Label: Monster Records - MCD003 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Getting the Funk N Punk - Amulet - Amulet out about your band was no easy task before the Internet and file sharing came around -- especially for bands living outside the major music industry hubs. Such was certainly the predicament facing Evansville, IN, natives Amuletwho, after going unnoticed for two years by record company scouts, decided it was time to take matters into their own hands.
Their musicianship, too, was frankly beyond reproach, and guitarist Bob Beckerin particular, immediately proved his mettle on the album's opening track, "Just Like a Woman" also the band's most frequently played song at local radiowhich came across like a slightly less bombastic take on the era's newest hard rock stars, Van Halen.
Second cut "Sea of Fear" was arguably even better, boasting a more aggressive escalating and descending guitar lick to go with a very memorable layered gang chorus. Among these, the acoustic guitar-sweetened "Do You Live Again" served up some solid, if belated, post-psych mind tripping, while the unfathomable "Life Is Living" offered some intriguing mid-'70s doom vibes, but mostly came off circular of riff, redundant of title, and largely ridiculous of lyric.
And a pair of funk-infused numbers also split the jury, with the hard-driving "Person to Person" getting by on sheer adrenalin and an awesome percussive performance from drummer John Beckerwhile the album's only dud, "Funk 'n' Punk," just fell flat with its unconvincing swing and an irksomely repetitive chorus. Even so, the total balance of Amulet 's only album was overwhelmingly positive, and that is precisely why it slowly transformed what was once a limited vinyl release into Beaumont & Bernardino - The Either Or EP collector's favorite leading up to its reissue on CD 20 years later.
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