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Pulling Out All The Stops
Geoff Palmer Pulling Out All The Stops Punk Rock Theory
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 08:10
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- by Tom Dumarey

To be honest, I don’t like Geoff Palmer much. Last month he released a single so catchy, it pretty much ruined all other music for a month because the main riff just kept popping up in my head all of the goddamn time. That song was ‘This One’s Gonna Be Hot’ and it’s the opening track on the man’s debut solo full-length, ‘Pulling Out All The Stops,’ out now via Stardumb Records in Europe and Rum Bar Records in the US.

Thing is, it’s not even a lie. The album really is hot and Palmer really is pulling out all the stops with a whoppin’ 14 cuts’ worth of pop-punk meets power-pop with a rock ‘n roll twist and a garage-y feel. Songs like ‘Cha-Ching’ and ‘I Like Murder Too’ are catchier than an STD, ‘Giving In’ and ‘Everything Is Cool’ are Ramones worship done right and ‘Velcro Shoes’ is as easy to get into as the shoes the song is named after.

Do yourself a favor and pick this one up... you will be blasting it loud all summer long.


Track listing:

  1. This One's Gonna be Hot    
  2. Cha-Ching    
  3. I Like Murder Too    
  4. Giving In    
  5. Got the Skinny    
  6. We Can't Do It    
  7. Everything is Cool    
  8. All the Hits    
  9. Velcro Shoes    
  10. Walk Through    
  11. Paper Heart    
  12. Donut    
  13. Speed    
  14. Make It    
  15. Punker Than Me    
  16. That's what you do
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.