Strength in Numbers

Dec. 4, 2002, midnight | By Josh Gottlieb-Miller | 21 years, 6 months ago

Review: Decent punk rock, Strength in Numbers has a ways to go before establishing themselves on the area scene. Musto's vocals are effective though, and Jaeggi is a skilled guitarist. The band is strong overall, so it's just a matter of time until they coalesce into a real force and more than the sum of its too many parts.

Genre: Rock and punk.

Band Members:
Dan Jaeggi (Blair, junior): Lead guitar
Michael Chen (Blair, junior): Guitar
Dan Curl (Blair, junior): Guitar, Vocals
Pete Musto (Blair, junior): Lead vocals
Marco Garcia (Langley, junior): Bass
Ele [no last name] (Takoma Park Middle School, 8): Drummer
Jason Liu (Blair, junior): Violin

Influences: Dire Straits. Goats.

History: Dan and Dan claim, "We got paid to play at a block party, so we got other people to play [with us]. And then the first day we had practice Ele showed up."

Albums: None.


Best part of being in a band: Jaeggi says, "Being on stage and hanging out with friends."

Worst part of being in a band: Jaeggi remarks, "No one shows up for practice. It's always just me and loser…I mean, Pete."

Best song: God Versus Man.

Worst song: The Raven.

Reaction from other Blair musicians: "[Jaeggi] spends a month on a solo, one guitar solo, and he doesn't even have lyrics to a song. So [Strength in Numbers] has crazy solos and really good riffs, but they don't coalesce into something of substance. They don't even have songs to share with themselves." (Lisa Jaeggi, Orange Julius, Dan's sister).

Quotable: Musto exclaims, "Dan [Jaeggi] is not a hooligan." Jaeggi responds, "Rock the mantar."

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