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Jacknife Powerbombs

Set to Go! (www.jacknifepowerbombs.com)

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Set to Go! is muscle-car punk rock that starts off like a Sweet album played at 45 rpm, and it gets nastier with every single song. Though the band has been playing since 2001, technically this is its full-length debut, if you don't include Set to Go! Live, which features all the same songs, recorded last year in WRUW's basement. Throughout the 15 cuts here, manic guitar leads and go-go-go drums barrel along, and "Tokyo Takedown" practically leaves tire marks.

The five North Olmsted bandmates do more than play their asses off -- they can also put together a song. Woody Guthrie could have written "Tighten Our Rustbelt," an angry requiem for closed steel mills, deserted factories, and polluted air. Singer Caesar Bolero leads the chant: "Money is in short supply/For rock and roll we live and die." Even without the lyrics, it's music that means something.

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