I listen to Spank’s “Fresh out of the Can” EP when I am pissed at my girlfriend. Or sometimes when I need to jump out of a window. Or even sometimes when I’m cooking. This is an all-purpose EP. It rocks, yet it is sensual. It can provide the foundation for a relationship with a special person, or it can destroy years of toil building communication between partners and such.
Lead guitarist, Nate Cryns, brings his ax out in mad style on “Little Frankie” and “Get Those Things”, while playing nice on “I Can Make It”. His guitar playing is a mix of James Hetfield’s thrash on old Metallica’s Ride the Lightning album and Eddie Van Halen on “Jump!”.
Spank – Little Frankie – Ball of Fire
Meanwhile, lead singer and bass player, Noah Cryns, provides the growl of a bear in the vocal department while belting out accusations of thievery on “Little Frankie”. On “Ball of Fire” he proclaims, “I’m a great big ball of fire!”, which actually summarizes his vocal style quite nicely.
Drummer Bradley Thomas performs stunningly. I can’t say enough about his workmanship on this record. He ranks amongst the best drummers of the last decade, and consistently performs at a high level.
Summary: Don’t kill your girlfriend – just listen to Spank.