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Business Up Front/Party in the Back
Artist: Family Force 5
Label: Gotee
Time: 40:42

Play that funky music white boyz. Family Force 5 is five white guys from ATL who are out to funk up some crunk rock. 

This CD is full of hard rock guitars and crunk vocals. Something like a joint venture between Outkast, The Beastie Boys, and Rage Against the Machine. Shoutouts to break dancing, mullets, collard greens, and grits abound. Guitars on “Love Addict” sound a little like NIN. The list of influences here is too wide to list.

Being from a part of the country where the mullet has never gone out of style (people actually impose them upon small children), I found “Kountry Gentleman” touching.

 I come from the land where the mullet attacks
 Business up front
 Party in the back
 You gotta style in the south when ur stepping out
 Put a gold tooth in ur mouth
 Look at you now
 Tank top, ur ball-cap, you think ur all that
 But ur looking like Scott Stapp
 Ur just another redneck from back in the woods
 Not a Kountry Gentleman that can bring the goods 
Most of the songs seem fresh and some of them almost seem to be genre-busters. The only song that really let me down was “Replace Me,” which was a last minute addition to the disc and sounds like an Audio Adrenaline retread.

Justin Wright



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