Review by Darren Kerr
This five-song CD from quintet Harvey Switched
starts out really nice with "Supervise,"
which rides on a Girls
Against Boys sleazy kinda vibe with chug
chug guitar. "Borderline Insensitive" throws some Tripping
Daisy alternative sounds into the soup, along with some great
punchy bass. From here, things spiral downward into the basic
chords of "Queazy," a blatant dig at the now-defunct
Vancouver band (I don't know them,
so I can't comment). "Attack
of the Candy Stripers" gets a boost from an excellent B-movie
organ break, while "Sucker, Sucker" is a sneering attitude
song where vocalist Mark Richards sounds like Jarvis Cocker doing
a fair Peter Murphy (from the Sky's Gone Out era).
The potential is definitely there, but this CD is all over
the place. I hope Harvey Switched can decide what they want to be.
Artist Contact Info: Box #402, 814 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6B 3A7
First published in Drop-D Magazine on November 22, 1997
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