A bit back I had reviewed a kind of sampler for "Dummy Of The Day" by German SUPERFLY 69 and had been kind of outraged by the fact that it only contained 4 tracks, 2 of which even had been faded out. I don't know, if my rant led to this, but now "Dummy Of The Day", the complete edition, is in my player and I can get the full view of this already promising sounding act.
To put the sound of this quartet into a few words, is next to impossible, because they use elements from regular Rock, Metal, Punk, Hardcore and Melocore into a sound that I could definitely imagine could yield them quite some success in North America as well, here in Europe, of course, too. Extremely catchy, fresh and energetic, this is what I use to call "car music". Sit in your car, let the windows down, put the CD in and crank it up!
"Mine All Mine" sets out their second album in style, immensely catchy and melodic, with a lightheartedness that warms your heart up and gets you moving involuntarily, if you manage to sit still while listening to this song or the hit of the album "One & A Million Times", then you should seriously check, if you are not dead, because chances are big that you are… Without really sounding like one particular band of the respective styles, you feel reminded of a whole bunch of groups, but these influences are so nicely assimilated that you cannot hold it against them, quite the contrary.
Borne by the highly melodic voice of fronter Oliver Sidiropoulos the pop appeal of the compositions of SUPERFLY 69 sticks right in your brain and won't let you go anymore, even when they unpack the Hardcore pound as in "Dumbass", which is a lot heavier than what we've been used to from the Germans, but it still fits.
One thing I still have to mention again, just as in my previous review, the cover artwork of "Dummy Of The Day" is a candidate for the award of "most horrible cover of the year", have a look for yourself and decide for yourself, this one definitely deserves a better one!
So, when you are in a bad mood and need something to fight it, then "Dummy Of The Day" is an excellent cure against it and I'll be off now, car is waiting for this CD… (Online July 16, 2003)