Former Trans Future Vol.
Label: C*Motion Music
6 tracks / 26:15
The Wannabe Hasbeens lays down tasty alternative
rock tracks (ala Yellowcard,
Switchfoot and Fall Out Boy) sweetened with
sugary sprinkles of late
‘80’s hair metal guitar and melodic doubled vocals
to create a pogo-jumping,
first-pumping, party-vibe debut EP.
>From the razor-sharp guitar
opener “Call Your Bluff” to the made-for-TV
anthem, “Hey, George Bailey,”
The Wannabe Hasbeens show an aptitude for what
they refer to as “dumb rock
for smart people.” Leadman Christopher M. Heille
displays a Dave Pirner-style
penchant for cleverly catchy choruses while
bandmates Gary Spencer (drums),
Derek Ritchison (bass), “Mo” (guitars) and
Dan Monaghan (guitars) pepper
their specialties in the mix to transform
fairly straightforward tunes
into fully-melded retro/right-now rockers.