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Good Health

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  • Audio CD (6 May 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lookout
  • ASIN: B000063COL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,807 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Speakers Push The Air
  2. If You Hate Your Friends, You're Not Alone
  3. Sad Girls Por Vida
  4. The Get Away
  5. Untitled
  6. More Sweet Soul
  7. Ghosts In The Radio
  8. Bring It On Golden Pond
  9. By The Throat

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A welcome reissue of this Seattle band's LookoutRecords debut, Good Healthcaptures Pretty Girls Make Graves before their music took on the pseudy, slightly muddled edge that made 2003's The New Romancea minor disappointment. Balanced neatly on the precipice between purge-and-vent emotion and post-hardcore complexity, PGMG ride a similar dynamic to Washington DC's Fugazi, forever ricocheting between moments of passionate excess and stoic experimentation, but always pulling back from the brink of each extreme.

The album peaks early – well, immediately, if we're honest – with the fantastic "Speakers Push The Air", a pleasingly straightforward hymn to the life-altering properties of rock music, pouting lead singer Andrea Zollo hurling the words "And nothing else matters when I turn it up loud!" with sheer adolescent joy. There's much good besides, though: "3 Away" imagines Bikini Kill if they had the chops to match the polemic, while "The Getaway" – the tale of a teenage runaway – adds a tender edge to Pretty Girls' rather hard visage. Even if you were turned off by the follow-up, Good Health is well worth picking up. --Louis Pattison

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Format: Audio CD
This album is fantastic. The sound of Pretty Girls Make Graves sandwiches between At The Drive-In and ...Trail Of Dead. Throw in a female vocal and the picture is painted. This album demonstrates the sound of the US underground indie guitar rock in 2002. It is an essential listen for anyone looking for an alternative, without any major label intervention. This is true invention in the most sophisticated way. Speakers Push the Air is perhaps the most instant track and is unerringly addictive. Since I got my hands on this, I want it to live in my CD player. Take a chance. Also, White Stripes fans will love it. Forget The Strokes this is the real intellegent future.
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Format: Audio CD
That I had to figure out whether their name was derived from The Smiths or Kerouac was a promising enough sign, but Pretty Girls Make Graves defied even my wildest expectations. Juggernaut emo (circa-Rites Of Spring) with an irresistible tidal-wave feel not present in music since the days of Drive Like Jehu, and beautiful call-response vocals, Good Health clocks in at just under half-an-hour; and that's all it needs to cement itself as THE debut of 2002.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ce430f0) out of 5 stars they're even better live 28 Jun. 2003
By Sam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Legendary. That isn't a word that is used often, especially with today's music. Everyone sounds like someone else. This often leads to fame, glory and big bucks, but it also leads to being forgotten. These cookie-cutter sounds are certainly not legendary. There are, however, a few groups that may be heading toward legendary status and Pretty Girls Make Graves is one of them.
It's a long drive to Lawrence. Along the way I had time to think. I was mostly hoping that this `legendary' band lived up to the hype. There is a lot of buildup surrounding the Pretty Girls. You see P.G.M.G. are somewhat of a supergroup. It features various members of Kill Sadie, Deathwish Kids and the beloved Murder City Devils. This will be hard to live up to.
Pretty Girls Make Graves definitely live up to the hype. With their backgrounds, they even surpass it. They are taking their experiences from different bands to form a very cohesive and stellar whole.
P.G.M.G. started their set with the first song off the album `Good Health'. The song, `Speakers Push the Air' is about the music that changes your life. Even though the song was performed brilliantly, I was a little disappointed. I thought this meant that they were going to hustle through every song in the order of the album and then call it a night.
This fear was unfounded. They launched into `Chemical, Chemical' a song off of their upcoming album, `A New Romance'. This song was musically complex and the lyrics were electric. All I could think at this point was that the new album will be exceptional.
As the night went on, Pretty Girls Make Graves played more songs off of their current album. ` More Sweet Soul' was an audience favorite. `If you hate your friends, your not Alone' inspired some thrashing and head bobs.
One of my many favorites of the evening was, `By the Throat'. This is a somewhat angry and rebellious song featuring lyrics like, ` I am choking and I can't breathe.' This song is good on `Good Health', and it is flawless live. Andrea Zollo's vocals were the perfect focal point for this song. Her schoolyard girl gang taunts were cynical and [upset] with an awesome sense of melody. J.Clark's guitar gave the song soul and depth. He did a great job in Nathan Thelen's absence. Nick DeWitt's drumming was powerful and gave the song its raging backbone. Derek Fudesco's bass made the floor shake with rhythm and it made us want to dance our aggressions away.
Another favorite of the evening was the lovely and melodic song, `The Getaway'. This song is a stunning keyboard infused melody. Live, this sweet song about running away from all your problems and frustrations with someone you love was clearly epic. P.G.M.G. showed us that they were talented musicians that could handle anything, even a love song. It was the emotional high point of the show.
As the show continued on the band played more songs of their current album, some songs off the previous e.p. and more new and exciting songs from the upcoming album.
They inspired the whole audience. The girls wanted to be tough, but cool like Andrea. The boys where mimicking Derek and J with there air guitars and air bass, respectively. I even caught a few toward the back thrashing and drumming like Nick. We danced and in some cases, head-bobbed our way into the evening.
That night proved that Pretty Girls Make Graves were more than a flavor of the week band. They are here to stay. This band has a sincere love of what they do and that is what will make them legendary.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ce43540) out of 5 stars Great punk record 17 Sept. 2003
By Steven G. Milam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'll go ahead and get this out of the way right now. Girls singing punk are hot, and Andrea ranks with the hottest of them. Her charismatic and energetic vocals are tough to resist, and her presence is a large part of what drives the album. Fortunately, all hotness aside, this record still manages to cram more kickin guitar and vocal hooks into a less than 30-minute CD than should even be possible, and keeps them coming fast and furious throught the duration of the record, make the whole thing one heck of a fun ride. Granted, there's little here that hasn't been done before, but the energy and quality that is apparent here more than makes up for some similarities to other bands. Many will call this band a shameless rip-off of At the Drive-In or Les Savy Fav, and they may even be right, but good music is good music. It's best to just forget your pretenses and enjoy Good Health as the best At the Drive-In record of 2002. Or if you want to give them a label critic-style, you can say that they're "the next At the Drive-In", but it's all pretty irrelevant--Good Health is a fun album that rocks hard, and although it's a little too short, every minute is captivating. It's well worth buying for anyone looking for that great rarity in music nowadays--a good punk band. And the fact that Andrea's vocal performance transcends hotness doesn't hurt.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ce43744) out of 5 stars The energy is endless 23 Mar. 2004
By L. Golding - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Expressing my praise and love for this record is very hard to do in an amazon.com review. What I can say, however, is that this record is just what I love about punk rock that is intelligent, well composed, well played, and full of f*cking energy. Every song is crammed with more shout along choruses, guitar hooks, and such energy that I didn't think was possible for a 'punk' record these days. It has been in my car since I got it and has gotten about 30 spins where I never have to skip a song. Andrea's vocal performance is really outstanding, whereas if a male was fronting this band it would just not be as powerful. I guarantee you will be singing along to every song, if you are not you surely are lifeless. Therefore, if you are looking for a record in today's mostly stagnant genre that will make you believe again, look no further.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ce43324) out of 5 stars Great band 10 July 2005
By Joshua Sperling - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Sure, I agree with other reviewers, it didn't really blow me away or anything, but it is really good music, definitely. Definitely worth your time and money, either album. Oh, and by the way, to anyone that didn't know, the name comes from a Smiths song.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By craig - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
this band really rocks, i saw them last night as an opener for Saves The Day, I bought the CD and rocked out the whole way home. I wasnt expecting them to be so intense and awesome. Thanks for a rockin show.
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