Review: Lagwagon – Brown Eyed Girl (Rock)

This review covers the punk rock track Lagwagon – Brown Eyed Girl.

This track was released in 1994 on the album Trashed. It is a cover from a 1960s track.

The track starts with a high hat and an acoustic guitar. A kick then comes in and lead guitars and a more full drum kit suddenly come in. The vocals also come in to start the first verse.

Shortly after, the vocals take the track into the main chorus. A very brief guitar element comes in before the vocals take the track into the next verse.

After that, the vocals take the track into the next round in the main chorus. After that, the vocals start a verse, but then go into a non-lyrical section. This is capped off with a rather quiet bass guitar solo.

Suddenly, the lead guitars come in along with the drum kit. The vocals then take the track into the next verse before going into the next round in the main chorus. This is capped off with some non-lyrical vocals. An instrumental section then ensues. After that, the track just fades out.

The faster BPM does make the track higher energy. Combined with the full lead guitars and overall full sound, it is definitely a lively track.

Another positive is the vocals. Somehow, they are able to come through pretty cleanly. Not complaining about that.

My problem with this track is that it goes from one extreme to the other in terms of overall volume. It goes from a rather quiet guitar to full guitars, vocals, and drum kit. It’s not so bad the first time around because this can be used to good effect. The fact that this track does it a second time makes this track a bit irritating in my books.

Overall, this is a track with strengths and weaknesses. It’s interesting to hear a track with full sound. The high BPM also helps make this a nice high energy track. The vocals are also pretty good. Of course, this track isn’t without issues. The sharp quiet to loud transitions, which there are multiple instances of, make this track a bit annoying to listen to. So, a decent one all around, but far from perfect.

Score
7/10

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