SUSPECT PARTS: Maneater: 7”

I’m a huge dork for The Briefs. I love their music and put an effort into getting into the guys’ side projects, such as Steve E. Nix and his various Leper outfits. So Suspect Parts, that has Chris Brief on drums, is no exception to this. In fact, their other 7”, Change Your Mind, by Suspect Parts was pretty good. This two track 7” just wasn’t as fun. The side-A track, “Man Eater,” has my lame brain conjuring up lines of cheesy Hall And Oates tunes, which I actually find more appealing than “Man Eater.” It’s an acoustic ballad that seems like it’s going for that ‘60s rock feel but the vocals sound annoyingly out of key. Side B actually dons a decent cover of Modern Lovers’ song, “She’s Cracked.” The only problem is the tune sort of reminds me of a down tempo-ed Briefs song, which only makes me wish I were listening to The Briefs.

 –N.L. Dewart (Taken By Surprise)