Big Money, Inc. was a label run by one of the guys in Rifle Sport, and don't let anybody kid you, by the way-- Rifle Sport were a good band ("Box of Dirt" is such an awesome song). As a label, though, Big Money had one or two great bands but mostly awful bands, with Hemi falling somewhere in the middle (I'm being generous). Back then it was easy to take any crappy metal band that didn't bleach their hair and rocked slightly harder than Winger and pass them off as being sorta "indie", which explains most of what Circuit and SST and Sub Pop were putting out in those days.
As it happens, Hemi are no Monster Magnet or Big Chief *cough cough*-- still, if you like big rock then they do have their moments, even though their singer isn't one of them. I'd like to think they could've found a less obvious metaphor for a slow leak than "What the fuck, I need a patch kit momma, guess I'm really shit out of luck", but I realize that Desmond Child isn't within the range of every band's budget.
There was a time when practically every other record I bought had "PLAY LOUD" written on it, just like this one, which really means nothing to me because loud is the only way I play my records, sucka-- so bands, you can stop putting that on your goddamn records. Likewise the "ironic" classroom/yearbook picture, which got boring the second or third time you used it.
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