the Touchdowns - "Rock"
Rock is just as much fun as
the Touchdowns’ last EP, Rookie
Phenom, but is much more light-hearted and upbeat. Where the
last EP was a bit quiet, Rock is loud and rollicking. The second track,
"Drunk and Loaded," is a prime example of what this EP is all about.
"Cowboys" is far from sentimental. Instead, it is yet again a perfect
example of what the Touchdowns do best: a satirical, humorous jab at
what ails them. "Rap" is humorous in its mockery and odd take on the
stereotypical 'urban rythm'.
From beginning to end, this disc just takes the whole
verse-chorus-verse song structure and madly runs with it, turning this
EP into a parody of the typical rock song stylings. It’s incredibly
enjoyable, in a wonderfully low-brow way, and provides a look at how
the Touchdowns have matured - if only musically. I can only hope their
first full-length record, due out this winter, is as much fun as Rock.