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The Kings of Nuthin' - Fight Songs... for Fuck Ups (Cover Artwork)

The Kings of Nuthin'

The Kings of Nuthin': Fight Songs... for Fuck UpsFight Songs... for Fuck Ups (2002)
Disaster Records

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Already known in the Boston area for their great live shows that include fire-breathing sax, crowd-surfing bass, a guy with a washboard strapped to his chest and lots of sweat, the Kings of Nuthin' now appear ready to expand their audience with their release "Fight Songs... for Fuck-Ups." While t.



Already known in the Boston area for their great live shows that include fire-breathing sax, crowd-surfing bass, a guy with a washboard strapped to his chest and lots of sweat, the Kings of Nuthin' now appear ready to expand their audience with their release "Fight Songs... for Fuck-Ups."

While the band does have one other CD in circulation, this is basically their first release since the other never seemed to make it much beyond family and friends. It includes 15 songs packed into 37 minutes, with many of them being known to anyone who has seen them live on their own or as an opening act to popular Boston shows from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones (2000 Hometown Throwdown) and Dropkick Murphys (2002 Live on St. Patrick's Day).

Their hyper-rockabilly style filled with horns, piano and sing-along choruses actually would seem a perfect complement in a scene of the Bosstones' horns-and-ska mix and the Dropkick's Irish punk.

The CD starts with an instrumental and then goes into the outlaw 50's-ish "Shit out of Luck" and "Waitin' to Leave" that could work both as background music in a "Happy Days" episode or on the main stage of the Warped Tour.

"Nuthin' to Lose" sets a private-eye mood as the fourth track and "The Kids Will Have Their Say" is one of several anthems of youth and delinquency. "Drive All Night" starts out country-ish and quickly picks up as one of the best songs on the disc, followed by an equally-as-stirring "Iron out the Irony"

"Callin' to Let You Know" is a sad-sack doo woop and the disc finishes even stronger than it starts with the energy of "Another Year", "11 to 3" and "Fight Songs for Fuck-Ups" as tracks 13-15.

The songs are all incredibly catchy and the sound mix is great for what is really a debut recording. Hardcore fans may not be interested here, but those looking for music that will tempt them to move and punch something at the same time will likely be.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

they are great. Get their first album Get busy livin or get busy dyin
YOu could describe it as Rhythm& Blues goes Punk. At least the band describes it that way

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

1st off i love the dropkick murphys

The kings sound nothing like the murphys

your are a moron

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

1st off i love the dropkick murphys

The kings sound nothing like the murphys

your are a moron

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

you dont have to like the dkm's to like this.. id would have to say that this band has more guts and glory than the dropkicks.

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

I don't like the Dropkick Murphys, so this won't interest me.

Anonymous (November 13, 2002)

amazing record. amazing band. simple as that.

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

i got mine in dirty virgin meagastore and it fucken rox.. worth 13 bux without a doubt.

def. a great soundtrack to a sreetfight...

Tahoejeff (November 11, 2002)

I'm sorry...I mean bostonmusicguy

Tahoejeff (November 11, 2002)

bostonpunkguy, www.interpunk.com has it

BostonMusicGuy (November 10, 2002)

Dude, where did you get this. I check newbury comics every week when i go in... i can never find it. They rocked my ass the day before St Patricks Day-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

best record of the year. hasnt left my cd player since the release day. kings of nuthin will fuck you up..

WussEmoRock (November 8, 2002)

sounds cool, but I hate when bands dress up in slacks and a white shirt with a black tie. It just makes me not want to get into them for some reason, it reminds me of swing dancing and nevermind, I am making no sense. weak album cover, that is all

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock****

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

Ummmm.......
I'll pass, thanks.

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