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Snuff: Numb NutsNumb Nuts (2000)
Fat Wreck Chords

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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Numb nuts, eh? I must admit, that's what *I* got after listening to this CD. Snuff are, for no reason I can figure out, very popular in England (kinda like Hi-Standard in Japan), and are selling their fair share of records stateside, too (with the help of the erstwhile Fat Mike, undoubtedly). T.
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Numb nuts, eh? I must admit, that's what *I* got after listening to this CD. Snuff are, for no reason I can figure out, very popular in England (kinda like Hi-Standard in Japan), and are selling their fair share of records stateside, too (with the help of the erstwhile Fat Mike, undoubtedly). They're on Fat Wreck, so they're bound to have the NOFX "influence" (meaning they try to write almost every song as if it were a NOFX B-side), but I was surprised at the amount of Leatherface I heard in the first few songs. I like Leatherface, as should any self-respecting punk rocker. Snuff's first few tracks kept my attention, with the singer trying desperately to sound like Frankie Stubbs (which I think just cannot be done). Then the ska-punk kicks in. It's not ska-punk like Less Than Jake or anything, but it's more like a VERY bad version of Slapstick or Against All Authority (meaning they try to be "punk rock" with horns). This just drags the album down incredibly. I would've MUCH rather listened to a Leatherface clone than a NOFX w/horns clone. I thought the English were better than this. Don't get me wrong, there are currently some great English punk bands (with Consumed and Goober Patrol currently topping my list), but Snuff isn't and shouldn't ever be one of them. And don't get me wrong, I DO like Fat Wreck, even though most of my recent reviews (No Use For A Name, Hi-Standard) don't show it -- I just like to hear a dose of originality with my Fat punk. Overall, Snuff has potential to become a good punk band (their singer does have a really cool voice), but I don't think they'll use it, since they've been doing the same thing for as long as I have heard their stuff, and it sells records.
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Cos (June 19, 2010)

I'll say it again: terrible, ignorant review of a great band.

Anonymous (January 25, 2006)

This review sucks. Ok, this isn't Snuffs best work, I rather sick with demmamussabebonk, but it aint that bad. And whats with that NOFX comparsion? I can't find the connection... sucker.

Anonymous (September 16, 2004)

Don't buy this CD if you are new to Snuff!!! It is by no means their best album, by far. I suggest 'Tweet Tweet My Lovely' or 'Demmamussabebonk' as starters. I've still given it 5 stars, for two reasons:
1) Below-average Snuff is still better than 90% of other bands.
2) The song 'Marbles' is on this.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

What a lame review. NONE of the songs on this cd is ska!

Just cuz a punk band uses horns doesn't mean that they're automatically a ska-band!

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

listen to capdown, one of the best fucking ska bands around at the moment and their british.

Anonymous (August 22, 2002)

I'm a huge Snuff fan and have to say that this album is a bit of a let down. The boys still rock yer fucking socks off, but this album just seems rushed. My only advice is to let someone who has even heard another Snuff album review it...not some kook who's been in the "scene" for 30 seconds like Scott.

Anonymous (April 10, 2002)

what the fuck is wrong with the guy that reviewed this?you probably listen to punk fot the past 2 years and think youre a fucking expert.i was searching through reviews and looking the only ones with 5 stars when i saw numb nuts have only 2 where it should have 6.now i have to go through all the reviews cause i can't trust fucks like you that don't know shit

Anonymous (September 20, 2001)

nofx??

where did that come from
i swear you just make any old shit up
go listen to your fucked up the ass green day cd.

snuff 4 ever
-faceecaf

Anonymous (August 16, 2001)

You are a gay homophobic butt-fucking hypocrite.....

Snuff trying to be leatherface? MY ARSE, Duncan Redmonds and Frankie Stubbs have always shown extreme and utter admiration for each others music, Leatherface even do a cover of old-time Snuff classic "Win some/Lose Some" on their legendary mini-album "The Last". Yes there is a similarit of styles, Snuff have been at it since 1986 and leatherface started up not much long after that(while i would like to think there are no "this band is better than band" nah nah nah nah bullshit)they have both supplemented each others styles enormously. As for your comments on Ska/punk or Punk with horns or whatever nice little pigeion hole you want to put this in, who gives a fuck. Snuff have always had a half-arsed attitiude towards everything, making an effort to sound bad in some cases.
But out of this, Snuff's half-arsed attitude has always resulted in some kick-arse tunes that arent even punk/mod/caramel sauce etc.......genre-specific music.

Numb nuts is by no means Snuff's greatest, compared to a lot of things out at the moment though, its God-sent (albeit a non-existent who, if he existed, would drink copius amounts of lager and watch soccer alot when he's not tinkering with his scooter). "Pixies" is a perfect opener for the LP with searing vocals and semi-emo harmonics that lead straight into the popy-love jingle "Yuki". The album expresses Snuff attempting more sinister approach to their hardcore songs, with the aptly titled "Fuck Off" and the almost-metal "Soup of the day". Theres also some good oldtime feeling english street punk songs with "Romeo and Juliet" and "EFL vs Concrete",

Theres absolutely no element of NOFX wannabe at all on this cd, what were thinking ?!?!?!

Anonymous (May 16, 2001)

Someone who gets their punk rock jollies reviewing and judging bands on the "Fat Wreck" sound do to label association has no place reviewing a Snuff record. Snuff have been around longer than Leatherface, and to be particular had alot to do with Leatherfaces "sound" through friendship and influence. Fat Mike liked Snuff alot long before the label association. He RE-RELEASED most of the Snuff records and only the last 3 albums are directly released exclusively on FAT. Num Nuts is a great record. "Yuki" is one of their all time great songs. It is hard to compare it to a record like Tweet Tweet My lovely, but not hard to compare to older releases. This jackass that wrote the review should at least do a little bit of research before writing off a band with a 2 star rating. Snuff Said.

Anonymous (May 3, 2001)

I guess this isn't a bad CD, really, it's just a huge disappointment. Tweet Tweet My Lovely would've been a tough one to follow up anyway (TTML is one of my favorite CD's ever... man it rules, go buy it now), but this just seems to be a weak effort. It's mellowed out a bit from their older stuff, and isn't quite as original. Whereas TTML was more experimental and innovative, this one comes off as forced and bland. It has a few good songs, especially Pixies, the first song, but it's not not a very impressive release, especially not after TTML.

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