Romance Is Bullshit
Mid-tempo rock with loaded lyrics. Review from the Oklahoman 10-10-03: The Options 'Romance is Bullshit' (Octopus Records) -- Garage rock lives, and so does the power trio, in the form of Norman band The Options, but this no throwback to the hair bands of yore. Bassist-vocalist Robbie Egle tailors tough, smart, straight-forward songs for Pat Quigley's sharp, spare, stinging guitar work and brother Billy Egle's surefire slapshot drumming. The primitive, eight-track production of 'Romance is Bullshit,' accomplished at Norman's Alien Studios, is devoid of sonic enhancements, giving it that indie D.I.Y. feel, but the delivery is taut and tuneful. Rabble-rousers such as 'Sensitive Driver' and 'Books are Opened' are offset nicely by the unexpected and moving cover of the little-known Bee Gees ballad 'Down to Earth,' from the 1968 album 'Idea.' -Gene Triplett.