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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TUB RING - Drake Equation [2001]

Associating themselves with acts such as Dog Fashion Disco and Black Light Burns, Chicago's Tub Ring would inevitably face the comparisons to Faith No More and Mr. Bungle. Throw in Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance as the producer of their debut album, Drake Equation and it's written in stone.
Tub Ring pull off the maniacal ever-changing tempos and styles with grace and never sound as forced as their Bungle-clone associates did on their respective debuts.
Even though they are technically emulating Bungle to a tee, Drake Equation is well-written and arranged so they receive extra points for that. Thankfully, as the band evolved they began to develop more of a sound of their own.

3 JPEGS of Sin out of 5

Songs Of Note: Faster; Numbers

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