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Circle Jerks

Circle Jerks: Group Sex/Wild in the StreetsGroup Sex/Wild in the Streets (2001)
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Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: Aquaman5K
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For me, early 80's hardcore punk is an aquiered taste. The Circle Jerks are no exeption. As I listen to this record more and more, it grows on me. Enough about me, on to the album. This record, as the title suggests is a compilation of the albums Group Sex, and Wild in the Streets. Unfortunately.

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For me, early 80's hardcore punk is an aquiered taste. The Circle Jerks are no exeption. As I listen to this record more and more, it grows on me.

Enough about me, on to the album. This record, as the title suggests is a compilation of the albums Group Sex, and Wild in the Streets. Unfortunately, since I bought it, I have not been able to find this album online. However, the two albums it contains are widely available individually. The 29 tracks contained do not dissapoint, if you're a fan of early 80's hardcore punk. To compare this to other bands in their scence, this is: early Bad Religion, with better production. Dead Kennedys, with a little less musical diversity, as there are no surf elements to be found. Minor Threat, with a more hedonistic approach to life. A little more coherent than Angry Samoans.

If you're a fan of the bands I listed above, you need this record. It might be just what you're looking for.

If your exposure to punk rock is limited to Green Day and Sum41, this album will probably come as quite a shock.

 

 
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BorgieBaby (April 20, 2012)

Group Sex is angry and Fast as hell, which is what makes the album amazing, every song seemed to have difference from the other songs, the best tracks have to be I Dont Care/ Live Fast Die Young and Backed Against the Wall. 14 songs in about 15 minutes, shit, you got time to listen to it.

Well Wild in the Streets was good but a bit forgettable, many of the tracks I just cant remember many of them. The best songs are Wild in the streets, Trapped, and Leave it Alone.

JakeRazor (July 17, 2006)

Ok, Wild In The Streets is kinda mediocre. I'm just gonna review Group Sex.

Group Sex is pure stupid genius. 14 songs in 16 minutes, all of them catchy and aggressive. The lyrics tackle a variety of topics, ranging from drinking to politics to hysterectomies.

Contrary to the above review, this is a fairly accessible album. Most hardcore albums aren't half as melodic or catchy as this one. Even if you're a punk newbie, you might like this. It's a hell of a lot more approachable than Minor Threat (whom the Jerks sound virtually nothing like).

Liger (May 30, 2006)

WTF, this is one of the greatest albums ever!

Anonymous (March 21, 2006)

thats a really bad review but you didnt even say anythin about group sex having 14 songs and being 15mins long and that the band is fucking great

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Anonymous (January 18, 2005)

crappy review. 10 stars at the least.

Jon2100 (December 2, 2004)

review wasn't great, however Group Sex is reason enough to buy this album. Shockingly fast songs, which are suprisingly catchy

amk88 (September 6, 2004)

Group Sex is the better of the two but still a great album.

Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

fuckin unbelievable great

Anonymous (August 6, 2003)

theres nothing left to say then: This is fucking genius. Great Great great

Anonymous (June 17, 2003)

2 great records!

TheOneTrueBill (June 16, 2003)

i have this CD. it's great. the review is not.

Anonymous (June 16, 2003)

Im reviewing this becuz i just masterbated and have nothing else better to do

you suck at writing tee hee

check out marilyn mansons newest

evildeadalive (June 15, 2003)

I kinda like short reviews. I don't think he really needed to say anything more than what he said. Come on, some people write 3000 word reviews and you don't have a fucking clue what it sounds like. At least he makes his point. All you english majors that want a fucking essay are extremely boring to everyone but yourselves.

Anonymous (June 14, 2003)

Classic-SaYnE_GuY

Anonymous (June 14, 2003)

Group Sex = 10
Wild In The Streets = 7 or 8

I'm so glad people like to use detail when writing reviews on this site.

Anonymous (June 14, 2003)

one of the best albume ever

Anonymous (June 14, 2003)

I wouldn't slam the kid too much, at least he's trying to expand and listen to some good shit.

-sickboi

Anonymous (June 14, 2003)

""or frends have reasar "

Anonymous (June 13, 2003)

Great band, good record!

Anonymous (June 13, 2003)

Punx like circle jerks... Oi oi oi

Anonymous (June 13, 2003)

yeah, great albums. worst review just about ever.

Anonymous (June 13, 2003)

The score is for the review itself.

Anonymous (June 13, 2003)

horrid review, but whatever.. cd is hella old anyways............

oh yea.. circle jerks rule too :D

-cactussac

Anonymous (June 13, 2003)

classic circle jerks albums. this is really what punk rock is about. i love the sarcasm in the lyrics. my favorite circle jerks album is golden shower of hits though.

Anonymous (June 13, 2003)

wow. a god awful review for punk legends like the circle jerks.....wait a second, i'm on punknews.org, that's actually the norm.....on another related note, i saw keith last night at the black flag show in d.c. fucking amazing performance.

Anonymous (June 13, 2003)

thank you for keeping this review short instead of the punknews two page spread reviews that have become the norm.
as for the records, I always preferred "IV".

wyzo

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