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Gone Again - Legion/Bleed (CD single)
Spicy Noodle Records
By Linus Gelber, Home Office Records
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2001-01-17
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Artist: Gone Again (www.goneagainband.com)
Title: Legion/Bleed (CD single)
Label: Spicy Noodle Records (www.goneagainband.com)
Genre: Pop/Rock

Two teasing songs by this Queens, New York quintet make me want two more teasing songs by this Queens, New York quintet. Repeat as necessary.

With guitars that go "twang" and guitars that go "crunch," and drums that go "thumpity-thump" under Victoria Kearns' clean pretty-picture vocals, Gone Again owes perhaps more to the squeakier plastic edge of 70's and 80's guitar rock, like Heart and Blondie, than to their trendy cited similar artists (P.J. Harvey and The Pixies) or their name-drop New Wave champion influences (REM, The Pretenders, U2, The Police). Which is fine by me. The few ancestral hints the band drops, like a deft application of the old "I Will Follow" U2 riff in "Legion," point to a lineage of crowned pop heads. Urbs Musica has changed a sea change since then, but fresh supple pop is as appealing now as it ever was.

Two songs do not a personality make, but what we've got to go on is light and tuneful and fun, with the strummy ring and sweet twined soaring harmonies of the finest indie bands, like 22 Brides, and catchy guitar and keyboard licks that hook through the music with charming innocence.

The girlish infusion of Kearns' open voice makes a good cup of yearning from these songs of un/chained love. I'm thinking of Martha & the Muffins and of Ann Klein's Blood/Sugar project, of Jane Aire & the Belvederes, of Robin Lane & the Chartbusters, and all the slightly-darkling sultry ducklings who have rocked their regions and made heart-tugging work of longing. It's familiar territory, and I love the lay of the land.


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