Published Mar 01, 2004"Always On Stage explodes as the first track on this record, Alabama natives Gainers debut full-length. This frantically energetic opener, with its heartfelt chorus of "Whats wrong/with having nothing to say?, establishes Gainer as a unique breed in the genre of emotional rock. A slightly more punk rock version of Small Brown Bike mixed with Hot Water Musics driving intensity, the songs offered up by this album are dark and poppy in nature, while maintaining real rock energy. The bands two guitarists play off each other to great effect, building up the tension in a song before unloading a dual attack of harmonies both pleasing and discordant. Having evolved from the fast punk rock they performed under their old moniker, the Angry Housewives, the name change and accompanying musical shift have certainly been for the better. From the Iron Maiden-influenced guitar work on "Trying To Paint A House Thats On Fire to the speedy old-school sound of "Its Already Been Brang! You Say It Like Its A Bad Thing shows a band interested in doing things their own way, and succeeding.