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Chicago's TRIPLE FAST ACTION delivers a crushing pack of intense, supercharged rockers on CATTLEMEN DON'T, blowing the doors off their acclaimed 1996 debut "Broadcaster."   As varied sonically as it is emotionally, Cattlemen Don't builds on a balance of energy, melody, dynamicsand harmony.  The record is graced with the glowing guitars and irresistible hook of "I'm Ready," the deceptive impact and infectious undertone of "If," passionate and endearing ballads like "Eurogirl," "Bearer of Bad News" and "Cattlemen Don't" and the raging adrenaline rock of "Pure" and "No Doubt."  What separates Triplefastaction far from the pack of alterna-clones is their polished yet unrestrained songwriting.  Their trademark searing rock highs and delicate, textured lows create mesmerizing tempos that rise and fall much like a rollercoaster...never ending without bringing in the noise.  This startling dynamic combined with their savvy guitar-play and Wes Kidd's charred, expressive vocals give the band its thoughtful, electric personality.  And on command, Wes' soft and soulful voice has the impressive ability to turn into a well-oiled, screaming rage machine.  Triplefastaction has achieved the improbable...where punk velocity, radio-ready hooks, indie spirit and arena rock glory cross paths and even stop to shake hands.  Cattlemen Don't is a candy store of intelligently crafted rock music that will leave aspiring guitar teens drooling on their Cheap Trick and Nirvana tee shirts.  Plus a live show that does not all.  Listen for the thunder... TRIPLE FAST ACTION formed in January 1993 and played their first show at Chicago's Cubby Bear in the shadow of Wrigley Field and quickly earned a great deal of notoriety among Windy City tastemakers for their extraordinary musicianship and graceful yet raw performances.  Wes and Brian, who have played together since junior high, were members of Chicago teen punk legends Rights Of The Accused.  Scott Lucas, who is also one-half of Local H, recently joined TRIPLE FAST ACTION on guitar . TRIPLE FAST ACTION's second full-length record Cattlemen Don't was produced by John Agnello (Jawbox, Chavez, Camber, Dinosaur Jr., Walt Mink) who also mixed their debut Broadcaster (Capitol, 1996).  They've toured the nation with Everclear, Veruca Salt, Supergras, Local H and Menthol among others. . TRIPLE FAST ACTION is Wes Kidd (vocals/guitar), Scott Lucas (guitar), Kevin Tihista (bass) and Brian St. Clair (drums). ____________________________________________________________________  

"A rawk-leaning take on pathos-and-distortion drenched pop, well served by surprisingly accomplished songwriting." - AP "Not since Cobain have we seen such an unassuming songwriting genius as Wes Kidd." - Hitmakers "As savvy with its silent parts and empty spaces as it is with its hooks.  Much appreciated grit and guitar punch." - CMJ "Guileless lyrics, snappy hooks and T3FA's versatile and powerful attack marry to create a worthy post-punk successor to the meld of hard rock and pop that marked the greatest records by Cheap Trick." - Chicago Reader "A live wire, channeling high voltage to just the right spots and leaving dead air to speak volumes in others." - The Times "Ever so rare comes a rock band so intensely pure that it's more contagious than the flu." - Middlesex  News "Change of pace dynamics, impressive delivery and riffs that hit like a tidal wave..." - Chicago Tribune "Deceptively hooky power-pop songs that often extend into escapades of battling power-chord guitars." - Guitar


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