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Vanilla Muffins

Vanilla Muffins: The Drug Is FootballThe Drug Is Football (2003)
Knockout Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Besides making chocolate and fine watches, what do they do in Switzerland? Apparently they also obsess over soccer and listen to the Ramones a lot. "The Drug Is Football" is full of upbeat, catchy, sing along punk. I think that if the Ramones were an Oi band then they'd sound something like t.
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Besides making chocolate and fine watches, what do they do in Switzerland? Apparently they also obsess over soccer and listen to the Ramones a lot. "The Drug Is Football" is full of upbeat, catchy, sing along punk.

I think that if the Ramones were an Oi band then they'd sound something like this. I guess the vocals are really what make me think of the Ramones, the style and the tone just seem really similar at times. The whole band provides vocals on the songs, making you want to join in. I'm the type of person who usually needs their music have some level of urgency, and this certainly doesn't have that. However, this is just fun music, it sounds like a fitting soundtrack for driving around in the summer. These guys don't meddle with any serious subject matter here.

You won't find any biting social commentary from this band, instead expect some songs at soccer (football to them), beer, soccer, friends, soccer, well you get the idea. This isn't the least bit challenging, but it is a nice break from all the technical music I've found in my CD player lately. The only real problem I have with this is that it tends to become a bit repetitive after a while. The songs all pretty much have the same vibe and same style, so after a few listens you start to wish they'd add another dimension to their sound.

Bottom line: this isn't rocket science; this is just fun punk rock. The band's press release was more challenging than the CD itself. If you want something serious or relevant to our times, look elsewhere. But if you, like the band, are just looking for a good time then you should give this a listen

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Anonymous (July 7, 2003)

Switizerland rules.

funkisdead (July 6, 2003)

this band would be a lot cooler if they were big fucking jocks in frats, and the cd was actually about american football... that would be nifty. thats exactly what we need.

Left_On_Red (July 5, 2003)

i like switzerland, they have theese chocolate bars that have like honey nuggets in it. its really good. So are the vanilla muffins. Im just glad that blink 182 invented punkrock 10 years ago or i dont know where i would be

FortyMinutesWest (July 4, 2003)

Yes, they sing in English.

lieutenant (July 4, 2003)

Judging from the lack of recognition of such fact, as well as commentary on the lyrics, I am guessing this band sings in English, rather than German?

Anonymous (July 3, 2003)

www.amandownmusic.com

TurboACsOwnYou (July 2, 2003)

yo. Vanilla Muffins Own. Sugar Oi will WIN!!!!!!!!

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FortyMinutesWest (July 1, 2003)

Well the band isn't a dead ringer from the Ramones. It's just a fun album, not one that I'll probably be listening to all the time. Maybe my taste in music is just weird, I don't know.

Anonymous (July 1, 2003)

Uhhh... Did I miss something, Forty? You don't like the Ramones, but you like the fact that the vocals on this album remind you of the Ramones... Hmmm...

FortyMinutesWest (July 1, 2003)

Yep, I'm the one person on earth who hasn't heard the Ramones.

Anonymous (July 1, 2003)

What the would you know about the Ramones, Forty? You don't even listen to them.

funkisdead (July 1, 2003)

i saw these guys live and they were fun as hell... definitely nothing scene changing or monumental, but who cares?

Edgie (July 1, 2003)

Footie is great man. It's the only sport I like. Based on that, this album is damn fucking cool!

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