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Garage Band by Gipi
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Jan 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: music, grades-7-and-up, graphic-book, grade-7, grade-8, grade-9, grade-10, grades-11-12

Filed-down shark teeth. Beaks and geometry slopes for noses. Ugly bumps and stubble and gashes to give crude texture to faces, arms and chests. The watercolor washes over and across the lines like so many stains. This is industrial art - a good fit for a garage band. But it doesn’t make Stefano’s dinner, or his dad, any easier to look at.

Each of the four boys in the band has his own story. They’re all interesting, but it’s difficult to see why they would ever get together, let alone stay together. They really only function as a team in two scenes: when they practice, and when they act on a senseless impulse to steal some better band equipment from a convenient basement. That puts a pretty strong cap over any sympathy I might feel for them. Even so, I like their sincerity. It makes the multi-faceted irony of their final Clash/Ramones promo pose that much better.

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Reading Progress

Started Reading
November 2, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 6, 2011 – Shelved
January 6, 2011 – Shelved as: music
January 6, 2011 – Shelved as: grades-7-and-up
January 6, 2011 – Shelved as: graphic-book
August 27, 2016 – Shelved as: grade-7
August 27, 2016 – Shelved as: grade-8
August 27, 2016 – Shelved as: grade-9
August 27, 2016 – Shelved as: grade-10
August 27, 2016 – Shelved as: grades-11-12

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