DOWNBEAT 5 Downbeat 5 cd 2002 320 kbps
(I've Been) Kicked Around / My Way / Don't Come Cryin To Me / The Good's Gone / The Big Nowhere / I'm Not Waiting / Radiates That Charm / Too Hot To Handle / Still Don't Have To Love Her / 99 River Street / Watch Me Bleed / Got It Bad / I Found Out / Cryin In The Night.
Produced by M. Mariconda
THE DOWNBEAT 5 : D. McCarthy : drums, percussion / J. Rassler : lead vocals, guitar, percussion / J.J. Rassler : lead guitar, backing vocals / M. Yocco : bass, backing vocals.
+ M. Mariconda : keyboards.
Boston's The Downbeat 5 play rock 'n' roll rooted in the tough street corner melodies of 60's girl groups and the raw guitar-driven adrenaline of 70's NYC punk. Jen Rassler's insolent vocals and punching guitar are backed by garage rock Green Beret, JJ Rassler, on lead guitar. His earlier guitar playing and songwriting for garage rock legends DMZ, The Odds and pop punk stalwarts The Queers segue smoothly into The Downbeat 5. Drummer Dan McCarthy and bassist Mike Yocco form a solid rhythm section that the press has called "primal." With influences like The Shangri La's, The Animals, The Modern Lovers, The New York Dolls and The Stooges, along with their own original slant, you've got a cool and extremely lethal mix - and you've got The Downbeat 5 sound. Interpunk review