Monday, March 12, 2007

Marnie Stern

"Put All Your Eggs In One Basket And Then Watch That Basket!!"/"Every Single Line Means Something"

Marnie Stern is intense....and she’s a girl. Usually the two don’t mix very well, at least not in modern society. Fortunately for Marnie, it’s her music that’s intense. The girl can shred on guitar. It’s not your typical classic rock pentatonic scale style shredding, it’s a maniacal, hyper-active staccato. It punches in sharp, repetitious jabs to the face which, at first, leave you completely disoriented. Once your face swells up and numbs to the pain, you’re able to face the assault head-on and appreciate its brutal delivery for what it is: completely original guitar work. “Put All Your Eggs In One Basket And Then Watch That Basket!!” and “Every Single Line Means Something” are only mere samples of Stern’s experimental, but impressive guitar work on her debut In Advance Of The Broken Arm. Both serve as accessible points-of-entry to better prepare you for the onslaught of spiky, multi layered axe abuse. Rhythm support is provided by Hella’s Zach Hill, who manages to punish his drum kit just as brutally as Stern does her guitar. “Every Single Line…” is the most straightforward, where both guitar lines stay fairly strict to the eighth-note attack. “Put All Your Eggs…” contains some fairly impressive lyrics beneath its crowded layers of riffage; “Time is all that keeps us blind/We dance around these sleepy rhymes /Yes I'll keep this stance/No I don't believe in chance.” Marnie sings. Whatever you do, don’t write her off as a “pretty good for a girl” type talent. Her skills on the six string are on par with a majority of the males you hear in rock bands today. In fact, a majority of males probably wouldn’t be able to handle Marnie’s entire album. I guess there’s nothing like a woman’s touch, no matter how much it burns.

Download >>Put All Your Eggs In One Basket And Then Watch That Basket!!

Download >>Every Single Line Means Something

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