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Heavy Chevy (1996)

Artist: Joystick
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Format: CD
Sku: 60616959
UPC: 700161300529
UPC 14: 00700161300529
Release Date: 10/23/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Grand Band, A ~ Joystick
2. Youth Line ~ Joystick
3. 1 Watch 2 Wait 3 Stare ~ Joystick
4. Pause ~ Joystick
5. Troll Hunter ~ Joystick
6. Fight, The ~ Joystick
7. American Breakfasto ~ Joystick
8. Part Time Job & Beer ~ Joystick
9. Social Skill ~ Joystick
10. Hidden From Every Eye ~ Joystick
11. Bobafet Never Said Much ~ Joystick

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Joystick: Zach (vocals); Nashia, Andrew (guitar); John (bass); Devin (drums).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Carter (guitar); Brian (drums); Shawn Dewey (background vocals).
Muze PNote Joystick spins off the sound of the '80s California punk-hardcore scene, and bands such as the Descendents and the Adolescents are evident in their music (by way of the Sex Pistols' agitated exterior), but they extend those precedents by extending the musicianship inherent on the album and by drawing even more heavily on pop. The Montecito, CA band is fast and loud but isn't allergic to things like hooks, harmony vocals, guitar solos, and pop melodies, all of which they employ to good effect on Heavy Chevy. Universal adolescent themes pop up all through the album, from the muscle car that gives the album its title to subjects such as playing music and getting signed by a label, to good girls who don't and bad girls who do, to selling out and the hypocrisy of society, to just hanging out and being bored, working stupid jobs and fretting about wasting away. Joystick covers all that ground in a characteristically snotty but tongue in cheek way, and a humorous smart-ass attitude shines through on most of the songs. Playfully snide song titles such as "A Grand Band," "Part Time: Job and Beer," and "Bobafet Never Said Much" give away the approach the members of Joystick take in life. Unlike many post-hardcore punk bands, Joystick are heavy by dint of their rapid-fire instrumental attack, but rarely sneak up to the heavy metal line, let alone cross over it. Heavy Chevy has plenty of musical bite, but is extremely economical, and its guitar solos always avoid cliche. It is invigorating, even intermittently inspiring music, that is capable of providing a quick rush of energy. ~ Stanton Swihart

Producer: Angus Cooke; Shawn Dewey

Engineer: Rob Soto

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/20/1996
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1996
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 13005
Music Label Name Label : Lobster Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00700161300529

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Joystick
Product attributeLabel:   Lobster
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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