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Guttermouth

Guttermouth: Live At The House Of Blues DVDLive At The House Of Blues DVD (2003)
Kung Fu Records

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Another month, another volume of Kung Fu's "The Show Must Go Off!" live DVD series. Guttermouth is the series' latest victim, following suit behind such bands as One Man Army, Alkaline Trio, and funnyman Neil Hamburger. Now, right up front, I'll say that I don't like Guttermouth. So essentially.
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Another month, another volume of Kung Fu's "The Show Must Go Off!" live DVD series. Guttermouth is the series' latest victim, following suit behind such bands as One Man Army, Alkaline Trio, and funnyman Neil Hamburger.

Now, right up front, I'll say that I don't like Guttermouth. So essentially I'm reviewing this from a filmmaking standpoint, not a musical one [as one song sounds like the next to me here]. The camera work in this live show is very crisp and clear, and definitely benefits from the well-lit House Of Blues venue. You see virtually every angle of every member, but on the downside, you see very little of this [apparently sold-out] crowd. There's even one point in the DVD where Guttermouth singer Mark is convincing some girl in the audience to take her shirt off, and the camera stays on Mark the whole time, even as you hear the audience explode in cheers [presumably because the girl in question caved in]. Now I'm not promoting softcore pornography [who am I kidding? Of course I am!], but when the damn band is interacting with the crowd, would it kill you to show them?

The sound quality on here is less than stellar, especially the guitars. The drums and vocals are nice and clean, but the guitar tone is similar to that of the sound on Pennywise's Live At The Key Club album - it's like putting a practice amp inside an upside-down metal bucket. Of course, that very well could be the band's fault and not the sound guy's, so it's not fair to deduct points from there.

Song selection for the DVD spans a good majority of the group's entire career, with the 20 songs breaking down like this:

Friendly People: 3
Teri Yakimoto: 1
Album Formerly Known as Full Length LP: 7
Musical Monkey: 3
Gorgeous: 0
Covered With Ants: 5
Gusto: 1

So except for the band completely ignoring their last Nitro album, they touch base on every last nook and cranny of their existance.

The DVD's extras include a band commentary with Mark and drummer Tyler which consists mainly of the band making fun of themselves and pretty much everyone else, as well. There's definitely no silence for the hour or so the show runs [as opposed to the Alkaline Trio DVD from a few months back]. Quite possibly the most amusing part of the DVD is Mark and Tyler making fun of Gusto, apologizing profusely for even having made it.

Gentlemen, I accept your apology.

Moving on with the extras - there's a little bit with Mark and bassist Clint out getting drinks before the show that is sort of funny in a "when does this feature end?" kind of way. On the flip side of the features, we have the annoying-as-all-hell "photo gallery," which [to me] just looks like screen shots from the DVD put through a black & white filter. That, combined with the stupid camera noise with each picture makes me want to throw the damn thing out the window. Also, in yet another labelling snafu, the back of the box mentions that there is an alternative angle option. This option is nowhere to be found on any of the normal menus [and it seems silly to me to hide a feature as an easter egg if you're advertising it right on the box]. So once again, Kung Fu isn't really on top of their game with the extras.

So yeah, it's Guttermouth. I say "eh," but if you're a fan, it's a cool little memento to have. To add to the overall package, Kung Fu included a live CD of the show [and will be selling the same thing in CD form with the DVD as a bonus] which contains an extra song. This way if you don't have a DVD player, you can still enjoy the show, at least aurally. I think that is a cool idea and wish they would have been doing it from the start.

 


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enjoifreedumb (December 12, 2004)

The first time i ever heard guttermouth, i was at a sXe hardcore show in new york city. stretch arm something? and evergreen terrorist? kinda chode. Comeback Kid was cool. Regardless, everyone left the club when guttermouth came on. So, i sat that and saw guttermouth play, and heckle kids in the crowd. It was me and about 15 other people. This Dvd rocks. It takes me right back to when i first saw them.

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

guttermouth rules, this dvd rules, your mom rules

plutocracy (April 2, 2004)

From this DVD, Mark seems like a horrible live singer. His voice is fucked up after like three songs, and it stays that way for the rest of the show. He doesn't hit one clean note.

Anonymous (November 3, 2003)

Count on Guttermouth for the best live show ever. They just need to put "This Won't Hurt a Bit" and "Thought Provoking Sonic Device" into rotation.

Anonymous (October 22, 2003)

great dvd but where in the hell are the easter eggs?

Anonymous (September 16, 2003)

I love this dvd. It actually shows what guttermouth is all about - FUN! Yeah, the last couple albums were rough but the live show has stayed the same. And sure these guys are getting a little older but they still beat the hell out of every crappy cookie cutter band out there half their age. The young bands out there today could learn a lot from these guys and here's your manual on DVD. Buy it and learn how to put on a real show rather than wearing black clothes that don't fit with your hat on sideways, putting on makeup so you look like the crow, and then making sure you all jump on cue. Guttermouth still has it.

Anonymous (September 15, 2003)

haha i was at the show where they got banned from saskatoon... and they made those cd's and shirts about it.
that was funny, they were assholes live... and he showed us his "magic trick" which was a rippin mangina
he did talk a 15 yr old girl into flashing the audience... and that's why he got banned... and for exposing himself...
fun times at guttermouth show,i hate them

Anonymous (September 14, 2003)

This shit aint cooool!

Anonymous (September 13, 2003)

Personally, i would've preferred them to ONLY have songs from the first full length, Gorgeous, and Friendly People! Those albums were done right: fast pissed off songs with screamed vocals!! Fuck that pussy pop shit they put out on Epitaph (as well as "Teriyaki Moto", and "Musical Monkey")!!!

Anonymous (September 13, 2003)

So are Guttermouth signed to Kung Fu now?

I heard Epitaph dropped them awhile back..

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

They're not funny and guess what ?
THEY SUCK!!!

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

I like their last 2 Nitro Lp's quite alot. When I saw them live awhile ago they didn't play anything off Gorgeous either, just mostly Musical Monkey songs. After the show I went and got something to eat and when I was going back to my car, I bumped into Mark. He's actually a really nice guy, he was talking about how his band is pretty washed up and a bunch of has-beens. But he sounded excited about a solo project he'd began working on. Wonder what ever came of that (the show was a year agon in Perth, AUS)

Anonymous (September 12, 2003)

"I love guttermouth so much. They're like a travelling "Fuck PC" Party. The last couple albums sucked ass, but live and drunk those songs have that goofy guttermouth feel to them. I've NEVER seen anyone have as much fun performing as Mark from guttermouth. If people can just realize that this is one band who really isnt about the music at all, maybe they can learn to like them more. Its fun, thats all. Have fun and shut up."

Exactly. All you fucks don't know what you are talking about. Guttermouth rips so many bands to shit live. The last guttermouth show I saw was one of the funnest shows ive seen in a while. nothing like a band playing the lou's parking lot and serving up free hot dogs and getting fucked up...

Anonymous (September 11, 2003)

I'm gonna give it a 7, because i haven't seen it yet, but i know it'll be worth the 15 bucks.
Guttermouth rules. I remember when they played here in 99 with Nobodys, and there was a pit on the balcony.
Awesomeshit.

Anonymous (September 11, 2003)

They're still around?
Oh......

Anonymous (September 11, 2003)

Att: Guttermouth

It's time to call it a day!

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

I'll buy this just for the cover!

Mmmmmmmmm, baby cheeks!

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

musical monkey was good. the rest was bad. hence overall, guttermouth is bad.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

Aren't all the guys in Guttermouth pushing 40?

aubin (September 10, 2003)

Say what you will about Guttermouth's Epitaph-era stuff, but "Musical Monkey" and "Teri Yakimoto" were great.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

House of Blues is for yuppie fucks and their spoilt kids. The same class who booed Jello Biafra at Warped Tour.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

This one time, I thought I had the clap. There was this horrible itching and burning in my genitals. Then I realized, it was my body rejecting the horrible sounds of Guttermouth.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

I don't like guttermouth.

Anonymous (September 10, 2003)

Buy one of them fool, I'm sure the band and epitaph could use your help!

BOO-YA!

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

people can just realize that this is one band who really isnt about the music at all, maybe they can learn to like them more. Its fun, thats all. Have fun and shut up.

this really makes me want to buy a guttermouth album

TahoeJeff (September 9, 2003)

Its a shame too..I thought gorgeous was fantastic

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

they never play anything off Gorgeous. it's like the whole album never existed.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

I'd rather watch my mom and dad have sex than watch this garbage. Or listen to them for that matter...

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

Friendly People is a good album.

That's all I'm gonna say about this booger joke band.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

No.

Dubar (September 9, 2003)

I love guttermouth so much. They're like a travelling "Fuck PC" Party. The last couple albums sucked ass, but live and drunk those songs have that goofy guttermouth feel to them. I've NEVER seen anyone have as much fun performing as Mark from guttermouth. If people can just realize that this is one band who really isnt about the music at all, maybe they can learn to like them more. Its fun, thats all. Have fun and shut up.

Edgie (September 9, 2003)

Cause, y'know, it's totally punk rock to turn women into objects and demand they take their shirts off.

Yay for the evolution of punk rock! Grow the fuck up, seriously. Guttermouth is trash.

TheOneTrueBill (September 9, 2003)

No Gorgeous? what the fuck?

i'll wait awhile to get this. hopefully it'll be cheap

musical-monkey (September 9, 2003)

What the hell is with the album cover?

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

wait, what? did someone just say asshat?

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

Nothing from Gorgeous? Ass-Shat!

I don't mind Guttermouth, the last two record were forgetable but they are a band I can tolerate when I'm in the mood for it.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(C again...)

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

these guys were once one of the best bands going and then they released those 2 peices of trash on epitaph

maverick (September 9, 2003)

They played in Freeport on that Punk-O-Rama tour and I think something like 45 kids came.

Awesome.

-Scott

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

Guttermouth is hilarious. Great live show. It's funny because 5 years ago these guys always sold out show in Chicago. Now everyone hates them.

eyeball_kid (September 9, 2003)

Prindle rules! I can't believe there is a Neil Hamburger DVD woohoo!

RyanTMurphy (September 9, 2003)

If you go to www.markprindle.com, you can read the interview with Joe Escalante where that Neal Hamburger cd got conceptualized. Check that site out, it's pretty good. He's got a bunch of interviews & reviews like every cd by bands at once.

plutocracy (September 9, 2003)

Zero songs from Gorgeous? It's their best album. But it has seven from Album Formerly Known As Full Length.. which is their third best album so i guess it seems kind of cool anyway.

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

worst dvd ever

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

Are these clowns still signed to Epitaph?

Anonymous (September 9, 2003)

I demand more exclamation points on the cover!!!

HERE'S A FEW MORE!!!!

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