Written by GE 138.
Oh CJ Ramone... you gotta love him. I know I do. <3
You'll never meet a nicer, non-jaded Punk Rock Legend than he. The guy who gave the Ramones a much needed burst of Life and youthful Energy towards the end of their musical career, the guy who sang the best songs off of the Acid Eaters, Mondo Bizarro and Adios Amigos albums, yeah him, well this guy has a new release out, his first for Fat Wreck Chords, and after a few repeated spinnings of this disc I can't find one redeemable song on here! I really tried! LOL Sober, high, drunk, wasted, nothing grabbed me. Everything sounds slow and boring to me, mild paced mid-era Ramones-lite music crammed full of clichéd and very hammy Rock And Roll type lyrics that border on right wing propaganda, but that's his right to sing songs about how awesome owning an AK-47 is, how joining the Military is the only way to be a real man, and how our current President sucks, which, again, I wouldn't mind if it was being shouted out over some 80's thrash Punk noise shit, but over some sugary sweet Pop Punk tunes, it just doesn't work for me. Hell, I love D.R.I. too, but not when they play slow and melodic, and I think that's the problem with this CD. I think I expected a lot more rocking, Punk Rock album from this former Ramone, especially considering he's basically being backed up by the current line up of the Adolescents, fer Christ's sake!
Yeah, I really wanted to like this album. I really really did, but I'm just not that good of a bullshitter. Maybe if there were more songs on here musically like Clusterfuck, I might of dug this album more. As it is, I'm just filing it away under the 'Better luck next time' case. Oh well. Next!
Available from Fat Wreck Chords by clicking here. White vinyl with black splatter still available, so hurry quick. It's also available via Amazon, iTunes, etc. etc. etc. "Like" CJ Ramone on Facebook by clicking here.