Bring It On Gomez Primary Artist
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On their debut album, Bring It On, England's {|Gomez|} introduce their original take on bluesy roots rock. Unlike {|Jon Spencer Blues Explosion|}, this isn't amphetamine-fueled freak-out music but similar at times to {|Beck|}'s acoustic-based work (One Foot in the Grave), with more going on vocally. The band has a total of three strong vocalists, who can switch from pretty harmonies to gutsy blues outpourings in the blink of an eye. The band manages to cover a lot of ground convincingly on {|Bring It On|}, which is unusual, since it commonly takes bands the course of a few releases to hone their sound. The three British singles released from the album are definite highlights -- Get Myself Arrested, Whippin' Piccadilly, and 78 Stone Wobble, the latter containing a beautifully haunting acoustic guitar riff similar to {|Nirvana|}'s unplugged version of {|the Meat Puppets|}' Plateau. All the praise that Gomez's debut received is definitely not hype. The album is consistently great, as proven by such tracks as Tijuana Lady, Love Is Better Than a Warm Trombone, and Get Myself Arrested.


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