Written by GE 138.
Remember all that hoopla about The Dickies and the WARPed Tour and how Leonard the lead singer dealt with some asshole heckler and it went all viral for some reason, with the band getting called out as misogynistic and sexist and predatory - you remember that? Yeah, it caused quite the stir in the ol' Punk Rock community a few weeks ago, both positive and negative, and this compilation is kind-of the result of all that BS. It was put together by the group Bands Take A Stand, an organization that the person heckling The Dickies is a not only a representative of, but her band, War On Women, of course, have a track on this compilation. Yeah... make of that what you will!! ha ha ha Steeped in PC overkill, the 20 bands on this digital only comp have come together to show their support for Safer Scenes, a group of PC crybaby police who's patrol area are corporate alternative music festivals apparently. Whatever. To tell you that every band on this sickening compilation sucks the high hard one would be redundant. The band Flatsound, the only band to have 2 tracks on this comp for some reason, perfectly epitomize the musical sound on this release; boring, droning on musical banality with whisper sung vocals by some effeminate sounding person that may or may not be neutered or spayed. It's pathetic and formulaic. Every song starts off slow, quiet, whispers of vocals and musical ineptitude boring you and then BAM! the audio kicks in and everything swells and gets beautiful and pretty and you "feel it". Phooey. This comp could be the soundtrack to The OC TV series, that's how non-threatening cracker-lite this sounds. Lemme take that back - a few bands on here try to break out of the musical mediocrity that makes up this compilation - Dollar Signs with their catchy Ska/Punk tune, Sharptooth with their Mudvayne sounding Nu-Metal song, and War On Women with their ferocious Punk assault on incest victims that could be a long lost Nausea track, but other than that? This is a huge waste of time, much like it is a huge waste of time trying to impose your thoughts and beliefs to others at a Punk Rock gig. Bleh.
This digital-only album is available on a Bandcamp page only, and you can click here to check it out if you're interested. "Like" Bands Take A Stand on Facebook by clicking here. Support Safer Scenes by giving them all your money by clicking here.
Gig Calendar updated
Pictures:Pet Tigers @Old Towne Tavern
Idle Gossip updated
Music Review:Better Broken - Understanding Delivery
Pictures:Walk Proud @Blacklight District Lounge
Music Review:Living On Hope Street. Vol. 3
Pictures:A Broken Line @The Breach
Pictures:P200 @The Griffin
Music Review: Unfair Fight - False Walls