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People's Choice

by Sledgeback

Driving, melodic punk, with vocals like a Hungarian Dicky Barrett/ Tim Armstrong hybrid.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Pants Off
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2. Push Me Away
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3. Sledgeanger
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4. How Far
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5. Don't Wanna Know
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6. Deal
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7. Heat
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8. Good Bye My Friend
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9. Take Me Home
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10. No Feelings
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11. Gimme Back
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12. Regret
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13. Seattle
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Seattle punk-rockers Sledgeback put a refreshing spin on an old theme with their full-length debut "People's Choice", powerfully combining the catchy hooks of West Coast pop-punk with the raw angst of true old-school. With his raspy Hungarian snarl, frontman Gabor Hun brings his honest social ideals to melody with Ness-like charm. "People's Choice" truly delivers the goods.



BIO:

Hungarian frontman Gabi Hun did not speak a word of English when he arrived in America less than five years ago. Since they formed in February 2004, SLEDGEBACK has emerged with a very powerful sound, with influences including but not limited to Social Distortion, Pennywise, Rancid and Therapy. Lyrics include life experiences influenced by the European frontman's unique ideals, with which anyone can easily relate. Songs encourage the listener to move and sing along.


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Greg Doors

Simply amazing! Simple but addictive to the ears! A must!
I love every single song on this album. The Voice is what really catches me everytime I listen to the songs. The instruments and the over all sound quality is A+. These guys will go far and now I cant wait to see them live. Buy this cd and you wont regret it for a second!

About Entertainment

"Sledgeback's Guitars Know When to Drive Fast, When to Slow Down"
Tens of thousands of years from now, when musical paleontologists are looking for the missing link between Social Distortion and the Swingin' Utters, the evolutionary chain will point to Sledgeback.

For the most part, Sledgeback is a musical combination of those two bands, complemented by the husky snarl of Hungarian frontman Gabi Hun.


Sledgeback's Guitars Know When to Drive Fast, When to Slow Down
People's Choice kicks off with "Pants Off" which is a serious driving punk song than the title would suggest. A fierce aggressive guitar line carries the music all the way through the first three songs.

The album is excellently organized; the first three tracks are all hard fast punk songs, yet just when you think you might be getting worried that every song on the album will sound the same, the fourth track, "How Far" kicks in. It's an anthemic break, slowing things down a bit, giving you a chance to rest for a moment before tearing into the hard fast stuff again.

Five tracks later, the band breaks away from the heavy fast music again with the more melodic "Take Me Home", which they then quickly follow up with "No Feelings", another heavy burst of music which employs the most addictive thrash guitar riff since Ministry did "Stigmata".

Rain-City Shwillers

"...one of my top 3 favorite bands right now"
Ok, so I picked up this record for the super low price of 7 dollars at Sledgeback's cd release party. Thanks Gabi! Anyways, all I can say about this record is that it totally solidifies this band as one of my top 3 favorite bands right now. If you like Social D (which you should), Guttermouth or the best aspects of MXPX, you should definitely check these guys out. The whole album is a barrage of melodic guitars, colored by Ness-esque leads. If I still skated I would totally skate to this album. I seriously like every single song. If you live in Seattle, go see these guys. They are gonna be huge.

FLEX YOUR HEAD Hardcore Online, Jason Schreurs

"Nice, frolicking rough punk in the vein of Leatherface"
Nice, frolicking rough punk in the vein of Leatherface, The Strike, Naked Raygun, and other bands I seem to have this hidden soft spot for. I dunno', something about those sandpaper vocals always gets me and, despite how pedestrian the punk tunes on People's Choice are, that gravely voice carries these tunes way farther than my attention span should allow. Even seven or eight songs in, when the chords collide with each other and the riffs begin to spiral upon themselves, still there's this voice grabbing me by the balls and saying, "Come with me." To where, I don't know. But I do know one thing: I'm going.

Randy Youngquist

Best local band I have heard, they will go far!!!
Peoples Choice takes the hard hitting tracks from Sledgeback's live shows, adds a few more hits and kicks your ass again!!! If you only buy one CD this year, buy this!

Crystal with Shaolin Records

"(Sledgeback has) brought back what punk used to be"
The boys from King County have done it! They've brought back what Punk used to be with their latest release, "People's Choice." Each track on this disc not only makes you want to jump up from your seat ... it demands it! 'Sledgeanger' is a fusion of angst, raw and powerful vocals, combined with ferocious guitar riffs. While tracks like 'How Far' and 'Good Bye My Friend' show a softer, but definitely not quiet, side of Sledgeback. If you combine only the best sounds of Pennywise and Social D, you'll have the honest but intricate punk fueled sounds of Sledgeback!

Chaos And Fruit Punch / Operation Phoenix Records

"Hard-hitting music destined for radio play"
Great looking package here. The artwork and design are very professional,
and the music has a driving Marshall and Gibson rocknroll sound. Melodic
singing without the cheese-ball stuff, most of the 13 songs are mid-tempo
(except for track 6, which sounded like a quick demo idea and lasted all
of 30 seconds - perhaps a mid-album breather), and there's definitely some
type of European accent on the vocals. The group has obviously been
playing and practicing for a long time. Hard hitting music that's destined
for radio play and your local club.

Trevor

Badass CD through and through
Twas a great CD every track is strong, well worth the buy.

PunkUnited.com

"You won't take this out of your CD player after getting it."
If Social Distortion had recorded an album between Mommy's Little Monster and Prison Bound I am fairly certain it would have sounded like this. The lead singer has the spirit of Mike Ness running through his veins, vocally I'd put him somewhere between Rancid and Social D. But, the lyrics are that of a younger Mike Ness, social views are put forth... but this is done through stories rather than Anti Flag esque sloganeering and preaching.

The album kicks off with one of the catchiest punk songs I've heard in a while "Pants Off." There are bands who spend their whole careers trying to write something that grabs listeners like that, this band has done that early on in their careers. The music stays at an uptempo poppy punk/ roots rock throughout the album.

I think the thing that kept this CD going for me, is how upbeat it is. I know I listened to it a lot on the 15 minute drive to school each day. And every morning it was able to get me up and going, which is harder to do than you may think. If I had to pick a punk band that deserved the kind of attention Simple Plan and Good Charlotte get for their boy band playing punk songs act, it would be these guys. Some bands end up being popular because they know how to work the business, others end up being popular because they write the kind of music you can't stop listening to. This is that band, you won't take this out of your CD player after getting it.

I would say the one drawback to this album is that it sets a very high standard for their next release. However, if they are truly the talent this album has shown them to be... then their next album should not only live up to the expectation of this one, it should surpass it.

Usedwigs.com

"Sledgeback does everything right"
Seattle's Sledgeback does everything right for fans like me of Social D's rockabilly-tinged punk updated with more muscle and speed à la Bombshell Rocks and old-guard Pegboy. You'll dig the impressive guitar leads that flow above and below the pumped-up, driving riffs and will marvel at Hungarian signer Gabi Hun whose gravelly gruff pipes are both daunting and emotionally welcoming at the same time.
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