Slim Cessna’s Auto Club

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:: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club ::
:: Aggie Theatre :: March 10 ::
:: Twist & Shout (in-store) :: March 11 ::
:: Gothic  Theatre :: March 12 ::

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club

Unentitled

Alternative Tentacles

4 out of 5 stars

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club has never been at a loss for descriptions. Their goth-country-revival sound has elicited more amazing descriptions than you can shake a rattlesnake-skinned Bible at. But nothing even comes close to their label owner (and former Boulderite) Jello Biafra, who said, “This is the country band that plays the bar at the end of the world.” They’re dark, they’re dingy, riveting and, like Biafra suggests, would fit in perfectly in a bar scene in Pirates of the Carribean. (Let’s hope Disney hears Slim before the next three Pirates films are released.)

That said, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is not a diverse-sounding band, and they don’t have to be. Unentitled starts right where 2008’s Cipher left off. In fact, Unentitled even takes another stab at the track “A Smashing Indictment of Character,” which originally appeared on Cipher. The fact that the Auto Club has stuck to their sound is probably why Unentitled works. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

— Brian F. Johnson

:: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club ::

:: Aggie Theatre :: March 10 ::

:: Twist & Shout (in-store) :: March 11 ::

:: Gothic Theatre :: March 12 ::

 

 

Comments have suggested that I am incorrect about the reworking of the song “A Smashing Indictment of Character.” If I am wrong, than I have a weird copy of Cipher on my HD:

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  1. Viceroy Filters on

    “Unentitled even takes another stab at the track “A Smashing Indictment of Character,” which originally appeared on Cipher.”

    Huh?

  2. Yeah, “Smashing Indictment” isn’t on Cipher, though. This is the 1st time it has ever been recorded in a studio…

  3. Marquee Magazine on

    I hear you, but I’m not sure you’re right. It’s on my copy of Cipher for sure. Is there any chance that I have some super-awesome deluxe version or something?

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