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Band
ASG
Title
Feeling Good is Good Enough
Type
LP/EP
Company
Volcom Entertainment
YOR
2005
Style
Hard Rock
11/17/2005 - Review by: Frank Hill
Snappy and vigorous enough to take a bite out of you
ASG - Feeling Good Is Good Enough - 2005 - Volcom Entertainment

Track Listing

1) Feeling Good Is Good Enough
2) Dusty Roads
3) Act Like You Know
4) John Wayne
5) Killers for Hire
6) Horsewhipper
7) Going Through Hell
8) Yes, We Are Aware
9) Matadors of the Heart
10) Thirsting for More
11) Cracks in the Sky
Walking the line between punk rock and hard rock is a risky way to make appealing music. Both sides are known for not mixing with each other's company very well maybe because of the opposing natures of each (traditional metal is largely conservative; punk is not.)

ASG is Amplification of Self Gratification. They don't quite come across as the biggest dog on the rock block, but the songs are snappy and vigorous enough to take a bite out of you anyways. The brisk "Feeling Good is Good Enough", "Dusty Roads" and "Act Like You Know" are fast pace-setters till the band gets their chests out with a good dose of stoner in the middle. "Matadors of the Heart" and the final cuts show the mature level the band could become. Jason Shi sounds close to The Offspring's vocalist in tone, but don't let that scare you off. ASG is hell-bent to thrill with solid power-punk that could knock Green Day on it's coporate bottom.

Score: 8 of 10

Site: www.myspace.com/asgmusic

--Nailer 11.13.05
  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: ASG
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Feeling Good is Good Enough
2005
Volcom Entertainment
Frank Hill11/17/2005
4
Win Us Over
2007
Volcom Entertainment
Frank Hill2/8/2008
4

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: ASG
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