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Money Or The Box - Splinta


Label:Rocket Records
Released:2000
Tracks:Money Or The Box
The Honest Few
Do You Wanna Make A Difference
Video
We're Not The Same
Doesn't Matter Anyway
On My Mind
Rating:3/5

Splinta arenít your traditional Perth power pop band. Instead these guys follow a similar approach to bands like The Muffs, Ratcat and (dare I say it) Oasis, rather than say The Stems or Hoodoo Gurus. Their second EP, Money Or The Box, which was produced by Toni Italiano is a bit of a hit and miss affair. Whilst frontman Steve Mancini is a good guitarist, his singing needs some work and the band are let down by the stop-start progressions that characterise many of their songs. I canít help but feel that they would be better served by following their instincts and going for a more straight ahead approach as best exemplified in the Real Kids-ish Weíre Not The Same and Doesnít Matter Anyway, this CDís strongest tracks.


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