The Trucks

The Trucks

by Alan Brown

3 April 2007

 

“No, I won’t sit nice and be quiet”: This statement of intent appears on the crashing synth-punk number “Shattered”.  But this is already track four on the self-titled debut album from the all-female quartet the Trucks and by then it’s just too late to turn back—but why would you want to?—because the second number “Titties” will have you hooked.  How could you not be with lyrics like, “What makes you think we can fuck / Just because you put your tongue in my mouth / And you twisted my titties, baby?”  A catchy electro-pop confection that provides a very steep learning curve for men everywhere, but at least it’s one we can dance to.  And with an infectious punk-pop sensibility that’s driven home by furious staccato drums, a dual casio keys broadside, occasional guitar and rebellious xylophone, the “Ladies of the Trucks” (“3AM”) continue to broach such wide-ranging issues as the threat to the heterosexual male from sex robots for hire (“Diddle-Bot”) and the sweetly scored tale of female retribution with the killer ending on “Comeback”.  Delightfully shocking and tongue-in-cheek dancable throughout.

The Trucks

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Topics: guitar

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