The Deli Magazine: Snack of the Day: The Bosch:
Imagine Brian Wilson, Dick Dale, and Joey Ramone stayed up all night taking speed pills and Ritalin. The resulting album would bear a striking resemblance to The Bosch’s latest album, Buy One Get One. The Bosch play an upbeat style of rock that combines the colorful production values of Beach Boys with surf rock energy and punk rock grit. Fast and focused, the album drives ahead at full speed, ripping through nine songs in just twenty-five minutes. The band plays so fast that tracks like ‘The Movie Director’ and ‘Napoleon Invades Russia’ are over almost before they start. The Bosch slow down long enough to enjoy the scenery on ‘Teenage Symphony’, the best and best produced song on Buy One Get One. Starting off with rolling drums, a Phil Spector wall of sound is built brick by brick, adding synthesizers, saxophones, and even sleigh bells to thicken up the sound until the song becomes a full-blown symphony. Just when it seems you’ve got The Bosch figured out, they fire off a song that defies expectation, making their album that much more rewarding in the process.
Review: The Bosch,”Buy One Get One” (Indie Release)
Think New York Dolls meets Hoodoo Gurus with flashes of Jim Carroll, Lou Reed, the White Stripes, Violent Femmes and Sha Na Na plus many more I can’t put my finger on at the moment. Extremely infectious rock n’ roll with no noticeable filler. The vocals sound a lot like the Gurus stuff. Hell, this is another one of those albums that sounds like something you’ve owned for years. You could play this and the Dead Boys side by side and neither would sound out of place. Very highly recommended!
The Bosch: Buy One, Get One
Although Buy One, Get One is not much of a departure musically from The Bosch’s debut effort, Havin’ Fun, Soundin’ Good, this second album, which, incidentally, has a few retakes from the first, is more polished and certainly more marketable with the aide of experienced and experimental producer Duane Lundy. Their signature brand of high-energy New York-style surf rock, however, remains intact.
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EvilSponge: Album: Buy One Get One by The Bosch
There’s been a few changes in the Hieronymus Bosch camp since they released their rather nifty Havin’ Fun, Soundin’ Good CD last year. They’ve gained a sax player, a new bassist and lost the ‘Hieronymus’ from their name. But fans of that previous release will be pleased to know some things have stayed the same, as Buy One Get One is full of the straight-to-the-point thrills that were to be found on their debut. In fact, two tracks off Havin’ Fun, Soundin’ Good, The Movie Director and Metronome, are here again in re-jigged form. And as someone who generally prefers an original (familiar!) version to a new one, I’ve got to say that these are good re-workings which benefit from what seems like extra gusto.
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Smother.net: The Bosch- Buy One, Get One
These guys would probably steal little children’s lollipops only to throw them into the gutter right in front of them. Why? Not because they’re inherently evil but because they’re “reaction observers”. How else could you explain a band whose obviously influenced by The Ramones, The White Stripes, and the Violent Femmes and then set off to record a garage rock album as raunchy as the lip curling Mick Jagger. It’s loud and rowdy with a bit of surf rock added to the top. Fortunately it doesn’t sound as derivative as the bevy of other garage rock bands out there with “The” names.