Radiant Republic Of Texas / Lightning Always Strikes Something
Album: Lightning Always Strikes Something   Collection:General
Artist:Radiant Republic Of Texas   Added:Sep 2005
Label:Satan Rides Shotgun Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-11-20 Pull Date: 2006-01-22
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27
Airplays: 1 3 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 11, 2010: Bukkake the Gathering
More Of Less Is More, Less Of More Or Less
4. Oct 06, 2006: All Hands On Deck
Less Is More, More Or Less
2. May 12, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
More Of Less Is More, Less Of More Or Less
5. Mar 04, 2006: Music To Sink Ships By
Less Is More, More Or Less
3. Feb 04, 2007: Multiple Personality Disorder
Deaf Lumberjack Cut In Half
6. Jan 21, 2006: We, Who Once Were
Less Is More, More Or Less

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-11-11

Emotional, jagged, and dense rock. Dramatic, complicated and rough. Complex chords, abrupt rhythm changes. At its poppiest, borders on heavy melodramtic emo. The songs have sections and develop. Lyrics are at times overwrought, but singer pulls it off. Brian Pennington plays and sings everything. No FCCs. Picks: 1,2,3,6,8.

*1) Pounding bass drum and bass. Sophisticated chord clusters.
**2) Exciting drum accents. Theatric. Catchy harmonies. Driving groove towards end.
*3) Opens with cool harmonics riff on guitar. Thinly veiled anti-war/empire message. Tense guitar chords. Long song with militaristic feel.
4) Short song with strange guitar effect.
5) Angry drums. Vocals nearly monotone with reverb.
**6) Similar in beginning to 2. Bee swarm guitar. Syncopated drum. Lots of energy
7) Incongruous introverted piano interlude.
**8) Song with two parts. First part is slower. Nice harmony and melody. Second part is a sad and quiet reflection on death.

Track Listing
1. Littleton   5. Manute Bol
2. Less Is More, More Or Less   6. More Of Less Is More, Less Of More Or Less
3. Can't Build Rome With Sticks And Stones   7. F#
4. Grandfather Clock   8. Deaf Lumberjack Cut In Half