GB City - Bass Drum of Death
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  • Band members: John Barrett
  • Summary: This is the debut for the garage rock duo from Mississippi and was produced by Ross Robinson.
  • Record Label: Fat Possum
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Lo-Fi, Garage Rock Revival
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  1. GB City is a solid debut, proving Bass Drum of Death as capable agents of both the blues and garage traditions.
  2. Apr 20, 2011
    70
    Bass Drum of Death have put together a proto-punk album for the digital age where you could swear you heard the tape hissing out of your blown laptop speakers.
  3. 70
    GB City might not be your cup of tea, but it could stand to help us who were around to relive the glory days of Geos and cassette decks.
  4. Apr 20, 2011
    70
    The songs on GB City, this band's debut album, are surly and mischievous, a pungent, effective collision of garage-rock bashing and Ramones sneer.
  5. Apr 22, 2011
    62
    These guys don't showcase a similarly thorough ear for songwriting, but as far as rock'n'roll feats of strength go, GB City, their debut, registers quickly.
  6. May 27, 2011
    60
    GB City is a heaping helping of frazzled guitar caterwaul, bashed drums, and teenage delinquent lyrics about "talking to Elvis in my sleep" where Elvis responds, "I'm cracked out." [May 2011, p.83]
  7. Apr 20, 2011
    58
    Bass Drum Of Death is likely best appreciated live, where the excitement of seeing a thunderously loud, amped-up group of shaggy hooligans compensates for any shortcomings in songwriting and originality. GB City falters without that infusion of energy.
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  1. Apr 19, 2013
    10
    This is the True Meaning of Rock, going over the top in their music production and have no limits as in playing with mellowhype and other members of OFWGKTA. This Mississippian duo understands the true meaning of music, to have a freaking good time and share their own compositions that aren't generic/(ChoRDCHORDCHORDCHORDRIFF) songs.

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