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Avoid One Thing

  • 1. Yakisoba
    2. Backyard Joey
    3. Lean on Sheena
    4. Pulse and Picture
    5. Every Second of Every Day
    6. Take a Good Look
    7. Rip It Up It's There
    8. Bomb-Building Songs
    9. Next Stop Batteries
    10. Slip 78
    11. Saturday
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1231

  • Credits
    ProducerJoe Gittleman; Paul Q. Kolderie; Carl Plaster
    EngineerRob Pemberton

    Avoid One Thing : Paul Delano, Amy Griffin (vocals, guitar); Joe Gittleman (vocals, bass); Dave Karcich (drums).
    Additional personnel: Tom Polce, Eric Fontana.
    Recorded at Sound Station, Providence, Rhode Island.
    Personnel: Paul Delano, Amy Griffin (vocals, guitar); Joe Gittleman (vocals); Dave Karcich (drums).
    Recording information: Sound Station Seven, Providence, RI.
    Photographers: Trish Miller; Amy Archer.
    Let's's not punk-pop, it's not hardcore, it's not power pop. Well, gosh, it must be...rock & roll! How about that. Avoid One Thing is kind of an alt-rock supergroup, containing as it does current and former members of Gang Green, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Raging Teens, Pilfers, and Spring Heeled Jack (the ska band, not the electronica duo). But they wear their professionalism lightly on their debut album, contenting themselves with laying down big, meaty slabs of highly satisfying, crunchily melodic rock of the kind that only comes with lots of songwriting experience and years of playing with lots of other people in small, crappy bars. Highlights here include the incongruously beautiful "Yakisoba," the uplifting "Lean on Sheena," and the completely befuddling "Bomb-Building Songs." This debut album is one thing that should not be avoided. ~ Rick Anderson

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (8/02, p.69) - 7 out of 10 - "...This debut is about no-nonsense punk-influenced rock..."
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