Guttermouth - Gusto (Cover Artwork)


Guttermouth: GustoGusto (2002)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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Up until "Gusto", I never once did not enjoy a Guttermouth LP. I thought "Covered With Ants" had its share of good stuff, even though it had a massive speed decrease from the last LPs. "Musical Monkey" and "Teri Yakimoto" are still their undisputed best, but now that Guttermouth has released "Gusto".
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Up until "Gusto", I never once did not enjoy a Guttermouth LP. I thought "Covered With Ants" had its share of good stuff, even though it had a massive speed decrease from the last LPs. "Musical Monkey" and "Teri Yakimoto" are still their undisputed best, but now that Guttermouth has released "Gusto", I can only stare in shock at how under whelming it is. There isn't one song on here that I would go out of my to listen to again, or even one song that is even truly memorable. The cd is absolutely destroyed by filler tracks, and even the best tracks on the disc do little more than make you wonder how far Guttermouth has fallen. The disc isn't very fast, its not very funny, or in that matter very offensive, and it really lacks much of a hook. Those were the things that gave the previous LPs (except maybe CWA) their appeal. Here, everything sounds dumb, uninspired, or just flat out annoying.

The first two tracks, "Camp Fire Girl #62" and "Scholarship In Punk" are somewhat like old Guttermouth, except the speed is cut in half, and they have a very poppy ring to them. Next is the title track, "Gusto", and this, along with a handful of other tracks on the disc sound like he-haw square-dance country music. The only way to tell that its Guttermouth is that it contains foul language. "Vacation" is next, and while it's not terrible, it doesn't sound like Guttermouth very much, and it's pretty forgettable for the most part. "Contagious" is next, and like "That's Life" from CWA, it has a strange vocal distortion effect, again, it's not too bad, but it just doesn't sound like Guttermouth. "Pee In The Shower" is next, and while it does sound like the first two tracks, its chorus is used way too many times, and the verses sound way too poppy. The next track, "Walk Of Shame" actually picks the pace up a bit, but again, its chorus is used way too often and the poppy ring still remains. "My Town" is next, and its absolutely garbage, it might be the worst song Guttermouth has ever done, seriously, what were they thinking? "Contribution" is next, and its actually pretty good, with a nice little guitar solo in the middle. Not great, but it doesn't sink to the depth of most of the other tracks. "Foot long" is next, and we're back to foul mouthed country square-dance, greatâ?¦Next is "Looking Out For #1", and it tries to sound like a Flogging Molly influenced track, but it falls flat on its face. "Twins" then goes, and it's another garbage track, enough said. "My Girlfriend" is next, and was also on Punk-o-rama 7. This song is kinda funny, but it really has no hook to it. "Lemon Water" is the last track, and if you haven't already turned the cd off, you'll hear a really useless joke song.

I really expected a lot more out of Guttermouth. This is by far their worst cd, and I really don't know what they were thinking during the writing of it. Even the "punkiest" (if that's a wordâ?¦) songs on here have an undeniably poppy ring to them. The cd just really lacks the hook, speed, humor, or anything that the older Guttermouth LPs had that made them appealing. Here, we only get a dubbed down, poppier version of them that's filled with more filler tracks then you can count on one hand. What happened to the hard, fast Guttermouth songs like "Use Your Mind" and "What's the big deal?" Guttermouth really need to get their act together for their next LP, or else they aren't going to have a fanbase left.


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teebor (March 16, 2008)

Lemon Water is perfection!

stevejonestherealbones (September 21, 2005)

this album is hilarious.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

good for fun and a funny concert evening. I like it!

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

"covered with ants"-STRIKE ONE!
"gusto"-STRIKE TWO!

one more strike and i'll even sell their homeruns (dr strange/nitro records)

Anonymous (November 7, 2002)

oh yeah, without jaime in the band, this band aint shit.

Anonymous (November 7, 2002)

this record fucking sucked. so did the last one. full length-gorgeous are all good, this just sucks. even for being a different type of music it sucks.

Anonymous (August 14, 2002)

I hope Guttermouth was just fucking around on this CD. Maybe they wanted to make a CD to piss off all their fans...seems like something guttermouth would do. But, if this is serious then fuck guttermouth. If this is the new Guttermouth then i just lost one of my favorite bands

Anonymous (August 12, 2002)

this band isnt punk why is it here

Anonymous (August 12, 2002)

Fuck blink 182
fuck travis

Anonymous (August 11, 2002)

ignorant, useless, stupid. kill this band. kill them now.

evildeadalive (August 11, 2002)

I'm gonna have to agree with JOE_MOMMA on this one. Contry is definately ska.

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

Actually scott, guttermouth is the worst band in the world...

JOE_MOMMA (August 9, 2002)

This is mucho ska. Hosta la vista baby. I hate you gay ska. This is all ska. Contry is ska.

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

Sorry. On a bit of a short fuse, it just seems like there isn't a single band left that doesn't put out total crap lately.

Anonymous (August 8, 2002)

Yeah i actually was joking..i was really baked as well
someone left that something corporate cd at my house, so i was listening to it, but then i took it out and melted it.

cawknocker (August 8, 2002)

uh dude, i think the guy saying this and SO Co are classics was joking. yea.2 reviews is unnecessary. but i thought the dude in this band was gay? seriously i heard he was? oh well. but yea there are worse bands out there than guttermouth. like simple plan. or nickleback. creed. sr 71 hahaha, remember that song? whyyyyy why u always kick me when i'm highhhhhh. hahaha. fuck. ok i'm leaving. this album is bad. next review!

Anonymous (August 8, 2002)

"a pop punk calssic. "

fuck you very much.
this album is shit.
it's not even a good poppunk album.
say it with me now, SHIT.

anyone who likes this album should take guttermouths advice from the prior album and cram it up their asses.

i love guttermouth.
but this album is shit.
terrible, horrible, no good.
very bad.

Anonymous (August 8, 2002)

This album is almost as good as Something COrporate - Leavin Through THe Window..a pop punk calssic.
Who cares if this album is too poppy i love it to the max.

waste_elite (August 8, 2002)


Anonymous (August 8, 2002)

I'd give this shit a zero if it was possible. I'm glad people aren't looking up to this homophobic useless punk group trying to be like NOFX. Get a life assholes, gays are humans like straight people. I can't believe their is so many close minded punks. Everytime I think of Guttermouth it makes me want to vomit. Fuck them. I hope they give up and quit and so no more of these stupid ass bands would be formed in the future

Anonymous (August 7, 2002)

There are worse bands out there than Guttermouth.


Bryne (August 7, 2002)

Oh, and I hate the dentist.

Bryne (August 7, 2002)

Even after reading two reviews, I still have no desire to hear this album whatsoever.

AlucardX (August 7, 2002)

cawknocker and the guy who pointed out the grammar of the flammer -

first off, thanks for defending me. As much of a peice of crap this cd is, I do like Guttermouth. They're nowhere near my favorite band, but I enjoy them as more of a guilty pleasure. If you try to take their music seriously, its pretty hard to enjoy, as I won't deny the stupidity of most of their lyrics, but if you go into it not expecting much and just to have a good time to, it works. Maybe i'm just a sucker for tight fast guitars, thats why Teri Yakimoto still gets heavy rotation in my player. I'd much rather listen to a band like Bad Religion or No Use For A Name than these guys, but as long as i can get some enjoyment from them, then they're doing their job. Thats the way I've looked at them ever since I started listening to them. However, this album fails at ABSOLUETELY EVERYTHING, so therfore, its about as much fun to listen to as going to the dentist.

cawknocker (August 7, 2002)

yea why'd the token guttermouth fan have to use fag as an insult. homophobia and guttermouth? no sense considering their singer is gay isnt he?someone else hear that? oh and dude, guttermouth suck and always have. especially that song on musical monkey w/ that imitaiton of the dude in the B52's....do people liek that? i mean what the fuck? i just can't see liking this band, i mean i see the appeal of many bands i dislike, like poison the well, cave in, bane, like i dont' like it but i see why others do. but guttermouth? even theyre ok songs like 'perfect world' arent that good.......'she likes to kiss, i'd rather fuck, and all her friends, think i'm a shmuck'....thats a guttermouth song, i can't make this shit up, it was even the 'single'. dude bro, don't buy this shit. dont listen to it. oh my god. my head hurts....i just....oh fuck....i'm gonna puke...

timis (August 7, 2002)

this band blows goats

Anonymous (August 7, 2002)

What's worse: not being able to have children, or having a child who ends up loving guttermouth?

Anonymous (August 7, 2002)

"this album is good stop saying the songs have a 'poppy ring' you fag."

This is an example of a guttermouth fan. Sad.

cawknocker (August 7, 2002)

dude bro, this album sux donkey dicks as does the band. look how outnumbered u are on this board. its not good. that my girlfriend song is enough to make me puke on the epi comp. please, go listen to something w/ rudimenatary skill or humor or whatever thses dorks have tried to do

AlucardX (August 7, 2002)

"Oh, and is the reviewer being sponsored for the amount of times he uses the word next?!"

*Pockets his thousands of dollars*

"this album is good. stop saying the songs have a 'poppy ring' you fag. yeh they are more catchy they sound better. dont listen to this fuck"

reviews are opinions, if you don't like it, write your own. I'll stop saying the songs have a poppy ring if it didn't sound like Blink 182 recorded them...

Anonymous (August 7, 2002)

Guttermouth had good albums!?!

Anonymous (August 7, 2002)

maybe they wanted to something that wasnt like the past 8 guttermouth cds

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

this album is good. stop saying the songs have a 'poppy ring' you fag. yeh they are more catchy they sound better. dont listen to this fuck

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

OR MAYBE: Guttermouth decided that THE single most offensive thing they could possibly do to the people who would care the most, would be to release this album. Maybe those motherfuckers are reading this now and laughing at us. That's punk, right? RIGHT?

oh fuck it.

download lemonwater.

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

Its fucking awful isnt it?

Oh, and is the reviewer being sponsored for the amount of times he uses the word next?!

Just a thought ....

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

i'll sum up this record and guttermouth's current trend of making shitty records: yikes.

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

thank god you reviewed this album. I tell ya, I've been listening to a prerelease of this for about a week and a half now and I've tried to review it several times, and just failed. This album - it's just wrong, and not in the good wrong "guttermouth" way, it's wrong in the watered down, PCerized, Tedium way. Fuck this album. I hope guttermouth comes back after this. Everyone gets a shitty, slow album - so maybe they'll come back? Maybe.

Aubin (August 6, 2002)

I loved Teri Yakimoto and Musical Monkey; this, on the other hand, sucks so hard it bends light.

cawknocker (August 6, 2002)


evildeadalive (August 6, 2002)

Guttermouth have a fan base?

punky (August 6, 2002)

guttermouth suck donkey balls

Anonymous (August 6, 2002)

you know, it always seems people are split on new albums, some people are like no its good, others say it sucks. With this album it seems everyone, and I mean everyone thinks it sucks. How shitty is that, haha.

TheOneTrueBill (August 6, 2002)

try to guess which album i'm not going to be buying

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