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Troubleshooting

by The B-Sides

Raw and uncompromising songs delivered with a great pop sensability through overdriven guitars and a mouthful of words.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. Letter to the National Enquirer
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2. Off Broadway
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3. Beautiful & Broken Things
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4. I Don't Wanna Know
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5. Playing House
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6. You Can Do Better Than Me
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7. Fighting Back
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8. Lost In the Ladies' Room
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9. You're A Big Deal
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10. Hope You Didn't See Me On the Train
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11. Let's Fall With Grace
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12. In the Middle
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In the summer of 2002, New York indie/folky Patric Westoo, started writing a batch of songs that didn't fit into a sparse acoustic setting. They were short, raw and seemed to be asking for a loud band to back them up. Patric teemed up with long time Morgantown, W.V friends Brian Porterfield and Kim Monday to form THE B-SIDES. Their music has a hard edge tempered by great pop sensability. Their style blends the raw, catchy energy of late 70's punk/pop bands and has the lyrical bite of groups like The Replacements and Elvis Costello & The Attractions.
Their debut release "Troubleshooting" also features legendary 63 Eyes guitarist, Mark Poole.
The indie review site "South of Mainstream" gave Troubleshooting 4 out of 5 stars and had this to say about it,- "While some doctors are prescibing Prozac for your rainy days I am prescribing "Troubleshooting", a high-energy indie/pop debut that should earn them a spot touring college campuses for the next few years. There is a vintage vibe to this album...you know...before they layered 40 guitar tracks into a single song...I hear a little Buddy Holly and that is just fine with me. The album is consistent from from beginning to end, rarely straying, but not repeating what it does best...fun rock'n roll."

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Jackson Brunn

Richard Yates with a Gibson SG
This is a short, intense and very fresh sounding album. Energetic guitars backing up great pop songs. Reminds of Costello and Replacements, as mentioned, but also early Petty which is a cool combination. The lyrics are unusually well-written, you can tell songwriter Patric Westoo (don't know about the name, I think he might be Norwegian from the beginning) has a background as a singer/songwriter. Sharp,
sometimes mean and sometimes witty, lyrics about frustrated suburban life (no "punk rock" posing). It's like Richard Yates with a Gibson SG.
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