The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza


3.0
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Review

by Ryan Flatley EMERITUS
July 5th, 2007 | 25 replies | 15,965 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: hey, now this is fun.

Just read the name, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza. Not only does it roll right off the tongue, but also it is a mildly hilarious band name. Tony Danza himself was graced by the presence when a mother e-mailed him, asking him if he was aware of the band (youtube video provided below). While regular viewers of the show may not be the best target audience for their music, there are people who actually appreciate what they do.

Musically, they are a technical metal band with plenty of grindcore and hardcore influence. While they are not a Dillinger Escape Plan hybrid or even Botch impersonators, they do their own thing. “My Bowling Ball's Frozin In A Footlocker In Chicago” and “Clieff Burton Surprise” both begins with such happy sound guitar riffs and vocal work that kind of pulled me into the song. It abruptly ended for both songs and the breakdown-esque riffs infiltrated. Regardless they both turned out to be fun songs in their own regards, whether it was breakdown happy or weird keyboards entering. The vocals are incomprehensive for ninety-nine percent of the record, kind of like Converge except a more quality of sound issue than simply the kind of screaming. After all, I knew when first listening to the band that I would not be checking out the lyric booklet to sing along with my friends. The guitar work can be interesting when they want. Overall, it seems like they do not make an effort to show their talents. An example would be the end of “Bringin It Straight From Alabama” when there is a great, yet simple guitar melody that sticks out and works well with the song, but it is short lived. More moments like that could build who they are in the future.

With extremely low quality recording, the record still sounds decent, even if the bass is muddy and the guitars are chugging along. The record is infested with breakdowns that can overwhelm. Examples are like in the songs “Bill Dance Lands The Big One,” “Tony Little, Jack Daniels, And The Open Road,” and “Daddy's Coming Up” which are seriously like more of just a really long breakdown than a song. The bass stands out as much as, well, okay it does not stand out at all. Acting as the root of the chords mostly or just a rhythm for breakdowns, it does not shine whatsoever.

When looking back at this self-titled record, it was never intended as a serious listen. My feels for The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza are that they a better than average technical metalcore band that are an entertaining listen. With song titles that may try to hard and goofy sound clips, they almost do not take themselves seriously at times. This record will be stored until that random and spontaneous moment in which I want to rock out. It is good to know it will be around for when it is needed.


Tony Danza Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMZMdJaMIMo
Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza



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Cravinov13
July 5th 2007



3854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Nice review. This album strikes me as a weaker version of The Number 12 Looks Like You's Put On Your Rosey Red Glasses.

Killtacular
July 5th 2007



1314 Comments


These guys are insane live.

antihippy
July 5th 2007



696 Comments


will you tell us a story, killtacular?

the name makes me want to check them out.

MeowMeow
July 5th 2007



662 Comments


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lol.

Anywho, nice review, but I'm not sure if I'll check this out. Great band name tbqh.

Abaddon2005
July 5th 2007



684 Comments


meh, Arsonists Get All The Girls are better. I find this band just boring.

Confessed2005
July 5th 2007



3314 Comments


This band are fun for a short while.

Arsonists Get All the Girls?

I have not heard them...

LifeInABox
July 5th 2007



3708 Comments


These guys should not be under Grind...

astrel
July 5th 2007



2614 Comments


This sounds mildly interesting. I personally think that was a lame senior quote, but to each his/her own.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
July 5th 2007



4927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nah

astrel
July 5th 2007



2614 Comments


can't argue with that logic.

guitarplaya91
July 5th 2007



485 Comments


my friends band is playing with these guys this saturday, i haven't really gotten into them that much

Aficionado
July 5th 2007



1027 Comments


Nice review, to the point

GleamInRanks
July 5th 2007



298 Comments


I didn't like what I heard from these guys awhile ago but anyways, good review.

Intransit
July 5th 2007



2797 Comments


Best band name ever. I sorta considered going to see this band for the hell of it once.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
July 5th 2007



16083 Comments


They're pretty average.

711
July 5th 2007



1341 Comments


Yeah, really boring.

FukuiSan
October 1st 2007



179 Comments


I can't download this anywhere, but from what I gather, it's probably not worth it anyway.

LifeInABox
October 1st 2007



3708 Comments


Correct assumption.

Metalikane
October 28th 2007



851 Comments


I agree, they arent grind by any means, but the have one hell of a sense for groove. Of all of the bands that employ breakdowns, I think they probably do it best. I dont really like that people dog on them for their sense of humor. They do it on purpose because of all of the bands that act tough and put blood or death in their name. Just because they like using goofy names for their songs or band name, for that matter, doesnt mean you shouldnt take them seriously. They have an awesome live show.

Vokills
May 1st 2008



109 Comments


I like ttdtde (that was hard) idk if i can say they are totally unique or a masterpiece but i can say that they are fun as hell. i would love to go to one of their shows.



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