I’ve been listening
to music a long time, but in ’76
–’77 my senses were awakened to the artistry behind
the artistry of creating a
song through the mastery of instruments and the studio. Rock-n-Roll was
rebellion in the 50’s; it had an attitude and aura, two
attributes which would
eventually fade into the background and allow the talented to create
– Bigger, better. As Rock-n-Roll grew, so did its primary
Rock-n-Roll refined, aged, and became more professional, so did its
What was once rebellion and proletarian art became a culture statement
did its audience. Eventually the commercialization of that culture
Rock-n-Roll and its audience, simultaneously signaled the death of the
rebellion of the youth. But it was that youth that suffered the death,
was time for Rock-n-Roll to be reborn among the young again.
Although the cycle can be
adjusted to individual
perspective, I discount the British Invasion & Garage Rock of
the 60’s as a
direct result/off-shoot of the 50’s. To me the Punk/New Wave
movement of ’76 –
’80 was the first major upheaval. That’s when I
discovered that the rebellion of
youth expressed through Rock-n-Roll in all its ragged glory is an
be savored. I began to search out not those who major record labels
bringing into studios and spending big dollars on to produce some of
Rock-n-Roll to date; instead, I searched out the D.I.Y (Do It Yourself)
Granted, in a time without the internet it was a hard process, but
local record store that would import singles from England that the band (or some indie
label) had recorded,
produced, and actually made and distributed themselves –
along with local and
regional acts as well – well, that was where the bliss was.
been many years
since I was able to crawl into
the attitude and rebellion of Rock-n-Roll as a youth. But I still
appreciate, and totally get into it when a band comes along and allows
find my fountain of youth through their complete artistry of the genre.
Rock-n-Roll belongs to youth, Rock-n-Roll is defined in its art by
as long as there is youth who want to express themselves through
an art form, the world will be better for it.
Eula is youth, Eula is attitude, Eula is art, Eula is D.I.Y., Eula is Rock-n-Roll, Eula is rebellion.
is a 5 song EP that has completely captured youth and Rock-n-Roll.
Owing a ton
to the Punk/New Wave movement of the late 70’s (as opposed to
movement of the early 90’s – though grunge is
certainly represented throughout
– just more in a backseat roll to Punk/New Wave), Fight Riff
are the show-stopping manic dance floor/mosh pit, backbeat-heavy,
distortion-pounders (think Sex Pistols, Sonic Youth and The Breeders)
you want to tear down everything – and isn’t that
what youthful rebellion
embraces? A Hold
and I Could Cry
mix a bit of maturity
and refinement a la` Romeo Void’s sound and Bettie
Serveert’s Carol van Dijk’s
vocals (not to mention Patti Smith as well). Who says you
can’t be talented and
historically well-versed in the artistry of all of
Rock-n-Roll’s youth’s past?
own youth with Bee
Song. An acoustic romp that you can whistle along
smacks us upside the head more so than the hook-filled, fuzz-toned,
drenched, death-emo opener, Fight Riff. Totally out of context, Bee
Song blends perfectly with the other 4 songs to
show it belongs. While
the musical departure is so evident, Eula
pulls if off with a natural talent that fits right across the board.
is the X-Factor here: Alyse Lamb (guitar, vocals), Nate Rose
(drums), and Jeff Maleri (bass) ace
all the chops that should have them content to head into the studio and
the slick Rock-n-Roll that the majors love to spend money on (hoping to
audience to spend their money on). Instead, as Eula,
they are focused on an attitude, a rebellion; they are D.I.Y.
and they are locked into the youthful artistry of Rock-n-Roll. Crawl
your senses awaken, and listen to what it’s all about.
Your Heart –
Fill Your Heart by
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