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Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Drink and a Quick Decision

Posted on Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 4:00 AM

A Drink and a Quick Decision
Label: Recall
Length: LP
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: Drink and a Quick Decision, A
Grand National sounded familiar on their dance-y ' but sometimes acoustic ' debut, Kicking the National Habit, but there's a more diverse track list on their follow-up, A Drink & a Quick Decision. Having been in a Police cover band prior to forming Grand National, the duo communicated its taste for melodies made popular by Sting & Co. on Kicking; any subtle references to Synchronicity have vanished in favor of a more authentic Grand National sound. 'Joker and Clownâ?� is drunken, friendly pop, but amid near club-bangers 'Cut by the Brakesâ?� and 'By the Time I Get Home There Won't Be Much of a Place for Me,â?� A Drink's hoisted-Bic balladry adds to the LP's distinctive shifts. Maybe cover-band people aren't always worthless dolts thieving tavern residencies from hard-working original bands.


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