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New Found Glory

New Found Glory: The Story So Far DVDThe Story So Far DVD (2002)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: maverickScott
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Who would have thought that the idea of DVDs would be embraced by so many in the punk community? A quick search on Interpunk.com shows that there are over 100 punk-related DVDs that they carry alone, with more coming out all the time. It's pretty ironic that a type of music that isn't supposed to .
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Who would have thought that the idea of DVDs would be embraced by so many in the punk community? A quick search on Interpunk.com shows that there are over 100 punk-related DVDs that they carry alone, with more coming out all the time. It's pretty ironic that a type of music that isn't supposed to be based around money [and ridicules people for "selling out"] thrive on the most expensive form of entertainment on the market today. But I'm not here to write an editorial about what is inherently wrong with this, I'm here to review a New Found Glory DVD.

I'd rather write the editorial.

In all honesty, this DVD isn't all that bad for what it is. Sure, I hate New Found Glory with a passion, but as a DVD it is well stocked with goodies. There are two separate documentaries about the band [one pre-MCA, one current], and after watching this I actually know the bandmembers' names. Up until now, I just though it was "The guy that looks like Quintin Tarantino, the guy who was in Shai Hulud, the fat bassist, the crazy drummer, and the other guy." So at least that is cleared up now.

The DVD also has all five of the band's music videos, which are all entertaining to a degree [especially the original version of "Hit Or Miss" with Corey Feldman]. No matter what you think about the band's sound, these guys do have a sense of humor. The newer documentary doesn't portray this too much, but the older one does an excellent job of actually showing you who these guys are [and I definitely was laughing out loud at points - especially Jordan's impromptu song about cat piss].

This DVD won't make the band any new fans, but it will definitely please the band's current horde of groupies.

Oops, I'd write more, but this just sold on Half.com, so I have to go package it up.

 

 
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Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

Chad: "He's the grumpy guy. If he wakes up in a bad mood, he's like arrrr..."

Jordan: "When it comes down to like, money...he's a Jew."
Steve: "Hello, I'm a Jew."
Jordan: "I'm a Jew, too."

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

Jordan: "There's cat piss all over my sleeping bag. It f***ing smells like shit."
Camera Guy: "Jordan, does it smell like piss or shit?"
Jordan: "Smells like piss. Like crap. Like... You know what I'm saying. Shut up."
Camera Guy: "Like piss or crap. Like pisscrap."

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

"The guy that looks like Quintin Tarantino, the guy who was in Shai Hulud, the fat bassist, the crazy drummer, and the other guy."

thats pretty much what everyone thinks. i always thought steve was the other guy

i don't know if this was from the dvd or not but

jordan:Chad, lets talk about chad.rap about pilgrims, rap about chad.

i love chad

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

To the guy below:

Your score for an NFG DVD shows why you suck so bad.

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

The comment below this is one of the worst comments I've ever read on this site. NOFX sucks? Ok.... lets think about this one. 1) The music sucks. Are you joking? They have some of the most impressive chord progressions out there, Melvin is good at guitar and Hefe plays really awesome solos, Fat Mike is a very good bassist and writes some awesome lines, and anyone who says that the drummer sucks has never listened to the music. It's obvious that the music doesn't suck. 2) The lyrics suck. What are good lyrics then? I mean, honestly, I've heard a LOT of punk bands. I've never heard a punk band with even one half as much lyrical diversity as NOFX. One song is funny, the next song is clever but poingniant, the next song is weird and irreverant, and full of lyrical puns. You don't get that with most bands. 3) The vocals not only suck but are overrated to the max. First of all, everyone knows that Fatty wasn't blessed with pipes of gold. Yet somehow he still manages to convey emotion and expression as well as Greg Graffin ever does. Plus, the harmonies are really, really good -- and they do them live. 4) The band sucks -- yeah I think we've taken care of that one already. And finally, the thesis: "punk is fucking dead." That's why we're on a punk website, right? It's called punknews.org, and there are obviously thousands of people who come here. Pretty impressive for a dead genre. --JP

Anonymous (December 19, 2002)

I did give it a chance, I own two fucking NoFx albums. And lemme tell ya, they suck. Here's how I justify that:

1. The lyrics suck

2. The music sucks

3. The vocals not only suck, but they're overrated to the max

4. THE BAND SUCKS

The albums? "The Decline" and "Punk in Drublic". They act like they're super-original, but all they do is rip off the Buzzcocks first album and put shitty lyrics to it.

So what if "The Decline" is political? It still sucks! I mean, there are a million better political punk songs out there. And too many people think that NoFx started punk. Fuck, they started when it had been dead for 5 years. Yeah, thats right, punk is fucking dead.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

...I don't get it. I can honestly say I really just don't get it. I like the old punk, I also like bands like NOFX, Bad Religion, AFI, Bane, Alkaline Trio and what you people like so much, but can't help but liking Blink 182, New Found Glory, Saves the Day, and Good Charlotte (though a few GC songs tend to grate on my nerves). So, why don't you punkers give pop punk a chance, if you like it, like it, if you don't, well, don't assume what you DO like is to be worshipped by all that have an interest in punk music, I mean, I constantly see a few select bands put up on pedistals, then knocked down by someone else. Some of you seem to think you are the authority on punk, only to be knocked down by someone else who thinks they are the authority on punk, who then gets knocked down again etc. etc. It'd be great if some 'authority on punk' could tell me why I can't like what you call 'punk' and this as well without being flamed as being a 'teenybopper' or a 'mindless pop puppet' or something ridiculous like that.

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

"does anybody even notice that this band is THE GAYEST BAND IN THE WORLD??"

yeah, writing songs about girls, that's very homosexual...

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

oh so now your bringing our lord and savior jesus christ the messiah into it?

waste_elite (December 17, 2002)

you guys take everything i say way too seriously.

ligthen up for christ's sake...

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

To clarify -- the way we all got started talking about NOFX was this: way down in the posts, someone compared A New Found Glory to "classic bands like BR and NOFX." It's been downhill since then. Now, to the guy two posts down: "The Decline" by NOFX is the biggest peice of shit I've ever heard. Maybe the thing that pisses me off most is that it seems like they just took like 5 or 6 songs and just crammed them together into one big peice of shit. listening to the decline is like listening to any other 18 minute cd, except they don't have breaks between the songs." Whaaaaaaaaaat? Dude, I assume you've listened to the song before, but I don't know if you've listened carefully. It's not like five or six songs -- it's like five or six different "sections," yeah, but they definitely fit together into a cohesive song. And also, there's a riff (the infamous "trombone riff") that gets repeated time and time again throughout the song. Additionally, all of the lyrics have the same theme and get tied up together at the end to form a kind of manifesto. First, the song opens with the rhetorical question "Where are all the stupid people from?" Then there's examples of the bad state of things -- drug laws, gun violence, etc. In the end, it's all tied together: "And so we go on with our lives/we know the truth but prefer lies." It's definitely one big unit. If you're gonna say this is really several little songs, you'd have to say the same about "Bohemian Rhapsody" or any other great song that includes different-sounding parts. I agree with your point about the term "gay," though. And to waste elite, who says "the guy below me is really stupid." What does that mean? First of all, which point out of the two that he made are you disagreeing with? And second, why do you disagree? What makes him stupid? It doesn't make sense to just make a statement like that and not back it up. There's no point. --JP

waste_elite (December 17, 2002)

the guy below me is really stupid

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

Before I begin, let me say that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, so heres mine.... "The Decline" by NOFX is the biggest peice of shit I've ever heard. Maybe the thing that pisses me off most is that it seems like they just took like 5 or 6 songs and just crammed them together into one big peice of shit. The song is such a fucking gimmick. Everytime someone mentions it, they have to mention that it's 18 minutes long. Who the fuck cares? listening to the decline is like listening to any other 18 minute cd, except they don't have breaks between the songs. and how did nofx even come up under this review? i'm guessing that all you self-rightous punks were reasserting your punkness by saying that kids should listen to nofx rather than nfg. well fucking grow up! if someone wants to listen to nfg, how punk does that make you to try to control them and tell them what to listen to?
and one more comment before i go. what is the justification in using the word 'gay' in a derogatory manner? If you wanna say that nfg is shitty music, then say that. But comparing them to a sexual lifestyle makes absolutely no sense and only shows your ignorance. Please think before you speak.

rightcliqificus (December 17, 2002)

does anybody even notice that this band is THE GAYEST BAND IN THE WORLD??.. not that there's anything wrong with that.

maverick (December 17, 2002)

To the guy three posts down:

It's P.P.S/P.P.P.S, not P.S.S/P.S.S.S.

Why, you may ask? Well, P.S. stands for "post script." You wouldn't say "post script-script," you'd say "post-post script."

Just thought I'd educate you a little.

-Scott

Anonymous (December 17, 2002)

Rancid is the shit.

I need to go to a Rancid show, teenyboppers couldn't last 30 seconds at a Rancid show.

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

"come on"

No thanks, if you catch my drift.

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

"come on, the "Fashion Pistols" were spitting nothing but rhetoric."

No they werent. You're just a hick who doesnt know what he's talking about. Fuck you and all the other Blink fans that plague this site. I've stated this before in defense of the Pistols, and I'll have to state it again:

THE PISTOLS WERE ORIGINAL WHEN THEY STARTED!!! Johnny Rotten and Sid openly made fun of their audiences when people started copying them.

Oh well. In twenty years Fat Mike will just be another old bozo slagging through life, while the Sex Pistols will be remembered as the first and greatest.

P.S. If any of you were educated and didnt think that Rancid was the pinacle of streetpunk, you'd understand. But obviously, you're all frat boys with computers. Think about it: How punk is posting on a fucking message board?

P.S.S. I dont consider myself a punk, just somebody who likes MEANINGFUL music.

P.S.S.S. Long live the Sex Pistols, Iggy, PiL, and the Clash!

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

Comparing NOFX and The Sex Pistols is like friggin apples and oranges. You can say that Fat Mike sings about inane topics, and I concur, but come on, the "Fashion Pistols" were spitting nothing but rhetoric.

I hear a lot of bitching that Fat Mike doesn't promote solutions with his squabbling about the government, but what about the Pistols? Yeah guys, "Anarchy in the UK", there's a policy that would work.

-sickboi

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 16, 2002)

But nothing by NoFx has ever required any thought Bilbo Baggins, that comment is sooooooo ridiculous. Did you think before you wrote that? Are you actually trying to say that the Sex Pistols are more political than NOFX??? Duuuuude...... Have you ever listened to a little ditty called "The Decline?" Eighteen minutes of anti-establishment political poetry. Seriously, if you've never heard the song, or read the lyrics, go do that, and then come back and say "nothing by NOFX has ever required any thought" again. --JP

waste_elite (December 15, 2002)

...and bilbo, just because you're a big bad sophomore doesn't mean you're above NOFX.

waste_elite (December 15, 2002)

to the anonymous guy below me, i believe we're getting caught up in semantics here.

i'm in agreement with you.

Anonymous (December 15, 2002)

"NOFX were originals. sure, after getting their sound bastardized and ripped off by a million other bands, it loses it's appeal. regardless, they were one of the originals. i don't think they are overrated either, prime NOFX is grade A skatepunk/pop-punk.

and uh, i can't see how they wouldn't have any lasting value, they've been around for nearly 20 years."

I know some people that like NoFx... They're all Freshmen. And there's nothing wrong with that, because I can see how "skaters" or whoever likes their lyrics. But nothing by NoFx has ever required any thought, and maybe thats why only little kids love them. And then they hear all these immitations, like Blink 182, NFG, Sum 41, etc., and think 'boy, they started all this'. So they think that NoFx must have been one of the first punk bands. In truth, NoFx started in the mid 80s, and by then punk had been dead for a couple of years... Tsk, tsk.

Maybe someday all the skate punks will put down their skateboards and start thinking and overhear a Sex Pistols song or something else original and meaningful. But by then the whole "skate fad" will be over and done with, so that's probably not gonna happen.

-Bilbo Baggins

PS: NFG SUCKS!

Anonymous (December 15, 2002)

Waste_elite: yes, all of the socialist and anarchist writers of our time and past (Parenti, Chomsky, Levine, and even every single guy who prints an anti-capitalist zine and sells it) are capitalists, by definition. No, I don't believe that they're hypocrites, because if you read their writings carefully, you'll find that their main gripe with the capitalist system is the way that it creates personal empires at the expense of the well-being of the masses. None of the leftist writers are exploiting anyone by selling their books, nor are they building much in the way of personal empires. They play the capitalist game because it's the only game there is to play. The same goes for the bands. None of the independent bands are exploiting anyone or making a huge profit. They're not hypocrites. However, to say that they are not capitalists is just incorrect.

waste_elite (December 15, 2002)

and about the t-shirt thing...

yes, the concept of buying low and selling high and making a private profit and whatnot is capitalist, but that doesn't make you a capitalist. this is the society we live in and you have to play by the rules in order to survive. you've pretty much stated that, but i'm clarifying.

reasoning that making money from selling products makes you a capitalist is totally off base. by those standards, all of the great socialist and anarchist writers have all been hypotcrites because they've made money from the selling of their books.

get the picture?

waste_elite (December 15, 2002)

"Classic is something with ORIGINAL, LASTING VALUE. NoFx is neither. It doesnt matter if they "sold out" or not, but their music sucks and they're overrated."

NOFX were originals. sure, after getting their sound bastardized and ripped off by a million other bands, it loses it's appeal. regardless, they were one of the originals. i don't think they are overrated either, prime NOFX is grade A skatepunk/pop-punk.

and uh, i can't see how they wouldn't have any lasting value, they've been around for nearly 20 years.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

NOFX = overrated.

They haven't done anything new in YEARS. I thought this shit was cool when I was 15 too, now, it's just nothing new and the lyrics are bleh.

BrandonSideleau (December 14, 2002)

I really love NOFX lyrics, but I really don't like their music. I just can't get into the voice. sorry. Not bad though, I still enjoy many songs.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

have you listened to the Decline? fuckin amazing... talk about classic, lasting value... just listen to the decline... best punk anthem ever

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

DUDE. It is impossible to say that NOFX's music sucks. Their lyrics are really intelligent and often funny, their music is catchy and well written, and often very complex.... I don't know how you could say a bad thing about them.

Anonymous (December 14, 2002)

"Oh, come on OLDPUNKER...they are now one of the vet's, and I'd go as far as to cal them classic"

Classic is something with ORIGINAL, LASTING VALUE. NoFx is neither. It doesnt matter if they "sold out" or not, but their music sucks and they're overrated.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

To waste_elite: sorry dude, but selling t-shirts does make you a capitalist. I know that the guys in Anti-Flag (and most other bands out there) aren't interested primarily in making money off of their t-shirts, but rather in spreading awareness of their band, their music, and their ideals. However, a capitalist (according to David P. Levine) is anyone whose income and wealth depend primarily on the market value of the property he or she owns (including the property of labor). The musicians earn income by performing -- they then use this income to acquire capital (t-shirts) which they sell for a profit. The only way a band could avoid being capitalist (within the framework of our capitalist system) would be to give their t-shirts away. That would be nice, but, of course, they can't. They're just trying to survive. To the dude who was knocking them for being capitalist: they're just trying to play the game and put food on the table. This is a capitalist society...they have no choice. --JP

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

I'm a rebel for talking about girls.

waste_elite (December 13, 2002)

"You're all bitching at them for not singing about important social/political issues. Instead, they sing about girls, thereby *not* doing what a lot of you seemingly want them to do. Doesn't this make them more punk, by going against this norm you all seem intent on establishing for them?"

yeah, they're so punk for singing about girls and thereby conforming to the mass appeal that is POP MUSIC. there's nothing rebellious about what they're doing.

"On a side note, the best insult for Anti-Flag ever is "Capitialism sucks! Buy our T-shirts!""

i guess you could use that against almost every political punk band to ever exist as 95% of them have t-shirts.

must i again remind you that selling t-shirts does not make you a capitalist? you kids are funny.

BrandonSideleau (December 13, 2002)

the point is that their lyrics are boring and tired and extremely corny. If they had some clever lyrics and if their music wasn't so terrible then it might be alright. But they're just downright disgusting.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

About NFG and their lyrics...

I have no problem with bands talking about relationships or girl problems, but when EVERY SINGLE SONG YOU DO is about it, then it just gets really tiresome, talk about something else. It doesn't need to be political, but at least try to have some more substance in your lyrics.

Besides, they aren't even original or witty.

NFG are tools.

maverick (December 13, 2002)

To everyone bitching about this band's lack of groundbreaking lyricism -

You're all bitching at them for not singing about important social/political issues. Instead, they sing about girls, thereby *not* doing what a lot of you seemingly want them to do. Doesn't this make them more punk, by going against this norm you all seem intent on establishing for them?

Don't get me wrong, I don't like this band at all, but you guys are just silly for bitching about this. Go listen to your Anti-Flag.

On a side note, the best insult for Anti-Flag ever is "Capitialism sucks! Buy our T-shirts!"

Just thought I'd say that again, as it makes me laugh every time.

-Scott

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

"Yes, I agree that the standard 8-5-6-4 (D-A-Bm-G or C-G-Am-F, for example) is used a lot. But it's so damn catchy. Can you blame them for using it?"

yeah, that was my point. who gives a fuck if basket case uses a 7 chord progression? or if some other song uses a 2 chord progression? that doesnt make one song more creative than another. My point was that you shouldn't judge a song's ingenuity just by the chord progression that they use. If that were the case, then you would have to put Rancid on the same level as blink 182 ("Dammit" and "Journey to the End of East Bay" use C, G, Am, F)

BrandonSideleau (December 13, 2002)

Singing about girls is fine, if you can create clever lyrics and good music- new found glory can't do either one.

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

Jeez, can someone inject some sense into this board? FIRST OF ALL: If you're gonna diss a band, no matter what band it is, it's really, really stupid to give it 5 stars and then be like "they fuckin suck." It just looks like you're a confused individual. SECOND: To the guy who said NOFX=shit: do you mean they are the shit, or they are shit? And if they are shit, you have to back that up. There's no point in making a comment like "they fucking suck" or "they're shit" without backing it up with some evidence, cause you're never gonna convince anyone of anything that way. THIRD: To the guy who's arguing about chord progressions and says "how many ways can you arrange 4 notes in a scale?" First of all, they're chords, not notes. Second, why does it have to be 4? "Basket Case" has a 7-chord progression, the verse of "About a Girl" has a 2-chord progression, the verse of "All-Star Me" has a 3-chord progression. Yes, I agree that the standard 8-5-6-4 (D-A-Bm-G or C-G-Am-F, for example) is used a lot. But it's so damn catchy. Can you blame them for using it? That leads me to my last point. To everyone who's saying that there guys aren't real punk, and that their lyrics are shit because they're not singing about rebellion or angst: dude, they're just singing about what's on their mind. You think politics and rissues of social concern are important -- that's great. There are lots of bands out there that feel the same way. NFG think girls are important. Who are you to say who's right? What if I think giraffes are important, and I record a CD where I sing about how much I love giraffes. If the music is good, are you still gonna call it shit because of my "stupid" lyrics? That's not cool. Aiight I'm out. --JP

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

Oh, come on OLDPUNKER...they are now one of the vet's, and I'd go as far as to cal them classic. I know you live in the DC area, are you going to the WHFS thing tonight?

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

To the comment below about nofx being classic punk....... No their not-oldpunker-

Anonymous (December 13, 2002)

NOFX=shit

waste_elite (December 12, 2002)

NOFX has been around for almost 20 years and the kids still eat em up

like it or not, they're classic

beck's beer = god

waste_elite (December 12, 2002)

MC5 kick's out the jams, motherfucker

REVOLUTION!

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Yeah classic punk like nofx. Totally classic punk is nofx. Errr skateboards rox

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Simple as this guys:
New Found Glory, along with every other major pop"punk" band's music is written in hopes to appeal to the masses, aka all of those teeny bopping trl people. These guys, and GC and all those other bands apparently enjoy the popularity. They pull away from the punk community by taking some of punk's inspirations and forming it so its more pleasing to the major label rep's ears. So let them do it..... then when everyone forgets about them, fuck em. They will never have the longevity of classic punk bands like BR and NOFX, and its their loss.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Sounds like one shitty night. Andrew WK isnt even a good RIP OFF of hair metal. "WE WANT FUN"- yeah, Andy, you fight the power, brother.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

I shall be seeing Andrew WK, Gil Mantera's Party Dream and Shai Hulud on Saturday.

Sounds like one crazy night.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

"If you play guitar, you know that blink's, and NFG and all those pop-punk bands have AT LEAST and possibly more than a song that has T progression i believe,(D,A,B flat, G)."

Isn't it D, A, B, G? And if you're gonna give pop punk bands shit for using that progression, why not give punk bands shit for using the C, G, A, F progression over and over again. Having the same progression as some other band isnt a big fucking deal. I defy you to make up a progression that hasnt been used by some other band already. What i think matters is the rhythm that they band puts over that progression, and if you're open-minded enough to listen to nfg, you would know that they have very creative and original rhythms. Face it, there are only so many ways you can arrange 4 notes in a major scale. Who the fuck cares if 2 bands used the same progression?!?!

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Nah, I really wanted to see James Brown and the Pietasters, so a girl got me a ticket for an early Xmas present, two of her friends aren't going now so she wants to sell them. I hate ebay so I thought I'd give the kids here a shake at it.

-sickboi

waste_elite (December 12, 2002)

did you win those tix off of HFS sickboi?

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Last I checked NFG stood for NO FUCKING GOOD!

Same old lame "punk" scene.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Oh, I'm going, James Brown with the Pietasters, Queens of the Stone Age and the Distillers are also there. I just have 2 extra tickets.

-sickboi

evildeadalive (December 12, 2002)

What??!! And you don't want to go sickboi? I can't possibly fathom why...

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Oh yeah, Boxcar Racer will be there too.

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Always making good point Wuss.

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Hey, any of you kids in the DC/Baltimore/NOVA area....

I have 2 floor tickets to the WHFS Holiday Nutcracker that I need to get rid of. I'm not scalping, I just don't need em. Your beloved NFG will be there, so on the floor you can be super close...yeah. Anyways, anyone interested just leave a post here with your email and I 'll contact you.

-sickboi

WussEmoRock (December 12, 2002)

hahahaha no you couldn't. if you could feed us a hit song you would have done it by now.

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

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

the truth that everyone knows, like it or not, is that NFG won't be popular in a couple years..they're as forgettable as simple plan, blink, and all that bullshit. If you play guitar, you know that blink's, and NFG and all those pop-punk bands have AT LEAST and possibly more than a song that has T progression i believe,(D,A,B flat, G). It sounds good to the ear and its shallow music with the lyrics sung in a different way. it takes no talent..i could feed you a hit song out my ass right now

waste_elite (December 12, 2002)

if singing about girls gets you hard for some reason, just buy an alkaline trio cd.

they're 100 times better than NFG, plus they sing about drinking and evil.

much cooler

FeedMyNightmare (December 11, 2002)

Guys , grow up!...
Eventhough nfg isnt my kind of music, The guys have fun at what theyre doing, more power to them.

Second off, Shai Hulud is just as good w/ Gert as they were with Chad.

Third, Calling NFG sellouts for going to Shai Huluds shows then playing 4000 capacity venues, is by far the dumbest comment made on here. Wuss, you have been defeated by this idiot.AHHHHH..ive got to calm down..

Its jus music. Grow the fuck up.

BrandonSideleau (December 11, 2002)

Well, wuss. Girls are great, but why whine about them? And they could atleast show a little creativity. Their lyrics are just different renditions of the same theme a thousand times. If they could come on with some creative and original music and a NON annoying vocalist and actually come up with some clever lyrics then I'll give them some credit. But fuck man, I've heard MANY songs about girls that aren't in this form.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

"nfg isnt just a joke novelty band. why dont you try reading some of their lyrics sometime (especially stuff from nothing gold can stay). their music shouldnt be taken any less seriously just because they're making money. it's surprising how close-minded you people can be"

Yeah, because talking about girls over and over and over and over and over again is so open minded about things in this world.

If they do something new, they'll get some more respect from me, until then, they are tools.

WussEmoRock (December 11, 2002)

so what's not boring Brandon? I happen to find girls to be a very wonderful thing in life, what about yourself?

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

BrandonSideleau (December 11, 2002)

Their lyrics are about girls and what not. boring.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

nfg isnt just a joke novelty band. why dont you try reading some of their lyrics sometime (especially stuff from nothing gold can stay). their music shouldnt be taken any less seriously just because they're making money. it's surprising how close-minded you people can be

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

"But playing music SHOULD NOT be a job. Like Greg Ginn once said "People who are getting into music for the money should just go get real jobs."

if you actually make money out of music that's a pretty big acomplishment. today it's sooo competitive!~

the[]muffin[]girl

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Actually, BITTER, he did list some bands that are great. I think you're just BITTER because you're mommy's tits werent warm this morning and people kep dissing you're fave band- New Found Glory. Yeah, I know! They are like SO TOTALLY PUNK!

bitter (December 11, 2002)

"Everybody's entitled to their own opinion...but shit there are some facts. NFG are unoriginal, a mochary to good bands. If you'll admit it as just them being a jokey, funny, goofball, disposable band then I say ok fine...but trying to say they are an excellent and REAL music band is just absurd. I mean- THe Doors, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Bob Marley, Black Flag, Minor Threat, MC5, The Stooges, The Ramones, Bad Religion, Public Enemy, Body Count, Nirvana, Minor Threat, Rollins, James Brown, Pennywise, Good Riddance, Hot Water Music, Circle Jerks and compare them to this candy ass conformist garbage and it is hilarious. New Found Glory are a fucking joke."

hahaha... way to quote all the punk bands you know and the "other genre" bands that are "oooohhh-kay" to like in the punk scene.

- BITTER

TheOneTrueBill (December 11, 2002)

i think the singer has to get kicked in the junk before every show to get his voice that high.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

I check the website once at school (where I am now), and once when I get home from school, and one more time before I go to bed. Not to mention everytime I am bored while I am at home. haha. this is the only site I visit online consistently besides hotmail. anyway, I come here a lot because I like the site, and I like you too (person below) =)

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock***** (at school)

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Two Things:

1. Why does the lead singer look just like Morrissey in their newest video?
2. Why does WUSSEMOROCK hang out here all day waiting for people to post so he can reply. Seriously, there are like eleventeen posts by W.E.R. on this one review. Kill Yourself, please (C'mon Wuss, I asked nicely.)

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

I think the whole idea of messageboards are pointless. No matter what you put on here, there is always someone who disagrees with you, and always someone who agrees with you. I say just keep your opinions to yourself unless someone asks you. Because it will ALWAYS lead to arguing, which leads to nothing. No, I'm not being hypocritical by writing on this messageboard because this doesn't rip on or praise a band/album or anything.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

That was the best review I've ever read on here.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

all they need now is a new lead singer, different type of music and some new fans that I don't want to decapitate and they'll be set. How about you do a "story so far" after you've had than one damn story to tell. This is like putting together a photo album for a newborn baby. Wait till you've been in it longer.

WussEmoRock (December 11, 2002)

chad. the guitarist

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

punky (December 11, 2002)

which one of those guys was in shai hulud? the funny looking one?

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

hahaha scott, even i now i only know that 'guy ex shai hulud'.

- n'deso

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Story so far? Fuck, like they have 15 years behind them...Cashing in...

BrandonSideleau (December 11, 2002)

Music shouldn't be ABOUT money, but if you make some along the way then fine. As long as you're in the mode of "I'd make this music EVEN if i was poor and never making money off of it. The point is that money is, unfortuantely, a necesitty to live. But playing music SHOULD NOT be a job. Like Greg Ginn once said "People who are getting into music for the money should just go get real jobs."

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

anyone see the irony in saying that punk isn't about money, and it's weird to have a DVD out, but at the same time saying this on a website, which you need a computer and all that just to see?

just a thought.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Hey Wuss Emo, quit typing on this board and continue sucking our balls.
- everyone in New Found Glory

BrandonSideleau (December 11, 2002)

I wasnt making fun, I was serious. They are kids and we shouldn't make fun of them. Shit, do i need to actually SAY I'm serious?!

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

...so now we're going to make fun of people because they're a few years younger than us? ...very punk.

BrandonSideleau (December 11, 2002)

WE shouldn't be mean to new found glory fans. They're only kids. Don't be bullies. I know it's hard to tell how old people are on the site. But it seems from what they say and they slip sometimes and actually talk about their school and shit. So don't make fun of them.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

I didn't read any of the comments before mine, but i can probably safely assume that it was all just about how pop punks sucks and how nfg and all of their fans should die. anyways, I liked this DVD a lot! The feature presentation (the post-mca one) was kind of lame and didn't really give you any insight into the band. it was also kind of annoying to watch because they'd show live footage, but have the cd versions of songs in the background. anyways, the score i gave this dvd is all due to the zine documentary in the bonus features section. it was really funny and, as stated in the review, it really let you get to know the band. The music videos were all good (my favorite being Dressed to Kill), except the new one, "Head on Collision". If you havent seen it on Nickelodeon's SlimeTime Live yet, don't go out of your way to see it. It's really really lame. yeah, so if you're a true nfg fan, then you probably already have it. If you kinda like them, i would suggest getting this if you can find it for cheap (i got it for 10).

Okay thats my review. and yes, i am a poser and i should die because i like new found glory and pop punk in general.

WussEmoRock (December 11, 2002)

you hate the as human beings? I don't even know how to argue with a comment like that.

first off you don't know the band, and if you did you would know for a fact that they are doing what they do because they love it. no they are not making this music just so it will sell a lot of copies, they are making music that they enjoy and it just so happens that others like it as well.

please dont be ignorant, especially because you don't like a band. please.

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

Dubar (December 11, 2002)

you'll notice that shai hulud and NFG seem to coordinate their touring plans lately, so that every time shai hulud is in south florida, NFG is too. Why do I hate them so much? Because they show up to the shai hulud show.. understandably, they're friends.. that guy was in the band. They have a great fucking time, its a great fucking show. Then, the next night, they go and play fucking shitty pop music to 4000 screaming teenage girls.
What does this mean? It means they're sellouts, and theres no denying it. They aren't making music because they LIKE it. They are making music that sticks in your head because it sells a lot of copies. They are in it for the money and the popularity. They have scene credibility, and are WILLING to be exploited and promoted to sell as many records as possible. They're a major label's dream and the bane of underground music in general.

So I'm not saying I only hate their music. I dislike their music because it it catchy and empty and irritating. I HATE them as human beings.

BrandonSideleau (December 10, 2002)

It's pop music, it may BE music, but it's not music that means anything. More of just music for kids who don't really think to much while listening to their music. New Found Glory should be providing back massages to most other bands, but they still have a right to play, even if they do suck.

WussEmoRock (December 10, 2002)

fuck!

You might not like NFG but they are still music you idiot. I hate how everyone says just because it is a shitty pop band that they aren't music, I think what you mean to say (or should) is that they aren't music for you.

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

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Everybody's entitled to their own opinion...but shit there are some facts. NFG are unoriginal, a mochary to good bands. If you'll admit it as just them being a jokey, funny, goofball, disposable band then I say ok fine...but trying to say they are an excellent and REAL music band is just absurd. I mean- THe Doors, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Bob Marley, Black Flag, Minor Threat, MC5, The Stooges, The Ramones, Bad Religion, Public Enemy, Body Count, Nirvana, Minor Threat, Rollins, James Brown, Pennywise, Good Riddance, Hot Water Music, Circle Jerks and compare them to this candy ass conformist garbage and it is hilarious. New Found Glory are a fucking joke.

waste_elite (December 10, 2002)

NFG makes my ears bleed

i'm constantly amazed that bands like this are popular

punkboy_1 (December 10, 2002)

good the first time, i dont suggest buying it because it just doesn't have much replay value.

WussEmoRock (December 10, 2002)

Boston, I've got your back on that, but for only 3 1/2 of your points. I'm not and never will be sick of drive-thru's music, but NFG is very old right now. go listen to nothing gold, it does bring back some good memories, especially "passing time". but yeah, the osbournes and people bitching about nfg (and somehow tying that to bush) is just crazy

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

BostonMusicGuy (December 10, 2002)

Is anyone else as sick of these 4 things as I am?1. New Found Glory and most of drive thru... granted i used to like them but i have grown up a bit and just cant stand to listen to them much longer.2. People who bitch about NFG constantly as well as every other succesful band in the world.3. The Osbournes... god i hate that show... I think I get more and more retarded everytime I catch a glimpse of it.4. People who praise the Osbournes as a funny and original show.Sorry the Osbournes have nothing to do with it, I was just looking through my new Sports Illustrated and saw a Time Magazine ad that featured the family.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Disposable music.....What are these morons whinning about? This is my impression of NFG "I'm so sad I'm an upper middle class white kid who's girlfriend just left him and I have been trying to go to church to tal to god to forget about her...feel sorry for me".............NFG should be serving drinks to other people in the "music world", those people, unfortuanately, make less money than NFG, which just goes to show you how many stupid people there are in the world. But then again....we have a moron in office so why not have pointless moronic music too!

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Watching a NFG live show is like watching a bunch of 12 year olds talk about making out with 11 year olds. I'll pass thank you.

maverick (December 10, 2002)

And oops, it is Feldman, not Haim. My bad, fixing now.

-Scott

maverick (December 10, 2002)

Yeah, they show footage from the first gig, but it's pretty miniscule.

-Scott

WussEmoRock (December 10, 2002)

Melvyl, it does "include" their first gig ever...which they show for about...um...what would you say scott?...a whole 10 seconds. its total crap too. not even funny, just annoying.

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

CallingLondon (December 10, 2002)

so what if DVDs are the most expensive on the market, they're the best. CDs are expensive too, and every band embraces those. DVDs are what's replacing videos, and good rhythms. Anyway, hopefully they'll get cheaper.

Melvyl (December 10, 2002)

the first press relaese said this dvd was going to include their first gig ever, is that true?

WussEmoRock (December 10, 2002)

oh, and don't you mean Corey Fledman??

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

WussEmoRock (December 10, 2002)

I bought this sucker (see the pun? haha) for $14.99, so naturally I got ripped off because it is for sale now for $10.99. anyway, this dvd is cool the first time, but you could never pay me to watch it again.

IT NEEDS SOME DAMN LIVE FOOTAGE. none of the shit where its live but they are talking the whole time, biographies suck.

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

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Alright, sorry for flippin' out like that. I shall be patient, just irritated me, thats all.

"plus NFG are fucking amazing."

if by "amazing" you mean "craptacular, a whiny singer who bitches about a girl in every song who can't seem to get over it playing the same bland music they've been doing for years".

Then yes, I concur. They are "amazing"

bitter (December 10, 2002)

psh. stop bitching about the system review. seriously, i'm betting more people here would rather read about the NFG dvd anyways. You did, didn't you?

plus NFG are fucking amazing.

- BITTER

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Scott my boy,relax I could care less, if anything, I was defending you. Don't destroy what we have, its to special to throw away.

-sickboi

maverick (December 10, 2002)

Sickboi and the anonymous guy below him:

Both of your reviews will be posted eventually. We currently have a 28 review backup and that goes up every day usually. Be patient.

-Scott

TheBouncingSoul (December 10, 2002)

yeah, a 4 year old could write a system of a down review, doesn't mean it'll get posted....douchebag

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Chill out kid, the reviews are probably backed up...I sent a Social D review over a month ago that hasn't been posted. Scott usually does the newest albums and show reviews first....I'm sure yours will be up soon, unless it sucked ass.

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Psh, I love how the fact how I submit a review about System Of A Down (who are much more political and harder and carry more more of a "punk" attitude, despite being "metalish") doesn't get here but this NFG shit does. Fuck.

I guess it's in who you hang out with apparently.

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Isn't it Corey Feldman? Anyways, he was gold in the Goonies. The DVD is pretty sweet too.

kirbypuckett (December 10, 2002)

DVD's aren't that expensive. My pals and I will be releasing a DVD by early next year I assume.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/~uw/
(Hey Mr. Blue Sky)

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