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I've Visited the Island of Jocks & Jazz

The HospitalsAudio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 23, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Load Records
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,061 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bands
2. Rich People
3. Olympic Ghost
4. She's Not There
5. Moving, Shaking
6. Jocks and Jazz
7. I Had a Crummy Shift
8. Problems
9. Airplanes There
10. Art Project
11. Be
12. Boom Bap Biff
13. Thank You (Floors)

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3.0 out of 5 stars broken glass April 29, 2010
Format:Audio CD
First of all, this Portland duo plays noise that is difficult to classify. It's garage reverb punk. No, it's emo thrash. Huh? To elaborate, the Load Records website likens this record to a "piece of rubber vomit". I'm sure that they meant it in the best way possible. Seriously.
Although "Island" is a depature from their self titled release - which I highly recommend- it seems to be skipping down the up escalator of musical progression. Maybe this one just needs a little more time to grow on me. Creeper or not, this record is definitely not as "accessable" a release - if that term can be applied to this band in any way...
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4.0 out of 5 stars WTF??? December 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
What might one find on the Island Of Jocks And Jazz? You might be surprised to discover it's mostly amp buzz, and cord crackle, snare drums that sounds like someone throwing stones at a trash can lid from across a yard, vocals that sound like they were recorded from the bottom of a sheet metal pit, all that cacophany broadcast through a bank of 200 broken car speakers, recorded on a handheld cassette recorder, and then mastered to aluminum foil. WTF?!? The Hospitals make Guitar Wolf sound like the Osmonds. There are some killer riffs, some warbly organ, some almost dubby rhythms, even some hooks, but they're all barely discernible, wrapped in sonic barbed wire, lit afire and set careening down an obstacle course of empty metal trash cans, aluminum shed siding and all matter of rusty scrap metal. Ultra chaotic and wild and scuzzy screechy blown out garage rock blur. Just the thing for all of you mourning the end of SF's Coachwhips, and will probably also tickle the ruined eardrums of folks who love stuff like the Country Teasers, The Fall, Black-Eyed Snakes, Liquor Ball, Guitar Wolf and any of that acid fried, amp melting speaker blowing garage trash-n-roll!
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