Artist: Men, Women, and Children
Album: Men, Women, and Children
Label: Warner Brothers Records
Purchase: Smart Punk
Release Date: March 21, 2006
Who woulda thought that Glassjaw members would produce Head Automatica? It’s a total 180 in sound. Even more insane is that former Glassjaw guitarist Todd Weinstock would help to form Men, Women, and Children, an even dancier, more ambitious group than HA. Known for an insane live show with an even more insane light setup, Men, Women, and Children make you want to buy a disco ball, pop your collar, and have the party of a lifetime…in your car. Yeah, I like to blast this album with my windows down. I’m sure it’d be even more fun in a room full of drunk people, too.
“Dance In My Blood” starts off with guitars that fool you right before the funk kicks in. “You don’t need a reason to get out on the dance floor!” sings vocalist TJ Penzone. Well, too bad that I’ve been given one. What a way to open an album.
The chorus of “Lightning Strikes Twice In New York” is simple, but insanely catchy. It’s definitely worthy of a sing-a-long.
“Photosynthesis” slows things down with a funk beat only to be followed up by “Who Found Mr. Fabulous?”, another fast, ubeat track that will have you trying to impress the ladies(or gents) with your dance moves.
“Messy” and “At Night I Like To Fight” are two more funk-driven tracks, the latter of which makes me think of the movie “The Warriors.”
The album is more of the same dance/funk/disco influenced songs that I could go over track by track, but I’ll just say they’re all so much fun to listen to.
Described as “sexy” by Lostprophets’ mouthpiece Ian Watkins, Men, Women, and Children’s debut is just that. Throw a party, spin this record, and enjoy the night.
1. Dance In My Blood
2. Lightning Strikes Twice In New York
4. Who Found Mr. Fabulous?
6. At Night I Like To Fight
7. Monkey Monkee Men
8. Time For The Future (Bang Bang)
9. The Name Of The Train Is The Hurricane
11. Sell Your Money
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