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Pull the Plug

by No Compromise

The best alternative grunge rock with a pop twist that you've never even heard. Seriously.
Genre: Rock: 90's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Aloud To Me
3:21 $0.45
2. Look In The Mirror
3:39 $0.45
3. For The Institution
4:24 $0.45
4. So Hot (Water Level's Rising)
3:33 $0.45
5. Live It Up Now
4:08 $0.45
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Album Notes
Are you curious what might happen if Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind took over singing duties for Kurt Cobain in Nirvana or Layne Staley in Alice in Chains? The result would sound something like "Pull the Plug," the breakout EP from Silver Spring, Maryland's No Compromise.

Better known as NoCo, this alt rock trio takes it cues from classic alternative acts like Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Green Day, and Third Eye Blind while also delving into some heavier territory along the lines of Nickelback, Three Days Grace, and Tool.

The sound has been described as fusing driving rhythms with catchy guitar lines and pop-oriented vocals, but its main strength is diversity. If you ever get tired of bands with songs which sound exactly the same on a CD from track 1 to 12, this is the CD you've been waiting for.

When you purchase this album the beefy guitar riffs and catchy vocal melodies will have you nodding your head and singing along in no time at all!

What are people saying about the album?

"This EP is very impressive. The sound is heavy enough to appeal to fans of grunge, but with vocals that are more power-pop oriented. It's a good mixture, and the band sounds very tight and confident. Don't be surprised if No Compromise becomes the next big thing in old-school alternative rock." - David Schrimpf (Jefitoblog/Popdose)

"Solid and pleasing performances from all three musicians and a very good mix of music make this a standout release for '07. Very highly recommended!!!" - Craig "Bam-Bam" Stegall (Away Team)

"The former Terps — bassist Justin Fry, axman Jack Kwait-Blank, and William Bowen on the skins — are tall, frosty mugs of guitar rock with stiff grunge chasers. The resulting buzz sends the room spinning and the ears bleeding. It's good." - The Silver Spring Penguin

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I really love the album, great album, great band. Definitely worth the money, go for it.


A fresh sound to an oldschool genre
This EP has great variety. It opens up with a swanky lounge sound with a nice kick and steady flow. Musically these guys have a similar range like Smashing Pumpkins.. They play what they want, when they want, and it always rocks. If you have a sub, turn it up for So Hot! They put some really sweet lows in there that come through great. Lyrically, most of the songs are average. Musically, you'll have this EP on repeat in your CD player for a long time. Rock on guys!

M Goodwin

Very cool CD. Left me wanting more...
This is a 5 song CD, and overall I was very impressed with the quality of the production and overall sound. The album comes in a nice case with a professional looking design and insert, not the typical haggard or poor Photoshop attempts you see by a lot of indie acts.

As for the music, if you are a fan of virtually any genre of rock, you will probably like something on this CD. It starts off in track 1 with a very jazzy syncopated guitar riff. The bass starts kicking in and by the chorus you start to get a little hooked. But it's not until the middle break and end where this song really shines. The middle the song goes to a half-time feel with a very psychedelic almost 70s porno wah-wah riff. It might sound cheesy, but it was actually pretty cool. The final chorus adds some vocal harmonies that are pretty catchy and the song stays nice and short at a little over 3 minutes.

The second track is probably the weakest on the CD, but it's still good. It's kind of a Nickelbackish rock song with a good hook, but for me it didn't stand out as much as the other tracks.

The next song is one of the better songs on the album. It starts off with a nice grungy guitar and drums then kicks in to rock mode and never looks back. The chorus is interesting too with some live mob-type vocals that shout "Woooaah-ohhhh." It's kind of an angry against-the-man song, but very punk rock and cool.

The fourth song is probably the best on the CD. It starts off with some dirty guitar, then kicks in and totally obliterates your speakers. It's not death metal, but if you like hard rock or even industrial you should probably like this track. It's got an awesome beat and good feel to it, the chorus vocals are great too.

The final track starts with a piano intro, a nice break from the guitar rocking. It is a more introspective song, but the chorus is still rock. There's also a cool section in the middle with drum solos/guitar slides that reminded me a bit of Smashing Pumpkins. The song rocks out all the way to the end and then the CD is over.

And then nothing... I wish the CD was 10 or 12 songs because I was very satisfied. I can't say all the songs are 100% awesome, but I wouldn't say there's a bad song on the CD, which is a lot more than you can say for a lot of music these days.

Bam Bam

Solid and pleasing performances from all three musicians and a very good mix of
Glad to see my hometown of Maryland is still pumping out talented bands like it did back in the glorious 80’s! Alt-Rockers No Compromise bring a fresh approach to radio-driven rock by dipping into solid bags of tricks used by bands like The Red Hot Chilipeppers, Third-Eye Blind, and Foo Fighters while mixing things up a bit with clever guitar riffs and unique drum and bass runs. Vocally, this one hits between the aforementioned Chilipeppers and 3EB, but there’s some interesting gang vocals on tunes like “For The Institution” and “So Hot (Water Level’s Rising)” that add a bit more dimension to NOCO’s sound, plus the guitar solos are leaps above anything you’ll hear nowadays. My only complaint is that the boys should have gone ahead and scraped the money together to produce a full-length album to showcase all the talent they managed to cram into these four songs. Solid and pleasing performances from all three musicians and a very good mix of music make this a standout release for ’07. Check them out online at WWW.NOCOROCK.COM and purchase a copy of this stellar release there as well. Very Highly Recommended!!!

Review copied from, originally written by Bam Bam

janice kephart

Strong alternative with an interest worth taking in
This band shows the ability to work hard to shape a song into a worthy rock anthem. Aloud to Me definitely is one of those 'sing it in the crowd with the band songs' that has everyone on their feet, well constructed. The whole EP is high energy. I especially like what NoCo did with the last track, starting out with a nice piano with the lyric, and then all the sudden turning on the switch into high gear. All the songs are good on here, but I think Aloud to Me is the catchiest. Worth having!