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Universal Freak Out

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Wake Up Williamsburg
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Up Not Out
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The Real Johnny Charm
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The Bus Will Eventually Crash
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Number of the Beauty
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Planting My Impatience
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Every Brain Cell Is Immense
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Made On Mars
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Northern Drawl
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Party on the 13th Floor
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You Can’t Clap With Your Drink In Your Hand
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Twin Fever
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 48:20

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Wow!

Sea_Chicken

If you love Clutch - you will definitely love these guys - AGREED!!

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Good stuff

fuzzy_edges

The free track, "Up Not Out" got me hooked -- this is a just plain fun listen! Groovy and tight without being wimpy, this band will have your head a bobbin' for sure. I definitely agree with kihrman's review - if you like Clutch, you'll dig Puny Human.

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Don't know you at all, anymore

moon

On what planet would the words "Molly Hatchet on meth" be a bad review?

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I'm a Puny Human too

sucka4amp3

I got the free track and I think it rocks!!! Give it a try.

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Great!

kihrman

I saw these guys open for Clutch and I thought they were awesome. I had to immediately get all of their albums (digital downloads). If you like Clutch, you will like these guys.

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Molly Hatchet on meth

YouKnowMe

Okay, maybe not THAT bad. . . try "Up not Out" & "Made on Mars." (maybe 2.5 stars?)

They Say All Music Guide

After three years of almost total inactivity, pretty much everyone had given up on Puny Human — not least the bandmembers themselves, it seems — but the arrival of longtime admirer and drummer John Bongiorno finally spurred the remaining trio back into action, resulting in their third album, Universal Freak Out. Here, once again, the New York area riff rockers combine a healthy sense of humor (“Wake Up Williamsburg,” “Northern Drawl,” etc.) with dead serious guitar work from driving force Josh Diamond, coming up with an earthy, blue-collar sound, whose understated charms don’t exactly make for powerful first impressions. But if typically brief, new millennium attention spans can be breached, Puny Human’s quirky amalgam of retro-rock influences and modern-day cynicism steadily make their mark. “Up Not Out” and “Every Brain Cell Is Immense,” for instance, boast that jumpy, hard rock funkiness of Clutch (with a little less bong residue at the bottom); “The Bus Will Eventually Crash” and “Planting My Impatience” showcase the band’s melodic sensibilities, with vocal harmonies and hot guitar licks that really stick; and even though the high-energy “Party on the 13th Floor” finally pulls out all the stops for a good bout of slam-dancing fun, Universal Freak Out’s prime offering still remains the slow-churning blues and power chord punctuations of “Number of the Beauty,” which somehow melds Pink Floyd’s “Money” with Zep’s “Black Dog.” Canadian wildman Danko Jones is one of several guest vocalists helping out, but the only one who (not surprisingly) takes charge of his performance, providing an extra adrenaline rush to the already memorable “The Real Johnny Charm.” Otherwise, Universal Freak Out is a Puny Human party all the way, and more than worth confirmation of their new lineup’s belated but much welcomed return. – Eduardo Rivadavia

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