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Total Action

by My Own Worst Enemy

No frills, well-crafted indie garage pop from Boston's critically-acclaimed bassless power trio.
Genre: Pop: Garage Pop
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1. Turn It On
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2. Used to Be a Fighter
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3. Come On
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4. Green Apple
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5. Catherine the Waitress
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6. Snowflake
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7. Drunken Angel
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8. Corner of My Eye
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9. Pay Attention to Me
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10. Lose Your Mind
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11. For Her
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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TOTAL ACTION is the third full-length record by Boston's My Own Worst Enemy, critically-acclaimed for their no-nonsense approach to recording, high-energy live shows and intelligent, heartfelt songwriting. Produced by the band along with Pete Weiss (Chris Brokaw, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Moe Tucker, Charlie Chesterman) at Verdant Studio in Vermont over a string of long weekends, TOTAL ACTION is a day in the life of an indie band: guitars that chime, clank, and occasionally twang; rhythms that drive and surge, and vocals that snear and soar. Fans of honest, blood-and-guts music will find a lot to love about TOTAL ACTION.

Here's a sampling of what they're saying about TOTAL ACTION:

"This is a very ambitious and extremely busy production replete with arrangements slopping over with cowbells, tambourines, glockenspiel, and Sue and Steve's inimitable vocalizing; it almost sounds like the band barricaded itself inside of a 32-track studio, held Pete Weiss at gunpoint, and ordered him to go apeshit. Ahem. Anyway, this collection puts me in mind of all those great, underrated all-American garage-punk bands of the 1960s like The Outsiders, the Gants, The Music Machine, and Richard and the Young Lions; just listen to Come On or Turn it On and tell me that they couldn't pass muster on any of the Nuggets collections. Listen to Green Apple and tell me it isn't a local classic nearly on a par with Prettiest Girl. And Catherine the Waitress, replete with backwards-masked cymbals evokes the frenzy of the early Feelies. The album also offers welcome subtleties: earlier songs, like Snowflake and For Her are given bright new textures; the slow-burning duet Lose Your Mind works its way into a frenetically clattering show-stopping climax, and the heart-rending Pay Attention to Me might well be the band's masterpiece. This may be one of the best albums of the year." (The Noise, October 2007)

"Total Action is the kind of pop record they just don't make anymore; full of fresh sounds and great hooks, with some careful thought between the lines. Leaders Sue and Steve are music nuts who do their influences proud, and they fooled me into thinking their shimmering folk-rocker "Snowflake" was a long-lost 60's nugget. Elsewhere they mix their country and their Velvets up with a lot of vital three-chord stomp. Call it garage rock if you must; but Sue's vocals leave no doubt that garage is in a pretty exotic neighborhood." (Brett Milano, Author, Sound of Our Town)

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linda Prygoda


This band hit a homerun with their latest albumn. NH

linda Prygoda

total action
To quote .."The Noise"...."this could be one of the best albums of the year." Great music withgreat lyrics. It's got plenty of heart and soul. and, cdbaby.com was fun to work with. They did a good job in getting your albumn to us here in New Hampshire and also to san Fran.Keep the music coming.