RUNNAMUCKS Deficit of Dreams is an American odyssey, in subject matter as well as in the manner it was recorded. Production took place over three years and in as many states, though the liner notes claim it was "recorded on the 4th of July all across the U.S.A." Across the many American Dreamscapes it inhabits, from a screaming street plagued by an "epidemic of insanity" (on the title track) to a gas station where it's eternal attendant pounds beer in the cooler with an army of clones ("Suspended Animation"), the 'MUCKS don't so much condemn the Dream as demand a complete recall, invoking the listener to reevaluate their own ideas of the concept; TO DREAM BIGGER AND BETTER. To achieve this musically, the 'MUCKS channel their classic American Punk influences like the RAMONES and BLACK FLAG but also introduce a new weapon in their sonic arsenal: Melody. Inspired by such pop masterminds as HARRY NILSSON, THE KINKS and THE CURE, they fuse their own abrasive brand of Hard Rock/Punk with the futuristic elements of the BUZZCOCKS, IGGY POP and HUSKER DU; the result is truly original, a sound the band has dubbed PANIC POP. From the harmony-heavy stomp of "Symbiote Saga" and "Don't Cry About Me," to the triumphant Underdog-Rock battle-cry of "Validation" and "Failure #1," this new PANIC POP sound once again sets the 'MUCKS ahead of the pack. The epic culminates in "Times Two," when our heroes at last find their own revised vision of the Dream. Will you find yours? TAKE THE TRIP!
Deficit Of Dreams
Cheap As You
Don't Cry About Me
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