Joe McMahon (2). What Separates Us All. 2:47. B4. –Joe McMahon (2). Little Bohemia. Brendan Kelly (3), Joe McMahon (2) - Wasted Potential (LP, Album, Ltd, Whi). Brendan Kelly (3) And Joe McMahon (2). Brendan Kelly (3) And Joe McMahon (2) - Wasted Potential (LP, Album, Whi).
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It's not a particularly new concept, but this split acoustic album from Brendan Kelly of the Lawrence Arms and Joe McMahon from Smoke or Fire hits the spot just fine. Featuring six songs each of the respective gent's band's songs reworked in an acoustic setting, along with a cover tune from each, Wasted Potential showcases both of their strong songwriting skills. In fact, overall, McMahon's acoustic versions tread on the weaker side of Kelly's, providing a bit of a downer for the second half of this album. Something about his impassioned whine is mostly better suited to loud, anthem-based punk. Stripped down he sounds, from time to time, a little like a frustrated Muppet.
It is an acoustic split CD between Brendan Kelly and Joe McMahon. Kelly is a guy from a band that is called the Lawrence Arms. They are a punk band from Chicago that writes songs about drunks. McMahon is in Smoke or Fire, a punk group that is secretly from Massachusetts but pretends to be from Virginia. They also write songs about drunks, but sometimes they also write songs about important issues like equal rights. Both of these bands are very good and I like them very much. Part of this is because his take on Johnny Cash's "Let the Train Whistle Blow" originally appeared on the Johnny Cash tribute album All Aboard, which I already own. It's a solid rendition, but I could've used something different. His reinterpretations of SoF tunes is stellar, though.
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Anchorless Records and Red Scare team up to bring you a real nice pair: Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms and Joe McMahon of Smoke Or Fire. These two drunken louts have been cranking out punk hits for Fat Wreck Chords with their respective bands for years, and this unique release offers 14 stripped-down, acoustic versions of their best stuff. In addition to the re-worked originals, "Wasted Potential" boasts a Jawbreaker and Johnny Cash cover for added fun. More Items Related To Brendan Kelly, Joe McMahon
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|ALR010||Brendan Kelly and Joe McMahon||Brendan Kelly and Joe McMahon - Wasted Potential (LP)||Anchorless Records||ALR010||US||2010|
|ALR:010||Brendan Kelly And Joe McMahon||Brendan Kelly And Joe McMahon - Wasted Potential (CD, Album)||Anchorless Records||ALR:010||US||2010|