Red F – 2002 – 31 minutes

Talk about prolific. Less than 12 months since the release of their debut album '36 Strings' and the Redneck Manifesto are off once again on their uncharted trips to all places instrumental.

A warmer, mellower opus than its predecessor, 'Cut Your Heart Off From Your Head' only burns up the guitars on a couple of occasions, but the quiet moments suggest a band whose growth rate is far more interesting than any power chords they could churn out. Once again, it hangs together as both album and experience but the standout tracks are gentle opener 'Cut Your Heart Off...' its ambient, closing alter-ego '...From Your Head' and in between the delightful building and sweeping guitars of 'The Dylan Family Dancers'.

They're fast turning into the most absorbing storylines in Dublin's ever expanding universe of amps. And going on what's on offer here, the next episode can't come soon enough.

Harry Guerin

Tracklisting: Cut Your Heart Off... - Please Don't Ask Us What We Think of Your Band - You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - Make Yourself Comfortable - The Dillon Family Dancers - Part Monkey, Smart Stallion - ...From Your Head