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Bouncing Souls / Andrew W.K. / One Man Army

Bouncing Souls/Andrew W.K./One Man Army: live in Tampa, FLlive in Tampa, FL (2003)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: EdgieEdgie
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Friday was SPOT's (Skate Park of Tampa) 10th aniversery. For those that don't know, SPOT was started ten years ago when no one thought a skate park would thrive in Tampa. Today, it's gigantic, and was even featured in THPS2X. Because of this, the place was absolutely sold out by the time we got ther.


Friday was SPOT's (Skate Park of Tampa) 10th aniversery. For those that don't know, SPOT was started ten years ago when no one thought a skate park would thrive in Tampa. Today, it's gigantic, and was even featured in THPS2X. Because of this, the place was absolutely sold out by the time we got there, with a line going from the door and around a block. We knew a DJ there, thank God, and we were able to get in.

Anyway, by the time we got there the owner of SPOT was finishing up his speech, and then they showed their video. Icon ended up starting the show, and we msised them. To be honest, I don't skate at all, but it did show some hilarious footage.

Following the video, One Man Army took the stage and began their set. I hadn't heard of them before tonight, and while I can't say they were amazing, they still put on a damn good show. They were energetic and had a pretty good fanbase upfront. I have to say, though, I did like them quite a bit, and would definately enjoy seeing them again.

Up next was Andrew WK. Just.. ugh. It's just beyond me as to why the hell ANYONE listens to that shit. Boring as hell. My friends and I ended up sitting in the back and bullshitting. All of their songs sounded exactly the same, and almost all of them included the words "party" in some sort of way. Just an awful band that should have quit long ago.

And of course, up next was the Bouncing Souls. I had seen them once before at the Masquerade along with Hot Water Music and the Pietasters, and to be honest, they played a much better set this time. A few songs I remember them playing: Argyle, Kate is Great, Lamar Vannoy, That Song, Say Anything, No Security, Hopeless Romantic, True Believers, ECFU!, Manthem, I Like Your Mom, Here We Go, and to finish it off, Born to Lose.

There was a LOT of stage diving, more than I've ever seen at a show. The Bouncing Souls aren't much of a pit band, but the stage constantly had people getting up and jumping off. Near the stage was your typical shoving and pushing one another to get closer to the band. And about halfway through the set people started jumping up on stage and dancing, pushing, and singing.

All in all, yet another awesome show by the Bouncing Souls. Don't be stupid and miss em when they come around; it was even worth it sitting through AWK. They definately put on one of the better live shows in punk today, and you'd have to be stupid to miss them.

 


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cawsin (January 31, 2003)

man andrew w.k. fuckin blows

Anonymous (January 31, 2003)

If you're going for complete immersion, Final Fantasy all the way. If on the other hand, you just want a game which you can play for a couple hours, do some missions, and get some stress out by killing tons of people go Grand Theft Auto.

Vien (January 29, 2003)

Really? I would of gone for Final Fantasy. Did you hear? There're wonderful.

Anonymous (January 29, 2003)

Grand Theft Auto. Obviously.

Vien (January 29, 2003)

Hear is a question that has troubled man since the beggining of time:

Final Fantasy or Grand Theft Auto?

Edgie (January 29, 2003)

Actually, the opening band was ICON, which I missed so didn't bother to review. I liked One Man Army and thought AWK was horrible. Did you bother reading the review?

Of course I slagged on the fans. Half of them were wasted, and one of them called a buddy of mine a skinhead. Why the fuck shouldn't I slag on em?

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

OK...what the fuck is wrong with the reviewers on this site, every show they do they rate as AWESOME with the exception of the occasional opening band diss

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

Why do people put Andrew WK up to the same standards as everyone else? Even the fans take him seriously when clearly he should just be looked at as some kind of hyperactive novelty. Taking AWK seriously is closely akin to taking Weird Al seriously.---Ryan T. Murphy, www.411mania.com/music

Anonymous (January 28, 2003)

you cunts are more retarded than steady eddie (i guess thats an aussie joke), So a kid doesnt like AWK, BOO fucking HOO. I dont like the guys music either but I, nor my friends who do like his music wont be losing any sleep over it.

You are an idiot. Let me put this in terms that even someone has dumb as you can understand:

So he doesn't like AWK. Big deal. A lot of people do and a lot of people don't. That's not the point. The point is, he slagged the man when he didn't even give him a chance and then slammed his fans.

Douchebag.

xDaveyx (January 28, 2003)

you cunts are more retarded than steady eddie (i guess thats an aussie joke), So a kid doesnt like AWK, BOO fucking HOO. I dont like the guys music either but I, nor my friends who do like his music wont be losing any sleep over it.

"Punks not dead, it's just been taken over by fuckwits on the internet" take some fucking Prozac, CUNTS.

waste_elite (January 27, 2003)

for better or worse, there will always be factions within the punk scene.

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

"we're one scene, the punk scene. get over it."

If the kids are united, they'll never be divided.

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

you people and your labels.....shame on you.

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

good point. the souls and one man army are great bands in their own right, why are we bitching about whether or not AWK is a hippie, a punk, a murderer or whatever else people have suggested? we're one scene, the punk scene. get over it.

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

The reviewer was dumb for not even watching Andrew WK and for slagging off his fans. Too many of the Andrew WK fans here are beign just as elitist, however, with their claims that AWK music is "a celebration of life" and "you just don't get it" as though because AWK is a genuinely excellent and caring person his music is somehow on a different plane than other music.

I am no punk elitist, but I personally find the Bouncing Souls' music to be a more meaningful celebration of life than AWK's. Everyone should talk about the Souls, because they rule. I would have loved to be at this show, all three bands mentioned sound enjoyable as hell.

PS - One Man Army also rules.

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

AWK rules.
I guess you don't get it.

Anonymous (January 27, 2003)

AWK in a Twix commerical?! haha....I guess that's "artisitc expression", right? Fuck, people will do anything for money...what does his music have to do with Twix?! Nothing! Just that big, fat digusting dollar sign that makes people sell out right & left. I mean, it's great to make a lot of that cash, but for fucks sake, maintain your dignity! Posing for Twix is almost as bad as being in a mcdonalds commerical, once an "artist" does that shit they get no respect from me EVER again. It's like selling your soul.

Anonymous (January 26, 2003)

you're all morons, AWK isn't about beer an partying, he's about heroine and killing...he's a fucking raver...kill the long haired hippie who likes to bang his face on walls...he's hard-core...or a moron...like the rest of yous...that's right i said yous

Anonymous (January 26, 2003)

"Just not that metalcore shite that has nothing to do with actual music"

This isn't metalcore.
You're a handjob.
You should kill yourself. :)

P.S. Just kidding don't kill yourself.
Cheers.

Anonymous (January 26, 2003)

"So, because I have a taste in music that differs from some 12 year old Republican suburban asshole, I must not be very happy at all."

Probably the lamest and non-sensical thing I've ever read. Congratulations, you fucking moron.

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

Yes, because we are all assholes because some jerk decided to trash his fans and the man, who he didn't even give a chance to see.

Riight.

I love the logic by some people around here.

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

AWK is amassing an army of assholes. Look out!

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

Andrew WK sucks ass. the 10 is for bouncing souls and your excellent review :D

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

Andrew W.K.'s music is a guilty pleasure, like eating a pound of candy bars or something -- you know you shouldn't do it, it makes no sense, but it's damned fun anyway! I actually don't listen to his CD that often (I had a copy burned, luckily), but every time I pop it in, I feel like a LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL!

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

i met andrew wk outside of the venue he played in my town. he tried to touch my happy no-no. i was very ashamed.

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

All you kids complain that about new people not making reviews, but did it ever occur to you that every reviewer on this site get's his/her head bashed in for their opinion? Frankly, I don't care to waste my time reviewing something when I know that every person who thinks the band(s) suck will comment and complain, instead of just moving on to a review they'd rather read.
DUMB.

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

Oh, who fucking cares whats punk or not? "OH, YOU CALLED HIM PUNK, BUT HE'S NOT!!!!1" Who are you to judge? What does it matter?

WussEmoRock (January 25, 2003)

anonoymous 2 down, I guess you didn't read my P.S. now did you? actually, it wasn't even my p.s. i dont think, but it was somewhere right under the comment u pasted. fucker

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

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

AWK isnt punk on the level that he hosted shows on MTV2... And yes, he promoted all the horrible shit that MTV plays. MTV2 is no different than MTV and AWK isnt a punk. If you like his music, okay, but don't say he's "punk" or whatever.

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

"AWK Rules. If you don't understand him I guess you just don't know how to have a good time, in life, in general. Word."

Hahaha. Thats the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Yeah, I'm all alone and having no fun because instead of owning an AWK record, or going to more than two of his live shows, I have some LPs worth listening to more than once.

So, because I have a taste in music that differs from some 12 year old Republican suburban asshole, I must not be very happy at all.

And what's with all this "he's about life, love, and hard work" bull shit? Okay, if your life, love, and work revolve around bathing the audience in beer, but that doesnt work for me. If you like AWK, thats fine. Thats your taste. I'm not gonna say "You're going to be miserable for the rest of your life because you don't like Iggy and the Stooges" if you dont like Iggy and the Stooges... Just PLEASE don't act like he has some serious "message" in his music, or in his act. Because he doesn't. I can attest to that.

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

no way did I ever say that the RAMONES and AWK were on the same level and lets face it they never will be.I was just trying to get my point across...I coulda named another band like pennywise or 7 seconds but the truth is that the more you listen to anyone of these bands the more each song is unique. I just thought that the Ramones would be the easiest to get my point across. So to think that I was putting AWK on the same level as the Ramones is ridiculous. DUMB-ASS

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

how can you give this show 5 stars if you hated one of the acts? this site hands out WAY to many perfect scores!

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

AWK ain't bad. Come on. This sounds like a damn good show. I'd pay to see each of these bands.

One Man Army is great.

WussEmoRock (January 25, 2003)

AWK Rules. If you don't understand him I guess you just don't know how to have a good time, in life, in general. Word.

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

p.s. understand him does not mean like him, it means respect him and realize what he is all about.

p.p.s. is that AWK in the new Twix commercial?? it sure sounds like him

BostonMusicGuy (January 25, 2003)

Im sure all the other comments say something like "andrew wk sucks I hate him he isnt punk at all but he is also boring and has no talent." But who cares... Andrew WK is fun and his music doesnt have to be extremely interesting and talented because its fun. Thats all it is supposed to do.. be fun. Bouncing Souls... eh. One Man Army is fucking A-O fucking K.... they kick some ass.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

Back to bullshitting with my friends.. your damn straight I was, after I was up front for a few songs. Having never listened to his music, I wasn't 100% sure what to expect. But I was tired of it after a few songs. Does he have good stage presence and gets the crowd riled up? Sure. But he's hardly "punk"

No one ever claimed the man was punk, I have no idea where you got that at.

But, I'll make the argument for him, this man is more punk rock than a lot of bands out there.

So, I guess living life to the fullest, not doing what others tell you to do, doing "your" thing and not caring what others think isn't punk? If that isn't, then I don't know what is. I always thought it wasn't conforming to what others think and just living life your way. Political messages or not.

I guess I was mistaken.

Someone said it best: pull that punk elitest cock out of your ass.

Once again, here is a 10 for AWK.

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

"The songs do sound the same AT FIRST, but so do RAMONE songs if you don't usually listen to them."

...comparing the Ramones to this trash is disgraceful.

RIP Joey and Dee Dee

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

Has anyone here ever heard of kid rock? He is one of the most orrigional people in punk rock today. he makes PUNK ROCK and he mixes it with the HIP HOP he'll get ya higher then a TREE TOP you know he'll always be a KID ROCK

JUST LIKE AWK!

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

I went to the show and this is what I saw: Icon, good local band put on a good show check em out if you have a chance. Next was the 10 year anniversary video...it was fuckin great. it made me laugh, it made me cry...oh wait, thats when they ran out of "free" beer, antways the video was great. One Man Army came on next. I HAVE heard of them but never bothered to listen to their music, but I anticipated a good show from them and they did deliver. Then there is Andrew WK. Although I do not consider myself a fan of hi...his live show is something to be seen. The songs do sound the same AT FIRST, but so do RAMONE songs if you don't usually listen to them. My point about Andrew WK's PERFORMANCE is that it kicked ass! Second time I've seen him and second time I was blown away by him. Then it seemed like 1/3 of the people there left which is fine with me. Leaves the show to be more intimate. Finally there was the BOUNCING SOULS!! they never disappoint me. I was worried that since they were coming on at 12:30 in the morning, that they wouldn't play long. Man was I wrong! They fuckin rocked!! The one thing that this guy who reviewed the show left out was the CURE cover that th Bouncing Souls played!!!! HOW CAN YOU FORGET THAT!!! It was Bad-Ass!! The Souls put on the best show! And to the guy who said that he didn't care about our "...stupid little skate shop...", he can go FUCK HIMSELF for not even knowing about S.P.O.T. and the unbelievably good shows that they put on every year for their anniversary! Not to mention being owned and run by skateboarders and not corporations. The Bouncing Souls came out of the studio just to do this show so if that doesn't tell you how important S.P.O.T. is than you need to do some research and appreciate what S.P.O.T. has done in it's past 10 years! The show rocked..the free beer ran out quick, S.P.O.T. rules for putting together such an awesome show...and the BUCS ARE IN THE SUPERBOWL...I give it a 10!

Anonymous (January 25, 2003)

"What's Andrew WK's message? To live. Simple as that, but it goes so far. It's not just partying. It's life. It's love. It's work. It's hard work."

Is that fucking brainwash or wot? I can name about a thousand other bands who had that same message and actually made good music with it. AWK fails. In any case, thats not true at all. "Party Hard" isnt a song about working hard or love or life. Its a simple crappy song with no message. Seriously, how can you guys buy his fucking act? He's just another beer guzzling crappy metal head who'll be gone in a month... They come a dime a dozen.

His songs... Require no thought at all. No real lyrics. I mean, the lyrics for all the songs could be interchangable. They're all about "partying hard". People critisize Anti Flag for having the same subjects of songs on entire albums, but AWK gets away with an album of complete, wasteful, untolerable, BULLSHIT.

bruceless (January 24, 2003)

What's Andrew WK's message? To live. Simple as that, but it goes so far. It's not just partying. It's life. It's love. It's work. It's hard work. It's there, and you deal with it. And you live it, and you survive it. I'll use his own words when I say his music is an explosion of life. It is a celebration of life. To look beyond tomorrow and past yesterday, to live each day, is the Andrew WK way.

And every breath of air is a triumph of life, and Andrew WK takes heavy breaths between the rock.

Edgie (January 24, 2003)

I meant the same thing when I said I hadn't heard any of their music before and when I never heard of them. Obviously, if I hadn't heard of them, I haven't heard their music before.

The drinking thing, I was refering to his fanbase, not AWK's music. And don't you dare fucking tell me half the people there weren't fucking wasted. They were giving away beer for christ's sake. If you want to have fun with AWK, feel free. He's not my thing, and I think I made that clear in my review.

I'll probably be putting a review of Avail/Casaulties when they play at State Theater, please feel free to avoid it anonymous fellow who would rather read Emo's reviews.

Back to bullshitting with my friends.. your damn straight I was, after I was up front for a few songs. Having never listened to his music, I wasn't 100% sure what to expect. But I was tired of it after a few songs. Does he have good stage presence and gets the crowd riled up? Sure. But he's hardly "punk"

Once again..

Piss off

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Fuck AWK. Buy a Sham 69 record, a Clash album, or Nevermind the Bollocks... Just not that metalcore shite that has nothing to do with actual music. WHAT IF I DON'T FEEL LIKE PARTYING, ASSHOLE? HUH?

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

"Ignorant to Andrew and too blind to see his message."

Andrew and his deep message... Yes, I think it was him who gigged a benefit for striking coal miners... or the homeless... or to protest the horrible war on Iraq with seems to be hours away...

Oh wait, Andrew doesnt have a message. When I want to get the message to "party hard" I'll put on KISS, and KISS sucks, as does all metal, so that won't be happening until someone puts a gun to my head and tells me to "party hard". I can't believe you losers fall for his dumb ass "Wayne's World" act... I've been to two concerts, too. And he's NO FUCKING IGGY POP.

WussEmoRock (January 24, 2003)

to the person about 5 or 6 comments down. You got mad at people for bashing the reviewer for doing it anonymously...and then you get all bent out of shape about me, while your posting anonymous as well. Fuck off, this isn't a one sided fucking arguement you hypocritical asshole

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

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

you are all a bunch of fucking losers and you all make me sick. stop talking shit and shut the fuck up you jerkoffs.

thank you

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

A lot of people make music with the intention of making people happy. Does that mean that they should be above critisim? Fuck no.

For the 35 millionth time, not liking a band does not equal elitism, closed-mindedness or ignorance. It just equals not liking a band.

I saw Andrew WK a few months ago. I tried to like it. I really did. I couldn't. It's like bad cock rock and bad pop-punk combined. I don't care how many shitty hardcore bands he tours with, It's still bad cock-rock mixed with bad pop punk. I'm not being elitist. That's just how I feel.

The ataris make music with the intention of making people happy. They suck.
Saves The Day Make music with the intention of making people happy. They suck.
Every year, 30 bands start up in every major city across north america with the intention of making people happy. Most of them suck as well.

Andrew WK isn't immune from sucking on the grounds that he makes music to make people happy. If he was to make some good music, he'd be immune. Right now he sucks. Bad bad music. A great stage show (Which by the way I didn't see. All I saw was someone doing the same shit that he's done on every late night talk show and Mtv special he's ever been on, except this time it cost 30 bucks...) doesn't make up for shitty music. Just ask Taking Back Sunday.

SOYBOMB (January 24, 2003)

wow, pull that elitist cock out of your sorry ass and stop bad mouthing a guy who makes music to make people happy... asshole.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

God fucking forbid I have an opinion about a band.

This is MY review. MY fucking opinion. Get it? If you want to submit an opinion about a show, you can go yourself and review it.

I wrote I thought Andrew WK sucks, makes horrible music that sounds like the same song over and over again along with lyrics, which, 99% of the time are related to partying. I'm sorry, but I don't have a good time around a bunch of drunk idiots. I don't party, and I don't drink. What's in the music for me? Nothing.

As far as the score goes, I was rating it on why I went - To see the Bouncing Souls. For me, they put the show at a 10.

One Man Army .. I'm sorry I've never heard of them before? What do you want me to say about them? I thought they put on a great show and would love to see them again, but blasting me just because I haven't listened to a band before is just bullshit.

Have I mentioned this is my opinion yet? And I'm apparently a poser retard because, y'know, I didn't like AWK?

Actually, ya know what? Everyone here seems to like AWK .. I think I'll start liking him too! Then I'll be cool and accepted by my fellow punk community!

Piss off.

Until you learn how to make a decent review that doesn't make you look like a complete and utter tool, then we'll keep ripping you up.

The fact of the matter is this: You don't need to like him, a lot of people who post here don't like him, in case you haven't noticed. But to sit there and bash him and the people who like them is fucking stupid and makes you look like a real asshole.

THEN add to the fact that you admitted that you were in the back bullshitting with your friends proves that you didn't even give the guy a chance. AWK puts on one of the best live shows you'll ever see he makes sure everyone is having fun. But, apparently you decided to sit in the back and talk shit about him WHEN YOU DIDN'T EVEN GIVE HIM A CHANCE.

AWK has ONE song about drinking. ONE. That's it. Geez, I don't drink yet I can still rock out to his music. And what the hell makes you thinking partying is all about drinking? Idiot.

I'll make this job easier for everybody and yourself:

You are a douchebag who wrote the worst review this site has ever seen. You have no credibility in my book. None.

Next time you write a review, make sure you actually do a decent job of it. It's fine to have an opinion, but it's another thing to be biased, not give the performer a chance and blast not only the performer but the people who like the music.

I'd rather read another Wuss Emo Rock review about some video shoot than read another review of yours.

Now, YOU piss off.

This score is for AWK because he rocks.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

"Don't ever let this kid review anything again until he learns how to do it in a proper way."

By your standards, ninety percent of the people reviewing shit on the site shouldn't be allowed to review. While we're on the subject of properly reviewing things, Let's look at some of your reviews....

Wait. You're choosing to post anonymously, which means, to the naked eye, you haven't done any reviews, making your advice invalid.

Have a nice day.

P.S. Shut up Wuss. Nobody cares what you have to say. Seriously. You were cut from the team with your "review" of the video shoot.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

AWK is a hippie!

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

So you don't like a band at a show, then here is what you do to be a good reviewer...
You actually listen to the band, bullshitting in the back is not how you properly review a show stupid. You listen to the band, comment on the energy of their show, fanbase, ect, like you did with the other bands, and then see how well they played their songs musically, by listening to some of their stuff before the show even if you dont like it, and comparing, or comparing afterwards. You don't even have to mention if you like the band or not. Stating that you did or didn't makes you less credible anyways. But then again, your review wasn't credible at all because the simple fact you just don't know what you're doing. Don't ever let this kid review anything again until he learns how to do it in a proper way.

WussEmoRock (January 24, 2003)

You're changing your story Edgie. You first said you had never heard of One Man Army, but now you are saying you had never heard one of their songs. which is it?

But, that's not the point. The point of AWK isn't just about getting drunk, it's about having a good time, however you want to do it. His way is partying, your way could be crying in bed all night, but in the end he wants u to have fun.

Piss Off

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

Edgie (January 24, 2003)

God fucking forbid I have an opinion about a band.

This is MY review. MY fucking opinion. Get it? If you want to submit an opinion about a show, you can go yourself and review it.

I wrote I thought Andrew WK sucks, makes horrible music that sounds like the same song over and over again along with lyrics, which, 99% of the time are related to partying. I'm sorry, but I don't have a good time around a bunch of drunk idiots. I don't party, and I don't drink. What's in the music for me? Nothing.

As far as the score goes, I was rating it on why I went - To see the Bouncing Souls. For me, they put the show at a 10.

One Man Army .. I'm sorry I've never heard of them before? What do you want me to say about them? I thought they put on a great show and would love to see them again, but blasting me just because I haven't listened to a band before is just bullshit.

Have I mentioned this is my opinion yet? And I'm apparently a poser retard because, y'know, I didn't like AWK?

Actually, ya know what? Everyone here seems to like AWK .. I think I'll start liking him too! Then I'll be cool and accepted by my fellow punk community!

Piss off.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Now this is a rock show.

-sickboi

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

if you flat out hate andrew wk how does this show deserve a 10

MAKE SENSE NEXT TIME

TJmoney (January 24, 2003)

One Man Army isn't a one man army uh huh huh huh they should be called Three Man Army uh huh huh huh huh uh huh huh uhh huh huh uhh huh...eh heh heh eh heh yeah yeah yeah eeeehhhhh heh heh eh...ok so I'm not funny...but I do wanna see the Bouncing Souls again.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

ok i was at the show. it was packed and it was awesome

you forgot about the 10 kegs of free beer!

and seriouslly... AWK tore the building down and rebuilt it.

at all times during his set, there were AT LEAST 25 people on stage. thats no exageration either..

great show, not the best review

WussEmoRock (January 24, 2003)

First off I am pissed beyond belief. I don't care what you say about One Man Army, or about your little skate shop, but NO ONE SAYS SHIT LIKE THAT ABOUT AWK. Come on buddy, the point of his music and shows is to make you smile, have a good time, and in the end, to party. He is nice, genuine, and full of love for everyone who is at his show or listens to his music. It's one thing to say "I don't like his music," but it's another thing to go on a rant about how bad he is bla bla bla and how you were bullshitting in the back. FUCK YOU!

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

p.s. a concert cannot be a 10 unless you liked all the bands, which you didn't, asshole

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Where in the concert reviewer's rulebook does it say that a reviewer has to be deep into the scene, and know a ton of info about every band he's reviewing? If you don't know shit about the bands, you'll probably be a better reviewer than most of the people on here, because you'll actually be able to give an unbiased opinion.

Andrew WK is lame. He's a flavour of the month at best. Give it some time, you'll see.

But seriously, if you hated one of the peformers, why does this show get the full five stars? five stars means perfect. If you hated one of the bands, it wasn't perfect. I mostly hate all 3 of the bands, which is why I'm giving it 1 star.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Hmmm. Yeah, I don't normally critique these things, having been a reviewer myself, but this review was piss-poor.

Andrew W.K. is a great performer, one of the best out there today, and it's PARTY MUSIC. That's the point, get it?

And One Man Army's been big on the scene for years, they've been on Warped Tour a few times ... not that you're ignorant for not knowing about them, but shouldn't you have tried to find out something about them before writing this review?

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Hmmm. Yeah, Andrew W.K. is a great performer, one of the best out there today, and it's PARTY MUSIC. That's the point, get it?

And One Man Army's been big on the scene for years, they've been on Warped Tour a few times ... not that you're ignorant for not knowing about them, but shouldn't you have tried to find out something about them before writing this review?

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

AWK does suck, so hes got a point

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

worst review ever.
if you dont know shit about the bands yer reviewing.. dont bother.
you dont skate. you dont know one man army. you dont like awk.
YOU DONT KNOW SHIT!
fuck off reviewer.. go back to yer fucken swamp home and stay the fuck away from me.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

I'm not familiar with One an Army and I'm punk as hell.

ha

TheBouncingSoul (January 24, 2003)

I've read some really cool things about AWK as a guy, so he's all right in my book...his music isn't my thing, but he's not hurting anyone

shitty review....and i don't usually say that

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

Up next was Andrew WK. Just.. ugh. It's just beyond me as to why the hell ANYONE listens to that shit. Boring as hell. My friends and I ended up sitting in the back and bullshitting. All of their songs sounded exactly the same, and almost all of them included the words "party" in some sort of way. Just an awful band that should have quit long ago.

Time to rip someone a new asshole...

You're joking, right? His shows are fun and no way "boring". Maybe if you weren't in the back "bullshitting" then maybe you WOULD have some fun.

That's just a really ignorant comment you made and to sit there and say your music tastes are better than anyone else's is stupid and absurd. Everyone's tastes are differant and for you to carry this attitude of "Ugh...why ANYONE likes this band". Oh no, some people have differant tastes then you!

Dumbass.

Oh boy, he talks about partying in most of his songs. And your point is? God, the man wants people to have fun and it's uptight punk fans like you who ruin it for others. Andrew W.K. is one of the nicest, coolest, most fun people you could ever meet. His job is to make sure people have fun and I guess you can't accept the fact that this guy doesn't take himself too seriously.

This is one of the worst reviews ever here, despite the fact that both Andrew W.K. and Bouncing Souls played a show together.

It's reviews like these that make me not want to read them, you've only furthered my cause.

Anonymous (January 24, 2003)

You are a fool. Ignorant to Andrew and too blind to see his message. And you know, it may not be fair to chastize someone for not having heard of a band, never hearing of One Man Army is just evidence of being very out of the punk scene.

Poorly written, poorly existing.

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