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The Transplants

The Transplants: The TransplantsThe Transplants (2002)
Hellcat Records

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Though I haven't quite been following the media hype surrounding this release, I've still anticipated it greatly. However, I didn't know it would be this good. The Transplants are of course the supposed ‚??hip-hop fused with punk' experiment involving Tim Armstrong, Travis Barker and the unknown vocalist Rob Aston. The album opens with a mean metal riff and a raspy viseral introduction to our man Aston on lead vocals, his style could be described as hip-hop delivery with a harsh punk rock snarl. And so our journey through some of the darkest yet moving music experiences begins.

I believe the second track Tall Cans In The Air is being touted as the single, one of the more radio-friendly songs, probably. It also serves to introduce Lint into the fray, in his unmistakable voice which he seems to have an unbelievable control over, moreso in this record. Ranging from his take-on at rapping to his Rancid 2000 rough-as-fuck storming vocals, Tim and Rob partner brilliantly playing off each other well as the lead weaves between the two.

One highly intense few minutes in the album features AFI's wavey Davey Havok alongside Aston on ‚??Quick Death'. The guitars could best be described as death metal but the net result is easily far better. Sweeping pick slides merged with a battering array of strangely catchy riffs all with Havok's unmistakebly mad screams and stalemate Blink man's solid drumming. Barker's drumming is sound throughout the record and never fails to add to the overall sound, laying down the distictness that this album and the band has.

Before you can even begin to comprehend what's going on, they go all sentimental on us, ‚??Sad But True'. It's all good though, I rate this particular song as one of my favourites, there's just something about it all that makes my eyes well up. It still has pace to it but it is one of the slower numbers and features some seemingly angelic oozin'-aaahs and Lint sounding almost cockney in parts.

Lyrically, the theme of the album is akin to a good gangster movie; guns, dark imagery, folk getting shot, and lot's of drugs. The album follows a lot of hip hop music in this respect, cue references to chronic and the fact that ‚??Transplants are in da house', though I'm not actually a fan of the rap genre, the lyrics strike me as being amoungst the best of this year. It's nice to hear things from a different perspective for a change, in a scene that's currently bogged down with pop-punk and the same tired ideas going round and round. It's only what we've come to expect from the man that gave us OPIV.

 

 
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nedsammy (May 20, 2010)

right: a brief guide to understanding the argument. start at the bottom of the page. someone mentioned the ramones, and black flag got taken the piss out of because apparently Greg Ginn, an extremely technical guitarist laterly obsessed by jazz and blues rather than punk, is an amateur :/. but never mind, i came to review.

the album's bulk is beastie boys/wu tang clan style stuff, but without the fun of the first, the credibility of the last, or the creativity of either. there are some great songs: Down in Oakland samples a Spaggeti Western Style guitar lick with creepy vocals from the brilliant Tim. California Babylon loops a ragtime piano riff from Vic Ruggeiro of The Slackers (!!!!) and Tall Cans in the Air rides a bad ass (oh my god, i just wrote that) guitar riff.
Thing is, most of the other songs are a bit... rubbish. the macho bullshit, again, doesn't come across as fun or credible, and no one present, besides the full time ones, is a good MC.
I once read an interview with Tim, and he came accross as a tender, damaged guy. all his lyrics for rancid show this (the pomp and mild mysogyny of the newer albums make him adversely endearing). not so here. the lyrics are mostly dumb as a sack of hammers and seldom defy cliche, and even the sentimental stuff doesn't grab the imagination (Weigh on My Mind is no Daly City Train, for example).
However, nothing can deny the great musicianship (cameos from Vic and Matt Freeman, plus no one can call Travis Barker a rubbish drummer) and the few great moments raise this above truly bad.

BJR (January 19, 2006)

shitty punk....with chops and beats

thejoshbennett (January 11, 2006)

this is a great album, but i don't think you can categorize it as "punk".

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

this cd is really good n rocks so much i am a big punk fan n dont pay attention 2 tv at all.bands r listened 2 czu of talent not what label they r n this is a really good punk cd so keep punk alive n tim from rancid n travis from blinks styles 2gether is great.

Anonymous (August 14, 2003)

these guys smash. period.

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

jesus christ in a brewery!

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

POOP ON A PLATE!!!!!

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

I personally don't own the album, but i have heard most of it, and i can't really catagorize the music because i don't know too many people who have tried something like this. I actually respect musicians who try new things and this is certainly something new. Travis is a good drummer, but this CD doesn't showcase nor does it have that much to do with him. I remember reading somwhere that he was CONTRACTED to do this album. It's not like he helped write all the songs or even some of them. I'm sure he had some input here and there, but I think the songs were already written before he was even in the band. (correct me if i'm wrong here) but the music seems to be the ides of tim and rob, not travis. But back to my original purpose of this dumb email. This album represent something that has not really been done. I respect it because its different and well thought. But like disco, it may not be a hit genere? Who knows? It could be the next best thing... Congrats to all three of them. Rock on, and keep playing the stuff that makes YOU happy. I'm gonna buy this CD because i want to. I think it's a part of history and it only inspires me to try new things.

-rock on

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

sorry, that comment was from me below- Brandon Sideleau

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

This album is under the "guilty pleasures" department in my head. I don't really like it, and I really wanted to hate it (considering it isn't real music and is instead computer generated....I wonder what they do live though), but I ended up listening to songs like "Romper, Stomper" and "California Babylon" durin my droning work day. I'd never buy this cd or even recommend buying it, but there are a couple songs worth a download, in the way that some techno songs are worth listening. So my two cents is that this is listenable and catchy, yet disposable and utterly terrible lyrically.

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

I wonder how you can become famous.

Can writing a good review make you famous?

Anonymous (November 14, 2002)

ooooh name calling. I'm gonna go cry in a corner. Grow up.

-Scotty

waste_elite (November 14, 2002)

"At least he's halfway intelligent enough to not run his mouth off bashing everybody else on the site for having a different opinion than his."

wrong, he bashed my taste in music

"I sure as hell wouldn't befriend anyone that's gonna judge me on my taste in music."

well, considering this is a website dedicated to MUSIC, people tend to get judged on their taste in music. go figure, dork.

Anonymous (November 13, 2002)

Wann hear something funny......I saw Travis at a Danzig show. No shit, I did, he was with some guy with tatts and a shaved head. It was hilarious. But unlike if he was at another concert, at this one no one gave two fucks and only a few people even acknowledged him.

Anonymous (November 13, 2002)

This album sucks...Rob Ass Ton is a tone def skinhead thug...who cares if this is different...the day rapping over punk music is considered cool, that's the day I stop listening...save your money and go buy a Graham Parsons album...he was "punker" than this Rob guy will ever be

ripperwalk (November 13, 2002)

Tim wasn't the man who "Gave us OPIV" Jesse was.
Read the liner notes of Energy, Jesse wrote all but two songs.

Vien (November 12, 2002)

Scott didn't get his juice this morning.

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

The comments section is a joke now. I don't know whether to recommend you guys take it down, or leave it up just cause I'm sure some people get a kick out of reading the ridiculous shit that's posted on here. I know for one I was laughing throughout, nearly, the entire comments section of this review.

You guys need to cut the Wuss some slack. Honestly. He likes shitty music. So what. At least he's halfway intelligent enough to not run his mouth off bashing everybody else on the site for having a different opinion than his. He also seems to know the point of having good production on an album.

All you elitist assholes that have your nose's stuck in the air because you like Black Flag and think Greg Ginn is a genius need to get a clue. You're no better than the jocks and trendsters that think anything that's not played on TRL is shit. Not to mention your opinion on music means shit to most people. I sure as hell wouldn't befriend anyone that's gonna judge me on my taste in music.

End rant.

-Scotty

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

I saw Travis' house on MTV Cribs when I was channelsurfing one day, jesus christ, i wouldnt be suprised if he's in this band just so the other members can hang out there. (Ever wonder what selling-out buys you? catch the rerun. You may wish you yourself had a poppunk sound to sell to hordes of 13 year old girls)

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

MTV plays music? news to me.

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

To whoever said that this album will get played on MTV, you are a dumbass. In fact, I can't even give you any recognize any other opinions based off that. I've seen ONE interview about Transplants on mtv.com and it wasn't even that long. If they truly cared, they would interview Rob or Tim. But they didn't. They only care because Travis is in there.

It'll be a fuckin' cold day in Hell before any songs get rotation on that horrid station. Maybe MTV2, but no chance in hell on MTV. Although, Benji and Joel did plug the hell out of it on one of their recent shows. Good for them.

I fuckin' love this album and think it's one of my personal favs.

FUCK WHAT OTHERS THINK

Listen to what YOU like and ignore the others.

This whole site is bullshit, I don't even know why I come here anymore.

waste_elite (November 12, 2002)

yes, production IS vital wuss, but your idea of "good production" has been tainted by all the cheesy pop-punk/drive-thru garbage you listen to.

steve albini should produce everything. i have yet to hear anything that sounds as good as the shit he does. it feels like you are in the studio with the band. raw, stark, crystal clear, and booming.

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

This album sounds like a bunch of really good albums got in a car crash, and this is what was scraped out. Tim Armstrong sounds like he's choking on something the entire time, and not in the usual, GOOD way.

WussEmoRock (November 11, 2002)

Ok dipshit, I am not 13, and I am positive I am older than you are. But, what did I say that I didn't know about? I stated that production on a CD is vital, I mean hell no one wants to listen to a record that sounds like total crap, it's not the new "hip" thing.

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

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

i agree with everything you said. but don't bash wuss emo. he's only 13 years old and we all know little kids always open their mouths without knowing jack shit.

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

your racist comments are astounding in their idiocy. I doubt you'd say that to a black guy in person. plus, when you talk about "black" music and "white" music it sickens me. By the way kiddies, Rock n' Roll wasn't created by white people, it was only commericalized by them. Not that it matters, anyone can play whatever the hell kind of music they want to. But on another note, a white guy yelling "niggas" is fucking pathetic. The Kennedys said it once obviously to make a point about how ignorant spoiled middle class kids are, if you read the lyrics you'd know that. This album has SOME catchy tunes and guilty pleasures. But overall, it is an overproduced, artificial, computer generated album that is only adding to music's death. And vocals don't need to be "on-key", if you want something that is tame, well dressed and "on-key" then go listen to some uncreative, unemotional garbage that MTV produces. This album sin't a good example, since it is bound to be on MTV, but most of the greatest bands weren't "on-key", music isn't about rules and being technically sound, it's about expression. Anybody who thinks techinical problems are important should take a walk off of a cliff, CAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW JACKSHIT ABOUT MUSIC!!!! Anyway, this site is getting lame, it seems everyday more and more asshole, conservative kids keep jumping on (I'm talking about you Wuss-Emo-Rock)and thinking they know something about music when they like garbage and shitting, cliched unoriginal techinical shit. People who care more about how the production and poppy chorus sound than the actual music or the message. It's hilarious when ou see rich kids driving their cars listening to Pennywise or DK (which rock) when the lyrics are actually mocking the little rich kids it's hilarious. I just laugh at it, posers are just in it for the fashion show. They'll never know what Jello meant, and if they do then great. It reminds me of a quote from "Get In The Van" where Rollins was walking past this rich, conservative asshole's house who laughed at him and saw the guy listening to a Jimi Hendrix song that had the lyrics "White Collared Conservatives Point & Laugh At Me" and the guy was singing along to it, and Rollins thought it was funny. I see shit like that everyday. Hilarious. Damn, I really ran off on this thing, oh well, it had to be said.

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

3 reviews for this piece of shit?

NIGGA

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

i just masturbated to travis' picture b/c he's so damn hot.

Obscene_Jesture (November 11, 2002)

This CD sucks.

The only reason some of you are giving decent marks is because of the shit sticks who put this CD together.

If Joe Blow and the Oversized Testicles wrote and produced this CD, you people would be tooting a different tune.

As far as I am concerned, Tim is a great musician and Travis is a great drummer.

Note to Tim- This CD should be an embarrasment for you. It is horrible... your voice does not mix well with this clown "Rob" and is off key most of the time. Dont EVER and I mean *EVER* use the word 'NIGGA' in a punk band when you are a white. I wish I could spit in your face at this very moment..

Note to Travis- How long did it take you to come up with the shitty drum beats in these songs? Fuck, I can count I think -4- songs that use the same drum beat.. PATHETIC. I am assuming the only time you worked with these guys in person was when your skinny ass took pictures with them for the pictures that are on the website and CD sleeve.

Note to "Transplants" : This album was the sorriest piece of trash that was ever made. The songs are repetitive and downright ANNOYING. Each song fills like a cold kick to the nuts, and a punch to the jugular. If you want to write black songs, call up a bunch of porch monkeys like Nelly and Ja Rule and have them help you out with your next excuse for a hot steaming piece of hot feces you call an album. This CD sounds like a bunch of wiggers trying to make a hip hop CD but fail miserably.

I wouldnt be surprised that these clowns dont have Wu-Tang or Westside tattoos buried somewhere in their tattoo sleeves.... or that they arent wearing gold chains and replacing teeth with gold replacements.

To the transplants... Im going to stick my tall dick in the air and say "FUCK YOU".

Obscene OUT

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

whats punk rock?

Anonymous (November 10, 2002)

Who is black flag? Everyone knows blink 182 invented punk rock in 1999. Now bands like no doubt and avril lagnueoipasf are the best punk bands ever

waste_elite (November 10, 2002)

"albini rules all"

no way, this guy doesn't have any talent at all. he's original, powerful, unique, abrasive, violent, and intense. his guitar work doesn't match up to hendrix either...

therefore, he must suck.

but on a non-bitterly-sarcastic note, Albini really is fucking awesome. everything that man touches is gold. big black, rapeman, shellac, the man is a genius.

waste_elite (November 10, 2002)

yeah ok, so black flag had no talent, they had nothing going for them, whatever. if that's the case, why don't you start your own black flag and show us how easy it is, show us how easy it is to completely change punk rock forever. you're all just a bunch of fucking stupid kids with your heads up your asses.

BostonMusicGuy (November 10, 2002)

So I thought I liked this album... then I finally sat through the whole thing on my ride home from Waterville Maine today.... I thought wrong.-BostonMusicGuy

tgarn (November 10, 2002)

right on vien. black flag did have talent, every band does. But comparing him to Hendrix is just insane

Anonymous (November 10, 2002)

"i think Big Black maybe said the n-word
"

damn straight. albini rules all.

Vien (November 10, 2002)

Ok, now I know you were the same guy I was arguing about this same subject from the other board(I forgot which though). You don't seem to give any believable evidence that Greg is somewhat comparable to Hendrix. I know, because I'm a guitar/bass player, and I can't play half the stuff Hendrix plays compared to Greg. You just can't just give someone a title of being a genius because he was known for "Playing Obscure Feedback" and "Having Emotion". It takes technique as well, Hendrix had it, and Greg didn't. Hendrix influenced thousands(or much more) aspiring guitar players, and Greg didn't(I can't even find one). Hendrix did more in his short career than Greg ever did in his lifetime. Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page are real guitar players that are easily comparable to Hendrix. I've heard all the black flag records, so 3 to 4 chords, 15 min. of bizzare feed back, and poorly improvised solos don't make a genius.

Anonymous (November 10, 2002)

Why not, they both had similar ideas. Both were unconventional and experimental. Both were raw. The only way you can tag someone with a line like "untalented" is if they are unoriginal and cannot recreate the noise. Other than that music is a free raoming emotional animal. You guys are a SHAME to the word "music". If you can't appreciate the genious of Greg Ginn then you are sad souls.

Vien (November 10, 2002)

Please don't compare Greg Ginn to Jimi Hendrix.....please....just don't.

Anonymous (November 10, 2002)

Anybody who says Black Flag had no talent doesn't KNOW A FUCKING THING about music. Sorry kiddies, but you don't know jack shit and you should fucking die, people who can't spot genious should just walk off a cliff. I'm done with this site full of posers and idiots that believe in techinical aspects of music. Die you fucking morons.

Anonymous (November 10, 2002)

you lame asses.... quit all your bitching. The moral of all these comments and 1 MILLION review is that

THIS CD WAS SLAPPED TOGETHER AND SOUNDS FUCKING ANNOYING... I CANT EVEN LISTEN TO IT WITHOUT MY FRIENDS WANTING TO EITHER PUNCH ME IN THE HEAD OR STRAP THIS CD TO THEIR BODY WITH EXPLOSIVES AND TAKE SOMETHING OUT PALESTINIAN SUICIDE BOMBER STYLE!

Anonymous (November 10, 2002)

no, actually black flag didn't have talent. sure i give them that there was emotion and all that crap, but anyone can do emotion as long as they have it, and talent helps to make it work. and basically i can't listen to a black flag cd because it is so horrible. and yes i have damaged. and no i dont like it. and, and out come the wolves rocks and is way better than the new s/t. sure, i like the new s/t, and it is a lot faster and more "hardcore", i thinik aoctw is way better, showcases better songwriting, and is overall wicked rockin

lockdown59 (November 10, 2002)

Krowdsurf:

I think that thee is indeed some sataire of rap lyrics in there.

"California Babylon" seems to make a sataire of the problems that young, aspiring actor/actresses face when they move to LA and try to become a star. We know what happens. They become coke-addicted strippers and, if they are lucky, porn stars.

WussEmoRock (November 10, 2002)

I love the comments that are directed towards me, quite funny.

Jon the ska father, I agree with you 100%, you have a good head on your shoulders.

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

Anonymous (November 10, 2002)

So what You're saying is that We should rip off their arms so they can't play their songs?

tgarn (November 9, 2002)

they may suck but nfg, SoCo, and Finch's songs are still music

waste_elite (November 9, 2002)

a few things:

1. Rancid 2K blows AOCTW away. sure, AOCTW has those nice little songs that you can just sing along to but it sounds so fucking castrated standing next to their newest album. the raw, wreckless energy nearly eclipses all of their past work.

2. WussEmo you prove once again how much your taste in music sucks. the ramones could've shit in a paper bag and it would be better than your favorite band.

3. Black Flag had no talent... now that's a funny one. i don't know why you have an interest in punk rock if you are more concerned with the technical aspects of music over the power and emotion that music carries with it. if i want to listen to someone jerk-off a guitar, i'll listen to some bland 70's rock band. Black Flag was one of the most intense bands ever, and like it or not, that takes some fucking talent.

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

What we really need is another review of this album, cause i dont think 3 in the past week is enough

Jon_the_Skafather (November 9, 2002)

"No talent? Greg Ginn was the Jimi Hendrix of the hardcore. You idiots do't seem to understand that what matters is not "techinical" aspects, but the way it comes off. To the casual listener Ginn's playing may have seemed very off the wall, but there is a method to it. The band's music is and subject matter was violent, loud and brutal....therefore Ginn had to make the total soundtrack for a riot, and that he did. His guitar work is utterly amazing, it isn't for the weak of heart, but it is truely genious. Beautifully creative and original, he sadi once that he liked to take regulay jazzy solos and just go nuts with them. The intensity and physical force at which he was playing is astonishing and his feedback was incredible. Anybody who says Greg Ginn isn't one of the best guitarists of all time just doesn't know what music is about. It's about breaking cliches and creating your own organic and fitting sound. Black Flag was the MEANING of that. Anyway, now that I have vented what I have been tryint to tell you fools for months. New fund Glory have ZERO talent and even take a backseat to Britney Spears."

i love how you categorize everyone who doesn't agree with you as a teeny bopper new age pop punker. you talk about close minded, why don't you look at yourself?

and i'm sorry for being an actual musician and actually knowing about music and going to school for it and actually having talent. cause i know talent isn't punk.

as far as worshipping his feedback. he had no control over that. that was from his shitty rig that he made himself. it was because he turned a PA into a guitar amp. it's a peavey solid state.

whatever, i'm talking to a brick wall anyways, huh? you're just as bad as the teeny boppers you know. except they're ignorant and don't know any better, you on the other hand have no excuse.

this whole thing is pointless so i'll go to something more worthwhile: cartoons.

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

No talent? Greg Ginn was the Jimi Hendrix of the hardcore. You idiots do't seem to understand that what matters is not "techinical" aspects, but the way it comes off. To the casual listener Ginn's playing may have seemed very off the wall, but there is a method to it. The band's music is and subject matter was violent, loud and brutal....therefore Ginn had to make the total soundtrack for a riot, and that he did. His guitar work is utterly amazing, it isn't for the weak of heart, but it is truely genious. Beautifully creative and original, he sadi once that he liked to take regulay jazzy solos and just go nuts with them. The intensity and physical force at which he was playing is astonishing and his feedback was incredible. Anybody who says Greg Ginn isn't one of the best guitarists of all time just doesn't know what music is about. It's about breaking cliches and creating your own organic and fitting sound. Black Flag was the MEANING of that. Anyway, now that I have vented what I have been tryint to tell you fools for months. New fund Glory have ZERO talent and even take a backseat to Britney Spears.

Jon_the_Skafather (November 9, 2002)

"Fuck you moron, music is what matters, not production. If a band is good live is all that matters. Black Flag is a prime example of that. Most of their studio recordings had very low production costs, but their live shows were unbeatable, by anyone. Especially in '84."

okay...here's my 2 pennies on production value and all.

you're going to make a record...right? make it the best and most listenable record you can and make the fucker shine. comparing live shows to studio recorded albums is just comparing apples to the three tenors; it's not related at all. good live bands can make shitty recording bands because they have NO TALENTS. take the case of black flag. no talent whatsoever but they were great live because of their energy and because they put all their hearts into sounding like shit.

it takes alot of work and dedication to sound good on a studio recording.

so as far as the guy saying music matters then saying that live matters more...you're contridicting yourself. if music matters, then the studio recording should be highest quality available to you. when it's live, wrong notes don't matter; hence, the music doesn't matter as much as the show does.

does that make sense?

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

Like I said before, WussEmoRock, your opinion doesn't mean shit...you seem to like New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, Finch, Something Corporate and all that other non-musical kiddie crap. The name Black Flag shouldn't even be coming out of your mouth, it is an insult to have a greta band be judged by someone with their head so far up their own ass that they can't think properly. You are what is wrong with music, die you ignorant prick. I think you said once that you were pro-Bush as well. I'm sorry bud, but to say that you must have absolutely no brain or you are just a flat out conservative asshole. Now go back to listening to your non-musical, uncreative, unpassionate garbage and leave genious alone. Maybe if someone threw your ass in a third world country you'd see what life is REALLY like and you'd change your tune real fast kid!

WussEmoRock (November 9, 2002)

Production does too matter asshole. You can't be at a band's concert every day of the week, or while you are driving in your car. So, because of this, we don't want some shitty sounding music playing that has low proudction and you can't make out the vocals and what not. I know at a concert it is different, but sitting in your car or in your room you do not have a band in front of you playing, just a stereo, and hopefully the sound coming out of it will be good.

Fucking dumbshits, get over black flag

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

krowdsurf (November 9, 2002)

I actually like this album a lot, but I am curious about the lyrical content. As mentioned, there are a lot of drug references, but isn't Tim Armstrong clean and sober? So does that mean the lyrics are a parody of typical rap cliches or were they written by Aston? Or worse, does it mean Tim's off the wagon?

Vien (November 9, 2002)

You guys should all get turntables.

drewcifer (November 9, 2002)

what he said

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

im buying this so i can review in hopes of being the 4th review for this record on this dumbfuck site.

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

Fuck you moron, mnusic is what matters, not production. If a band is good live is all that matters. Black Flag is a prim,e example of that. Most of their studio recordings had very low production costs, but their live shows were unbeatable, by anyone. Especially in '84.

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

the guy below me is a fuckin idiot. yea produciton means nothing. shit. lets all spend 200 bux on recording and have shitty sounding albums.rancid 2000 was ok, but didnt touch aoctw or life won't wait. every song sounded the same on rancid 2000 and it sounded like tim wrote the songs in one weekend. go listen to your fuckin mummies lps u dork.

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

Rancid 2000 blew OCTW and life wont wait away. It was less produced and more about raw power.....THE most important aspect in music. Production is the LEAST important, if you can't cut it live then quit. I think bands should HAVE to record without overdubbings and protoos, then we'd know who to go see and who not to see. I saw Rancid in 2001 at Warped and i have always loved their records, but, maybe they were tired that day but they really played average. Op Ivy was Jesse Michaels band.

Jon_the_Skafather (November 9, 2002)

i have one comment on this review....that last part about the man who brought us op ivy.

anyone ever heard a band called common rider??? that is a much more logical step from op ivy and actually sounds good unlike this trash. i think that prooves that op ivy's main talents were matt freeman and jesse michaels.

too much credit is given to tim for what he does....especially when the credit isn't earned....life won't wait earned credits and so did and out come the wolves...but rancid 2000 and now the transplants...has tim just given up on doing good music and just decided to do whatever since everyone will worship him anyways???

WussEmoRock (November 9, 2002)

hey where did the comment go from the epitaph guy????

and to the guy below me, I know that it sucks that no one knew who the ramones are, but all I am stating is that some of us might not think they are that great, even though they did help inspire most everything that is happening today

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

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

wuss emo, you never cease to amaze me. i never said you have to like the ramones. i think you should know who the ramones are and respect them at least. when i was at that show, when the lead singer asked who liked the ramones, it was almost as if nobody even knew who the hell they were. that's pretty sad. so called "punks" worship bands like good charlotte and all the other pop punk clones out there and have never heard a ramones song.

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

The Ramones deserve every single amount of praise they recieve, no matter how much.

I would rather praise them a million times then those douch bags Mest

WussEmoRock (November 8, 2002)

Have you ever maybe thought that some of us don't actually like the Ramones. sure they have a few good songs, but just because you like them, and they "led the way for newer punk acts" does not mean that we all need to praise them at every fucking show and every review.

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

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

Sounds like the Gin Blossoms to me. - bigjerk

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

The Ramones kick ass. If it wasn't for them, most of these bands wouldn't be around today.

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

hmmmm, the transplants (can you say, over-fucking-rated) get reviewed for the third god damn time yet the ramones rocket to russia has yet to be reviewed even once? do people even know who the ramones are, especially you youngins? i say this b/c i went to a show (the band i can't quite remember at this point) once and the lead singer was all "hey, who here likes the ramones?" and all you could hear was silence.

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

vortis also used niggers and niggas, and you can read an excellent review of that album to the left and down 12
-moldy

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

for the record dead kennedys said niggers in "holiday in cambodia" and three reviews for this record is more than enough

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

Why are there 3 f'n reviews of this record? That is all.

Ramo

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

Concerning track 10(the one with Lars), who's that about. Who stabbed them in the back? Oh, and this review kinda sucks-J

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

i think Big Black maybe said the n-word

Dubar (November 8, 2002)

"cue references to chronic and the fact that ‚??Transplants are in da house‚??, though I‚??m not actually a fan of the rap genre, the lyrics strike me as being amoungst the best of this year"

This sounds like a dad trying to bond with his 12 year old son

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

I don't think I've EVER heard the word "niggas" in a punk record.

Though I could be wrong...

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

I don'think I've ever heard the word "bitch" so many times on a punk record.

-sickboi

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