Positive Negative Man
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Positive Negative Man

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Post-punk


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"Review: Broken by The Positive Negative Man"

The television show – The Avengers – on January 17, 1968 – Season 6, Episode 6 aired a 51 minute show titled The Positive Negative Man. Forty-seven years later the band Positive Negative Man unleashes the ten song disc, Broken. Drummer Ian Wilson (a.k.a. “Mr. Zoom”) pounds away with wild abandon on this ambitious project which features very dark tones (just in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens,).

The disk opens with the eerie “Gasoline,” the point where arson meets the heat of global warming. “Keep It Together” is a marching pop song, The Clash meets the Dave Clark Five for three minutes and nine seconds. “The Waste” hits you with short guitar bursts while “With No Machine” dips into German grunge with a Buzzcocks edge.

There’s a five minute and forty second video of Ice Queens of Space live from the Beachcomber (5:23 on the CD’s studio track) where guitarist/vocalist Mike Feeney conjures up memories of the film Queen of Outer Space where “cruel queen” Yllana played by Laurie Mitchell, is destined to be forever overshadowed by Zsa Zsa Gabor’s beauteous character Talleah.

Track 6, “Kings,” brings more Buzzcock-styled sounds into the mix. Balling the jack is a US slang term meaning to go fast or make haste, on track 7 it is now also the title of a three minute and five second song by Positive Negative Man. As with opening track, “Gasoline,” this also has that menacing Johnny Rotten vocal style and lyrical bent.

While singer Scott Damgaard is Leaving Hyannis…on his new cd, this contemporaneous release gives a folksy/percussive “Newport Beach” excursion which, though having everything else stylistically different from former Wayoutz Damgaard’s pure pop, “Newport Beach” would actually fit quite nicely on Leaving Hyannis…

If the classic film “Twister” ever had a sequel, this same-titled 4:06 timed track, #9, would fit perfectly. Jethro Tull gone total punk. Boston band Unnatural Axe also took at least one movie title and rode it to underground fame, they’d be a compatible match with Positive/Negative Man from what can be heard on the musical explorations made on this CD. “Just Don’t Think” ends the ten song buffet with a Real Kids feel, Boston rock and roll that makes its rounds on the circuit.

1.Gasoline 3:46
2)Keep It Together 3:09
3)The Waste 2:27
4)With No Machine 3:04
5)The Ice Queen of Space 5:32
6)Kings 4:04
7)Balling the Jack 3:05
8)Newport Beach 3:29
9)Twister 4:06
10)Just Don’t Think 3:19 - TMR Zoo


Broken 2015



Positive Negative Man (+- Man) is Pete Tomilloso, bass and vocals; Mike Feeney, guitar and vocals; Ian Wilson (Mr. Zoom), drums.

Positive Negative Man mixes a number of influences to form a music that is a bit different.

The melodic tones come from Pete Tomilloso. Pete was from Seattle. Pete's formally played with the Cheats and Monsters of the Deep. Moved to Boston.

The art damaged guitar work of Mike Feeney comes from a number of responsible parties. Mike was a solo soundscape artist under the guise of Ancient Pistol. A guitar disciple of Roger Miller, Mike is a long time under the influence of UK/Boston post punk, metal beat and Neue Deutsche Härte. Ian is a veteran of the band 24 degrees Taurus, 

It is all about the music. It has to have that bounce.

The group has been together since mid 2012.

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