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The Transplants

The Transplants: The TransplantsThe Transplants (2002)
Hellcat Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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I would have to say that when I first picked up this The Transplants I really had no idea what to expect. I refused to dismiss this side-project solely based on the fact that Tim Armstrong is the best at what he does. Also, Travis Barker is pretty good for a drummer; it's hard to deny it. All I h.
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I would have to say that when I first picked up this The Transplants I really had no idea what to expect. I refused to dismiss this side-project solely based on the fact that Tim Armstrong is the best at what he does. Also, Travis Barker is pretty good for a drummer; it's hard to deny it. All I had heard was "Tall Cans in the Air", and although I didn't like that song, its infectious beat and somewhat ridiculous lyrics grew onto me. But that was only one song. I had heard many people talking about how the CD was completely different from "Tall Cans in the Air". Those people were right.

The Transplants kicks off it off in "Romper Stomper" with a completely different sound than the afore mentioned song. Its heavy, it is somewhat fast, and it sounds great. There is a hint of Rancid's black album, and it is just enough. Hearing Rob Aston screaming is great, although I wish it was Tim's trademark slurring instead.

I love how everyone characterized The Transplants completely off of "Tall Cans in the Air". I can't blame them, I did to. I mean, why would we think that they would play anything different. I also, like many people, was dreading what this CD would be if it were all in the style of this song. It grew on me, in a guilty pleasure sort of way (damn those guilty pleasures).

By far, the greatest song on the album is "Quick Death", the one with Davey Havok. Now, I am not just saying this because it is Davey Havok, it is because the song is awesome, hands down. Hearing Davey Havok screaming along side some crazy drum beats is so ingenious (if only AFI would do that). "One Seventeen" is also great because Tim Armstrong sings and it is fast and hard.

In the end, The Transplants is something you have to appreciate just because it cannot be classified under just one genre. Every song is something different and something cool. Unfortunately, the punk elitists out there will refuse to listen to it because of what it is. I suggest everyone to at least give a good listen to it, because it is fresh, new sound, and it shows what a creative genius Tim Armstrong is. In the end, I cannot give it the full ten because Tim Armstrong really needs to sing more. Other than that, a fantastic way to spend money.

 

 
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readmag (March 8, 2005)

This music blows dandruff flakes away! My hair is now full and shiny!

gecie (September 25, 2004)

Its an okay album. What ruined the album for be was Rob Aston. There are some really nice mellow songs on there there that would be ten times better if they werent interuppted by his horrible screaming rap.

MattHomeslice (November 26, 2003)

I was really excited to hear this album when it first came out, but was pretty dissapointed. The music is great, I love the fusion of all the different styles, but the lyrics on most of the songs are just awful. I don't know where Tim Armstrong found this guy, but Rob Aston cannot rap worth a damn. His rhymes are crap and his voice is even worse. I hate how you can hear him sucking in air after every line. He sounds like that kid in the wheelchair from malcolm in the middle except much louder and more obnoxious.

Anonymous (October 3, 2003)

This album is freakin awesome. Anyone who doesnt like it cause its "too MTV friendly" or that people just like it cause of Tim Armstrong can eat horse crap. Travis barker maybe be a member of a pop-punk band but who gives a rat's ass? He is the best out there in this genre of music. Romper Stomper is an awesome song. Anyone who likes AFI will enjoy the song Quick Death which has Davey Havock on it. To all you idiots out there who gives this CD a bad wrap hey SR says it best on Track 2 of this CD. "..It's so funny how you hate my F*cking guts but at the same time love me..."

Analog_Boy (July 8, 2003)

Tim Armstrong can lick my ass. So can those Transplants. It is the kinda material which ruins the world. Die.

Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

i think that this cd is good but not great. um transplants are pretty damn good.i too thought that i was not going to like them but then i actully listioned to the cd and found out that there are more better songs than dimonds and guns( the single) i think that they are great except i really don't like the singers voice when i heard "dj dj" after hearing tim sing then hearing this guys really harsh voice it was different.anywho overall good cd good band.except travis i personily don't like him. he is a great drummer but i think he fills way too much..thats pretty much the reason why i stoped listioning to blink 182 after there origanil drummer left then travis showed up. anyway great cd i high sudjest listioning to this cd it might get some getting use to but u will like it i garentee it.
~alkalinetriofreak666

Anonymous (April 30, 2003)

I gotta give respect to FortyMinutesWest. This cat is on the nose. Transplants STINK. Rancid is pretty bad too. I think people only like this album because they like kissing Timmy's ass. And the rest are MTV idiots of whome only like it for the presence of Travis. I'm afraid now people r going to start dressing in leather and studs everywhere thus rendering the look uncool. Really, remember all those idiots with backwards caps, skateboards and hurley t's because that's how mark hoppus dressed? I see another Boxcar Racer here.. only more of a travesty. And whose idea was it to mix rap with punk?
"go shorty, fuck society" gawd. Fortunately this'll die out as soon as people start to realise how crapppy it is! So next time someone wants to change the face of punk, try shying away from mumbling vocals, messy guitar and incoherent yelling! it's been done. And by the way, i am not a punk elitist. I own and routinely listen to my copy of "into the unknown" by bad religion. I you really wanna see punk on a tangent, then go download "Time and Disregard"
Thank u.

GreenVandal (February 20, 2003)

I never heard this album...but the review made me think about checking it out. Anyone looking for a good rock/rap hybrid should check out Shootyz Groove. The song "Faithful" is gorgeous.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

The CD isn't bad. To whoever saw DK and Social D...damn...I'd love to see those two bands.

Anonymous (February 9, 2003)

36 year-olds type in caps.

Anonymous (February 9, 2003)

What 36 year old self-respecting man says shit like that?

(Average score. I haven't heard the album.)

Anonymous (February 8, 2003)

".......I think an "oldpunker" should have seen bands like Black Flag and Minor Threat."

Hahaha. Idiot. Punk started in '75, not '81 dumbshit.

FortyMinutesWest (February 4, 2003)

Now perhaps it's just me, but does anyone else notice that Tim Armstrong flat out sucks? So this guy's in Rancid, an overrated band of epic porpotions. You might just say I don't "get" Rancid. But if you can "get" sloppy(say it's intentional, that still doesnt make them good)vocals over mediocre music, then good for you buddy. Aside from the bass skills of Matt Freeman, Rancid is a band that I would never listen to willingly. I bet if the US wanted to avoid this whole war thing they could just stream the last few Rancid albums over and over again. Either Hussein kills himself or becomes a fake street punk, either way he won't be much of a threat outside of smelling pretty bad from never showering. With our trade embargo Hussein will not be able to purchase the wood glue or Knox gelatin that is necessary to style a decent mohawk, thus plunging himself into a deep depression and and deciding that maybe he'd better make peace. But I digress. A few months back I heard that Tim was starting a new band, the Transplants. So this is rap-punk eh? Incoherent blatherings that sound like a walrus tripping on on acid have never been something I enjoyed, so I wasn't surprised that this was terrible. No big deal, I figured that no one would buy it, thus making this nothing but an unfortunate blip on the radar of punk rock. Wrong. Seems kids are actually buying this, and liking it(because of who's in it), somehow. This CD sounds like a bad joke that only I don't get. Perhaps I'm not hip, or with it. Or perhaps I require a little more substance to my music that Tim's uninspired ramblings about how hard he has it. Sorry for the rant and I know I'll probably get bashed for this, but I had to say it.

soulbleed (January 17, 2003)

this is good stuff. i really like 'tall cans in the air'

moldrottenmilk (December 24, 2002)

Oh yes, I completly agree!! Accept I think "We Trusted You" is the best song...haha They rock.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

i absolutley love this album, but tim armstrong's vocals just aren't as interesting as they are with rancid (save for california babylon (ma man)).
rob aston as a great bellowing tough voice that fits the gritty dirty sound very well. the loops add an air of almost industrial sound. the drums aren't that great for a drummer of such talent.

Album highlights:
California Babylon
down in oakland
quick death
We trusted you
Sad but true
DJ Dj

Anonymous (November 19, 2002)

Hey, try a little harder. You might be onto something here, but not just yet. It still feels like its in the development stage. At least you got the sound, now try going for the structure and feel. Thats all i have to say about the New CD. I'm always interested.

-yup

Anonymous (November 19, 2002)

good album. doesnt suck. its preety good. oh yeah...why do u all fuckin idolize tim so much?~! yeah yeah hes produced so much good stuff. but its juss too much idolization. like one of the songs from the distillers..IDOLESS! not really but yeah.. back to the transplants. theyre ok.

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

to all those who don't have anything nice to say, SHUT THE FUCK UP. this album kicks ass.you can't do what tim can and you're critisizin his shit. sad really. keep em coming tim! bang up job!

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

"MY FIRST SHOW WAS AT THE METRO(NEW HAVEN CT.)BACK IN 79'-DEAD KENNEDYS
IF YOU MUST KNOW,MY 2ND SHOW WAS SOCIAL D"

lucky bastard, i'd give my left nut to see DK back in their prime or some vintage Social D.

Anonymous (November 7, 2002)

a friend of mine at film school once told me that he had a tape of armstrong filming the set of a porno, with some embarassing shizer bloopers.

i like this cd.

Anonymous (November 6, 2002)

I have the CD where Tim blows into the cider jug and yodels. A truly breakthrough performance.

evildeadalive (November 6, 2002)

Damnit. That last comment was me. Why the hell did I have to log in again?

Anonymous (November 6, 2002)

On the what constitutes an 'oldpunker' topic, how about someone who was into punk before Green Day and Offspring? That would be fair in my opinion... well for this site anyways, as I don't think there are too many of us. Or maybe pre-Pennywise and Nofx would be better? Just throwing some thoughts out there.

Anonymous (November 6, 2002)

I think that if the band had ACTUALLY PLAYED California Babylon rather than using electronics it would have been a cool reggae jazz song with great vocals. But, yes, it does come off as kind of weak with the protools and the electronics. But the rhymes are still good. I like Romper Stomper cause I think Eric rules and the song has a consistent, if artificial, beat. I really want to know if these guys only use instruments live or if they have a DJ, I really wanna know. Quck Death is okay too.

FeedMyNightmare (November 5, 2002)

Wow these guys put the suck back in Asuck. And they spent 2 years on this crap!? Haha at least Rancid and Blink 182 havent been putting out anything new bc the core of their band was doin this...

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

I don't understand why people like "Califonia Babylon" so much. I thought I was listening to fat boy slim the first time I heard it.

-Vien

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

The beasties dont suck-oldpunker-

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

I like the Brody comment Ha!! Brody Ono

Oh yea, the Beastie Boys started sucking right about the time they put out "Check Your Head" for the second time & called it "Ill Communication".

Miqa_lad (November 5, 2002)

I listened to this at RPM in Newcastle and this was to say utter balls

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

There are so many special guests on this album, they should call it "Tim Armstrong and Friends".

-Vien

Anonymous (November 5, 2002)

HORRID....SHITE...10 STARS!!!!

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

This is digression, but DREAM is definitely a Wu-Tang homage.
Also, the guy that said that there are no good white rap groups should listen to Eminem. Whether or not you think he's radio shit, trendy, etc, you have to admit that he's one of the best emcees there is.
As far as the Transplants go, I'm glad someone is doing a good punk/hip-hop hybrid thing. I think the best tracks on the record are California Babylon, DJ DJ, and DREAM. Rancid is my favorite band and I love hip-hop, and this mixture fucking rocks. I don't really like Romper Stomper and Quick Death as much as most other people, though. These are just pretty straight hardcore songs, and the genre has been done better by other groups.
--Chris Fabulous

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

Not great, but far better than i expected, I like "Romper Stomper". This album is a guilty pleasure for me.

punkboy_1 (November 4, 2002)

i love this album. there are a few clunkers on here, some really good ones too. i like rob's yelling/raping voice and of course tim's voice is great as usual. its not some of travis's best drumming but hell its still a good cd.

Lint07 (November 4, 2002)

They wrote about 40 Transplants songs. I truly expect a sequel to this album...

It's funny how ''punks'' try to look different and stuff but then after, they manage to hate everything that expand the ''punk standards'' or everything that is just different.

Whatever.

Fuzzy (November 4, 2002)

I haven't heard this CD yet. Judging by
"Tall Cans..." I'd think I'd never purchase it. It was very poorly put together and the sound of it just seemed too...jumbled for my ears. However, I've heard enough good stuff about the CD as a whole that I think it's worth a listen.

lalombriz (November 4, 2002)

I haven't heard the album yet, but I think that this review was really well written... so that's cool... I'm actually kinda excited to get my paycheck so that I can get it. Tall cans in the air seems like a funny song, that's the only one i've heard. And to the dude that said something about "brody negatively effecting lint".... well I doubt it... it's kinda hard to effect someone... and in any case the distillers are awesome and I can't wait to hear what else tim, lars or any member of rancid puts out... whatever... take care... good review...

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

Oh please, avoid this "Brody is ruining Lint" crap. Its as if Tim is some fictional character in everyones mind that does only their favorite sound and everything else he does is somehow "not really Tim." These are Lint's songs, like them or not, don't try to blame them on someone else.

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

The first time I listened to this, I thought it was the worst album ever put together. I promised to never listen to it again. I have since listened to it and come to this conclusion. It's alright.1/3 is really good.1/3 is alright, and 1/3 is horrible. Any band that has Tim has potetntial.And it helps when Vic Ruggiero is in about half the album. I don't like Rob at all though. The only song he does a good job at is DJDJ, and some of the lyrics are downright stupid, and really hurt the album. I wished Tim would've put more effort to the Silencers. What ever happened to that, and Devil's Brigade too? Anyone think Brody is negatively effecting Lint. -J

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

Fuck all you people.

If this band had completely different and unknown artists and sounded EXACTLY the same, you FUCKS would be talking shit on it all day long.

I have extruded corn infested FECES from my rectum that was of better quality than this CD.

I would attempt to wipe my ass with this CD, but fortunatly these three morons have already done a good job of filling the CD with absolute SHIT for me.

-VANDAL-

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

Correct....

My brother was really into punk, he's got about 8 years on me, he introduced me to Black Flag, Minor Threat and a host of others. Lets just say I stayed out of the pit at that one.

-sickboi

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

u saw Bad Religion when you were 9?

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

I think my first punk show was Bad Religion in 89'. I saw ZZ Top in 87'. Word.

-sickboi

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

My first show was at the metro(new haven ct. )back in 79'-dead kennedys
if you must know,my 2nd show was social d. -oldpunker-

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

.......I think an "oldpunker" should have seen bands like Black Flag and Minor Threat.

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

Im 36 sickboi,and sure,if you think 23 constitutes be "old", then yes-ha ha oldpunker-

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

What makes one an "OLD PUNKER"? By today's standards I would assumeranyone 21 or older (based on the fact that the scene probabaly has a mean age of about 17) I'm almost 23, does that constitute me being an "OLD PUNKER"?

-sickboi

Anonymous (November 4, 2002)

I picked this up on this past weekend,even after everyone (or so it seemed)trashed it,but it is actually one of the only cds that puts everything in but the kitchen sink,which is what makes it good.. And california babylon is the standout(along with dj dj)-oldpunker-

SOYBOMB (November 3, 2002)

Its funny how you people care so much as to argue

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

pretty much everything that is wrong with "the scene" is shown in many of the posts below. the way you people talk about rap and techno and whatever and call it all shit...its so laughable. i mean we all know nelly sucks, but is that a reason to hate all things rap? would you be ok with it if someone said "punk sucks. just look at good charlotte." id be pissed if someone said that, because they are disregarding years of amazing music (clash, fugazi, etc etc etc) that has been boundry-pushing and influential in many areas of music. you are no better by saying shit like "rap and techno sucks." stereotyping is what gets us all in trouble. form your own opinions before you start letting such bullshit pour from your mouth.

as for this album, i truly enjoy it. it dares to go places that will piss off ignorant people like many of you. it changes things up. it incorporates styles that one wouldnt think could be fused together. and its catchy as all hell. some songs are a little less than par, but for a first time experiment, this is a fantastic record. good job, and i hope to hear much more from them.

as for the person who said shit about travis doing his parts in a few hours...do you know how many hours TIM spent writing those parts with pro tools and such? the reason they got travis was so that they could have a real drummer supply the beats rather than a machine. it took 2 years to do this album, so shut up about them throwing it together and making money off of it. get your facts straight.

finally, does anyone get the feeling this this kinda replaces the silencers side project tim was gonna do on hellcat? that song "policeman" is super dope, but i have not heard anything from them since that first hellcat compilation. instead, vic from the slackers (hes "in" the silencers) is all over the transplants album. anyone have info on this?

boo ya.

josh

ripperwalk (November 3, 2002)

Funny how people associate "different" with "sucks."

It's also funny that the more fans a band gathers, the more people turn their backs and proclaim that the band sucks.

Ha. Ha. I am laughing real hard fuckers.
This is a great album, no matter who wrote it, produced it, sang in it, or listens to it.

jonbonbandersnatch (November 3, 2002)

well said, mr person below me

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

This CD sucks. Why do they use the same drums tracks for Tall Cans, quick death, and a couple more??? Davey should be ashamed for the sh*t he contributed to this amateur sounding CD. Horrible.

What is even more funny, is Travis never even practiced in person with these clowns, he just recorded some drum beats and sent them to Tim, and they threw the CD together like a McDonalds Big mac. Sad to see many bands who dedicated themselves for hours a day like myself to make good music, and some shitheads from other bands can slap together a CD on a nice label and make some extra money for a few hours of work... *sigh*

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

this reviewer is clearly biased
I don't like most rancid and I hate AFI so I probably won't like this huge piece of shit put out to just make Tim some extra cash

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

sures some of the cd gets annoying, and the rap cliches are a bit much, but its at least fun and interesting. im not huge on hip hop or any of that, but i mean, psh who cares? this isnt a cd for things to come or any of that crap, its just tim having fun. just let him have his fun, and try to have fun with it. p.s. eric ozenne is the bomb diggity if i should go so far

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

true this cd is different, but i still think its good. its got a unique sound and thats a good thing in this age of all the same music.

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

i took it for what it is an experiment and it's great it has elements of everything and is very fresh in an age of very stale music

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

If I had heard the whole album first, I wouldn't have bought it. Tall cans and Diamonds and Guns definately cool though. But not a buyer.

However, I still put it on occasionally. It's a good album to have, but worth 28$ ? nope.

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

The best songs on this album, "California Babylon" and "Down in Oakland" are completely Tim's. Everything else, Rob manages to ruin. "Line 'em all up/And gun 'em all down"????? Great, what a fantastic thing to listen to. I don't care what kind of New York Crew Mr. Rob aka the H20 roadie is from, being hard is NOT cool, even if you are from the hardcore scene. And Davey's song is by far the worst song on the album.

When I heard Tim was doing a hip-hop side project, I was stoked. Some of my favorite Rancid songs he raps on (Motorcycle Ride, Rattlesnake, the first album's Harry Bridges) but this album was such a disappointment with all its Rage Against the Machine/rap-metal posturing. "Romper Stomper" is a perfect example of this. I was hoping for so much more.. Oh well... I'll just keep on listening to my old Youth Brigade album and Shelter's "Mantra"

--Cos

Jon_the_Skafather (November 3, 2002)

praising worthless mediocrity written by a dinosaur. if you want good experimental stuff from tim, get life won't wait. if you want mediocre to shitty experiemental then this is your cd.

BostonMusicGuy (November 3, 2002)

I can guarantee the new Rancid album wont sound like this. This is NOT RANCID!! Tim Armstrong, from Rancid, is in it... but this is not Rancid. Perhaps you didnt notice that the name of this band is the Transplants and they can play whatever the fuck kind of music they want because in the end they are doing it to please themselves and not to please you. Take it for what it is.... fun.Its not great, but its not horrible.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

This is the worst album in the history of music.
And this is the worrst band.
I thought I would never say this but Tim I am dissappointed in you.
If the new Rancid album sounds like this I will shot myself. And Tim you will be the one to blame.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

This is a completely unrelated comment, but why do people stereotype MS kids as being trend-following dumbasses that lack a mind of their own? Is it such a terrible thing that people are getting into independent music earlier?

Vien (November 2, 2002)

I keep seeing Interpunk and Machte selling Devil's Brigade shit, but can't find a place or link where I can get a listen to thier music. Anybody know?

TheOneTrueBill (November 2, 2002)

what did happen to the Devil's brigade thing?

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

I dont like this alblum at all,aston sucks big time.Techno sucks and rap blows,and that makes this cd and this band suck.What the fucks up with "transplants 2002 baby!".

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

this shit is genious. its just the people that will hate it are the same people that hated life won't wait. whyis it that as soon as tim expands musically people get pissed off? i mean fuck, how can someone not like diamonds and guns or california babalon, mixing rap/punk/techno/funky piano rock? u assholes should stick to your antiflag records and leave music that somewhat challenges the established punk boundaries of the past 20 years to the openminded listeners.
ps. no one seemed to shit on joe strummer when he wrote london calling.that shit was genious and it wasnt anything like his previous 'punk' albums.
cawknocker

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

some bands may be new and original and fresh or whatever, but they still will suck. this cd is terrible. no getting around that.

lockdown59 (November 2, 2002)

I picked up my copy last night, I fuckin glolved it. great work, guys.

Lint07 (November 2, 2002)

Tim Armstrong is a genius.
Great album! I'm sick of those ''punk'' bands doin' the same shit over and over again and yet, people like it...! Grow up, just because it's different doesen't mean it's not good.

AstroVince (November 2, 2002)

It has its moments.. "Romper Stomper" and "Diamonds and Guns" are my favorites. I guess this will hold me over until the new Rancid.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

This shit is not Genious.
Boring.......as fuck.

evildeadalive (November 2, 2002)

To the guy who said there are no good white rap groups, what about the Beastie Boys?

BostonMusicGuy (November 2, 2002)

Its different. Ill give it that. I dont know if its a good kind of differnt though. I reluctantly enjoyed Tall Cans In the Air, I thought it was clever and kind of funny. But some of the songs, along with boring me, seem repetitive. I dont know... maybe it will take a couple of listens.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

Tim Armstrong fucking sucks.

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

I can't make it thru the whole album because it starts to irritate me but i do like diamonds and guns.

not really related but does anyone know what happened to the Devils Brigade thing with Matt Freeman?

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

Eric makes this album, davey doesn't hurt it either. But robs voice is good

Anonymous (November 2, 2002)

i still think they suck

adam (November 1, 2002)

I really liked this album. Its not shining beacon of originality but its incredibly fun. Some of the songs don't work as well as they could but tracks like "California Babylon" "Diamonds and Guns" and "Romper Stomper" were great in my opinion.

For a side project that is in no way indicative of the "future" sound of Rancid or anything else... a lot of people sure seem agrivated by all this. Its just Tim blowing off some creative steam and reading anything else into this than "some punk guys make a catchy and at times silly shot at hip hop" isn't worth the effort.

adam

Plus is has a guest appearance by Eric Ozenne...

sickboi (November 1, 2002)

I usually enjoy your comments Wyzo but that made no fucking sense.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

Anybody who paints music with a color is a pathetic moron. Just because punk rock is mostly white and rap is mstly black doesn't mean jack shit. I mean, the Bad Brains were one of the best punk rock/hardcore groups ever and they were all black. No good white rap groups, but no one is stopping them. Check your shit before you say it.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

what wutang ripoff, we're all white, and listen to rap to prove our unwhiteness, of course we dont know its a ripoff.

sad thing is i sang ODB cause i was bored the other day. how the mighty have fallen (me or ODB?).

I hate this band i hate this album.
thats all. its a slow day.
wyzo

sickboi (November 1, 2002)

Yeah Moldy, I laughed my ass off when I heard that song. Wu-Tang mutha fucka!

seek (November 1, 2002)

I wouldn't call the DREAM thing a ripoff, it is more of a play on it.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

"I shot in heaven, now I try, no one lives forever, in fact we all die!"

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

I don't think they're ripping off the Wu-Tang Clan. It's more of a respect thing.

SOYBOMB (November 1, 2002)

Ripping off Wu-Tang is high treason

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

punkcorekid (November 1, 2002)

I haven't heard the album yet, but Tim Armstrong is awesome. I've heard "Romper Stomper" and "Tall Cans In The Air". I have to admit i liked "Tall Cans In The Air". It was kinda funny in my opinion. I can't wait to hear "Quick Death", Davey Havok (and AFI) rule.

TheOneTrueBill (November 1, 2002)

california babylon is by far the best song

Vien (November 1, 2002)

I bought this cd the first day it came out, and is still in my cd player today. I don't care what anybody says, this album rules.

moldy (November 1, 2002)

anyone else catch the Wu-Tang Clan ripoff D.R.E.A.M (Drugs Rule Everything Around Me)

bruceless (November 1, 2002)

I love it. I won't flatter this album's originality too much, but this album is flat out great. Every song has grown on me so much and hit me so hard. Romper Stomper, Sad But True, One Seventeen, We Trusted You... You can't knock on this. Rob Aston is truly a star of this show - without Tim the Transplants wouldn't be, for sure - but without Rob's hoarse vocals and evil rhymes, Transplants would be boring. Don't deny the Transplants.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

Better than expected......Romper Stomper and Quick Death happen to be my favorite songs, but the rest is ok....i dont like tall cans in the air, and the album sounds a little artificial, but there are some worthy songs.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

At least its way better than Travis' other side band Boxcar Douchebag. He should just rejoin the Aquabats. He looks so sexy in that geek bat uniform.

Ramo

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

This is shit. Seriously.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

What about all the other great songs on this album such as Coalifornia Babylon, which sounds oddly like a Beck song. Every song on this album is different and a little more description should have been used. But this album is definately worth picking up for anyone who is a fan of music in general.

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

based on the first listen...

i'm not really into rob aston's rapping thing though. he sounds the same in alot of songs. "tansplants what?" is also a very cliched and lame thing to say in "diamonds and guns".

juanse (November 1, 2002)

Can't say it's bad but I didn't like it as much as I thought I would

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