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  • Audio CD (1 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Don Giovanni
  • ASIN: B00BJGXRM2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Feb. 2013
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Of all the internet reviews of California X and their loud, aggressive and hugely enjoyable eponymous debut no one has yet failed to make the link between the fact that this band hail from Amherst, Massachusetts which also happens to be home of a certain Dinosaur Jr. Listen to "Sucker" the blasting opener on this album and the pounding and thrilling echoes of J Mascis are everywhere (although the guitar playing is not quite up to the great mans standards). However if it is true that flattery is the sincerest form of a compliment then echoing back to this particular source is no bad thing, indeed other great bands such as The Men have drunk water from the same well. California X make no attempt to deny the influence and the full lank-haired fuzz so beloved of the Dinosaur's is on proud display here. The enormous sounding "Hot Hed" is a a excellent punk anthem full of drums that could punch nails into walls and guitars that are so abrasive they could saw logs. The superbly titled "Pond Rot" has that quiet loud Pixies thing going on and the daftest lyrics of 2013. Thus "Everything is changing/ that's not the body that I came in/ gills and fins growing in my skin/ I want a pond to rot in." Ok its not Chekov but its nicely tongue in cheek and has a level of thunderous distortion rumbling in the background which will warm the cockles of the heart of any rock fan who feels that the ability to shake the very foundations of your being is the true measure of a great band.

The most endearing factor about this band is that they sound like they are having a tremendous time playing aside each other and this infectious enthusiasm permeates the music. "Spider X" is a case in point full of hard diamond riffs from frontman Lemmy Gurtowsky who can also carry a tune above all the cacophony.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith2112 on 9 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Bought this on recommendations from a couple of friends Stateside and whilst there is great attitude and songs for me it all gets a bit losts in the bands seeming desire to cloud every sound in distortion or fuzz . Now I love a "dirty sound" as much as the next man but on record it has to be done well, within the production - it seems on this album the band didn't even bother with a producer and went for the everything louder and more distorted than everything else.
If you saw Nirvana live post the Nevermind hype playing Smells Like Teen Spirit in the most scuzzed up form they could - then this is the kind of sound mix you get here but for an entire album.
For me a better production and seperation of instruments could reveal a truly great album but alas it is lost in an under-produced mess of noise - maybe I'm missing the point and a cleaner sound would destroy their end game - maybe it's down to the listener to decide.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
California X - Start Choppin 19 Mar. 2013
By Red on Black - Published on Amazon.com
Of all the internet reviews of California X and their loud, aggressive and hugely enjoyable eponymous debut no one has yet failed to make the link between the fact that this band hail from Amherst, Massachusetts which also happens to be home of a certain Dinosaur Jr. Listen to "Sucker" the blasting opener on this album and the pounding and thrilling echoes of J Mascis are everywhere (although the guitar playing is not quite up to the great mans standards). However if it is true that flattery is the sincerest form of a compliment then echoing back to this particular source is no bad thing, indeed other great bands such as The Men have drunk water from the same well. California X make no attempt to deny the influence and the full lank-haired fuzz so beloved of the Dinosaur's is on proud display here. The enormous sounding "Hot Hed" is a a excellent punk anthem full of drums that could punch nails into walls and guitars that are so abrasive they could saw logs. The superbly titled "Pond Rot" has that quiet loud Pixies thing going on and the daftest lyrics of 2013. Thus "Everything is changing/ that's not the body that I came in/ gills and fins growing in my skin/ I want a pond to rot in." Ok its not Chekov but its nicely tongue in cheek and has a level of thunderous distortion rumbling in the background which will warm the cockles of the heart of any rock fan who feels that the ability to shake the very foundations of your being is the true measure of a great band.

The most endearing factor about this band is that they sound like they are having a tremendous time playing aside each other and this infectious enthusiasm permeates the music. "Spider X" is a case in point full of hard diamond riffs from frontman Lemmy Gurtowsky who can also carry a tune above all the cacophony. The last track "Mummy" does have inflections of "Wave of Mutilation" but it is a great song with the fuzz guitar sounding like the strings are stretched out over a bridge and dangerous hints of melody abound throughout. Bands with the same ethic as California X are probably practising now in a garage near you, sounding unbearably awful at this point and drowned out by a drummer who plays like Animal from the Muppets. What this band proves is that hard work does pay off, that practice doesn't make perfect but when eventually the mighty forces come together it does produce a sound which distils the sheer essence of rock n roll; so serious its almost ironic. In the last analysis California X is a great big noisy behemoth of a debut with ambition to match.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
roaring, melodic, driving indie guitar riff-chord rock 28 Feb. 2013
By Charlie Quaker - Published on Amazon.com
Powerful debut from Massachusetts band--roaring, melodic, driving indie guitar riff-chord rock
with addictively distorted fuzz hooks. The band rides a razor-edge line between raw, hi-energy
punk and chunky metal--and somehow comes off as beautifully aggressive, screaming indie
pop/rock. Sounds a lot like Dinosaur Jr. + Built To Spill, The Men, Torche, Sonic Youth, Cheap
Trick. Great stuff with some epic, monster rock licks. A keeper!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great rock album! 2 Feb. 2013
By RJ - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're into Husker Du or The Men then these guys are worth checking out. Very fun rock and roll album with a lot of energy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Totally worth a listen! 25 Jan. 2013
By KBRI tunes - Published on Amazon.com
Big, heavy badass rock out of Amherst that sounds more like the MEN than Dinosaur Jr., but definitely a mix.
Worth the time and money!
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