Boy Genius

Last Grand Experiment

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For their debut EP Boy Genius tries to put up a convincing argument that they are not very good musicians. They escalate this fact by tossing in some rather low brow tunes including "My Girlfriend's In Love (With Superdrag). However, the bands CD is highly well crafted. Tom Appleton's guitar solos pay homage to the shredder metal styles of Steve Vai and George Lynch, something unheard of in punk. Even the group's lyrics have a surprising maturity. With all the strengths, it only leads to one question, why the disguise? For artistic reasons? Doubt it. Still this a solid debut and if the band ever figures out which direction they want to go in as artists they could really put together something, um, grand.

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