from being the perfect antidote to the current glut of powerless pop. It's a punked-out murder spree that leaves the bodies of the young and smug piled right up to the (GumWrapper) curb.

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