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Album Review: Geoff Palmer – Pulling Out All The Stops
Pulling Out All The Stops - Rum Bar Records / Stardumb Records
Growing up in Portsmouth NH, during his teen years Geoff Palmer had spent many days hanging around the legendary punk hangout, coffee house and club, The Elvis Room. His origins lead to him forming pop punk band The Guts, playing on two of The Queers’ classic releases, Everything’s OK and Punk Rock Confidential, and touring and recording with The Nobodys, Kurt Baker and The Connection. Now Geoff Palmer is attending front and centre with his latest full length, Pulling Out All The Stops, that follows on from his 2018 singles album, All The Hits And Some Other Shit.
The album’s lead single, This One’s Gonna Be Hot, kicks off Pulling Out All The Stops with a blast of Ramones fuelled bubblegum punk pop, Geoff Palmer then takes on you through 14 tracks of fast, sharp summery punk rock that’s guaranteed to appeal of fans of Groovie Ghoulies, The Queers and The Methadones. Some artists thrive on experimenting with new styles and delivering the unexpected, others love what they do and do what they love, which in Geoff Palmer‘s case is catchy bubblegum power pop infused pop punk.
It must be said that there is a fair amount of crossover between Pulling Out All The Stops and his previously self released and now deleted album, All The Hits And Some Other Shit, but aside from the baffling omission of the excellent track Punker Than Me from his new album this is a sharpened and extended international release of Geoff Palmer‘s solo material, and it must be said that it certainly deserves that. Pulling Out All The Stops is being released via Stardumb Records and Rum Bar Records and is available for pre-order on vinyl in the US here and in Europe here, Pulling Out All The Stops is also available for pre-order on CD and digital formats here