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Quickie

Medicated (Just To Get By)
Album: Quickie
Genres: Alternative,Punk
Quickie -- the saviors of Seattle rock 'n' roll -- are a three-man gang that churn out the catchiest power punk this side of the Sex Pistols, and throw in a little bit of new wave to boot. Get yer fix!

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Seattle-based Quickie does their best to distill the most defining elements of '80s punk/new wave. The single "Chameleon" roars out of the gate with a manic wah-wahed guitar. Just when you think the tune will be little more than a din of suburban metal, the verse -- driven by a sledgehammer drum groove -- breaks into a chorus reminiscent of the Buzzcocks. Even in tunes like the raucous "Medicated (Just to Get By)," the young trio's angst is softened by catchy melodic hooks and a self-deprecating sense of humor. For good measure, they throw in a retro synth line that does more than recall the Cars.

"Psalm 1:41 (Jesus is a Mannequin)," a paean to those kitschy dashboard saviors, brings to mind the driving wordplay of R.E.M.'s "It's The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" -- if played and sung by the Sex Pistols. Meanwhile, you'll fight back the tears on "Special K," a tender and revealing ballad of sorts: "I'm not that queer, I just fear I'm just weird when you're near." This is speeding-down-the-expressway party music that will get you where you're going in a hurry. And it's delivered by a band who's moving forward by looking back.

 
 
  Michael Lipton  
  Michael Lipton is a writer whose work has appeared in Spin, Option, Musician, Request, and The L.A. Weekly. As a musician he can be heard on recordings with Southern Culture on the Skids and as a member of the house band on Mountain Stage, a live performance radio show distributed internationally by Public Radio International.

 

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I was expecting this to be one hella cool song but it is stupid.It doesn't even really sound like punk,It sounds like some modern day funk.
Branden

This is a great song. Whoever discovered this band is a genius!
C. deEvil

The purpose of this song is to be in the background during one of my friends drunken, I wish I was a Punk Rocker party. It has the lyrics to inspire any 20 some year old who doesn't want to grow up. What set's this apart from Lagwagon or Blink 182? I don't know.
Allison Shay

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