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Various: Beer: The MovieBeer: The Movie (2003)
Triple Crown Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: maverickScott
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So I'm still not sure what exactly Beer: The Movie is, but I think I have a grip on it's soundtrack. Of course, this isn't so much of a soundtrack as a mix tape for anyone from Long Island. When your CD compilation contains cuts from current northeasternscene backbones Taking Back Sunday and Brand.
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So I'm still not sure what exactly Beer: The Movie is, but I think I have a grip on it's soundtrack. Of course, this isn't so much of a soundtrack as a mix tape for anyone from Long Island. When your CD compilation contains cuts from current northeasternscene backbones Taking Back Sunday and Brand New as well as stalwarts like the Movielife and Hot Rod Circuit [not to mention bands cut from the same cloth like Orange Island and Northstar], this disc plays out more like a summer road mix than anything else.

Unreleased tracks come from Brand New and Taking Back Sunday [which is sure to be a major selling point of this], as well as Andy from Hot Rod Circuit's side project Safety In Numbers. Triple Crown labelmates Northstar also contribute an unreleased track called "To My Better Angel" which is the best song I've heard from this band to date [and could easily become an MP3 of the Week of mine, if there wasn't a lame sample at the end of the track].

Hip Hop also makes a bit of an impression on the disc with a handful of cuts, most notably being Atmosphere's "God Loves Ugly." The other two raps on here, Mighty Casey's "Liquorland" and J-Zone's "Lightweight" pretty easily fit in with the title of the movie, as it's rather light material about drinking.

Kevin Devine plays the role of the fatherly figure on this disc, backing away from the noisy power chords ridden throughout and playing a slightly humorous, slightly vindictive acoustic number called "Probably." It's a gem that unfortunately gets sandwiched in between those unreleased BN and TBS songs, so don't expect many kids to hear it.

The comp really flows well geographically, if nothing else, until the very last song - Allister's "None Of My Friends Are Punks" kills the mood the past 50 minutes set. I don't know what they're doing on this comp, but the CD would be much better without them.

If you've been one of the many kids looking to Long Island [and their companion soundalike bands] for inspiration, there's no reason you shouldn't pick this up. If you haven't been swayed by the new sounds coming from the east coast, this soundtrack probably won't change your mind much, but it's fun while it lasts.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (June 1, 2004)

all of these bands are terrible, triple crown records is a joke. this is the lamest thing beer has ever been associated with.

Anonymous (June 30, 2003)

Wow, really? I NEVER COULD'VE CAUGHT THAT OTHERWISE.

Douche.

flocktothebeat (June 27, 2003)

you can tell the guy on the cover wears a "wife beater" in the sun.

Anonymous (June 27, 2003)

Worst cd cover "art" ever.

Anonymous (June 26, 2003)

"The comp really flows well geographically, if nothing else, until the very last song." Atmosphere is from Minnesota. I have no idea how or why this was added to the soundtrack, it really makes no sense. This comp reads like a shitty mix tape someone from Long Island would make me.

Anonymous (June 25, 2003)

the new northstar song OWNS.

Anonymous (June 24, 2003)

Atmosphere sets it off.

hungryjoe (June 24, 2003)

it's not hard to rip just a section of the song, provided you have a decent ripper. i recommend CDex. it's a great piece of software, and it's open source, so it's got the endorsement of geeks everywhere. there's an option for "extract partial track". you can even use it to rip mp3s that span multiple tracks....which is useful to create one song out of the instrumental intro-following track combination that's fairly common nowadays.

Anonymous (June 24, 2003)

i'm from long island.

evildeadalive (June 24, 2003)

There was actually a movie called 'Beer: The Movie' in the 80's. It was actually kinda good if I recall correctly.

Anonymous (June 24, 2003)

I think scott has something against me, he seems to purposely not post my reviews anymore when he used to post 'em all the time. Oh well, just a random thought. And this album probably sucks, judging from the bands featured.

Anonymous (June 24, 2003)

scott, i'm really lazy yet i really want to hear that northstar song. so this is what you do.

use Easy CD creator (hope you have it), and go to CD information with the beer in the drive...i mean the beer cd, otherwise alcohol will probably fuck up ur computer. convert that track to a wave file by saving it to the drive, then open the file in Sound Recorder and use the tools to edit out the sample part. Finally, figure out some way to make the file not 35 mb. oh wait that wasn't very helpful, sorry

inagreendase

Anonymous (June 24, 2003)

Hmmm Beer Nuts

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