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The Spits

The Spits: Spits VSpits V (2011)
In The Red Records

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Contributed by: MN_DrNickMN_DrNick
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Earlier this year I read an online article talking about bands that have been carrying on that torch of the Ramones sound. Nobunny, Hunx and his Punx, and a few others were listed. If you wanted to add a name to that list, please include the Spits. The Spits are snotty garage pop punk from Seattle,.
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Earlier this year I read an online article talking about bands that have been carrying on that torch of the Ramones sound. Nobunny, Hunx and his Punx, and a few others were listed. If you wanted to add a name to that list, please include the Spits. The Spits are snotty garage pop punk from Seattle, Wash. and they've just released their fifth album.

On the new album you get what I pretty much described. Half of the record is a pop punk band playing live and then playing pop punk on electronic instruments. If you don't mind your songs changing in production quality, then keep listening. And of course, the album is just straight up fun throughout. You get the usual frustration of a pop punk song like "I'm Fed Up" that has an abrupt ending. You get a lot of comedic lyrics in the songs. Well, basically the topics in the songs are very much what you'd expect from a band like this.

Thanks in part to the production mentioned before and the style of music, this seriously does sound like something you'd here out of that era of punk the Ramones came out of. The Spits are for sure carrying the torch of the Ramones.

 

 
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MN_DrNick (December 2, 2011)

Echos, you're right. I think that was the one moment in my review (happens once in most of them I type) my brain might have drifted.

Sliced-T (December 2, 2011)

Slightly less good than Spits IV. Slightly... I love this record! I love this band! Abrasive, loud, annoying AND catchy as hell. Ergo, punk as fuck!

EchosMyron (December 2, 2011)

Very good album. However, this passage

"Half of the record is a pop punk band playing live"

is kind of misleading, as the reviewer makes it seem like V is partially a live album. It's not. Every song was recorded in a studio.

hey_ska (December 2, 2011)

I can't stop listening to this album, probably my favorite Spits album to date.

pricey123 (December 2, 2011)

I like some of it but the production (well, lack of) made it unlistenable in my car, especially fallout beach which is probably my favourite track on it, just sounds like a wall of fuzzy noise

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