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Planning to Rock


Have It All


Chicks On Speed Records


Planning to Rock CD coverPlanning To Rock is Janine Roston, from Berlin.

The music is off, kind of like the Boston band Phenomenological Boys combined with Angie Reed. There are hints of Kevin Blechdom, Pop-off Tuesday, and straight off ocapella.

The PTR show starts off the discs like a 50s song with layered voices and vibraphone.

Bolton Wanderer, reminds me of the short-lived band Black Lodge, which put out a 7inch and a 10inch before disappearing around 2000, after announcements of being signed to the Mo Wax label in the UK. Like Black Lodge, Bolton Wanderer has music that sounds like a Disney song. Black Lodge had a song like Elephants March. Bolton Wanderer has similar music, but the vocals are morte cabaret than Disney.

Changes brings Planning To Rock into strange but fun territory, with odd voices and glockenspiel. This song is closest to Phenomenological Boys.

Local Foreigner is an interesting track that sounds like Chicks On Speed Records artist Angie Reed. The lyrics detail driving around the streets of Berlin.

I Wanna Bite Ya is my favorite track on the CD.

Despite having a few memorable songs, I wouldn't recommend buying this CD. It is an interesting record, but the songs are more interesting conceptually than musically.

---Carl, July 21, 2006