|Posted: 02/04/06 12:49 PM|
|General Motors HHR|
Could it be this song "Music Revolution by Scumfrog"?
** THE SCUMFROG, "MUSIC REVOLUTION" EP (EFFIN) -- out now.
The latest track from The Scumfrog (Jesse Houk) carries his signature radio-friendly stamp. Known for remixing pop artists -- like Kylie Minogue?s ?Love At First Sight? on the Dirty Vegas Sound System A Night At The Tables album (Ultra) -- as well as for his own compositions -- like ?The Watersong? on Steve Lawler?s Global Underground-Lights Out album (Global Underground) -- The Scumfrog knows the value of commercial viability in music.
Both the Club Version and the Radio Edit feature the same repeated vocals, which are rather simplistic and monotonous, ?Revolution now / Start a music revolution now, now, now / Not a moment too soon / Like the sun and the moon / Start a music revolution / Revolution now, now, now...? There is a definite pop sensibility to this vocal-driven track, but the vocal refrain is not at all inventive or particularly pleasing. It is almost annoyingly repetitious. Unlike The Scumfrog?s ?The Watersong?, a track which I really like, ?Music Revolution? is disappointing and mundane. I don?t like the percussion on this track, because it sounds audibly superficial and hollow, as if the beats don?t carry enough weight to anchor the track. Unfortunately, there?s really nothing happening on this track. I am hoping that The Scumfrog?s upcoming artist album, Extended Engagement, is considerably better.