Monday, November 24, 2008

The Underlings: Operational Excellence

The Underlings
Operational Excellence
Daily Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
I am not sure what else comes from Eugene, Oregon but they have a solid indie rock band in their local bars called The Underlings. Their record Operational Excellence is a combination of by the books guitar, bass and drums, which has an energetic edge to it that never hits the punk strides of The Ramones but is more comparable to the early days of Cheap Trick. The Underlings have been building a reputation as one of the top live bands in their region and Operational Excellence will only boost that notion because the songs sound clean on disc but clearly are built to explode live!

Key Track: "Runnin' From The Cops"

Band With Similar Fire: Cheap Trick

The Underlings MySpace

-Reviewed by Reece Michael