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Pulley: @#!*@#!* (1999)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: fatheadMark Williams
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This album features an all-star punk rock line up, including Scott from 10 foot pole and Jim and Jordan from none other than Strung Out. Mike and Tyler are or were in other bands also(budget and scared straight i think). This is the 3rd release from Pulley, and while I like the previous two a litt.
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This album features an all-star punk rock line up, including Scott from 10 foot pole and Jim and Jordan from none other than Strung Out. Mike and Tyler are or were in other bands also(budget and scared straight i think). This is the 3rd release from Pulley, and while I like the previous two a little better than this one, it is still an awesome punk record with few down moments.

The album starts with 'working class whore', a pretty good song about the horrors of working your life away. Its a good song but the next 5 are absolute punk perfection. 'Soberbeah'(my favorite song),'Pie', 'Gone', 'Over it' and 'darkside' are five of Pulley's best, and are easily worth the price of the CD. They combine lighting quick drum beats, two crunchy-yet-melodic guitars, and Scott's amazing voice to make a few of the best songs on Epitaph(in my opinion anyway). Then comes 'Nothing to Lose', which brings a different, lighter sound to the album, and really showcases some good guitar work. 'Second Best', which can also be found on the Serial Killer comp, is the next song and pretty much rocks. 'Just for me' is one of the two songs I didn't like, along with 'Sick'. 'Dog's Life' is another good song with clever lyrics and a really catchy guitar part. The last track, 'intro-outro' is an instumental which wasn't really necessary, but who am I to say.

If you're a fan of Pulley's first two albums, then @#!* is definitely a must have, if just for songs 2-6. If you've never heard Pulley, but like talented, fast,agressive, in-your-face melodic punk rock that will rock your ass up and down, Pulley is most definitely a band to check out. Any band with Jordan Burns on drums has got to be amazing, right?

 

 
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metalheadmike (November 5, 2007)

one of the best punk albums released in the late 90s, without a doubt.

Anonymous (May 30, 2006)

i liked all the songs on this one, cant fault it... pls come to Australia!!

Daily (May 30, 2006)

i liked all the songs on this one, cant fault it... pls come to Australia!!

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

this is a kickass band fuck you if you dont like them

someone-yeah (July 19, 2005)

Is it just me or does this album end very abruptly?

Some rockin' tunes none the less.

Anonymous (May 25, 2004)

This has to be one of my favourite skate-punk albums. I late 90's classic. I think Pulley's best stuff is on this disc. And yes, Jordan Burns is fucking sweet!

-bemused-

Anonymous (July 8, 2003)

How can you NOT like "Just For Me"? The intro gave me the goosebumps, it's so beatiful. Just For Me is the best Pulley song by far.

Anonymous (June 10, 2003)

great album

Anonymous (August 21, 2001)

i take back what i said about 'just for me', it rocks- fathead

Rioteer (June 28, 2001)

This is a real good album. I can easily listen to the whole thing without getting bored.

coldjuly (June 26, 2001)

pulley is definitley in my top 10 list, yes they are sk8 punk...but they have their own style, which you dont see in many punk bands today. Scotts vocals are amazing...the guitars are tight and the drums...well jordan burns..enough said. All around a amazing CD just like the other 2 albums...cant wait for "together again for the first time" to come out.

Anonymous (May 23, 2001)

they are more melodic and thoughtful than most of the trash on epitaph now days. they are also really fucking talented. I've been trying to play along with some of the songs on here on my drum kit and its freegin immpossible. I'm not the greatest drummer, but everyone in Pulley are masters of their instruments, including one of the best voices in punk rock, or all of music for that matter.

Anonymous (May 22, 2001)

honestly, pulley bores the hell out of me...they do absolutely nothing to stick out from the other look-alike epitaph bands. sorry.

Josip (May 22, 2001)

i have nothing againt pulley, but i really have to say, that they are just an average skatepunk-band...as 1000 other bands too

Anonymous (May 22, 2001)

This is one of Epitaps best releases, along with Everything Sux by Descendents and a couple o others. Rocking!

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