Various - Punk-O-Rama 8 (Cover Artwork)


Various: Punk-O-Rama 8Punk-O-Rama 8 (2003)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 3

Contributed by: Kevin11Kevin11
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For years now, the Punk-O-Rama series has been a staple of the punk community, from the first installments which consisted mostly for years now, the Punk-O-Rama series has been a staple of the punk community, from the first installments which consisted mostly of "skate punk", to it's current state, .
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For years now, the Punk-O-Rama series has been a staple of the punk community, from the first installments which consisted mostly for years now, the Punk-O-Rama series has been a staple of the punk community, from the first installments which consisted mostly of "skate punk", to it's current state, throwing Blues, Rap and other genres into the mix.

Let me make one thing clear, I HATE song by song reviews, however, i want every song to be represented. Thusly, here is my song by song review...f "skate punk", to it's current state, throwing Emo, Rap and other genres into the mix. This time the label decided to show how much money they have by making it 2 discs, and also affordable

Let me make one thing clear, I HATE song by song reviews, however, i want every song to be represented. Thusly, here is my song by song review.

"I am revenant"- Distillers. Man, The Distillers are overrated. I heard this song a million years ago, and it frankly bores me...hopefully shit will pick up

"Don't Call It A Comeback"- Motion City Soundtrack. Wow, if I lived under a rock and hadn't heard this song a long time ago (the first MCS song i ever heard, due to Scott's mp3s) I would fucking love this song, I still do, but i have a feeling that many people are going to be turned onto this band from this song.

"Trusty Chords"- Hot Water Music. Jesus Christ, why can't they throw in an unreleased song here? I love this song, I love this band, I love their live show...but give me something more that the song I listened to over and over in October.

"As Wicked"- Rancid. Now a days, the best shit Rancid produces is mediocre shit...this is not their best. These guys should have cashed in after ...AOCTW. Not now. Rancid has begun ripping themselves off. "Hey lets write a song that lets everyone know we dont have creativity"- Tim. (Gruff Voice) "Ok, I'll just use the same bass line from Maxwell Murder, everyone's gonna be stoked"- Matt Freeman

New Day- Bouncing Souls. I like these guys, this is a pretty good song, looking forward to the new album now. I'm in their DVD.

"The Greatest Fall" -Matchbook Romance. Oh my fucking god, is this band real? This song contains the lyric "It was the first time in my life I had done something right" By the sounds of this, i think this guy is still batting 000%.

"Idiots are taking over" -NOFX. Hey I like NOFX, alright dudes! I like this song, probably the best one on the new album. Thumbs Up.

"Who We Are" -Bad Religion. Well, guess what, I fucking love Bad Religion, and this song is very very good, same BR sound, but evolving... i'm not sure if this is from the Process Of Belief sessions (I don't think it is) but if it from some sort of new album, its great.

"Trapped In"-Division Of Laura Lee. D.O.L.L.'s contribution to last year's edition did not impress me, being that it was the only song I had ever heard of theirs, I did not like them, although this song is alot better. A Joy Division-esqe vibe and tight musicianship, although the lyrics need a little work.

"Sink Venice"- Ikara Colt. This song is really good. Art punk it seems, sounds like Sonic Youth...somewhat. Thumbs up.

"Sweating Blood"- F-Minus. This song starts off the new F-Minus album and has all of the intensity you would expect from them, makes me wanna beat up Rancid.

"Makeshift Patriot"- Sage Francis. Wow, Atmosphere blows this shit OUTTA THE WATER! This sounds like Everlast, and Everlast still isnt cool. The lyrics to the verse are sort of cool...but still, sounds like Everlast dude.

"A New Morning, Changing Weather"-The (International) Noise Conspiracy. I fucking love this band, this song has been heard by most people so its nothing special...but I am sure people who aren't familiar with the band will dig this.

"Thickfreakness"-The Black Keys. I think it is good that Epitaph is bringing a Blues band to the crowd, this has A Zeppelin feel, cept Zeppelin smokes this shit. This song is OK.

"Welfare Problems"- Randy. Uh, I didn't like this song at all, I bet these guys are from Sweden. That's my guess, this band pretty much blows.

"Unstoppable" Death By Stereo-This is a great song, as you know I loved this album (viewable here) and this should be a good taste of what they are like to people just discovering the band.

"Coup D' Etat"- Refused. Refused are one of my favorite bands ever, so I love this song but why is it on here? Someone gimme the info...not even on an Epitaph album.

"Holidays in the sun"- Pennywise. WOW! What a big departure from the rest of their shit...they are like Fugazi, except BETTER!...not. Pennywise needs to learn to write music, get an eraser dudes, don't use the same tabs every time. "Dude, should we get a new piece of paper to write this song?"- Fletcher "NAH BRAH! lets just use the same notes and rhythm, I'll go write lyrics about corporations!!!" -Jim. "Hey...you're still allowing your cds to be distributed through Sony right?"- Me. "Well....yeah! Why?"- Jim "Just checking"- Me.

"Gonna be a blackout"- Dropkick Murphys. This song talks about how cool Boston is, i think, all i hear is Ken Casey taking about how his town has alot of fight. Let me tell you a story: In 1998, My dad and I flew up to Boston for the NCAA Frozen Four (Hockey) and i'm a diehard Michigan fan. Michigan made it into the finals against Boston College. Tickets were scalped for like $1,000. But we kept our tickets, although many Michigan fans did not, seeing at the fleet center was about 19,000 BC fans and about 1,000 UM fans. Well anyway, Michigan won in overtime, and Boston were a bunch of pussies, so the Michigan fans beat up the BC fans, and lots of people got arrested. My point: Boston sucks. Want a review of this song? See the review of the next song.

"Quick Death" -Transplants. SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Bird sings the caged i knows- Atmosphere. Well, this shit tears it up I love this song. Atmosphere is the best that Rap has to offer...why is he on here? Is he on Epitaph now? No one told me.

10 more songs to go. Need coffee.

"Incorporeal"- Tiger Army. Yeah, i like Tiger Army ALOT however, since this is on "Tiger Army II" its overplayed in my book, and I assume to many others.

"Train of flesh"- Turbonegro. I usually love Turbonegro, but this just is not up to par with previous Turbonegro songs...eh...its still better than most other shit.

"Contribution"- Guttermouth. No, just fucking no.

"Bowmore"- Millencollin. I'm calling them some shit, first of all, what is with some of their song titles? Most of them dont make sense, there is no artistic merit, there are no hidden meanings, they are just stupid. This song is ok, it sounds like you would expect.

"The Ocean Song"- This song is not very good, whats with this band?

"Warpath"- Bombshell Rocks. I just fell asleep during this song. Maybe because its late, maybe because its fucking boring...yep the second one.

"Get this one right"- Raised Fist. These guys sound like the type of guys who are all tough and big...but are really just pussies who wont touch you. This song is OK.

"Lose Another Friend"- No Fun At All. If these guys changed their name to "No Talent At All" i'd dig them for their honesty.

"Roll Around"- U.S. Bombs. Just what you would expect from these punkers, you'll probably like it if you like this type of music.

"Shattered Faith"- Bad Religion. I still fucking love Bad Religion, this song is also great, BR is still growing...i dont get it either. Can't wait for new shit.

"Quick Death Remix"- Transplants. Ok, im gonna be honest here: I'm listening to Fugazi now, no fucking way am i listening to a remix of an already shitty song. Im sure "Skinhead Rob" would like to think his "Rhymes" beat out "Repeater"...but no go Rob...sorry.

Ok, there you have it, 2 discs of somewhat interesting music. The first disc is way better, and the second falls apart after the first few songs. I would suggest you get this, being it is so cheap...and there are A LOT of songs. You're bound to find a good one, I found a few, although I also found the Transplants.


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Anonymous (April 13, 2006)

raised fist would kick your ass
the singer is into thai boxing

Anonymous (June 24, 2003)

Death By Stereo sucks ass.

Anonymous (June 24, 2003)

We'll put it as a math equasion, if X equals Good Band , Then The Transplants Do Not Equal X (:
that was my lesson for today. thanks

professor ryan

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

"he should write a diary, but not a review of a music album."

Wow, thank god that made alot of sense! (sarcasm)

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

"Second of all, thanks for ripping on Rancid for putting out a song that sounds like something theve done a long time ago. I mean, I would hate to be caught on something as stupid as not realizing that the very album you mentioned as their last good one was the album that this song is from. Its even on the same album as Maxwell Murder in caser you hadnt noticed."

HAHA, exactly, i can only agree on that, that guy doesnt know what he is writing about, he should write a diary, but not a review of a music album.

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

this review is one big piece of shit, i ll just take your comment of NFAA to describe it "NO TALENT AT ALL".

"..i like bad religion so whow e are is a great song..."
-dude shut the fuck up, i love bad religion and "who we are" is a weak song, you just need to compare it to "shattered faith" and it becomes clear

"shattered faith"
-you dont even mention that it sounds like Offspring's "the kids arent allright", a reason why it wasnt on the regular album after all (i quote jay bentley here)

-NO FUN AT ALL: dude shut the fuck up or do your homework, one of the best european skate punk bands of the 90s, and your comment is "no talent at all", haha, really funny if it wouldnt be so stupid and wrong. you dont even know they split up 3 years ago. sometimes its jsut better to shut the fuck up.

almost all song reviews are shitty, containing just some wanna be funny remarks, to make look the reviewer cool. how about next time someones writes the review who knows something about punkrock, and is not biased like this piece of shit here. i dont care what your personal feelings on a band is, i want to know if a song is good or not and why.

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

OK, I ussually dont like to comment on how bad a review is but I have to right now. First of all read the first 3 paragraphs again.... yea, exactly. Second of all I would have rather read a review that actually talks about the songs instead of your past experience with the band. I love this song but I heard it a long time ago, I love this band, this band sounds like they are all tough and hard and stuff. Yea, great, so...Second of all, thanks for ripping on Rancid for putting out a song that sounds like something theve done a long time ago. I mean, I would hate to be caught on something as stupid as not realizing that the very album you mentioned as their last good one was the album that this song is from. Its even on the same album as Maxwell Murder in caser you hadnt noticed.Thirdly, you didnt even listen to the Tranplants remix (which actually is kind of interesting) and you just did the typical thing that everybody does when they come to a Transplants song... rip it a new asshole. I like the Transplants, its different, funny and a good side project for Tim and Travis to put together. Who cares if they are popular and if they rap a little bit, if you ask me its the kick in the ass that punk has needed for a while.And finally we come to my biggest problem. The Dropkick Murphys song which talks about how cool Boston is. First of all, Im sorry you have written off all of Boston after your experience at the Fleet. Im sure all you Michigan fans really put it to the BC fans after the game. And one incident sure does make a town suck because being very narrow minded and judgemental is cool. But thats besides the point because any school that gets in so much trouble that they can't even compete in a division 1 basketball game for the next 3 years and possibly longer must be way too cool for us Boston guys anyway.Yea, so I just thought Id point these flaws out. Im sure most people have already picked up on most of them so Im probably being redundant but hey.... at least it's not as bad as the review.-BostonMusicGuy (Oh yea, I like this comp)

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

to the guy below who said that he'd never seen so many people with so little to do.....you have written the most out of anyone.

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

Jesus... I've never seen so many people with so little to do. This review gave me all the info I needed in deciding to buy this comp, despite the ignorance on a couple subjects. Yes, the reviewer does review each song based on his own opinions; just like every reviewer before him. If you're mad he said (band X) sucks, then realize that there's probably thousands upon thousands of people who think that song sucks as well, no matter how much you like it. What I did was picked up on his musical taste (which was very different then mine apparently) and read his opinions from that view point. Since most people on this site are too closed minded to think like that, they probably just got confused/angry that someone called their favorite city/band lame. Admittedly, the typos in the beginning should have been fixed and the comment about As Wicked not being on AOCTW should have been easily fixed (since he's a "fan" of AOCTW), but a big fuck off to those who would waste their time researching european alcoholic beverages instead of just writing a damn review. It was to be expected that about seven trillion people would be pissed by any negative comment about any single band on a comp cd (especially a comp cd from the biggest label in punk), so eat a dick and die if ur pissed he said ur favorite band sucked. You know what, I think your favorite band sucks too.

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

Dude, both "Shattered Faith" and "Who We Are" are both from the POB sessions. I new "Who We Are" existed when the album came out, it was a rumor circulating the web, but no one had the song because BR hadn't widely released it. They're working on a new album this fall I believe and at the Agoura show in May Greg told the crowd it would be the last show of the year, because they had to start writing and recording.

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

I agree with the guy below, actually, I don't think you can really "review" anything with a "this sucks" or "I don't like this."....what you should do in a review, regardless of whether you like the music or not, is compare it to other music in that category.....if it's a hardcore record, and you don't like hardcore, then you probably won't like the record, but the record may very well be an excellent hardcore record. Get my drift?

Anonymous (June 23, 2003)

There is no point to reviewing a compilation CD. Listen and discover new bands for yourself. You can't go by what some guy says. It's cheap, so buy it.

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

This review is good!

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

That was the most painful thing I've ever had to read. I'm rather disappointed that the punknews.org staff posted this review. Considering the diverse roster for this disc, I was really looking forward to a review of this but I can't be bothered to. I was under the impression that punknews.org is regularly swamped with new reviews. Surely, this can't have been one of the better reviews they received.

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

That review sucked ass, someone review earlier punk o rama stuff

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

Both Bad Religion songs are sweet. In case no one else has commented, As Wicked is from AOCTW I believe....I would think the reviewer would know that. Raised Fist is sick, and if Pennywise abandoned their label because of its distributors, then that would be stupid.

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

Do or Die is a great record... all the others? Meh...

The fact is the gimmick wore thin and you can't go on about how much Boston rules forever.

sickboi (June 22, 2003)

Dude, I don't just think its just Boston that is shitty to out-o-town sports teams.....duh.

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

Only the lyrics were written by woody.

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

yeah, the dropkick song is also written by Woody Guthrie, not that this reviewer's dumb ass has ever heard of him. and it's PULLEY that did Ocean Song ... speak badly of them again and you'll pay.

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

I'll have to agree with you on ONE thing......the Dropkick Murphys really do blow. Stupid patriotic "punks". (:

Anonymous (June 22, 2003)

Look what "501" said in a Ramones review:

"What the hell? I need an education? obviously you do, they werent the first band to play with distortion and play uptempo, retard. They were the first 'punk' band to make it big. God youre retarded."

Hahahahaha... This guy cracks me up. The Ramones never "made it big" and if you notice, they were the first rock band (punk or not) to play so fast and simple. No bullshit solos (hello, Iggy), no big intros (hi, Lou)... Just rock. And 501, your taste in music (I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but geez, I'm glad I'm not you!) is that of a 13 year old girl who discovered "real" punk bands (you know, the ones that influenced Blink and G.C., like NoFX) through Good Charllote! So you think you're cool enough to talk shit on a band whose original line up is half dead? Go eat shit while being sat on by your dad... Yeah, picture that mentally, fucktard.


Oh yeah...

This comp has about five good songs total, those being the Bad Religion ones, the U.S. Bombs, the Bouncing Souls, and F-Minus.

Anonymous (June 21, 2003)

I had to give up after the millencolin review. i just couldn't take it anymore. this review sucked monkey balls. really like i wanted to hear bash all my fovorite bands and complain you already heard some of the songs. get your hearing checked and fuck you

by the way, the murphys, millencolin, guttermouth, rancid, nofx, and many others that were bashed in this review really do kick ass and have made great complilations to this album so don't get a bad impression of them cuz this ass hole said so. he doesn't know shit

dropkick (June 21, 2003)

this guy is a fucktard, gunna be a blackout is about 1940s airraids, listen to the words for christs sake,and boston kicks your ass, im from ann arbor i have michigan hockey season tickets,and i am now ashamed of it becuase your such an asshole


RyanTMurphy (June 21, 2003)

Say what you mean: You think our hardcore/post punk/emo scene blows. The real punk/ska scene here owns.

Anonymous (June 21, 2003)

I go to school in Orlando too, but I'll agree, our music scene blows. Randy and Pulley still kick ass.

TheOneTrueBill (June 21, 2003)

no girls allowed!

Anonymous (June 21, 2003)

that review sucked almost as much as the punk-o-rama series...

gutterhippo (June 21, 2003)

"quit assuming how old people are! This is seriously becomming rather annoying."

agreed. these types comments also usually complain about "15 year old girls." what, are girls not allowed to listen to punk?

Anonymous (June 21, 2003)

Retraction: Randy is fine in my book. (Rewatched Hang The VJ)

KirbyPuckett (June 21, 2003)

I have this great idea, quit assuming how old people are! This is seriously becomming rather annoying.

"OMG!! u R tottly 13 y/o cuz you dun't LiKeRZ thyz BEAND! HAHA ROFLMAO!!11@"

Even if half the people that were criticized for being 13 or 15 based on their musical tastes were that age, you were there once too! So what does it fucking matter?!? Come up with a more original rip if you're going to try and bash someone...Cause that's just getting really lame.

- Scott
(Yeah...Randy owns though)

tenderbransonx (June 21, 2003)

Kevin11=Orlando. hmmm..... yep. Orlando=Kevin11.

StratManX (June 21, 2003)

Another thing, people below me are right about bowmore, get the lyrics jackass it makes sense "bowmore's running through my veins...they can never hurt me in that state" it's a song about drinking. As for the rest of Millencolin's songs not making sense, you need to realize that swedish doesn't translate into english very well and the only song I can think of that is absolute nonsense is Jellygoose. But hell, you are probably too young to even know that Life on A Plate exists. Randy does rock hard too, and it's not just because they are Swedish.

funkisdead (June 21, 2003)

randy kick ass. the dropkick murphys fucking own. raised fist are cool as shit. sage francis flows hard. you are pretty lame.

Anonymous (June 21, 2003)

oh yeah, and pulley rules.

Anonymous (June 21, 2003)

I'd like to change two things. The Transplants are a huge disappointment, and 2, Randy is one of the better bands to come from Epitaph, ever.

Anonymous (June 21, 2003)

Rancid signing to W.B?? .. the Transplants?? I think Timmy Armstrong (or should i say T-Bone) has bought into his little fantasy world of money drugs and bitches. who the fuck are you anymore????????????

lieutenant (June 21, 2003)

Yeah. This review has come off more like segments of the comments section.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Randy "pretty much blows"? You completely blow and suck! Randy is the best band on this comp and the best band in the whole world, probably have been since You Can't Keep A Good Band Down!

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Gee long review.
what'd I get out of this, that he's some fuckin asshole jock that loves to fight and knows nothing about punkrock.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

to the twelve year old who reviewed this: you are clearly retarded and unable to form coherent sentences, so please never post another review again. and do your fuckin grammar homework too for god sakes...

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Why is refused on here?... Good fucking question. I quess epiturd realizes that they were part of the 2. 3% of their roster that doesn‚?? T totally eat shit. Just download ikara colt, i. N. C. , black keys and, of course, refused.... Cause‚?? This shit stinks. Matchbook sausagefest has to be the gayest fucking band ever..... Even by epiturd standards. Pretty badass artwork though..... Ill give em that.... But thats it. -cobra-verde

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

yes, 'holiday in the sun' is a sex pistols song. no, pennywise is not covering it.

gutterhippo (June 20, 2003)

is it just me or does the chorus of the bad religion track "shattered faith" sound like the chorus of offspring's "the kids aren't alright"? have a listen to the two

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

What's with the Swedish comment? Sweden is a beautiful country and a lot of cool bands come from there, better than this shit hole known as "america".

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Yeah, I wouldn't even care that he made that mistake except for the fact that he tried to say he liked And Out Come The Wolves

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

i'm sure someone already said it, but 'as wicked'although not one of its better songs, is off AOCTW u dumbass. next time dont review albums if u are to young to remember that album coming out.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Haha, the more I read the more his review sucks...Bowmore is a type of alcohol, but I guess you wuldn't know that since you are probably 13.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Oh yeah, Randy s probably the best band on this album...no one likes thyem because they are swedish, people like them because they actually fucking rock. Guess it's not catchy enought for you Epitaph freaks.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I'm sorry, I got the Rancid song and you completely made yourself sound like a moron. As Wicked is off of ...And Out Come The Wolves, yet you appear to think the song is mediocre compared to that album. Please people, know what you are talking about before you submit a review. Especially when you claim like an album and then don't even know what songs are on it...

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I don't think this review was as bad as everybody says it is. There are some things, like his trying to act cool by mentioning Fugazi, and his not knowing As Wicked, but on the whole it wasn't bad. For instance, no matter how many times I listen to their album, Randy blows and people like them because they're swedish.

Anyway, I guess it's not because somebody would have mentioned it, but is the Pennywise song a cover?

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)


When was this "fight" at the Fleet when Michigan beat BC in the Frozen Four? I'm not debating the fact Michigan won (though I can't remember it) but that fight thing is whack. It definitely didn't take place while I was living in Boston because BC students are straight up goons. Trust me. Next time the FF comes to Boston, we'll meet Outsiders style accross the street at Halftime Pizza. Bring yer dad. (just kidding)

As for your review, it's fine by me. Most if it was honest except the fact that the Dropkicks didn't write "Blackout" and that both rap acts on Epitaph are fucking wack as shit. I'd much rather listen to the Transplants. At least they have guitars and Tim Armstrong.

Steve Dwyer

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

oh yeah, one more thing about this review sucking, do research, bowmore is a type of alcohol from europe, AND the dropkick murphys song is a cover, and its not about boston, credibility is zero for you, except you pointed out that Matchbook Romance sucks ass, the only person that likes them is Jason Tate at AP.NET, probably because he jerks off to terrible pop music

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

that review sucked, 2 the rancid song is from and out come the wolves you dumb shit, and bad religions songs are from POB's sessions, and the review, to be repetitive, like the review, SUCKS

501 (June 20, 2003)

' Im sure "Skinhead Rob" would like to think his "Rhymes" beat out "Repeater"...but no go Rob...sorry. '

Fucking right.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Transplants suck. Stop liking them just because its Tim and Travis. They sucks you know it. Rancid is good. Blink... theyre getting better. But Transplants are horrible. The lyrics want to make me shit all over any store that sells this cd. And that bald rapping guy... he needs to just die. Hes kinda funny though, '' no one lives forever in fact we all die '' Really?!??!

I give this ablum a .5 for having tansplants twice... not once, twice. Why would you fuck a cd over like that?

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Most of this review was mediocre to bad. Many of the comments on the songs were basically, "I like this song/This song blows. I love this band/This band blows."

Oh yeah. Boston is a great city, too, so fuck off.

501 (June 20, 2003)

The new Poison the Well is going to be insane.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I hate to say it but that was quite possibly the worst review I have ever read.... I'm not even fucking kidding when I say that... it made FourtyMinutesWest's or whatever his name is reviews look incredible... Please, seriously, please never write a review again...

Kevin11 (June 20, 2003)

Zak, U Of M is in Ann Arbour, Michigan State is in Lansing.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

what is it with people and trashing my former hometowns? first new hampshire, then boston, whats next? lemme just flat out tell you, lansing michigan sucks, and nothing you say can make it worse.


Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

is the pennywise song a sex pistols cover....?

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

"By the way kids, i'm interviewing Against Me! tomorrow, want me to ask any questions?"

Please don't ask anything, I would hate to have to read anything you've written ever again.

Stop trying


StratManX (June 20, 2003)

Wow, that review made me realize how "intelligent" you truly are. You sir are an unbiased prick with about 7 midgets up your ass. Learn how to review. No one wants to hear about your experiences with how much you hate bands. Although I can agree that the Death By Stereo and Refused songs are good, you just spew utter shit with the rest of the songs.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Amazing. Song by song, as it is put, I disagree with everything in this review with the possible exception of the Bad Religion songs, at least I think he respected how good they are.
That's actually pretty hard to do. It's like picking every football game wrong on Sunday. You're bound to fuck up and get something right at some point. I will read the review again, maybe this guy did and I missed it.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I'll agree with your score that this comp is not up to par to the previous POR comps (vol.5 and down). But come on, you don't like NFAA and Randy songs on here? well it's your damn lost. And yes Transplants do need to shut the fuck up.


Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

boston rules

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Kevin, you should be embarassed by your rancid comment. It is funny that matt freeman uses the same opening bassline on two songs on the same cd, but the fact that you thought it was new shows you're a dumbass, and apparently don't listen to whole cds.
Am I the only person that thinks that "Blackout" is a catchy as hell song? Best on the new cd besides "Kiss Me I'm Shitfaced"
Decent POR, interesting that Epitaph is really expanding their boundrys.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

the reviwer is a moron.

punk o rama comps are old news. There's always a couple of good songs, but plenty of crap too. I'd rather put my $7 toward buying a good album like The Unravelling.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Jesus christ that was one of the worst reviews I've ever read.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Holy shit dude, stop writing reviews. Please, don't do this again.

Kevin11 (June 20, 2003)

I have all of Atmosphere's albums.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Let's get this straight, since it looks like Atmosphere might stay around Epitaph for a while...

"Atmosphere" isn't a guy, it's a group. The group consists of mc Slug (the voice you hear) and producer ANT (the guy who makes the beats). At shows, Slug performs with either DJ Mr. Dibbs or the live band Heiruspecs, a hip hop group who often doubles as Slug's backup band.

The song on POR isn't one of Atmosphere's best. They have 3 main albums out that are all fantastic, along with much more unreleased and rare material.
This latest song is decent, but in my opinion its not a great introduction. Do yourself a favor and check them out.

And by the way, this review was awful from beginning to end.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

kevin11 is a closet pennywise fan.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I realize it's not a typical "punk" song, but the attitude and message of the Sage Francis are dead on. It may be the best treatment of 9-11 yet by any group - rap or punk yet. The Everlast comparison is embarassing.


Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

What a shitty review. What's with all those repeats at the beginning of it. Calling Randy and Raised Fist shitty, is really not fucking cool. Especially, Raised Fist. And he always makes reference to Fugazi. Just because you listen to Fugazi doesn't make you cool. So Kevin11 FUCK YOU, YOUR FUCKING CLOWN SHOES!

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Yeah, judging a band's attitude by the music is retarded.....Raised Fist will fuck your shit up.


punky (June 20, 2003)

"Get this one right"- Raised Fist. These guys sound like the type of guys who are all tough and big...but are really just pussies who wont touch you. This song is OK."

OK?Pussies?Fuck you, that song is the best one on here.

KirbyPuckett (June 20, 2003)

I'm sorry dude, but this review was just garbage. I feel that you were just a little to repetive in describing songs. There's more than a handful of mistakes that you could've corrected had you read it once or twice before submitting (does anyone proof read?). Just bad.

- Scott
(This is my year)

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Ask them how they feel to be one of punk's last hopes....


Kevin11 (June 20, 2003)

"oh..cool...because pennywise doesn't take enough shit on this site as it is."

No amount of shit talking is enough. By the way kids, i'm interviewing Against Me! tomorrow, want me to ask any questions?

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

"But the Pennywise thing is just too easy! I'll have better insults when the new album comes out...just you wait. "

oh..cool...because pennywise doesn't take enough shit on this site as it is.

Kevin11 (June 20, 2003)

Hey sickboi, thanks for the compliment, I enjoy your reviews as well. But the Pennywise thing is just too easy! I'll have better insults when the new album comes out...just you wait.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I give the album a score o 7, but I give your review a negative 6....hence the score....most generic review I've read in a long time

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Don't get me wrong Kev, usually I enjoy your reviews, but come on....the whole "NAH BRAH", commonly associated with derogatory comments to Pennywise, is getting pretty fucking stale...


Kevin11 (June 20, 2003)

Oh, also i think this is the biggest Hits:Comments ratio ever. 350 hits and too many comments to name. Oh and boys, buddyhead did not invent making fun of bands.

Kevin11 (June 20, 2003)

Dammit, i wrote the opening after i wrote the song by song review, i was sort of tired. My bad.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Next time, proofread you little bitch.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I didn't care much for the review myself, at times I chuckled, at other times the reviewer seemed like a circus seal for Buddyhead.


Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

1) As Wicked was on AOCTW.

2) What's the point of a song by song review where you just say things like "This band sucks" or "Shitty" or "This song is old". Twenty-odd short paragraphs that tell the reader fuck-all.

3) By mentioning that you're on the new Bouncing Souls DVD, are you trying to stop people from buying it?

POR has always been very hit and miss, but I gotta say this one looks like being the worst in ages. And look! we have a review to match.

Strewtho (June 20, 2003)

This review tried too hard to be funny and "kewl".

inagreendase (June 20, 2003)

"next time, proofread. the first two paragraphs (and probably more, but i havent even bothered to read the rest have repetative sentences. i dont think it is because you are a moron, but you didnt realize you already said the same thing."

yea but i think he did it intentionally. although i agree it looked really stupid, you probably copied and pasted that part just to reiterate.

"you do realize that As Wicked is an old song, dont' you?"

haha, the way he explained the song it seemed like he didn't realize. how did you not recognize that from AOCTW? or have u not listened to AOCTW? at first, when u mentioned it, i thought u were talking about it being an old song but a good song because they should've "cashed in their chips after AOCTW", but then you diss the song pointing out the maxwell murder bass line. so i guess you didn't realize the song is almost ten years old.

yeah, no fun at all were a really popular, internationally-known band..idk if you realized that or not, or whether you care but whatever. i thought the song was a good direct cross between pennywise and bad religion. and uh, the joy division mention...if the new thing is comparing bands to AtDI in reviews, i think comparing bands to joy division in reviews was the old thing to do. good job trying to bring that back. basic comparison, but sage francis sounds like eminem. flat-out...i actually thought the guttermouth track was one of the better songs on Gusto... yeahh pulley is actually pretty good and i like that song, but you coulda said something clever like "scotty needs to be concentrating more on his music and less on negotiating with the Dodgers." Even tho he blatantly stated he's sticking with the band, being informed is still fun for the whole family!

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

no talent at all-
man, that sucks, no fun at all are an awesome band.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)


What does the 11 stand for? Your age? Jesus Christ.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I thought No Fun At All was only liked by clueless teens, but I might be wrong.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Normally, I wouldn't get involved with this sort of thing, 'cause I'm far too old to be debating with clueless teens about how much this or that sucks. Today, however, was not a good day, and this astonishingly ignorant comment :

"If these guys changed their name to "No Talent At All" i'd dig them for their honesty"

pushed me over the edge.I wouldn't have had a problem if the comment had been something like "I don't know these guys, but this song kinda sucks", but that review comment was just the height of stupidity and ignorance.For almost a decade NFAA put out consistantly strong EPs and albums until their unfortunate break-up in 2001.I do realise that its hard for a young teen to know the history of every band, but next time, do us a favour and do something that I see rarely on the net....know a little about the subject before you type.

- Shane

TheOneTrueBill (June 20, 2003)

you do realize that As Wicked is an old song, dont' you?

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

atmosphere IS the best rap has to offer, how and why did he sign to epitaph. weird.--emptycauses

FortyMinutesWest (June 20, 2003)

I think the Sage Francis track is actually my favorite song on here, not counting the ones I've already heard. The new Bad Religion song was kind of a letdown, it's still good, but not as good as I hoped. The new Pennywise song is just blah. No Fun At All were a kick ass band, and yes, State of Flow is an underrated album.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

"These guys should have cashed in after ...AOCTW. Not now."

he makes reference to old songs like there new so many times in the review, or cover songs like they're originals, or old bands like their newcomers, and the whole review just is kind of thin, and i have to agree with him, the song by song review may have been better avoided.

no fun at all's last album 'state of flow' was sadly underrated. The new BR is the last process b-side, and dont ever talk shit about the black keys, or bob log 3.

wyzo doesnt give a shit your in the bouncing souls dvd

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

I agree on some of your opinions....I will say that, being a pennywise fan and pennywise being the band that started me on punk rock, "Holiday In Th Sun" is very generic and boring, it sounds as if it is a diret outtake from LOF due to it's similarity to another song. Hopefully the new album will rock. Pulley are a bit too poppy on record, but they put on an entertaining live show. Transplants.....nuff said, I don't know what is on Tim's mind lately....maybe he's running low on cash.

pwfanatic (June 20, 2003)

the bad religion songs completely make this comp worth it. also, that sage francis song has really grown on me. the reviewer barely touching on it was right, the lyrics are awesome, but i don't think he sounds like everlast at all.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Wow what a fucking half assed review. You suck man, please do literature a favor and never write again. Ever.

And for the record, "It's gonna be a blackour" is in fact NOT Dropkick singing about Boston. It's not Dropkick's lyrics nor is it about Boston. Those are from Woody Guthrie's archives. But thanks for playing.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

How am I supposed to know whether or not to buy this cd by reading this crap? I don't care what you think about the bands, that doesn't tell us whether it's a good song or not.

GregSka (June 20, 2003)

Yeah buddyhead fucking sucks and so does this review

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

sounds like somebody was trying too hard to be buddyhead

8dollarclarinetsolo (June 20, 2003)

this score is for the review, This time the label decided to show how much money they have by making it 2 discs, and also affordable hahah
i definetely wont be picking this up

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Yeah, Punk-o-Rama's are always hit and miss in my opinion.

This reveiw was hilarious. I take it you're not a Pennywise fan Kevin? Oh, you forgot to say Pulley wrote "The Ocean Song", but that's okay we all make mistakes, that's why they have erasers on pencils. Also "Quick death" is one of The Transplants better songs, which shows you how bad they are.


tubbyWSOU (June 20, 2003)

next time, proofread. the first two paragraphs (and probably more, but i havent even bothered to read the rest have repetative sentences. i dont think it is because you are a moron, but you didnt realize you already said the same thing.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

"Lose Another Friend"- No Fun At All. If these guys changed their name to "No Talent At All" i'd dig them for their honesty.

That was awesome. This review will get a lot of shit, but I agree with most of it.

Anonymous (June 20, 2003)

Let me make one thing clear, I HATE song by song reviews, however, i want every song to be represented. Thusly, here is my song by song review.


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