The hint of twang on "All Ears" keeps the momentum going as the band are intent on taking the song where it needs to go: towards a collage of sweet melody and solid guitar work that is almost too easy to immerse oneself in. At times, they toe the line between aggressive punk and rock, as on "Binky" and "Louisiana Man," but they are amply capable of reining the tune Banjo Benny - Heinz Sandauer And His Orchestra* - Dance Date in.
Will to Strike is basically one three-minute rock gem after another, especially on the lovable "Dirty Hands," which brings to mind the Gin Blossoms or the Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life) - Four Tops - 50th Anniversary if they had more of an edge.
The country waltz running through "The Role Model" eerily resembles Fruit Pie - Kill Creek - Stretch Tweedy -- almost to a fault. One nugget is Fruit Pie - Kill Creek - Stretch country-tinged "Lullaby," which definitely lives up to its moniker. The middle portion of the first disc is less brawn and has more of a '60s aura during the slow building of "Falsified. Disc two offers more of the same, although there is more urgency on "Cosmetic Surgery," which resembles early Jimmy Eat World.
What is more remarkable, though, is the band's ability to sound ragged and garage-like on every tune, while remaining quite polished-sounding at the same time, particularly on the ideal "Busted," the winding "Stretch," and the rambunctious "Hang 'I'm High.
With help from Ed Rosethe band nails "Fruit Pie" with joyful yet reckless abandon. Later tracks, like the bland "Wuss Kliph," seem a rare exception to an otherwise very satisfying rule.
The format and blueprint are similar, but the tune just doesn't fitespecially when one notes the precision the group brings to the majority of the other tunes.
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Kill Creek. All Ears. With You Around. Dirty Hands. The Role Model. Biggest Rift. Six by Two. What I Know Now. The Fool's Goal. Promise to Fail. The Flood V. Todd Newman. Johnny Boy. Louisiana Man. Doug Kershaw. The March. Track Listing - Disc 2. Cosmetic Surgery. Mother's Friends. Gett On. Kelly's Dead. Seven - Eleven.
Fruit Pie. Wuss Kliph. Die Young. Hang 'Im High. Best Man. My Best Friends. Home on the Range. Unsteady Kill Creek. All Ears Kill Creek. With You Around Kill Creek. Dirty Hands Kill Creek. The Role Model Kill Creek. Biggest Rift Kill Creek. Six by Two Kill Creek. Lullaby Kill Creek. Chromosome Kill Creek. Falsified Kill Creek. Punishment Kill Creek. Louisiana Man Doug Kershaw. Home on the Range Traditional.