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Mad Caddies: Just One MoreJust One More (2003)
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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Sometimes, bands just need to hang it up. Case in point: the Mad Caddies. This California sextet has been kicking around the scene for more than just a few years, dropping 3 full lengths and 1 EP on the world before this, their newest offering. Now I've always been a fan of the Caddies, but eve.
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Sometimes, bands just need to hang it up.

Case in point: the Mad Caddies. This California sextet has been kicking around the scene for more than just a few years, dropping 3 full lengths and 1 EP on the world before this, their newest offering. Now I've always been a fan of the Caddies, but even as a fan I can readily admit that the band peaked with "Duck And Cover" and the subsequent "The Holiday Has Been Cancelled" EP. "Quality Softcore" had some good songs but was iffy overall, and the group's last disc, "Rock The Plank," was unmemorable at best. So like I said before, some bands just need to hang it up.

There is absolutely no new ground being tread on the Caddies' fourth full-length. The mellow ska ["Drinking For 11"] has been done before. The fast punk with "let's get fucked up!" lyrics ["Contraband" and "Riot"] has been done before. The slow jams ["Spare Change?"] have been done before. The dixieland-influenced tracks ["Last Breath"] have been done before. Basically, this band is all out of ideas.

That doesn't necessarily mean they can't still sound fresh and exciting by recycling old ideas; it just means they *don't* sound fresh and exciting. When I was 16, this stuff would just slay me. But this CD just feels like I've aged whereas the Caddies have stayed in a rudeboy time capsule for the last 5 years or so, only being released every 1 1/2 years to write more of the same ol', same ol'.

It pains me to tell you not to buy this, as the Mad Caddies were one of the first bands I ever really got into. But if you own any other Caddies release [especially "Duck and Cover" or "The Holiday Has Been Cancelled"], you've already heard all these songs in a better form. Pass.

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hellorockview89 (January 10, 2009)

Wow I guess the Person who wrote this review is a Deaf Dick less Retard Cause I think it's there best Album...in my opinion

hackjob-chris (April 9, 2007)

tenwestchaser ure a bit off mark there. Yes , this album isnt bad , but if you can remember they have done it all before. County themes have been done in the likes of crew cut chuck and falling down sounds similar leaving. Everything they have done here has been done. Sure the songs arnt bad but if you have listened to every other caddies album then you can tell that this is really beginning to wear thin

Wastachuck (March 3, 2007)

This album has some shibby reggae songs....but other songs like rockupation just kill it.
Prety dissapointing overall. Too slow, too poppy. Hopefully thenew album comin out this year will sound more like duck and cover (the best mc cd)

twotone232 (February 4, 2007)

I personally didnt think much of this album at first either, but then i actually decided to take a closer listen. i must have played the album over 5 times at least, and ive loved it ever since. its a welcome change from the cookie-cutter ska thats apparent in a lot of bands today

tenwestchaser (August 19, 2006)

This review deffinetly misses the mark...by about a mile. There is so much going on on this album that I don't see how anyone can say that it's just the same old caddies and nothing new or special. They tried their hand at so many different sounds and styles on this record I just don't see how you can say that! The title track is has an amazing new spanish sound, and "good intentions" has a country vibe just to name a few. This review fucking sucks. Score is for the review.

Anonymous (April 23, 2006)

this is there best album. The author doesnt appreciate the mad caddies sound, fuck it

Anonymous (April 16, 2006)

dude you must have had a truckload of sand in your vagina when you wrote this review. this a a solid album, why review it if you're tired of this kind of music?

smithy (October 6, 2005)

So are you suggesting they need to invent a new genre with every song? Just because two songs are "mellow ska" doesn't mean they are the same song.

pasha (September 25, 2005)

love this cd. Maybe they don't bring anything new, but they don't need to. This CD is awsome, the best since Duck and Cover.

Anonymous (August 28, 2005)

Love it. My second favourite MC release. first being D&C, although I really like QSC as well. RTP was pretty poor.

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

Drinkin for 11 is my favorite Mad Caddies song, for some reason it really connects with my life.

Anonymous (October 18, 2004)

you're not worthy to be called a reviewer.
i own most of mad caddies' albums and i can say that this is one of the best ones. a lot of variation, but hey i guess you're one of those " everything was better in the old days"-people, i feel sorry for you, but please stop reviewing at punknews cause people like you touch the credibility of this site

Anonymous (September 21, 2004)

Yeah, when I first read part of this review I did not know what album Scott was referring to since I knew that "Just One More" is probably my favorite and IMO he best Mad Caddies offering. Nothing new? Yeah I guess there is a lot of good music already out there. Who needs more right? I wish the people who bitch about stuff being "done before" and "good but passe'" would apply that nuevo retard shit to what they eat and starve to death because "didn't that restaurant serve chicken the other day?". Good is Good man.

Respectfully,

Mr. Anonymous

Anonymous (September 17, 2004)

scott.. how many dicks do u suck a day man?? like 4.. 5? punk news should have been smart enough to scrap this piece of shit review. I wont be taking advice from punk news again.

Anonymous (September 17, 2004)

scott.. how many dicks do u suck a day man?? like 4.. 5? punk news should have been smart enough to scrap this piece of shit review. I wont be taking advice from punk news again.

Anonymous (September 16, 2004)

Scott obviously needs to go back to literachure school for a few years.. i have never read such a crock of shit in my life. Scott you Emo cunt, you asked if we would like you to write a good review so the caddies can sell a few more albums.. no we wouldnt and im sure the caddies wouldnt either because any1 that has read your interview would never take advice from you again you fukn dipshit. Why didnt you interview Chuck? Is it that you didnt have the balls to do it or is it that you knew when chuck questioned your review you would have no educated replies. This album is Fukn amazing!! see for urself it'll be the best $10-$15 bucks you ever spend.

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

this review just doesnt deserve to be online!
the caddies rulz!

Anonymous (August 2, 2004)

the review is awful. since when have the caddies done latin-influenced ballads like Just One More? or slick popska like Rockupation? or taking a slow country tune and turning it into a fucking gem like Good Intentions?

haha fuck, you obviously know nothing about good music. wait a minute, i'm sounding ignorant, this is a punk site.

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

very nice! better than only 2 stars! :-)

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

Scott, you are a tool. This album is badass. I like how the Mad Caddies have there own style and all these songs rip. Drinking for 11 is one of the caddies best songs. Buy this Cd it's worth it.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

I dont think i have read a review more wrong than this. The new CD Just One More is amazing. I think it definitely compares to duck & cover and everything else. I love it. It may be my fav. caddies song. So NO ONE LISTEN TO THIS REVIEW. If you remotely like the Caddies you'll love this CD.

Anonymous (January 22, 2004)

I totally disagrre witht he review. This is a great CD, I have all their others and this one stands up on its own. Check it out, check them out live too

Anonymous (January 4, 2004)

i really liked this cd. the caddies are an original band playing like they like to.

Anonymous (January 1, 2004)

caddies suck now
the used to be good
this review is right
and you say he doesnt know shit about ska?
this cd isnt even ska, its pop punk with horns! ska is usually based on the upbeat skanky gutiar...this cd doesnt have much of that, retard.

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

This review is fucking lame, this guy should just quit, the caddies rule.

Anonymous (September 25, 2003)

ok the guy or girl who ever did this review is fucking lame, you don't know dick all about ska then. The Mad Caddies are still by far one of the best ska bands around this album fucking rocks. It looks to me that this reviewer did give the album much of a chance just kind of put it in his cd player then masterbaited to some porn on the net then remembered about the cd and then wrote this bad review. and i think a lot of ppl agree with me. well ne who this album kicks ass mad caddies fucking rock!

oop007 (August 30, 2003)

My personal opinion is that, this is by far, the best mad caddies cd released.

I just don't get how you could've have listened to this cd the amount of time you said you did, and not have found it great.

I think the mad caddies not only spent a good amount of time on this cd, but they put a lot of effort into it, and that shows in every single one of the tracks. I can safely say I theroughly enjoyed 90% of the tracks on this cd, if not 90%, then more.

I can sort of respect your review but telling the man he ripped off his sound, is unacceptable.

I Hope the caddies keep rocking hard and playing those crazy shows they play, and hopefully we'll see another CD as great as "Just One More".

Anonymous (August 18, 2003)

Dirty little billy loves the new lp, p. S. Scott go smoke a fat cock

Anonymous (June 17, 2003)

Scott, you halfassed motherfucker, can't you do some decent reviews. My god man, have you even listened to the album? seen them live? I don't know what your prob seems to be my man, but it seems you need to pull that head of yours out of your ass. Maybe then you'll hear that their cd is awesome, you emo cocksucking dick! cheerio

Anonymous (May 28, 2003)

This record kicks ass, probably the best ska record of 2003!

It's sad that it got such a low review; it might turn off potential buyers.

But then again, leave it to Scott to rate records with low scores?

And didn't he say that "Wood/Water" was the best of 2002? "W/W" sucked ass!

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

A- What did you think of the review on punknews.org for it?
C- I thought that obviously that guy didn‚??t really listen to the record. It sounds like he kind of just scanned through it because everything he was saying was contradictory. He was saying ‚??oh Dixieland-punk thing that‚??s been done before‚?? yeah by us, we‚??re the only ones that I‚??ve ever heard that have done it. What‚??s wrong with a band sticking to their own sound, that‚??s the only sound we can claim we originated. It was really harsh, if someone wants to say ‚??yeah it‚??s okay‚?? that‚??s fine but he ripped it apart and I think it was pretty rude, especially that we worked on this record for like nine months, most of us took second jobs, stayed at home and not toured, strictly made this record. It‚??s like sweat, that‚??s our life sweat on that CD and we‚??re really proud of it.

go chuck :) u hottie, u.
an i think that this album rocked my socks. and that the reviewer is....dumb. boo on you.

BlackLungFever (May 11, 2003)

this review sucks...Just One More is the best Mad Caddies album by far. Where have we heard songs like "Good Intentions" and "Rockupation"?? Where have we heard salsa hints like in the song "Just One More"?? This album is absolutely insane, "Drinking For 11" is a masterpiece, as well as "10 West" and "Wet Dog". THIS CD BLOWS ME AWAY. END OF STORY>

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

http://www.dfbpunk.com/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent& id=773

This review is hella better... check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

>>"Rock The Plank," was unmemorable at best.

You're a funny man.

>>So like I said before, some bands just need to hang it up.

You need to go review some other shit because obviously you don't have ears for this music that's out of your league.

>>There is absolutely no new ground being tread on the Caddies' fourth full-length

The only thing that's the same on this album is the instruments they're using. The songs are more well-crafted, production is much better, the vocals are better, and there is just such a perfect blend of different stuff in there.

>>The fast punk with "let's get fucked up!" lyrics has been done before

In the lyric sheet, they mark out all of the words except for fuck and fight and high, stuff like that. In this release, there's a compare and contrast in 2 ways of life. One being the "contraband" view. "Drunk and lying passed out on the floor. What for?" That contradicts contraband. And I think contraband was written to kind of let people know how ridiculous it is to be that extreme with the partying.

>> The dixieland-influenced tracks ["Last Breath"] have been done before

Punk rock songs have been done before. Are all punk bands just out of ideas? Eat shit.

>>you've already heard all these songs in a better form. Pass.

I was fucking floored when I listened to this CD for the first time. It was all new. And I DO have their previous releases.

This terrible review reminds me of hardcore thug-rapper reviewing a Bob Dylan CD. If you're going to bash something, back it up with something besides "I just don't like it"

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

I don't know if the reviewer is listening to the same CD I am. Maybe it sounds muffled when your head is up your ass.

HeyBarmold (March 17, 2003)

DuDE! THat show at Slims was incredible, Mad Caddies own.

Anonymous (March 17, 2003)

I love these guys and I don't agree with this review at all...but to each their own. This is a great album. I saw them recently at slims and they were on fire!

Anonymous (March 17, 2003)

i like this cd it's just bounces around to much they tried to much to soon maybe next time we'll get another duck and cover

Anonymous (March 17, 2003)

find me another that even attempts the same musical style as the mad caddies and then maybe i'll listen to your complaints about "lack of originality". Wankers.

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

well said man below me, well said.....

krowdsurf (March 16, 2003)

I got into punk because of albums like this. I'll admit, my main music of choice is reggae and I started listening to punk when I was exploring bands that mixed reggae and punk together. Nowadays I love a lot of punk bands, but honestly, I'm probably not as die hard about it as a lot of you on this site. That being said, for me, this album is brilliant and I think it's the best thing they've done to date. I think a lot of other ska fans will be quite pleased that there are still bands like this not ashamed to put out this kind of music. On the other hand, if you're more into the traditional punk sound, you probably won't get that much out of this. That's just my opinion of course. Also, this review may not be the most "in-depth" discussion of the cd, but I won't knock Scott for it because he got his point across well. I disagree with him, but it's not going to lessen my enjoyment of the album because someone else slammed it.

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

ya i noticed too when i saw them they played the gentleman real slow... but course they chaned it up a lot too... u can't always play a song exactly the same for 5 years it gets boring... they were still fun and good

Anonymous (March 16, 2003)

pretty good cd. i mean its always cool to hear ska these days if you were ever a ska fan, cuz its few and far between now. but when they lost carter they lost 1/3 their songwriting. and it shows. cater wrote some of their best songs, including 'booze cruise' and 'we'll start to worry when the cynics..' two of the better songs on the last album. however this album still has some great songs (drinking for 11, leavin, 10 west) but overall i think its weaker than the last couple (except quality softcore, which i never albums really liked save a few songs).

Anonymous (March 15, 2003)

this album is great!
which is a relief because 'rock the plank' sucked...

HeyBarmold (March 15, 2003)

"They played a lot of their songs slower and the lack of a second guitarist really shows."

Yeah, i've noticed that too, they do play some of their songs a little slower, but the thing is like, they play the songs PERFECTLY. They're super tight and the musicianship is incredible. Its an adjustment from the first time i saw them 2 years ago, with Carter, but they were fast and kinda sloppy. They rule now, best live band i've seen in a long time.

Anonymous (March 15, 2003)

why are some reviews in bold?

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

Its obvious the guy who wrote the review has not matured with the Caddies. The Caddies have evolved and created a type of music that cannot be clearly classified in any category. I have to go now but the new album is a 10*********

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

This CD is good, but I saw them live last night. They played a lot of their songs slower and the lack of a second guitarist really shows. This isn't a "good old days" complaint, just the truth.

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

This cd is awesome. The only good song on Rock the Plank was "Mary Melody", the rest of the cd sucked. I was afraid to buy this thinking of rock the plank, but this cd is great! alot better than softcore and rock the plank and almost as good as duck and cover. BUy it!

Strewtho (March 14, 2003)

His positive reviews shit all over his negative reviews, take a look and see.

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

These span judgement assholes make me sick, but this Cd is extremely fantastic! The lyrics hit home and it is better than "rock the plank", which apparently you clowns feel sucks...however the best song around is the All American BadAss...and if you seen them play it live then you rule more than the clowns that profess that their best album ever was before Duck and Cover...

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

i like it a lot. thats my opinion- if you want to fuck with my opinion- then fuck you.

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

people need to stop giving other people shit for THEIR opinions, goddamn, how can you take it scott? as for the cd, got it a few days ago, and all i can say right now is that its a lot better than rock the plank and not as good as duck and cover. ps, get the new cursive and cave in cds!!--emptycauses

StabbingGoldfish (March 13, 2003)

I'm still wondering why the reviews are in bold?

BTW- thanks scott for the prevent falls cd. :)

maverick (March 13, 2003)

To the anonymous poster 4 comments down:
I'm not a fan of the band? Then tell me why I own all their prior work and consider "Duck and Cover" to be a near-masterpiece for ska-punk?

To the anonymous poster 3 comments down:
When have I *ever* called a band "sellouts?"

-Scott

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

for the review.

Well, this review is absolute shit.
I really think Scott should just stick to the emo thing, and emo reviews.
If this review isn't proof enough, go take a look at the review for 'the holidays have been cancelled'.
EMO EMO EMO.
If its not EMO, than its crap.
It's a stupid way of comparing things.
One of the worst reviews I've read here....and thats pretty bad. The worst has to be the review for 'the holidays have been cancelled'.

Scott, you're music tastes are clearly in another league. Stick with what you like and review those bands. You'll be able to share better descriptions in your reviews. You've failed to do it here with this album

Although this album isn't their best, it 1000X better than this crap review.

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

"it's ok to like a lot of different genres. My Favorite bands are Indian Summer, Mineral, Pedro The Lion, Christie Front Drive, Further Seems Forever, American Football, Death Cab For Cutie, Braid, and The White Octave...and I'm in a 7 piece skapunk band (www.thirdgradescuffle.com)"

CHEAP PLUG. you cyat.

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

Scott seems as if he has a stick up his ass with every review. How come when bands tread new ground you call them sellouts and when they sound the same you say they've lost their "spark"? The fact of the matter is no matter how much the style is the same, these are DIFFERENT songs. This is the Caddies best album since Duck 'n Cover and may be their best period. Fuck off, Scott.

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

This review is crap. The reviewer never liked the Mad Caddies to begin with! How can anyone actually acknowledge a review that is so biased?! In my opinion, "Just One More" may be the Caddies best release so far.

GreenVandal (March 13, 2003)

I agree with carb. The only CD I would EVER give a 10 is Refused's "Shape of punk to come". Scott writes good reviews. He is impartial and gives a fair assessment of the band without letting his feelings for the band in the past get in the way.

flamingdog (March 13, 2003)

ehehe...that guy acts like 99% of the comments on this site aren't "this band sucks" or "this album sucks"

and he's telling other people to wake up...

carb (March 13, 2003)

No offense to you guys, but it seems to me everyone _but_ Scott writes 4 or 5 star reviews, because they'll only ever touch something they're in love with.

Note that 5 stars should denote "perfect", not "really good" ... How many perfect albums are there out there? I'd say not many. But according to you guys, about 90% of everything that comes out in the punk scene is pure gold. Wake up.

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

Its decent. But not their greatest. But hey its on Fat Wreck, they kick ass!

Mad Caddies should be stoked to be on FAT with all those great bands like Lagwagon NUFAN Strung Out Good Riddance Larry Arms Rise Against Nofx Propagandhi! Ya FAT rocks!

Melvyl (March 13, 2003)

first i thought scott were a dick for writing this but then i went down and bought the cd and realized that he's 100% correct, there's not spark in this shit.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

"There's no spark, no energy, no sense of electricity present."

Maybe they weren't allowed to drink at the studio... I didn't think it was that low-energy at all, but maybe you were expecting Duck and Cover again. I bet they will pull these songs off live sweet as hell though.

I also appreciate how you're willing to give low reviews for stuff you don't like, but you might wanna check and make sure the equalizer on your stereo wasn't still set on emo. That would explain any boring sound.

maverick (March 12, 2003)

Honestly, sickboi, that means a hell of a lot to me. Thanks.

As for the rest of you, eat a dick. I didn't like the album. Why? There's no spark, no energy, no sense of electricity present. It's just the Mad Caddies painting-by-numbers.

The fucking end.

-Scott

sickboi (March 12, 2003)

I've gotta say something. Scott, although we don't see eye to eye on music, have different tastes, and so on, I applaud you for your honest opinion. There are too many review web pages (Jordan Pastepunk I'm looking at you) that kiss way too much ass; either to keep getting free promos or to walk on eggshells not to affend. Fuck that. Scott, emo still blows, but thank you for keeping it real.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

this cd is bad ass. i like this stuff, and i dont care if its not original. and scott, your review sucks.
~Zäk

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

After listening to the the horrible trash that is the new Ataris album, this record is a relief. I think it's awesome.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

I agree Quality soft core is their best album ... it has a lot to do with the recording I find. All Fat bands these days are getting this perfect ass recording sound and I find you don't get a feeling when you listen to it !
That's my 3 cents.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

Your taste in music is horrid. You should be ashamed.

Kurt_F (March 12, 2003)

First off, who cares if Scott likes emo and indie more now. You know, it's ok to like a lot of different genres. My Favorite bands are Indian Summer, Mineral, Pedro The Lion, Christie Front Drive, Further Seems Forever, American Football, Death Cab For Cutie, Braid, and The White Octave...and I'm in a 7 piece skapunk band (www.thirdgradescuffle.com) Get real people, I'm sure Scott still likes ska related stuff too, so please save your "shut up, emo fag" comments.

And yes, Jade Tree owns.

On a side note, does anyone else notice that it seems a skapunk uprising could be on the way? Man, I'm all for it.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

Creativity is not a crime

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

why is this, the punchline, and reggie review highlighted?

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

I don't get why everyone digs this band so much. 'Duck and Cover' was cool because of the whole vaudville(sp) vibe, but I think they kinda sound redundant after a while.

-sickboi

Jon_the_Skafather (March 12, 2003)

this review is horrible and you can tell it's biased.

if the reviewer knew anything about the band then he would have realized the new sounds brought into the cd and the greatness of it. i believe the reviewer is just too infatuated with emo and believe that ska is immature. if he would have actually reviewed the cd instead of his opinions he would have found that drinking for 11 wasn't boring but was a great song displaying chuck's great vocal ability and the power and emotion he can convey with his voice.

actually, i had written a review but messed up one part of it and had to go back and lost the entire thing...i gave a song by song review instead of saying the cd sucked and skipping through it.

and i wasn't biased either, i pointed out that 10 west sounds alot like time bomb and that a couple songs weren't great. but my review was much more indepth than this.

reviewer, if you're going to review a cd, review the entire cd; don't give a synopsis that has many holes in it. this is a poor review that seems more like it was forced upon the reviewer.

not to mention you didn't even touch upon the fact that they had a song with latin influences which is new for the band and game show which was a new sound from them and a fun song with a catchy hornline.....i just might write my review again later today when i get home from school.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

Very accurate review. Painfully so even...but I can't say I don't enjoy the caddies live, lots of energy and fun...good stage presence and quite skilled musicians. And Chuck does have kind of a brutish swagger...- bigjerk

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

alllll right. this is one damn good album, and in my opinion QUITE the step up from rock the plank. this album is really the epitome of what the mad caddies have set out to become: a ska punk band with dixieland influences. those dixieland influences came through so strong with this album (ex: villains, Rockupation). all you critics, do one thing for me, go ahead and pull your heads out of your asses, it looks really uncomfortable. that is all.

chad (March 12, 2003)

one time i moshed at a mad caddies show cause i was bored, true story.

Anonymous (March 12, 2003)

I for one, have to agree with everything Scott has said in this review. While I am not usually a fan of Scott's opinions or reviews in general, I'd have to say that I think he's right on with this one - because I understand exactly the way he feels.

He never said bands have to progress to sound fresh and interesting - all he said is that the caddies don't.

and by saying it woulda gotten him when he was 16? me too. but you know what? it IS possible to grow out of a certain musical style. it's not just "ska-is-untrendy-so-lets-hate-it" - it's just moving elsewhere.

and jade tree is one of the best, most diverse labels out there. don't fuck with.

all of strike anywhere/liftime/kid dynamite/pedro the lion/promise ring/explosion/turning point/damnation AD have records out on this label. and that's not HALF of what they've put out.

i'm sorry, but quite a bit more diverse than the label the caddies are on - and i hate to compare, because i love FAT - while maintaining quality.

- BITTER

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

i think we all can agree that both emowussrock and scott suck ass. Scott; your review is shit, Wussemokid; your just a piece of shit.

love, Tj

GregSka (March 11, 2003)

That review was quite shitty, not because I disagee, but just because all it really talked about was how the band hasn't progressed. If a band keeps playing music that they like (and sounds good in this case)....... why the fuck should they change?

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

This album rocks. Not the best ever, but "Drinking for 11," "Rockupation," and "Last Breath" are all welcome Caddies additions.

evildeadalive (March 11, 2003)

Yeah Scott, I'm agreeing with the popular sentiment here. Your reviews are for no one other than yourself and maybe your Rainer Maria loving buddies. Sure reviews are supposed to tell your own personal opinion, but it would be nice if they could also be for other people too. You know maybe saying something like "If you liked their first two albums, and didn't grow up to be an opinionated, indie rock loving, jack ass, you'll like this offering." Ok, I know now you'll tell me to write my own review, but I don't really have the time.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

how about no high five and a kick in the ass.
baseball sucks, its worse than emo, and emo sucks hard.

WussEmoRock (March 11, 2003)

I am back bitches.

Now on to the point of discussion, this review. Not a bad one, but fuck...you are so wrong. First of all, who cares if they didn't change their sound again for this disc, the songs pretty much all kick ass, and every song (even if the sound has been heard before on Duck and Cover) is still definitely memorable.

Lastly, I love how because you are now not 16, this band is not good enough for you, because they didn't evolve. Just because you are older, doesn't mean the Caddies have stayed the same age. Result: Listen to the record again, and then email me here Cnofxrun@hotmail.com we will chat

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock***** (signing back on saying: "we won our baseball game 19-1 today, can I get a high five?")

maverick (March 11, 2003)

To the guy three comments down:
I haven't even heard the new AFI record, so I can guarantee you that I certainly didn't write the review below this one on the sidebar. Thanks for playing, we have some lovely parting gifts.

-Scott

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

I believe slow ska is called "Reggae"... just a thought... not a bad cd but not a great cd either, drinking for 11 is a rad song though...

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

this cd rules.

that is all.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

you said that the new afi sucks because they changed; and now you are saying that the mad caddies sucks because they didn't change. you contradict yourself in your reviews. lame. both of these cds are good.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

your review is balls.
i suppose now that you are an emo boy anything you would consider good has to fall into that category?
This album rawks hard.
No, its not new undiscovered territory for the caddies, but its very damn good.
I can't say the same for your review.
I wish you would quit reviewing music that you have proved time and time again that you just aren't into.
I could review tons of emo bands and say they all sucked, but whats the point?

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Gee you know what, i guess instead of ska they should jump into the pool of emo bands huh. fuck that, i disagree with your review completelly. This is a good cd to come out when most bands are dropping ska to fit in with whats popular.

IlikeSKA (March 11, 2003)

mad caddies in orlaaaando in less than 2 weeks....mustard plug a little over a week ago, this is great...
havent gotten the new album yet, but i will pick it up no matter what this crappy review says.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

I'll probably still buy this because I'm a Caddies fan even though Scott didn't like it. So his opinion differs from yours. Just write your own review of it and submit it. Maybe they'll put it up.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

you should un-post this review scott and think about writing another one. the hooks are all there, it is a good album. were you expecting this to be a totally different caddies? think of a new review.....

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Oh yeah, Scott the Caddies had already grown up by the time you were 16. This is just the music they enjoy...it doesn't have anything to do with aging.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

I think this is the first review by Scott that I have REALLY disagreed with completey. Well, it's true that Mad Caddies haven't evolved into super technical Math-Ska, but that just isn't who they are. They are about drinking and partying, which this album is perfect for both of those activites. I actually think this album is up there with Duck & Cover. Just my 2 cents.

ElVaquero (March 11, 2003)

Yeah, I just saw Mad Caddies a week or so ago, they are just incredibly good live. Hearing Goleta, Days Away, Falling Down, and especially Mary Melody live is one of the first good things about this year. This band should only start to think about hangin it up if they're still playing the same record in 5 or so years. So far, they've still got some great music left in them, you just need to learn how to rock out with your cock out, Scott.

-El Vaquero

P.S. That means not taking yourself so seriously, there, boy-o.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

0 for this review. "The dixieland-influenced tracks have been done before. Basically, this band is all out of ideas. " what the hell? at least they manage to put out good music, who gives a fuck if its not different. not all music has to "mature."

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

The Mad Caddies have an INCREDIBLE live show. One of the best I've seen, I would suggest it to just about anyone

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Pretty good.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

I'd rather listen to the Caddies play unoriginal songs in their style than any other band play a style that wasn't even original to begin with. What I'm trying to get at is: the Caddies rule, I don't care if this is a rehash, it rules.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Although this album is not as great as Duck and Cover, it is still a high quality record that hasnt left my cd player since i got it. The Caddies are doing what they do best in this album, even if its all been done before

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

couldn't agree more with the reviewer, "duck and cover" and "the holiday has been cancelled" are great discs, but "rock the plank" sucked aside from 2 or 3 songs and "just one more" didn't do anything for me.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

I liked Rock the Plank.

vmac (March 11, 2003)

the reviewer is on crack ! If you're a Caddies fan buy this record, it's amazing ! It's got a great variety of songs from every style the band have experienced on the previous album. I've been a fan since Quality Softcore and this new record is probably my favorite with Duck and cover.

FAKESMILE (March 11, 2003)

I bought rock the plank, which pretty much sucked so I thought it would be fair if I got this one for free..

Rad album. It's the caddies on their best. I flows from style to style without any trouble and they show they are definitly a talented band.

Way the fuck better than Rock the Plank.
Really good record.

evildeadalive (March 11, 2003)

Hmmm. I'm likind the comments so far. Maybe I'll pick up this album, I was kinda scared after Rock the Plank...

HeyBarmold (March 11, 2003)

I'm all for people having their own opinions, but like, what the hell is this? You don't like the cd cause its not fresh, cause they sound just like... uhh, they sound just like this band that put out duck and cover. Yeah, bands should always progress and change their sound..... just like AFI, The Ataris, No Doubt. Then they'll be on a major in no time.

Whatever, enough sarcasm, this album owns.

pope_schlomo (March 11, 2003)

I going to have to disagree with you maverick. I think this is better than "Rock The Plank." They said they were going back to their ska-reggae roots and they did. Besides I like the drinking theme a lot more than the pirate theme. Sure its no "Quality Softcore", and "Duck and Cover" but it's better than "Rock The Plank."

Ramo

M4CH1N3 (March 11, 2003)

Don't listen to him, this album is great, a mix of styles from Holyday and Duck & Cover, definitly worth checking out.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

i got this record for free from red and listened to it last night. one of the most obnoxious records ive ever heard!
i had always heard good things about the caddies.. but the singer is a whiny puss... the only thing solid is the horn section.

poser_007 (March 11, 2003)

Good caddies album. And to say all the songs are the same and have been done is an incorrect statement. Are bands not allowed to have a 'sound' know adays? You expect bands to just start from scratch and come up with a whole style, bullshit. That's when the term 'sellout' is used. I can listen to this album all the way through with a big smile on my face. You can dislike an album, but don't use the excuse "it sounds too much like the band"

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

mad caddies-eh, nothing special. average, middle of the road ska-punk rock. i saw them live, wasn't too impressed either.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

i didn't really like a lot of mad caddies stuff till i got this album. i really like this album, it's waay better than all their other stuff, they should keep on doing dub, i like it a lot

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

ive gotta say scott, this album is very good indeed I long for the day when jade tree becomes old.

heaven forbid that a post-hardcore band gets a bad review

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

If scott does not like it, then this must be good... Its the mad fuckin caddies,go listen to your polyvinyl shite scott -oldpunker-

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

How lame is this? Christ, since when isn't someone allowed to not like an album? Atleast he provided an explantion as to why he didn't like it, unlike some the people who replied.

this is a great fucking album you fucking douche bag, never write a review you fuck tard! i will agree rock the plank kinda sucked. BUT FUCK YOU!


Give me a fucking break.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

"I mean, how played out is Dixieland Skapunk reggae core?"

oh christ, give it a rest.

Kid_Dynamite (March 11, 2003)

this is nothin new but pretty solid and much better than their last record.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

this is a great fucking album you fucking douche bag, never write a review you fuck tard! i will agree rock the plank kinda sucked. BUT FUCK YOU!

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

Are you kidding me? This review is sooo full of shit! Reviewers here rip on bands that depart from their old sound and try "fresh ideas" and your rippin the Caddies for not being "fresh?" I mean, how played out is Dixieland Skapunk reggae core? Not at all! If this album went emocore, maybe you'd be happy then...

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

This review sucks my hairy trucker nuts mother fucker

HeyBarmold (March 11, 2003)

Yeah, uh, fuck this review. Their songs are awesome, their horn section is the shit, Chuck rules and this band owns. Although Duck and Cover may have been better, i don't think that it should hinder this CD at all, its great.

evildeadalive (March 11, 2003)

I thought Quality Softcore was by far their best offering...

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

nice review. i also unfortunately agree with how you feel about the caddies. they lost their spark.

Anonymous (March 11, 2003)

I have to disagree. Mayybe you listen to too much emo now. I missed Rainer Maria for a ska show this week, though.

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