Saturday, November 21, 2009

Married Punks #4: SNFU The One Voted Most Likely to Succeed CD Review

Originally published in the fourth issue of Married Punks (1995?). The review is transcribed as it appeared.

SNFU The One Voted Most Likely to Succeed

SNFU have been around for about 11 years (counting the break they took) and I never listened to them before this release. this is nice to listen to; enjoyable enough, but it lacks a certain punch to it. It's solid enough both lyrically (nothing too serious) and musically, but still doesn't grab me. Let me put it this way -- I like this enough to keep it, but not enough to seek out any of their older stuff. My favorite song on this disc is "Lovely Little Frankenstein." My guess is that this song will be the one played most and requested the most at their shows.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Married Punks #4: RKL Riches to Rags CD Review

Originally appeared in Married Punks #4, which originally came out in 1995 from what I can figure. The review is transcribed as it originally appears. And no, I still don't like the band.

RKL Riches to Rags CD

I never got into RKL too much. They were usually "just okay." This, however, is a definite improvement over their earlier releases. It doesn't irritate me as much. The first song, "We're Back, We're Pissed," gives a fairly good indication of what's going on here. It's not an "angry" CD, but it has its moments. "H.P.C." is probably my favorite track on here just because it is so true. RKL fans will love this and I bet they even get a whole bunch of new fans.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Married Punks #4: The Joykiller CD Review

Originally published in 1995(?) in issue four of Married Punks. Transcribed as it appeared, this review is from the label Epitaph's heyday.

The Joykiller

Garage punk rock-n-roll! I've never even heard of these guys, and that's a shame. Great music that doesn't have that normal Epitaph type style to it. The opening song, "Love You More Dead," is classic. Lots of songs about love gone wrong. If your relationship is on the rocks and you're bitter, you'll want to pop this on. Even if your love life is great, you'll still dig this.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Married Punks #4: Inspected by Number Six CD Review

This originally appeared in issue four of Married Punks, most likely published in 1995. I don't know why I wrote the review this way, but I do kind of wish I still had the CD. Transcribed as it appears.

Inspected by Number Six

Imago put together this nice little sampler CD and decided to sent it to us. Okay ... It starts out with Rollins Band doing "Disconnect." A great opening homerun. Then the band My Head strikes out. Maggie Estep goes up to plate and hits a triple combining spoken work and music. Love Spit Love (Psychedelic Furs' frontman Richard Butler's new band) hits next. It's a single that sounds a lot like New Model Army. The Figgs strike out, as does Orangutang. Shitkicker takes the bat and the crowd yawns. They swing and hit a double. Metal rules! Sha-Key raps a bunt. A laid back woman rapper who evens the team out. Basehead hits a single. It's now a slow, boring game. Plan B hit a double, but it's almost a foul. They should be watched in the future. Their performance of dance music and guitar rock could prove faulty. Giant Sand miss two and hit a single. Overall, the CD is standard, but its moments of greatness are good and its low points are horrendous. Imago-6 MP-5.