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Daredevils – Hate You

Daredevils – Hate You

I bought this CD based on a sticker.

Digging through a rack in a factory outlet place a couple of months ago, I saw this (brand new) for $5 and was already flipping past it (I mean, who the hell are the Daredevils?) when I saw that sticker, which advertised that this was Brett Gurewitz’s side project from Bad Religion. Of course, I flipped back to it right quick, and the disc found its way home with me. After all, Bad Religion is held in high esteem in this house.

Get it home, plug it into the ol’ iTunes and… two tracks. I guess I didn’t look at the packaging closely enough, or assumed (incorrectly) that it was one of those albums that doesn’t share something important like, oh I dunno, a track list on the back? Well, turns out it does since it’s only a two track single.

Looking it up now, Daredevils was Gurewitz’ project after he left Bad Religion in 1994. This is a one-off single released in 1996 (the band disbanded afterwards). It did not lead to an album. Other players in the band were film director Gore Verbinski (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Rango), Dean Opseth, and Josh Freese (Vandals, NIN, G’n’R, a bunch of other bands). It’s an odd mix, but it could be cool…

And the songs? Well, I may invite derision or lose cred with rabid BR fans, but Hate You sounds like a BR template track (same sound and inflection) but with more than a bit of their inimitable energy sucked out of it. It’s not a bad tune, but it’d be a BR b-side if it was theirs. And Rules, Hearts sounds a bit like a lite Rancid b-side. Almost power pop more than punk.

Sorry Brett, guys, that’s harsh. Still, good on you for trying this out, seriously. But I know why it didn’t become more.

And now I’m torn. Like Mr. 1537 did recently, I’ll need your help deciding to keep it or not. Here’s three per side:

Keep It:

At $2.50 per song, it didn’t exactly break the bank.

It’s BR-related and therefore my collector’s brain says keep it.

The songs are OK enough, I guess. I have worse in my 30,000 songs, surely.

Ditch It:

I was a little underwhelmed by what I heard. If it came up on random play, I wouldn’t skip it but I don’t know how much I’d seek it out specifically (likely not much).

It’s only two songs.

I doubt it’s collectible or worth anything, in that way.

What would you do? Let us know in the comments!

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