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Gunbunnies - Paw Paw Patch (1990)

Gunbunnies - Paw Paw Patch (1990)

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For a record produced by Jim Dickinson, who twiddled the knobs for the likes of the Replacements and Rolling Stones, I was hoping the Gunbunnies would've packed more of a punch.  Then again, I encountered this CD for the first time last year, so I suppose my expectations weren't that high.  Virgin Records no doubt marketed this Memphis by-way-of Little Rock quartet as "alternative," if only in the loosest connotation.  Paw Paw Patch is the sound of Guadalcanal Diary had that band made a concerted effort to mainstream themselves, and it's not far removed from Matthew Sweet's pre-Girlfriend solo records to boot.  "Stranded" kicks up a decent dust cloud, while "3 Days Behind" and "Drinking Days" are plenty catchy, but I'm hearing way too many bunts that could've been RBI material had the Gunbunnies and/or producer Jim Dickerson not applied so damn much polish.   A much more thorough assessment of the Gunbunnies, plus an interview with frontman Chris Maxwell can be read at Pop Dose online.

01. Put a Tail On Your Kite
02. Down in the Dark
03. Stranded
04. Big Talk
05. The Killing Frost
06. Can I Follow You?
07. 3 Days Behind
08. Break My Fall
09. Little Drops of Water
10. Drinking Days

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The album code is : ODI2158619

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