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River City Rebels

River City Rebels: No Good, No Time, No PrideNo Good, No Time, No Pride (2002)
Victory Records

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Some bands live fast and die young-- while others only get better with age. Such is the case with the River CIty Rebels, back on the scene with their third full length release on victory. No Good, No Time, No Pride is a twelve song disc that comes from the heart of these northeastern rebels. I bough.

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Some bands live fast and die young-- while others only get better with age. Such is the case with the River CIty Rebels, back on the scene with their third full length release on victory. No Good, No Time, No Pride is a twelve song disc that comes from the heart of these northeastern rebels. I bought this disc on the release day and couldnt wait until i got home to play it. Into the discman it goes.. here goes my review.

After last year's 'playing to live, living to play' the band went through the usual lineup changes that have become apart of rebel tradition. The lineup was trimmed from 7 to 6 and singing duties were picked up by Dan 'the bopper' O'Day. As the band's founder and principle songwriter, it's a move that makes sense, on 'ng,nt,np' Dan leads the rebels through 12 new songs about love, life, and shitty jobs. The record was recorded with Darian Rundall who produced 'Us Bombs THE WORLD" as well as the last couple pennywise discs.

The album starts of with the great live song 'sucha bore', often dedicated to the 'cool kids at shows who only stand in the back' , the 'only in the scene to be seen types'. the song has a high energy call and response chorus, classic gang vocals in typical rcr style. The bridge contains a spoken word rant by Duane Peters of US BOMBS fame; 'dont stand out- its not allowed. for chrissake dont draw attention to yourself. one word: predicatable' . After hearing this line my pleasent smirk has become a complete smile and the windows are rolled down and the music is turned up.

Next up is 'aborted', another rocker punk song about how Dan's mom said he should have been. This is no laughing matter and you can tell that Dan and the rebels are playing with a touchy topic. The song closes with a somber hornline and the line ' im a dayglo bastard fetus, a rotten fucken mistake'. This song seems to be closure for Dan, after recording "daddy was a drunk' on the last record.

My favorite part of this record are tracks 4,5,6 and 7. Very catchy songs with great choruses- the best of all being track 7, Pass the Basket. This song starts off witha smooth and melodic horn hook- and the music has a 'clash-esque' ska vibe. The song is about the catholic church and recent events tied to that institutuon.

The only downside to this record is the lack of any fast paced songs. Most are mid-paced, but are great to sing along with while driving. I recommend this record to fans of the Clash, Social Distortion, the U.S Bombs and of course the first two RCR records.

 

 
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SaxxyRebel (May 28, 2003)

Hands down, best rcr record by far, although the others arent to shy of amazing, listen to "Mutiny".

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

great album. really good feel and sound. this album, one man army's album and madcap's album are great on shuffle play.

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

THe album is really good, and it is good song writing as well. I live in Rutland, VT, about 45 minutes from dan's hometown of White river Jt. and when they play close to Vermont, their shows are amazing. They are awesome live, eventhough, the last probably two times i saw them the live show has been exactly the same, and that gets old. but, the album is good, and they are a good group of guys who like to play music. Go buy the record if you don't have it, sing-alongs, power cords, horns, and thought provoking lyrics will satisfy your decision to see them live!!!

Anonymous (October 20, 2002)

what the fuck is going on?!

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Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

fuck you posers this doesnt match the oi sounds of the streets E VERY DAY I HAVEN TO DEAL with bad homnophobeds at my school because posers like yoiu make punk 77 the clash sex pistols

Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

hye its kris from average joe here fellas cheecks kattan. i saw jew guys at ozzfest and danny pist on my shoulder wow it was rocking hey speaking of niggers have you guys heard the new bouyz to men record, its slammin like a shaq. i once drug a black apple pie oh my oh my potatos are the official vegetablegers of idaho. one time my cat luynar threw up[ aa terd fergison.

Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

OMG MOTHER FUCKERS HATE DARAG A BLAQUE GUY OH MY OH MY this albumj is a bigot daon o day rpocks he has a big dick cause he raped MY LITTLE SISTER!! hes so punk he shits toilet paper and that is the shit motherfuckers hate drag a black guy oh my oh my we're all the same theres nothing but shame HEY HEY HEY!! OI OI OI OI rancid never rocked so this is the new sound of the decade I LOVE MEN and i love the band this onbe too they rewn th if ldinbe flktoigf dngfiohjgdl DRAG A BLACK GUTY OH MUY MUYT CHRISH KATTAN

Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

OK DUDE THIS ALBUMROCKS THE BLACK MEN!!
i never saw such hard hiting punk hardcore hit the stores with a vicious sex pistols. THINK RANCID ON METH!!! theres no reason to 77 BOSTON PUNX orange julios punx 4 life this dropkick tight pants pounkrockers are awesom it the max way. i love when the singer sounds like by girlfriend kate nelson woh has no thrachgea because sHE SMOKED TO MUCH CRACK!!

Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

day-glo bastard fetus.
see also:
dayglo abortions.. the first canadian punk band.

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

If you haven't picked up the album you're missing out!!!! This is the best one yet, they just keep getting better and better. Their live performance is what sets them apart from other bands. Dan AKA Bopper, has great rang and belts out song after song. Keep up the good work!!!

Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

ha ha ha ha the river city rebels what a joke

adam (October 17, 2002)

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Anonymous (October 17, 2002)

I'm a day-glow what? ugh! Yeah, well, I'm a day-glow worm. go back to white river junction.

Anonymous (October 16, 2002)

you rock dan

Anonymous (October 15, 2002)

To the nitpicker a few comments down:
He said he couldn't wait to get it home to listen to it, so he didn't: He put it in his Discman (some people have portable CD players hooked up to their car stereos, including me) and listened to it on the way home.

Anonymous (October 15, 2002)

if its from vermont...its about as punk as a fucking cow

Anonymous (October 14, 2002)

the reveiwer lives in an apartement in the sky.

Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

To the reviewer.
You got the Cd couldnt wait to get it home, put it in your discman and then later with a smile on your rolled the windows down whilst turning up the music.

Do u live in a magical pixie house?

Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

the river city rebels should die.

after ward left, it all went downhill.

the river city rebels should die.

Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

A rebels show is all energy, every kid in the place has there fist in the air while singing along. They have the best live show going much. This album will give you an idea of their awesome performances.

Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

This record is badass, I picked it up a day early last week and it hasnt left my cd player yet. Classic rebels sound with some new catchy tunes. The tour documentary is cool too showing 3 days in the life of a rebel. Buy this album. Trev-Pittsburgh PA
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Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

Nothing amazing. The band gets boring quick.

Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

To the guys who said RCR doesnt know anything about a small town, check the web site. They are playing a free show in white river jct. VT. The very birth place of the rebels! So yea, thats it.

Anonymous (October 13, 2002)

This doesn't have the strong horn section that Racisim, religion, and War had, but it's got more than Playing to live, Living to Play. So I'd say this ranks number for RCR. As for the kid who says the layout was cool, your a dink. the layout looks like so much trendy Jamie Reid wanna-be shit. Aside fomr that this cd is good, but they are better live. To the kid who says he hates RCR and their Small Town Pride, they aint got no Small Town Pride no more. They don't even play around their small town. The scene that Dan O'Day once took credit for creating is fucking dead.

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

good fucken record! cool layout too..

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

Half the kids in the back of the show are like the Boston Music Guy while the other half are busy flaming internet chat rooms and message boards like this one.

JonBonBandersnatch (October 12, 2002)

or it could be said that the people at the back of the shows aren't interested in the band thats playing. i assume this happens to rcr alot.

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

bmg- the song is about boring people in general.
and it can be said that boring people are often found in the back of shows... although there is no mention of that in the song.

Anonymous (October 12, 2002)

I liked their first album, but jesus christ, what's with the new fashion? Their whole sound, style, attitude, and stage act seems like one big '77 throwback these days. Move forward not backwards.

I hate them and their small town pride.

BostonMusicGuy (October 12, 2002)

Why would they complain about the people that stand in the back at shows. I havent heard the record yet but I plan to and I really hope that their basis for making fun of these people isnt just that they stand in the back at shows. A lot of people do that just because they are A. small and dont want to get their ass beat in a pit. B. just want to enjoy the music without having to make a scene. or C. just want to hang out at the bar and have a good time while listening to a band play and enjoy a cold brew. Please tell me the whole song isnt about just standing in back at shows... because thats just stuipid... I will buy it anyway.-BostonMusicGuy

psychorudeboy (October 11, 2002)

does this record have more horns than the last one or a lot of street punk again?

Anonymous (October 11, 2002)

http://www.punknews.org/reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=1070

th is album is rockin for sure.

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