The Meltdowns | No Authority, Direction, or Control

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No Authority, Direction, or Control

by The Meltdowns

Post-punk American underground apocalyptic dance party Rock and Roll.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Post-Punk
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1. Tonight We Dine
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2. Club Sedition
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3. Comeback
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4. For Tomorrow
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5. Shelter
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6. Dick Dale the Vampire
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Album Notes
"...closer to the anarchic spirit of Gang Of Four than any of the recent spate of dance-rock imitators." - Tris McCall, Jersey Beat

"This sounds like Devo on methamphetamines." - Gerry Griffin IV

No Authority Direction, or Control was recorded during the Summer and Fall of 2007 at Hypersnakes in Edison, NJ with the precocious Daniel Schlett (tracks 1, 3, 4 and 6 - with an assist by the cantankerous Carson Kopp) and at Temple of Tuneage in Verona, NJ with the venerable Gerry Griffin IV (tracks 2 and 5).

The album was mixed during countless beer soaked nights by Schlett and Griffin, and was given a final volume adjustment by Adam N. Copeland at The Red House in Edgewater, NJ. Album art from conception to painful labor is also the work of Adam N. Copeland. All photography is courtesy the NASA Earth Observatory.

The Meltdowns are:

Adam N. Copeland - singing, keyboard, guitar, percussion
Billy Gray - guitar, singing
Gerry Griffin V - bass, singing
Lloyd Naideck - drums, percussion, singing


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Bill Stella

For those about to bury Rock: Listen here!
Exciting performances on every track. In a rush of fecundity, ideas jostle against each other for your attention. The Meltdowns harvest sounds rooted near the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Television and the Violent Femmes (among others) for their rocket fuel. (I dunno bout those RIYL\'S at the left...) Haven\'t heard such deftly plunging face-forward rock since Sleater-Kinney\'s \"The Woods.\" Clearly music which deserves much wider recognition, especially from taste-maker critics (are you listening, Robert Christgau?) and Rock-obsessed fanboysandgirls. (The only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is I want more memorable lyrics, and their melodies.)