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Pistol Grip

Pistol Grip: Another RoundAnother Round (2003)
BYO Records

Reviewer Rating: 2
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Contributed by: moldymoldy
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Scott: "What's this? It sounds like Pennywise." Me: "No, it's the new Pistol Grip you gave me yesterday." Scott: "Really, it sounds just like PW only more of a street influence." Me: "Ha, yeah now that you mentioned it, they do sound like PW after listening to some Stiff Little Fingers and Sham 6.
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Scott: "What's this? It sounds like Pennywise."
Me: "No, it's the new Pistol Grip you gave me yesterday."
Scott: "Really, it sounds just like PW only more of a street influence."
Me: "Ha, yeah now that you mentioned it, they do sound like PW after listening to some Stiff Little Fingers and Sham 69."
Scott: "This sucks, I want to listen to the new Polyvinyl release, that label's rocks my cock off into my sock."
Me: "That is fuckin' gross and PV sucks, at least this band doesn't just whine about their prom date that dumped them for the big insensitive jock a week before prom. This band at least has some quasi political lyrics."
Scott: "Yeah but, HEY! They got those new steak quesadillas (yeah I know) at Taco Bell. This cd is still pretty boring every song on here sounds exactly the same, no change in tempos, styles, vocal deliveries, or anything to make it stop sounding like one long song with a bunch of dramatic pauses."
Me: "That's not all true, The Rebels Are Dead is a skaish song andâ?¦ wellâ?¦ ahhhâ?¦ that's about it. Goddamn, remember that Nothing Nice To Say comic where they were making fun of Rev. Horton Heat for always sounding the same, well I think that could apply to this band."
Scott: "mmm. Taco Bell is so good, I'm glad I got the grande combo!"
Me: "Yeah and those steak things fuckin' rule the school."
Scott: "So what's your final opinion of the album?"
Me: "Its very generic street punk that starts out really good, but after the first few songs I'm just growing bored, it has nothing to keep me interested. I really think this band is suffering from a bad case of Pennywisits, where they get stuck with one sound that works for them and then get stuck being unable to move beyond it. It also seemed to suffer production wise, the whole record just seemed like it was too slick. I thought some of the songs felt like they were trying to go faster and harder but were kept back."
Scott: "Wow, that is a deep and profound statement, and I got fire sauce on my shirt."
Me: "HA-HA!"

 

 
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Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

great

Anonymous (February 6, 2004)

Saw them live and they had so much energy with great hooks

devildog1507 (January 29, 2004)

this is real good stuff. It saved my day

Anonymous (January 19, 2004)

great band great album

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

just bought it and it rules the day

Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

This album and the one before are great. Where the reviewer sees any touching points with pennywise is a huge fuckin mystery to me. Fuckin unbelievable great.
Pistol Grip will get very big if they continue to put out such cool stuff

Klasticono (September 20, 2003)

Yeah, I was there too, and saw them last week with Bad Religion. Great fucking band, I'm surprised they haven't blown up yet.

This album wasn't as good as the first (which was incredicble), but it was an excellent effort and only disappointing at all if you go in there hoping for something better than the debut.

Good lyrics, catchy as hell, great lead guitars, and a really fun change-up at the end with the Rebels Are Dead's reggaeish flavor. I also really liked Sweet and Sour of a Knife, Murder of Crows, Broken Radio and Another Face to Hate.

Anonymous (June 17, 2003)

Great cd great band. I saw pistol grip at the glass house in pomona on the 31st of may for theeir record release party and they r-o-c-k-e-d!!! i rocked. We all rocked!!!

jus wish i could see themn for their holidays in the sun concert in londan next weekend.

Edgie (April 13, 2003)

ROFL! COOLEST REVIEW EVER!

Not.

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

This is not to cause controversy or anything, but have you ever seen Pistol Grip? Did you listen to the first album? If you did what did you think of it? I have played many shows with PG and have seen the crowds grow bigger and bigger and the kids sing more and more. I think you should give them a second chance. JMearsCSCS@aol.com

kanguy (April 12, 2003)

This record is pretty boring, their first cd Shots from the Kalico Rose was a whole lot better.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

I can't see a PW connection either...and the review is crappy.
Stop trying to please everyone and stop trying to be funny.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

I'm sure you guys thought this review was real cute, but it just makes it extremely obviously that you reviewed an album you didn't even really listen to. Seriously, this isn't a fucking review...it's a joke and i don't think anyone is laughing at it. (Except maybe Scott)

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

Boooooooooooooooooooring

TurboACsOwnYou (April 10, 2003)

never listed to an album but they are ok live, i have noticed the same vox tendancies tho..

one man army rocks them

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

pistol grip sound NOTHING like pennywise, i think you reviewed the wrong album. this cd is pretty good but if you wanna hear this band at their best check out their first album

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

man that su/oma/pistol grip show was nice. NICE!!!

Ramo

Strewtho (April 9, 2003)

Just be glad wuss and pat41 aren't posting, pat posted on the DKM Live show review so he's still around.

FortyMinutesWest (April 9, 2003)

I don't see the Pennywise connection.

sickboi (April 9, 2003)

OK, I just saw Pistol Grip live tonight, they rocked it and helped me get drunk. a

Dubar (April 9, 2003)

chicken quesadilla owns the steak quesadilla

recordings (April 8, 2003)

it cant be him for 2 reasons:

1) makes love for simple plan too blatanly obvious.

2) no "trademark" asterisks surrounding his infamous moniker.

and i guess a thrid would be that the real wuss would never listen to this cd in the first place.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

i'm not gone yet guys, i've just been away for a while from lack on internet access. I agree this pistol grip cd lacks alot of what makes polyviynl great, they could take some pointers from their bands or simple plan

moldy (April 8, 2003)

i think wuss finally figured out on one liked hime after the tsunami bomb guy made fun of him. on the same note what ever happened to boston music guy havent seen him in awhile.

recordings (April 8, 2003)

"polyvinyl records belong to construction workers who secretly wear panties"

that comment was mine, guy below. i was merely elaborating on sickboi's shared distaste. but no matter who said it, its still true.

whatever happened to WussEmoRock. im concerned. in a non-concerned sort of way.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Pistol Grip fucking rocks. The guys are grest guys and they play good honest music. Their live show is good too.

djl (April 8, 2003)

Musically, PG couldn't be farther away from PW than they are from Celine Dion. They don't play any melodic hardcore. This is streetpunknroll at its mediocre best. If you like One Man Army, Swingin' Utters, Rancid, U.S. Bombs, The Class Assassins or The Forgotten, then check this out and stick a taco up yer ass.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

"What da bitch" is all i have to say about this review

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

"he also compared them to stiff little fingers and sham 69"

The Shams and SLF are great... Now how could a band that is inspired by them suck that bad? I don't get it... The DKMs album 'Do or Die' reminds me a lot of 'Hersham Boys', but I don't think thats an overly bad thing... And, also, how could Pennywise sound like those two old bands. The description is vague, and from the samples I've heard, sounds untrue. This band sounds like 79/80 British punk... Well, from the samples anyway...

-WWWW

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

"polyvinyl records belong to construction workers who secretly wear panties" haha thats great sickboi i think this should be a comment of the day

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

boo hoo hoo he said mean things about my favorite band boo hoo hoo why doesnt he like everything punk even if it is boring and repeative and lacking in energy and production boo hoo hoo man i cant believe he compared it to pennywise boo hoo hoo thats so mean to both bands cause they really rock boo hoo hoo too bad im crying too much to realize he also compared them to stiff little fingers and sham 69 boo hoo hoo but i have never heard of those bands cause they arnt on fat or epitaph sniff the home of real punk rock boo hoo hoo my life sucks and so does this web site boo hoo hoo

TheOneTrueBill (April 8, 2003)

even if the review does shit on the album, it was pretty damn funny.

I'm on my way to (hopefully) picking this up. The Shots from the Kalico Rose was a pretty damn good album

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

i meant to say go buy this CD and a rancid cd and a unseen CD(muy bien)

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

go buy a rancid cd

RaNcId PuNx

evildeadalive (April 8, 2003)

Haven't heard this yet, but I loved the first album. Is Broken Radio on this? Cause that is probably my favorite song right now.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Yeah, seriously.. Where'd the PW reference come from? I just listened to some samples and heard absolutely no hint of that. Sorry everyone is dwelling on that line in your review, but it was a pretty poor intro.

recordings (April 8, 2003)

pistol grip doesnt even BEGIN to sound like pennywise, so for those of you who are curious about the band and havent heard them yet, strike that comment from your memory.

these guys are great live, too. i saw em this month with the utters and they played a few of these new songs with their old stuff, and it blended in perfectly. pistol grip is straight up punk-n-roll, and its fucking great.

sickboi said it best, and i have to agree. polyvinyl records belong to construction workers who secretly wear panties. fuck 'em.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

saw them twice this weekend.... BOOOOOOORING!

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

nachos de grande rock and so did this album. don't know why u gave it a bad rating. at least see them live, maybe that will convince you otherwise. it did to me.

Ramo
(my knee caps still are shaky)

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

I'm gonna have to disagree. Pistol Grip brings the rock.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Pistol Grip pisses all over that whiny-ass Polyvinyl nonsense.

-sickboi

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

bad bad review. next time, when you review a record, go in with an open mind and without any preconceived notions as to what the band supposedly sounds like-pennywise? don't think so. clean the earwax out of your head and listen to the record again.

lalombriz (April 8, 2003)

agreed with the guy underneath me... i thought that you could have done a much better job reviewing it... pistol grip does not sound anything like pennywise!! damnit... there's a huge difference between the skate stuff that pennywise does and the stuff that pistol grip plays(just because it doesn't have starry guitars, doesn't mean it sucks)... i prefer to listen to this than most stuff that has come out recently...

sorry... but a very sucky review... my score is for pistol grip

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Crap review. This doesn't does the band any honour, as they certainly do NOT sound like Pennywise. I think they hang towards old Rancid or the Utters more. The production was idd not very good, but this is an excellent cd overal.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

I thought this album rocked. Oh wait....it's cool to hate PW right? Even if a band (like this one) doesn't sound ANYTHING like PW? You guys need to use your head when writing reviews. I'm disappointed in you Moldy. While not as good as their last album, I think this is one of the better releases this year....and the new PW will most likely rock too.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

are you speaking of 'the runs' you get after eating taco bell?

in all seriousness though, if you ever have hardcore constipation.. forget using medication. forget it. all you have to do is eat something from taco bell that has cheese in it. guaranteed diarrhea.

maverick (April 8, 2003)

Fucking awesome review. And the funny thing is, roughly 90% of this conversation was real.

Taco Bell runs are the best thing ever.

-Scott

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