Trouble Is

As Trouble Does

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The unimaginatively titled full-length debut by Trouble Is is strictly by-the-numbers straight-edge hardcore. Basically a solo project by Jeff Terranova of Upfront and Eventide (he plays everything except drums, which are handled by Jim Eaton of Sub Zero, and even handles the photography and layout himself; unsurprisingly, it's also on his own label), As Trouble Does even goes so far as to cover two songs by early straight-edge moralists Youth of Today, "One Family" and "Youth Crew." The other cover, a fairly straightforward and utterly listless reading of Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," is probably intended as a joke; one hopes so, anyway. The originals are considerably better, with some catchy pop hooks and a minimum of preaching, even on songs like the finger-pointing "Unidentified Flying Values." Strictly for fans of Terranova's other bands, but not bad.

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