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7 Seconds

7 Seconds: Scream Real LoudScream Real Loud (2000)
Side One Dummy Records

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Wanted:A penultimate representation of what a live CD is and should be. It must be a CD that catches the band at its zenith, their prime. In short, a CD which perfectly capures an undeniable spirit and will. Experience: More is better. The more tour experience, the better. Additional experience i.
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Wanted:A penultimate representation of what a live CD is and should be. It must be a CD that catches the band at its zenith, their prime. In short, a CD which perfectly capures an undeniable spirit and will.

Experience: More is better. The more tour experience, the better. Additional experience in the hardcore scene is desired.

Specifics: Must be willing to work for over 25 songs, keep a crowd totally enraptured, respond to the needs of the crowd. Also, must be engaging to listen to on CD, causing listener to truly believe he/she is at the concert with their eyes closed.

Singer: Must have lungs in reasonably good order, scream out lyrics with total rawness, and admit failings, faults and get crowd completely involved in the moment. Lyrics must be witty, smart, honest, and say something. Positivity is a bonus.

Bassist: Must be able rock out, serving as backdrop for the guitar. Precision is a neccesity.

Guitarist: Must have a CPM (chords per minute) speed of 400,000. Precision, also is required in this field.

Drums: Must be able to work non-stop for long periods of time with little chance to stop of slow down, with as much energy in the last 5 minutes as the first 5.

Group Dynamics: Should be perfect.

Other factors: Nothing less than perfect production is considered.

Send all applications to Side One Dummy Records.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 28, 2005)

Joe Queer seems to idolize Ben Weasel.

Anonymous (November 9, 2004)

dead set you guys are a joke trying to decide on the best live album ever. scream real loud is insane. its alive- ramones is great. the live kiss albums ae great ( i persnoly like the kiss sypmphony dvd). as a matter of fact almost any live album i can think of by a decent band is great

joeg (October 28, 2004)

so back to the 7 seconds record. go pick it up, then go see them live and be amazed.

Anonymous (July 20, 2003)

The Queers have made five shitty albums.

The Ramones made one.

I think I'll take the Ramones.

Anonymous (July 20, 2003)

Okay... This is also opinion, buddy, so don't act like it's a "fact".
"But it is a fact that the Ramones never tried to play like the Queers. That comment proved that you haven't heard enough Ramones to really judge them."
Three points. One, I know it's a fact that the Ramones never tried to play like the Queers. Two, where did I say that they did? Finally, three, belive me I've listened to enough Ramones.
"And all the ice hockey comment did was disporove any sense of intelligence that was there beforehand."
My apologies for ending my post on an upnote, my team had just signed the greatest ever player from my country and I was rather happy about it, I thought it might lighten up the post somewhat. Also, how did that comment "disporove any sense of intelligence"? If Einstein said "I love football" would that disprove his theory of relativity? Frankly, I don't see how declaring my wishes for the future of Ice Hockey (and yes, it's future is in doubt) makes me come across as any less inteligent.
"Sorry, the Queers are still a second rate Ramones in the eyes of the masses."
Now I'm in agreement with you there.

Anonymous (July 20, 2003)

Okay... This is opinion, buddy, so don't act like it's a "fact". My opinion is that the Ramones are better. But it is a fact that the Ramones never tried to play like the Queers. That comment proved that you haven't heard enough Ramones to really judge them. And all the ice hockey comment did was disporove any sense of intelligence that was there beforehand.

Sorry, the Queers are still a second rate Ramones in the eyes of the masses.
And the only "shite" album I can recall the Ramones making was "End of the Century", but even that has some good tracks.

-BSD

Anonymous (July 19, 2003)

Ok Mr BSD I'm gonna have to stick up for the Queers here I'm afraid. Oh yeah, 7 Seconds are well good, both of their first two albums have live tracks added on at the end so you can always pick one of those up instead of this.
Where was I, oh yeah. The Queers are better than the Ramones, sure the Queers have had some shite albums but don't try telling me that the Ramones never did either. I own a fair chunk of material from both bands and if I had to part with one it would be the Ramones.
Sure they were an important band but being important doesn't make you good. Also, just because you draw heavily on an influence doesn't mean you aren't better than that influence, the Ramones had influences too ya know.
Joe Queer writes damn good songs, and the Ben Weasel and Metal Mike tracks on the last Queers album were some of the best stuff they've written (esp. in the case of Metal Mike).
The Ramones would have killed to have writen some of the songs the Queers have put out and vice versa.
Most of the Queers stull sounds jack all like the Ramones, if anything they sound more like the tracks that the Ramones were trying to imp.
The Queers live album is also top notch.

Long live Ice Hockey!

PS Would it kill to incorporate a preview button into this thing?

Anonymous (July 19, 2003)

"I've seen the same thing thousands of times,even if they were inspired by the band I dislike......"

News flash: the Queers were much better 15 years ago. Check some of that crap out. Ramones... Okay, don't like them, but they have EVERYTHING on the Queers: Catchiness, tightness, lyrics, and, more than anything, are a lot more fun. You can hear more variety in the Ramones than nearly any other catchy punk act (60s soul, surf, and rock made raw and mad like never before). I also can't see how one can not see that the Queers have always been a second rate Ramones... the sound is there, just not the soul.

-BSD

funkisdead (July 19, 2003)

right as you get things back on track, i have to fuck them right back up.
that old hot water music live cd on no idea rocks the fucking shit out of me...
the bouncing souls tie on one had the potential to be a great live record... but i dunno. they should do another one in the next four years.

TheOneTrueBill (July 19, 2003)

7 Seconds is playing shows again! I can't wait for a new album and tour.

Back to the band at hand!

THAT_GUY (July 19, 2003)

I didn't put the Queers in a higher place than the Ramones,I simply said I enjoyed their live CD.Which,if you'll refer to my first post,I NEVER said was better than the anything the Ramones put out.I simply said that I don't like the Ramones,their music is easy to play,and uninteresting in many ways to me.I wasn't alive when they started out,I wasn't alive to see them play,I'm only here now,to see the bands they inspired,and talk about how they're not "revolutionary" to me,seeing as I've seen the same thing thousands of times,even if they were inspired by the band I dislike......

Anonymous (July 18, 2003)

Alive-Alive-O, by the Radiators. Check that out. Great live album.

Anonymous (July 18, 2003)

"PSSHH Fuck the Ramones,did it really take talent to play that music ?"

Most punk bands have menial talent... If you're looking for "talented" bands you are listening to the wrong genre... Punk bands were "inspired", to such an extent that they took rock/pop and twisted it into something totally different. And I hate to break it you, but the Queers wre so inspired by the Ramones they covered the entirety of "Rocket to Russia"... God knows why, though. 501 is just a kid with a crappy taste in music... Can't help that.

-BSD

funkisdead (July 18, 2003)

this thread is no longer about 7 seconds, but whatever
anyways, dashboard unplugged is the greatest live cd ever!
wait... no.
the all/decendents live cd is nothing compared to liveage...
whatever. i am so fucking bored.

Anonymous (July 18, 2003)

Uh, did you just call the Ramones simple and put the Queers ahead of them? Do you know what an ass you sound like?

-sickboi

THAT_GUY (July 18, 2003)

PSSHH Fuck the Ramones,did it really take talent to play that music ? No,because I can play most any Ramones song,and that's with my limited experience with the Guitar.I personally liked those Social D and DKM live CDs,but I think my vote will go to either the Vandal's or the Queers live CDs.I can't remember their names,but someone probably does.....

TheOneTrueBill (July 17, 2003)

shut it

501 (July 17, 2003)

God damn you people and Ramones.

Anonymous (July 17, 2003)

Hahahaha... KISS... Yeah, they're really for people who know about music.

-BSD

Anonymous (July 17, 2003)

Anyone who really knows music knows that KISS - ALIVE is the greatest live album ever. Jees, you guys don't even want to know the truth.

Edgie (July 17, 2003)

For more good 7 Seconds fun, I personally recommend Alt.Music.Hardcore. It's fast, gritty, uncomplicated lyrics and it seems all that 7 Seconds wanted to do was get the crowd going in a giant pit, and play their music as fast as they can. The production is absolutely awful(It's a collection of 7" stuff from '82 - '85) but it only seems to make it better as a whole.

Anonymous (July 17, 2003)

"See below for the band that is responsible for all the bands being mentioned.

RAMONES - best live album - ITS ALIVE"

I have to agree. And there really is no prime for punk bands who have been around for a long time. Either they evolve (Clash) or tour for years until they break up or die (Ramones, Slaughter and the Dogs, the Damned, Buzzcocks)... More likely than not, they just disolve within a few years.

-BSD

Anonymous (July 16, 2003)

To the guy who mentioned the Descendents:

You forgot All/Descendents Live One? How could you? :)

Minor Threat

evildeadalive (July 16, 2003)

Yeah, after all the hype it got I was expecting alot (talking about DKM live on St. Paddy's Day). I agree with sickboi, their live stuff on the singles collection was a lot better. Boys on the Docks and Skinhead damn near gave me goosebumps.

To the reviewer, yeah I saw 'em in 2000 (or was it 2001? When they toured with Kid Dynamite...) and they were pretty much still at the top of their game. But come on, you can't really call it their prime.

Anonymous (July 16, 2003)

whoa...wait a minute, best live album ever is easily Liveage by the Descendents. Social D live at the Roxy is a close second. Personally I thought DKM live on St. Patty's Day was a little disappointing.

Anonymous (July 16, 2003)

Best live-sociald, but coming in a very close second is f2f-oldpunker-

TheOneTrueBill (July 16, 2003)

As much as i love, worship, and adore the ramones, i still put Live At The Roxy a notch slightly above It's Alive

Anonymous (July 16, 2003)

See below for the band that is responsible for all the bands being mentioned.

RAMONES - best live album - ITS ALIVE

Anonymous (July 16, 2003)

The live Social Distortion cd has a little too much macho energy for me...Even the anti-jock banter comes accross too, well, jock for me...I guess i'm just not as tough as 5' 3 Mike Ness.

sickboi (July 16, 2003)

"Yeah, pumps you up to rape a girl in the back of your Chevy pickup".....

Joking, but I knew someone was gonna say it.

Anonymous (July 16, 2003)

I like this cd a lot, but ive always liked the pennywise live at key club better, sure most of the songs sound the same but it still pumps me up

TheOneTrueBill (July 16, 2003)

best live album of all time you're asking for?

Social D - Live At The Roxy. Hands down

sickboi (July 16, 2003)

To the guy below, listen to the live shit by the Murphy's on the Singles Collection........a gazillion times better.

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

dont give a shit what all ou fuckers say, live on st.pattys day by the godlike dropkick murphys blows all other live records out of the goddamn water

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

One of the best live records i have ever heard, and i have heard a lot. 7 Seconds is the shit. Period. -SaYnE_GuY

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

Why did I say at their zenith?

7 Seconds just keeps getting better.

Minor Threat

P.S. Thanks for the opinions, I'll take them into account next time I write a review.

r-punk (July 15, 2003)

add another vote to lame review. to whoever asked, the show took place in 2000...not exactly at their prime maybe, more their resurgence. buy the crew or walk together, rock together

FortyMinutesWest (July 15, 2003)

Chalk up another vote for "Walk Together, Rock Together"

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

One minute is quite a lot of time to play as many chords as possible.

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

"Walk Together, Rock Together" is my favorite.

-BSD

evildeadalive (July 15, 2003)

Walk Together, Rock Together would be my recomendation.
Umm... when was this live Cd recorded? Does it really catch 7 Seconds in their prime? Like you know, 1985?

funkisdead (July 15, 2003)

hey, i never really got into 7 seconds but thats just because i never bothered to listen.
if i were to go to my local record store tomorrow to pick up a 7 seconds album, which one do you guys recommend?

TheOneTrueBill (July 15, 2003)

I can't say enough about this band. really, i can't

skankin_in_the_pit (July 15, 2003)

This is a great cd, and 7 seconds really can't do anything wrong to me. Even their "experimental" shit is good. Kinda lame review though.

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

Campbell's Soup, dude.

-sickboi

lieutenant (July 15, 2003)

Who was it that once coined the phrase, "Mmmm mmm good"?

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

this review was like a bad 7th grade creative writing paper. i appreciate the attempt but sorry. seeing as how 60% of the readers of this site are probably in 8th grade or higher, I'm not sure this review will be as effective as intended.

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

When its all said and done, though, I don't think this review will create any new fans...

-BSD

FortyMinutesWest (July 15, 2003)

Man, I love this band, I even liked their "experimental" stuff that everyone else hated.

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

this is a good cd

anyways, Ill Mitch is a badass.

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

Weeee! Seven Seconds!

-BSD

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

Thats a damn fine review. Brav-fucking-o.

-sickboi

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