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Slapshot - Greatest Hits, Slashes, and Crosschecks (Cover Artwork)

Slapshot

Slapshot: Greatest Hits, Slashes, and CrosschecksGreatest Hits, Slashes, and Crosschecks (2003)
Bridge Nine Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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While having a continuous revolving door of members Boston's finest Slapshot is still running after nearly two decades carrying the hardcore flag high above their heads and daring anyone to step up and try to take it. With that said it also takes a lot of guts in the punk world to do a "greatest hi.
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While having a continuous revolving door of members Boston's finest Slapshot is still running after nearly two decades carrying the hardcore flag high above their heads and daring anyone to step up and try to take it. With that said it also takes a lot of guts in the punk world to do a "greatest hits" album, but Slapshot is able to pull it off without the corniness that often accompanies them. The current line up has gone back into the studio to record all hardcore anthems again, and a couple of new ones for the older fans.

First off all the good songs are here and they sound great. None of the original aggression and power is lost, and with the better production the tracks sound great. All the songs that fueled the New England pits are accounted for including Step On It, Chip On My Shoulder, 16 Valve Hate, Firewalker, Hang Up Your Boots, Old Tyme Hardcore, and of course Boston's anthem, "Back On The Map.

But where this album really shines is showing that this band is not content to rest on its laurels with two new songs Crossover Sucks attacking shitty nu-metal bands and , which would be funny if it happened, (c'mon think of the irony!). While I've always had love for this band, some of the lyrics can get bogged down in thuggy tough guy shit, which while written in their younger days, does seem a bit foolish coming out of the mouths of guys twice my age.

For all that I still enjoy the songs and this a great batch of songs to release your feelings of anger and frustrations, while tearing up any pit in the vicinity. The packaging of this record shows a lot of care and attention by giving the fans a detailed history of the band and tons of pictures that span their entire career. The disc is also enhanced with live footage, flyers and links to websites. The most important thing about this album is that it shows the staying power of a band can keep playing music that is harder, faster, and angrier than many groups that are half their age and will continue to do so.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 5, 2006)

"unlike this poppy emo ska crap that is Slapshot"
I'm pretty ure you mean the Chicago based Slapstick. Which spawned many of todays finer pop punk acts from the chicago area.

Anonymous (May 19, 2003)

The Nomeansno hockey incarnate/Ramones parody, the Hanson Brothers, is by far better "hockeyrock."

But while on the subject, Jason Takes Manhattan was fucking hilarious. Like that part where the black guy tries to box Jason and gets his shit ruined.

evildeadalive (May 19, 2003)

Dude, it's "Old time hockey... Eddie Shore!" You better recognize.

Anonymous (May 19, 2003)

Old time hockey..Bobby Orr!

Anonymous (May 18, 2003)

they sure did suck!

Anonymous (May 18, 2003)

Since we're dragging up Boston history, What about DYS?

Anonymous (May 18, 2003)

Anyone remember the F.U's?? Kinda off the subject, but oh well.-SaYnE_GuY

Anonymous (May 18, 2003)

all i can really say is, These guys are no Two Man Advantage. Those guys are hardcore, unlike this poppy emo ska crap that is Slapshot. Let me sum up this rant with a diagram: TwomanAdvantage > Slapshot

Hate, Jesus

borntolose (May 17, 2003)

Whoa whoa......Vegan Reich was remembered by someone?! The lead of that terrible, terrible, nazi like venture is now a proud Islam convert. OIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIO Yeah, I hate all of the human race.

Anonymous (May 17, 2003)

hey slapshot kicks ssd's ass anyday but hey what about the kings of boston ,DROPKICK MURPHYS AND THEIR NEW RECORD IS OUT JUNE 10TH

Anonymous (May 17, 2003)

or earth crisis.

Anonymous (May 17, 2003)

the guy below me must not have ever heard of Vegan Reich

TheOneTrueBill (May 17, 2003)

if we're talking militant, asshole straight-edge zealots, i think SSD wins

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

slapstick > slapshot

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

This is the most retarded shit I've ever heard. This is douche bag meathead rock.

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

fenix tx was even better.

~jacobe

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

negative fx was better.

TheOneTrueBill (May 16, 2003)

Society System Decontrol! SS Decontrol! SSD!

yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaa aaaaaaaah!

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

cover reminds me of friday the 13th pt.8: jason takes over manhattan. boy was that a funny movie. great album.

Ramo
(crosschecks vs. stick violations)

FortyMinutesWest (May 16, 2003)

Slapshot > Two Man Advantage..but they both kick alot of ass.

Anonymous (May 16, 2003)

they're no 'Two-Man Advantage'... but hockeyrock is good.

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