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Limp Wrist

Limp Wrist: 18 Songs18 Songs (2002)
La Vida Es Un Mus

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Contributed by: JayDebaucheryJayDebauchery
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Hardcore has become something less powerful due to staggering amount of bands that are treading over the same territory as before: straight edge, animal rights, not being held down, etc.. A fresh perspective from people who are actually alienated in society as a whole not just in their suburban high.


Hardcore has become something less powerful due to staggering amount of bands that are treading over the same territory as before: straight edge, animal rights, not being held down, etc.. A fresh perspective from people who are actually alienated in society as a whole not just in their suburban high schools is sorely needed. There was a time in this musicā??s history when fresh ideas and insights were coming out rapidly. But, as I said above, nothing new is really coming out. There is a need for a band to give this scene a kick in the ass and not just by their music but with the issues that they want to discuss. Limp Wrist is that band.

From a scene that is understandably viewed as a predominantly male tough guy, it's great to see a no holds barred, unapologetic, in your face homosexual hardcore band. They just don't give a fuck what anyone thinks. To quote the band, they "are livid!" Oh, they're straight edge too. That doesn't really play into the lyrics as much as the bands sexuality but it's still an important part of the band.

The music is intense, raw and a throwback to the earlier days of hardcore when nothing was slick and everything was chaotic. And it's damn catchy too. The chorus' and sing alongs really get stuck in your head which says a lot for Limp Wrist's songwriting ability given the lyrics which, honestly, many kids in the hardcore scene cannot relate to and might cringe at.

But, for the open minded and sexually secure Limp Wrist is a lot of fun and great hardcore band. Think of them as Good Clean Fun if they were homosexuals: pointing out the laughable parts of the hardcore and punk scenes as it comports with their beliefs. The lyric sheet for the record is like a minizine and is a riot. Quotes from fans grace the pages as well as the lyrics and pictures of guys having fun together, if you know what I mean. The obvious standout track is "Limp Wrist vs. Dr. Laura" which has a hilarious intro.

Limp Wrist is a very important and unique band right now and I wait for the day when they tour and a shitload of kids are dog piling and screaming, "I love hardcore boys! I love boys hardcore!" I think the band is waiting for that moment too.

 

 
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waste_elite (September 20, 2002)

limp wrist is gay

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

I'm wondering how long it will take after someone says they dont like this band for that person to be called a homophobe.

JayDebauchery (September 16, 2002)

Im failing to understand how my review was gay. If i said something like "these guys make me horny" or something, well the "gay review" thing would make sense. Would you ballsy anonymous posters please clarify your statements?

Anonymous (September 16, 2002)

What, are you HOMOPHOBIC? This band IS gay, as I stated. Do you have something against GAYS, you homophobe? This band is comprised of homosexual boys, and their lyrics are gay, and this review was basically gay. Do you dislike gays? HITLER!

evildeadalive (September 15, 2002)

Wow. That was mature.

Anonymous (September 15, 2002)

They're gay. This review was about a gay band. GAY. This review was, therefore, gay. GAY GAY GAY. Their music is homosexual.

Anonymous (September 15, 2002)

Does Limp Wrist have a website?

Anonymous (September 14, 2002)

They are such an amazing live band. They played in my basement on their tour with The Oath and it was insane!
i cant wait to see them again

xhikex (September 14, 2002)

How can you do this review without mentioning Martin? Amateur.

Anonymous (September 13, 2002)

Yes these guys totally fucking kick ass. You neglected to mention that the lead singer is Martin, fomerly of Los Crudos, who were in fact another kick ass band.

seek (September 13, 2002)

This band, and cd, fucking own.

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