Ashes To Ashes - Harder Faster

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Atta Boy Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

Man! I love this group. They rock, they're funny, and most of all, they are uniquely inventive and original. Ashes To Ashes comes at you a little Harder Faster this time out on their new release. The CD is loaded with extras including videos, a game, Mp3's, well let me put it this way ... there is a lot to take in. I am not a gamer so I had to ask Ed Beeler (bass) how to unlock the videos; it's really not that hard but I make it so with my impatience, plus I am slightly retarded when it comes to games. I just wanted to get to all the music! There is also Q & A with group members, you just click on their images and they answer some stupid questions, but that is what makes it so funny. I have to admit, it is entertaining. These guys are out to have fun so they do everything full throttle and have a blast doing so. It is up to you whether you want to come along for the ride. If you just want to hear the CD tracks then that's cool, if you want to hear all the great MP3's and have a little fun on your PC then you need to install the software to make it happen, which by the way is perfectly safe and you can uninstall it after you are finished with everything.

You would think that there would be some inconsistencies with 24 tracks of music. Its not so, the entire CD, extras and all, are excellent. The lyrics can be gruesome and weird but I think it stems from the boys watching too many horror and science fiction flicks. It really does not matter though, when the disc stops turning you feel compelled to play it again. I listened to it three times in one day. This is a very progressive band. Not in the sense that they belong in that genre but because of how they approach their studio projects by covering many appealing aspects of entertainment all on one CD. For three men they certainly are able to generate vast amounts of energy and sound. Andrew Bell is the creative genius as well as their impassioned lead singer and purveyor of six-string magic, Beeler does the background voices and such while pounding out fat bass lines, and Dave Campbell holds up the bottom end valiantly with a commanding beat for the rest of the sounds to cruise on to complete each musical cycle. If you prefer your music a little harder and faster than most you will love this band.

The best tracks in my humble opinion are the title track "Harder Faster," "Ashes To Ashes," "Temporary," and "Mind On." My favorite MP3'S are "Run Man Run," "Death Groove," and "Couch of Addiction."

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if you do not buy this CD your collection is a bust!

Harder Faster / Ashes Falling / Bed / Drain / Consolidate / Temporary / Burning Sun / Edge / Mind On

MP3s: Cabbie / Post Mortem / Wetter / Second Half / Dead Wrong / The Boot / Run Man Run / Just Like Love / Crazy / Not My Friend / Car's On Fire / Death Groove / Couch of Addiction / Eat Me I'm A Hoagie

Ed Beeler - bass, other voices
Andrew C. Bell - lead vocals, guitars
Dave Campbell - drums

Darker Side
Big Moving Parts
The Square Root Of All Evil
Two Months Two Days
Harder Faster (2002)
Unlikely But Certain

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: December 2nd 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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