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Teenage Bottlerocket - Mutilate Me [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

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Teenage Bottlerocket: Mutilate Me [7-inch]Mutilate Me [7-inch] (2011)
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While I should be grateful for another round of Ramones-indebted pop-punk from Teenage Bottlerocket via new seven-inch Mutilate Me, there's a part of me that wishes the band had held out for another full-length. Instead, fans get one amazing song (the title track), one OK song ("Punk House of Horror.
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While I should be grateful for another round of Ramones-indebted pop-punk from Teenage Bottlerocket via new seven-inch Mutilate Me, there's a part of me that wishes the band had held out for another full-length. Instead, fans get one amazing song (the title track), one OK song ("Punk House of Horror"), and a pretty forgettable cover (Bad Religion's "Henchman").

But hey, "Mutilate Me" is really, really catchy. TBR's talent lies in taking simple song structures and wringing massive melodies out of them. "Mutilate Me" is yet another infectious number from a group that's been cranking them out nonstop since 2001. It's kitschy like a Go-Go's tune, too.

"Punk House of Horror" is a solid if unremarkable tune. Compared to previous stabs at spooky songwriting like "They Came from the Shadows" and "In the Basement", it seems like a lesser effort. Same goes for the Bad Religion cover; it's over before you can react.

Still, Mutilate Me's title track is strong enough to justify the seven-inch's existence. If it ever shows up on a future LP, though, I might need to sell this vinyl off.

 

 
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shned (July 6, 2011)

Great 7 inch all the songs are good I coudln't really ask for much more a 7 inch

jacknife737 (July 5, 2011)

Catchy stuff. I love it.

MitchthePunk (July 5, 2011)

I enjoyed this EP. I agree with you on two songs, but Henchman, in my humbled opinion, is just as good as the BR original, if not better. The song is another beast if witnessed live. Mutilate Me is a gorgeous opener. However, Punk Rock House of Horrors as you said, is forgettable. I give it 3.5/5 :)

fsmpirate (July 5, 2011)

This is one of my faveourite releases of their's, really dig the two original tracks (the cover's so similar to the BR version that it seems pretty pointless however)

NattyBoh (July 5, 2011)

Contrary to the reviewer, I love Punk House of Horror and Henchmen, and think Mutilate Me is the weakest.

conblake (July 5, 2011)

Mutilate Me's okay, I hate the production, just kinda makes it sound "radio friendly."

passiononplastic (July 5, 2011)

I thought it was the perfect dose of Teenage Bottlerocket. I skipped the last full-length, and from what i hear (besides hearing 'skate or die') this is better in the sense that there are actually progression changes. So I welcomed that shit to my latest 7" expansion box. Title track, obviously good. Punk house, good enough to get stuff in your head, even though not at all relevant. Henchman, been a fucking great song, still a fucking great song, glad they did it some fast paced catchy justice.

lostcausegiveup (July 5, 2011)

henchman is a short song, so i don't know what else they could have done with it. i really dig this ep.

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