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New Bomb Turks

New Bomb Turks: The Night Before the Day the Earth Stood StillThe Night Before the Day the Earth Stood Still (2002)
Gearhead Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5


Contributed by: wyzoWyzo
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This record is Marilyn Monroe. Tight and Classy. After the album Nightmare Scenario on Epitaph reinvigorating the hope in the turks and closing their contract with epitaph, what could they do but do something rocking? Not repeating the dirty dark rock and punk kick of the previous album, this rec.
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This record is Marilyn Monroe.
Tight and Classy.

After the album Nightmare Scenario on Epitaph reinvigorating the hope in the turks and closing their contract with epitaph, what could they do but do something rocking?

Not repeating the dirty dark rock and punk kick of the previous album, this record goes to the old catalog. If anything, this record reminded me of my favorite New Bomb Turks joint (fuck off) "information highway revisited". It had the clever lyrics, with the upbeat music hiding an undertone of sarcastic and caustic bitterness/rock and roll fun.

You have the drawn out rock on "Like Ghosts", or the quick kick in the pants of "Sick Sermon", but ultimately the medal goes to "Leaving Town" for its poppy yet drilled chorus and "Statue of liberty".

This is consistent in the way the lyrically pure songs "rat feelings" and "dont bug me im nutty" surpass there tone to jiggle your insides to orgasm. The instruments sound great, the guitar not overloaded like alot of releases, just right there like lightning (did i mention "pretty lightning" rocked?) when you need em, minimalist and full at the same time.

A great final LP, the EP waiting to be released has to be quality after this. I'm sad I missed them on the last tour. sigh.

 

 
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Sliced-T (May 1, 2008)

My personal favourite Turks album. They went out on high note, that's for sure.

Anonymous (May 18, 2006)

My reigning favourite New Bomb Turks album.

Anonymous (July 16, 2005)

3 years to sink in and I'd have to say this is my favourite NBT ablum.

Anonymous (May 4, 2004)

not destroy-oh-boy! but this is classic nbt.
amazing stuff!

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

Best band ever - please don't leave us!

burstandbloom (December 24, 2002)

"...to jiggle your insides to orgasm."
That was beautiful.

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

I saw them live few weeks ago, they kicked many asses that night (next time i want more volume)

this album kicks ass, they always kick ass, this is the rocknroll-punk we wanna hear!

later,
steven from groningen, holland

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

Good review of a great record, I am so glad that there are so many other people around who love these guys like I do. In my opinion the Turks are one of the greatest bands I have ever heard, to be honest I can't really split them and RFTC, two different but undeniably amazing bands.
I agree with some of the posts here, this record defintely hasn't grabbed me like Nightmare Scenario or Destroy Oh Boy or any of the others really but it is still a damn fine album from a band I will be sad to probably never see live again.
One thing I will say is that the Epitaph roster is defintely thinner without NBT, Zeke and The Humpers, that said they still have Hot Water Music and will be releasing a few Turbonegro records including the new one so that is a pretty big plus I think.
But back to what matters, thanks to NBT for some of the best music ever released.

Anonymous (December 23, 2002)

Man, these guys were dropped by Epitaph. That shit is COLD. NBT can't sell records, but Millencollin can. But I suppose I should hear a full album by these guys before I decide how much Epitaph fucked up. Yep. Probably.

In conclusion, Millencollin = suck.

NBT = probably don't suck.

Love,
You

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

This is a TIGHT JOINT KID. WORD UP!

Anonymous (December 22, 2002)

This album just reaffirms the fact that this band will always be above the cheap ripoff bands that follow them .. such as those swedish idiots the Hives, those Nirvana-ripoff Vine lamers, and all those other stupid garage revitalist bands. New Bomb Turks have been pioneering that shit and putting classic albums out since the early 90's. Bow down.

waste_elite (December 21, 2002)

yeah, i've been there wyzo

pope_schlomo (December 21, 2002)

Pretty good record from a band that's been doing the garage rock scene and never gets notice. I still like "Nightmare Scenario" more but still a kick ass record. A question for Wyzo...if this record is like Marilyn Monroe, you think it would have the same flatulence problem as her.

Ramo
(Putting the "F" in art)

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

dedicated to the late Jerry Wick of Gaunt, another killer and missed rock band.

I think this album is hard to like because it has no stand out track like other albums, but after repeat listens you tend to get into it as a whole because its an overall record of great stuff, its just lacking the beefy guitars of epitaph production, which makes it sound more stripped down and real. Much more organic, no distortion hiding a lack of musicianship, they clearly know how to rock.

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

i dont exactly remember writing this, but yeah, I agree with the first two lines. I need to start making myself post it notes of things ive done the day before.
wyzo

adam (December 20, 2002)

I saw them on their tour for this album. They're great live but the sound-man at the show fucked everything up. The levels were all wierd and the volume was so loud it was uncomfortable.

I LOVE the Turks and desperately want to like this album, but so far it just hasn't clicked for me. I donno... there's something lacking and I can't quite put my finger on it.

adam

Anonymous (December 20, 2002)

They suck.

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