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Rocket Fuel Is the Key

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"All In the Thinking" by Rocket Fuel Is the Key, from Stroke of Genius (Crustacean Records):

The recent returns of Giants Chair and Coalesce have given new audiences a glimpse of Kansas City's forward-thinking mid-'90s punk-rock scene. The recent reunion of Rocket Fuel Is the Key adds to the retrofitted excitement with a long-delayed second album to be unveiled this weekend — 11 years after the group's vitriolic debut, Consider It Contempt. The noisier-than-thou trio of guitarist/vocalist Scott "Durgin" McNearney, drummer Billy Johnson and bassist Vic Denson has gained a few steps in the process, sharpening its Drive Like Jehu-inspired squall into manic blasts of honor-roll punk rock.

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