repetitive, abrasive, jarring - Plays Pretty for
Baby fits no single description. The Nation of Ulysses
is a truly unique listening experience. A mixture of
punk, noise, jazz, and garage rock, these explosive
songs not only convey the Nation's revolutionary message,
but a certain energy that is very rare among bands now.
Complete with two guitars and unpredictable drumming
by James Canty, the band's chaotic sound all comes together
with Ian Svenonious's yelled vocals and blurted trumpet
interludes. The Nation seemed to be intent on creating
a revolution, and to a certain extent, they did. While
no overthrow of adult society or whatever they were
preaching, N.O.U. managed to come up with an explosive
new musical formula that hasn't been successfully copied
by another band yet.