Useless ID - No Vacation from the World (Cover Artwork)

Useless ID

Useless ID: No Vacation from the WorldNo Vacation from the World (2003)
Kung Fu Records

Reviewer Rating: 3
User Rating:

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Useless I.D. Vegan Meatloaf This dish is an enticing blend of the standard pop-punk flavor with some heavier guitars and darker melodies. Even if your hungry family is skeptical of foreign foods, this Israeli dish will fool anyone into thinking it is from Southern California. This will please.
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Useless I.D. Vegan Meatloaf

This dish is an enticing blend of the standard pop-punk flavor with some heavier guitars and darker melodies. Even if your hungry family is skeptical of foreign foods, this Israeli dish will fool anyone into thinking it is from Southern California. This will please anyone with a taste for energetic pop punk, but may not be suitable for indie kids and jaded punkers.

Main Ingredients:
2 ½ pounds Israel punk rocker meat-less patties, extract any possible political juices
4 cups Ataris influence, "end is forever" brand if available
3 cans relationship lyrics
1 teaspoon Lagwagon-esque double time beats
3 cups of tight musicianship
just a dash of originality

For additional flavor:
1 cup Tony Sly arranging, and songwriting for "Stuck without a Ride"
1 tablespoon Moog goodness
2 dashes Joey Cape backup vocals

1. Prepare main ingredients in Israel, sprinkle with U.S. west coast pop-punk spices to entice flavor.
2. Marinate in Orange Whip studio sauce.
3. Add Angus Cooke production until a satisfactory Ataris / Nerfherder aroma is present.
4. Mix in additional musician ingredients and simmer in your stereo for 35 minutes.
5. Serves 3 pop-punkers looking for a non-threatening, not-too-original dish with only the right ingredients.


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
ABedForLiars (October 8, 2006)

That was a fun review! I love this CD though. Useless ID is the best.

greg0rb (February 21, 2003)

JuKeBoX, I was talking to twat exclusively. You're comment was fine, I got no problem with ya.

Anonymous (February 21, 2003)

Never said bad thing about your review big boy. I actually like it.. i just letting my humble opinion into the air :)


greg0rb (February 21, 2003)

Hey twatty boy discoverd my new review, good job! In case you didn't realize, I didn't say I liked the album that much. I didn't hate it either, it's good but nothing new (I did say that it's not too original) and the review just explains the sound. Everyone else seems to like my review, so you must just be an ass... but i figured that out already.

P.S. My last name is Simpson, not Brady. There you go, some more ammunition for your fight against... well I'm not sure, nothing important anyway. Good luck with that.

Anonymous (February 20, 2003)

Hey Betty Crocker, what the fuck are you cooking with? Don't you know that no matter how much you season it or how many fucking side dishes you add to it, it's still going to be bland, boring and taste like everything else in the grocery store. See its funny cuz I??m not really talking about food, I'm really talking about this band. HAHA. Nice fucking review Martha Stewart. Where's my mother fucking pie greg brady. twat

Anonymous (February 20, 2003)

how can you hate a band that likes falafel?

Anonymous (February 20, 2003)

every genre of music has its duds, its not the type of music being played that ruins a band. The difference between useless ID and a simple plan (the plan being lots of money?) or a good charlotte is the character of the people in the band, and there intentions. This is not math rock, and is not groundbreaking (is anything really?), but it is decent, and the band are good people. So go ahead and make enemies of people who have no agenda other than playing music.

But lets face it, there from israel, fuck the jews.

that was a joke.



Anonymous (February 20, 2003)

"No Vacation From The World," the new album from Useless I.D., takes the patented So-Cal pop-punk sound, and brings in darker melodies, brighter harmonies, and even the occasional moog keyboard to lift the eyebrows of the jaded punker. Guitarist Ishay Berger explains: "I think the energy is the same as anything we did on our older records, but since we got bored with playing simple and catchy pop punk like we did for so many years, we kind of wanted to write a powerful heavy record and create different sounds that we wanted to hear more on punk records we like."

This is from the Useless Id website, like the other guy said, you can see the So Cal pop punk influence. I agree this is not the best cd ever created but hey it's not a bad effort and it's better than Bad Story, Happy Ending. It seems like I'm the only one who kinda like Useless Id but hey who cares anyway :) highlight are Crush & At least I tried. 7/10


Anonymous (February 20, 2003)

I can't beleive someone compare Useless ID with Good Charlotte. [b]Don't get me wrong, No vacation from the world is not the best cd of the year or the most innovative stuff i've ever heard but it's still decent[/b]. You can see the So-Cal generic pop-punk-sing-along influance in this one. I think it's better than End is forever from The Ataris. My favorite track are [i]My Therapy[/i], [i]Crush[/i] and [i]At Least I tried[/i]


greg0rb (February 20, 2003)

THE reviewin'. Yeah.

greg0rb (February 20, 2003)

Thanks for the positive comments on my review everybody, it's so nice compared to the comments usually found on this site. And Melvyl, yeah that's exactly what I was goin for so I'm glad it was apparent. I guess I'll keep up he reviewin'.

Melvyl (February 20, 2003)

this is amazing. a really good review of an average-pop-punk cd, the review doesn't praise it, or bash it, yet i know exactly how this sounds now.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

NUFAN is the shit

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

Great review


Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

thank god someone with a mind. oh look, a pop punk cd, it must suck. there is a difference between bands like this and good charlotte.

stop being stupid critical punks.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

stop your bitching ,its a good cd.The day one of you guys release a cd then maybe ill listen to you ,but for now shut up and think about what your saying.

eyeball_kid (February 19, 2003)

Yep, they're pretty stinky. The problem is, with all the GoodCharlotteSimplePlan type bands going around these days, they could almost seem respectable in the eyes of 'the kids'.

Do not be fooled.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

and don't forget the full toilet full of bullshit

bruceless (February 19, 2003)

Decent songs.. will not offend me as a listener of music, but not exactly enough to draw me back. Decent effort of the review.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

useless id fucking sucks .
kund fu fucking sucks.
the ataris fuckin sucks.
no use for a name fuckin sucks .
the artwork of all of the kung fu cd's fuckin sucks .

the only decent thing of this cd is joey cape singin on some song .

as for the band being "vegan" --- tell them to fuck off!!!

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

wah wah wah bitch bitch. sounds like this sounds like that wah wah.
it's a good cd.

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

"Original review, wish I could say the same for the band. I'm not even sure why they even bother.
-El Vaquero"

Cause they have fun?

pope_schlomo (February 18, 2003)

Another bland pop punk band from Kung Fu. The review was great it gets a 10. Now I'm going to go bake me a cake.


WussEmoRock (February 18, 2003)

Greg...this review will stay a classic. It is great!!! To bad it's of Useless ID and not many people will read it =)
good work man


Anonymous (February 18, 2003)


A 10 does not do this review justice. You my man, get a 20.

JiveSide (February 18, 2003)

"3. Add Angus Cooke production until a satisfactory Ataris / Nerfherder aroma is present."

Fucking excellent, this was my favorite part of the recipe. Great review.

ElVaquero (February 18, 2003)

Original review, wish I could say the same for the band. I'm not even sure why they even bother.

-El Vaquero

Scotty (February 18, 2003)

Awesome review. See the stars.

Bryne (February 18, 2003)

I'm hungry.

viceroymonarch (February 18, 2003)

best review ever.

joeg (February 18, 2003)

haha. this score is for the review as well. as for the band? i would give em a 0.

AstroVince (February 18, 2003)

this score is for the review.

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