Tuesday, March 18, 2014
REVIEW: Tony Molina - Dissed and Dismissed
Tony is involved in hardcore projects as well, but Dissed and Dismissed displays his connection with the sounds that make Guided by Voices, Teenage Fanclub and The Feelies so beloved by their fans regardless of the genre of the day on the pop music scene (even including one GBV cover). All that doesn't mean that Tony is just replicating history. He is thematically and lyrically adventurous, perhaps even subversive. The songs are concise, but so sharp and well-formed that the length seems just right. They seem like AM radio blasts from bands whose names you can't quite remember but whose work you loved.
This album may well be the stuff of legend around the campfires after Armageddon. And maybe not. But you'll enjoy it thoroughly regardless. Besides, most of us won't survive Armageddon. If you're like me, you've been stockpiling beer, not food. I'm just hoping to escape my library fines.