[B] 'Bastinado'[/B] really isn't that bad...
Surprisingly, given its dubious pedigree, 'Bastinado' really isn't that bad. Once you've got over the fact that Wilt have learned everything they know from [I]The H|sker D| Guide To Being A Power Trio[/I], then there's almost something charming about the Bob Mould-isms of 'Open Arms' and 'I Found Out'. That the pace of 'Bastinado' rarely varies from that mythical musical tempo 'chugging' and provides a few too many cross-references to MTV monsters Semisonic, you can understand - having been burned once before, it's not surprising Battle is aiming slightly lower with his second shot at stardom.
If rock'n'roll has mercy for a two-time loser, then Cormac Battle could yet hear the chimes of stardom clashing.
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