Goldfinger
Hang-ups


4.0
excellent

Review

by Chelsea Brinda USER (10 Reviews)
January 15th, 2006 | 3 replies | 1,504 views


Release Date: 1997 | Tracklist


2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Glad I saved this. /phew

Goldfinger started as a ska/ska-punk band in 1993. They have been producing records ever since 1996 with their selftitled, which in this case is Goldfinger. During the time of Hand-ups, Goldfinger was Darrin Pfeiffer, John Feldmann, Simon Williams, and Charlie Paulson. Hang-ups was less successful than their S/T, though they were still quite popular. One of the songs, Superman is featured on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, which is what got me into this cd. Well, I guess onto the review…

Vocals/Lyrics

I’ll start with the vocals this time, ‘cause lyrics aren’t too much my thing. Let’s start off with Superman. Wait, okay, I’ll do lyrics too. :p I don’t really have too much to say about the vocals on Superman. Feldmann has a great, strong voice that never lets me down. The lyrics are most about how he’s pretending to be Superman to help solve all of his problems.
Quote:
Originally Posted by "Superman"
Here I am, doing everything I can. Holding on to what I am, pretending I’m superman. I’m trying to keep the ground on my feet. But it seems the world is falling down around me.
If Only is another strong song. Feldmann has a fantastic voice in this song. Sexy. This song mainly talks about, oh, if I had this, and if I had that, maybe you’d be with me. Or maybe if I ended up with all this, maybe you still wouldn’t be with me. I don’t really need a quote, because this song is repetitive with “If only, this, and that." Chris Cayton is a kinda lame song. Especially with the chorus.
Quote:
Originally Posted by "Chris Cayton"
Chris Cayton. I called you Satan. ‘Cause when we were skatin’, you would make the metal sign.
What the ***, that doesn’t make you Satan. The middle and end of the song have little bits from live shows, and another song.

Instruments

I’ll start with drums and Darrin Pfeiffer, because he’s more of what I pay attention to. Pfeiffer’s drumming is very upbeat, fast-paced, and rhythmic. Never is he off tempo or anything. His drumming stands out to me in This Lonely Place. Pfeiffer’s drumming goes great along with some ska guitar and electric guitar, done by Feldmann and Paulson. They use a good combination of each in Superman’s verses. In If Only, electric guitar is put to good use in the first verse. Actually, it sounds more like acoustic. Either way, its really cool. In This Lonely Place, once again, theres a good combination of ska and electric guitar. In I Need to Know, the beginning and verses are great guitar. Along with good guitar, is a nice bass line that kind of copies the guitar. Bass is also good in Superman. Which concludes that Superman is one of the best songs on the album. But that’s not the point of this paragraph. Bass is always good and solid. This concludes this paragraph.

My Thoughts, Good Songs, and Rating
I think that this is a fantastic cd from tracks 1-10. The rest are pretty “meh" to me. So, check out this cd and tracks 1-10. Overall rating of this cd…4/5. Wow, every cd I review is about 4/5. Awesome.



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Chilly-Bean-Bop
January 20th 2006



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Haha. Kripes left a comment, but then it dissapeared. I'd like any comments, please.

Chilly-Bean-Bop
March 18th 2006



344 Comments


WTF, I know that other people like this CD, but only two comments and less than 150 views? C'mon.



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