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Dillinger Four

Dillinger Four: First Avenue LiveFirst Avenue Live (2003)
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In 7th grade, I remember kids proclaiming "The Mark, Tom And Travis" Show as the best live album ever, they cited Blink 182's middle school humor and "edgy" choice of language as the reasons. However if I could travel back in time, I would beat the shit out of them and hand them "Dillinger Four: Liv.
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In 7th grade, I remember kids proclaiming "The Mark, Tom And Travis" Show as the best live album ever, they cited Blink 182's middle school humor and "edgy" choice of language as the reasons. However if I could travel back in time, I would beat the shit out of them and hand them "Dillinger Four: Live?".

You see, the story goes that Bad Brains cancelled, leaving D4 to play a full club. Oddly enough, the album starts with Patrick playing the message that H.R. left on the club's machine. After a few funny jokes from the guys, they run right through "Our Science is tight". More jokes and Spinal Tap references are made and they play a plethora of songs off "Midwestern Songs for the Americas" and "Vs. God". The album seems to translate all of the fun of going to a D4 show, portraying the humor and drunken stabs at playing songs. One problem I have is everyone but Paddy's vocals, while his vocals are dominant, loud and clear, the rest of the band's vocals just seem weak.

Throughout the CD, they call H.R. (who doesnt pick up), The drummer from Boston and Fat Mike. (By the way, they give out H.R.'s number on here, they block out the area code, but we're not dumb). Absent from this album is any song off of "Situationist Comedy" which was recorded after this CD was recorded.

If you are looking for tight musicianship, amazing production and an overall great set, buy the new Led Zeppelin live disc or DVD. If you're looking for fun and everything else you're gonna want this one. (Robert Plant can't tell a joke anyway).

 

 
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meitang (October 25, 2010)

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timahelm (January 27, 2010)

great review! thank you!!!

TommyPickles (April 14, 2008)

Honestly this album has too much fucking perspective.

GlassPipeMurder (August 28, 2006)

this shit is hilarious. i don't even listen to the music, the commentary in between the songs is worth the price of the disc alone.

tapemarks_and_brakelights (June 26, 2006)

best live album ever.

and whoever wrote this review is a fucking idiot for even mentioning led zeppelin. fuck them.

Anonymous (June 2, 2006)

I was at this show. They raided "soul" brains' dressing room, and stole the salad H.R. and the gang had apparently requested be waiting for them. Then they threw that salad at the crowd. I got hit in the head with lettuce. Fun times.

8dollarclarinetsolo (September 25, 2003)

i got this today, its great!! all of the calls are good and d4 is great... i think the recording sounds great, i was suprised, but in general this is just a very fun cd to listen to, if you like d4 definetely get it

captaincrackhead (September 25, 2003)

Dillinger Four will always be one of my all time favorites. All though I still haven't heard Situationalist Comedy. D4 lives on in another fucking awesome album. And remember kids CRACK ROCKS!

8dollarclarinetsolo (September 22, 2003)

i also think situationist comedy was great, i think i would begrudgingly put the other cds each ahead of it, but i think its a great cd. this one is coming tomorrow or tuesday and im excited about it.. d4 rules

p.s. that last thing "steakhouse" said was right on the mark, why arent we happy and encouraging to people who find punk instead of being such dicks? amen

zGRAVYzHAVOKz (September 22, 2003)

I've yet to hear this album. But to the people that said 'situationist comedy' was a piece of garbage, I think it's fucking awesome. But what do I know, I'm under the age of 21, thus making my opinion invalid. The thing that's amusing is that most of you guys ripping on the person who reviewed this cd are probably 18 or 19, like it's that big of a deal that he's 17. And only people in 10th grade are immature enough to say "stupid 9th grader" like you're that much better than them because they were born after you. I will duct tape all of you to your beds and burn your houses down.

love, Mark

Anonymous (September 22, 2003)

Hey man, Local Felons rock. Assgoblin.

-Justin

Anonymous (September 22, 2003)

youre an idiot AND youre dumb. besides punk rockers are assholes. get into it dude.

love,
-bryan styles

steakhouse (September 22, 2003)

If I was just getting into punk rock and people were making fun of me for being young I think punk rockers were assholes. Young kids need guidance and friendship not Idiots who don't know shit about punk in the first place telling them they're dumb because they're 12.

FortyMinutesWest (September 21, 2003)

They're working on a new album.

boba_fett (September 21, 2003)

whatever happened to dillinger escape plan?

*-_- TROGDOR the BURNINATOR -_-*

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

Scott,
I thought my friends and I where the only one that have tried the milk race. After two seperate tries, i have concluded that its impossible to finish the milk off in less than an hour.

love,
bryan styles

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

To the person below me: nothing to do with your age, but your site sucks.

-BSD

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

Oh lord, he's not of the correct punk age! GASP!

Who the hell gives a shit...You're the same type of people that sit there and gloat that you've been into Punk music since you where a fetus.

Get a life and quit making fun of someone for who they are...

...Isn't that was Punk music is about?

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(Never watch Cold Creek Manor)

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

Who gives a fuck what his age is. In fact, if you keep talking about it, I will totally flip out and kill all of you with my bare hands.

-Justin

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

I think he said he's 17.

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

when you were in 7th grade. . .so you're what 16 now?

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

yah, D4 rocks live.

Lunk (September 21, 2003)

Agreed. it was awful. if there are no songs from that shit album on here though, it is a significant plus!

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

Dillinger Four will never be able to top
Midwestern Songs.. Versus God was good.
The last CD on Fat was garbage!

Anonymous (September 21, 2003)

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa... I think we all need to back up a step or two here and look at the main point here: isn't Pearl Jam still cool today? Maybe it's just me...

FortyMinutesWest (September 20, 2003)

That review will most likely be up in the near future. Reviews are posted based on the age of record, so newer stuff gets posted as close to its release date as possible to keep record label people happy. Don't worry though, I'm sure your review will be up soon.

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

Well, I would review the Chaotic Dischord CD over, but for one I don't think that a second review of a CD nobody on this site really cares about is warranted, and for two, I sent out a second review of the Subhumans "the Day the Country Died", to counter the ignorant one that plagues our archives, and that was about a month ago.

-BSD

FortyMinutesWest (September 20, 2003)

BSD, I don't think anyone else wanted to review Chaotic Dischord. I'll listen to just about anything, so it got sent to me. Oh well.

If anyone ever wants this site to cover bands they like, it's as easy as writing your own review. Sure, some of us get CDs sent to us to be reviewed, but anyone can submit a review. This site is special because the content is almost completely dictated by the users.

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

I don't see why everyone is bashing this review. I think it's pretty good.

-Justin

toma (September 20, 2003)

i remember back in my first year of college when my friend thought the tom mark and travis show was the best live album ever. i also remember he bought it the same day he bought borders and boundaries by less than jake.

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

"This site needs OLDER, more knowledgable, intelligent reviewers, more FUCKING HARDORE coverage, and more focus on 'underground' bands and less focus on groups from labels who have major label distribution. (epitaph, fat, lookout, vagrant etc)"

Although I disagree with some of that, I do think that there needs to be at least a little screening on these reviews... I mean, these people obviously don't listen to much real music, which basically makes their reviews worthless... I mean, no shit some guy who likes techy hardcore like Shadows Fall and Shai Hulud isn't gonna like Chaotic Dischord...

-BSD

REALPUNX4LIFE (September 20, 2003)

This poster who should be right below me is the ultimate in retardosity. I like that Small Brown Bike song that goes "Grow with time, not with age." He's got all these pointers on how Punknews.org, a site that's review system is written almost entirely by outside contributions, should somehow tell their contibutors to be older? More experienced? More into hardcore? You are the dumbest motherfucker on this entire line of complaints about this guy's age. For one thing, you were at least the fifth or sixth person to make a "clever" comment about it. Way to come in at the peak of that joke's hilarity. Now make sure to do a Costanza-like exit, please.

If you've got a problem with the CONTRIBUTIONS this site receives, WRITE YOUR OWN GODDAMN REVIEWS YOU ARROGANT FUCK. If you've got so many great ideas about how this site can be better, you'd do better to have your thoughts in the "review" field instead of the "comment" field. Goddamn. What makes your post even more ridiculous is just the fact that it's so outrageously ridiculous.

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

This guy was in 7th grade when that Blink live ablum came out??? What business does a child like this have reviewing anything? What prespective and knowledge could a 15 year old have? Every time I browse this site its gets progressively worse.

This site needs OLDER, more knowledgable, intelligent reviewers, more FUCKING HARDORE coverage, and more focus on 'underground' bands and less focus on groups from labels who have major label distribution. (epitaph, fat, lookout, vagrant etc)

D4 are great and I'm sure this live album is good, but christ this web site needs from revamping and better direction.

CallingLondon (September 20, 2003)

you're all wrong, i know for a fact that the blink live albumit was released in november 00.
what's up with this d4 band? garage rock from new zeeland sucks.

- RaNcId PuNx

dude, this isn't THE D4, this is Dillinger Four. a kick-ass straight up punk rock band from the US with a little pop and a little hardcore thrown into the mix.

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

dillinger four is gay, blink 182 is cool. blink is punk, dillinger four are sellouts. led takes it in the ass. you guys are all gay. punk rock sucks you fags.

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who noticed the opening 7th grade comment. I was in 7th grade in 92-93 when Pearl Jam was cool. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH....

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

you're all wrong, i know for a fact that the blink live albumit was released in november 00.
what's up with this d4 band? garage rock from new zeeland sucks.

- RaNcId PuNx

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

Maybe the reviewer's username will become Kevin12 when he hits his birthday this year. And Kevin13 the year after that. So on and so forth.

inagreendase (September 20, 2003)

it came out in 2000. it's right on interpunk

and no, I don't know why its 27 dollars. it might be out-of-print.

this would put you in tenth grade. you get left back once or twice? that sucks. unless talking about 7th grade like it was FOUR or FIVE years ago, then it would seem a little more mathematically correct

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

I know the year by year discography of Blink 182 somewhat. Enough to know that the live CD came out in 2001, at the peak of Blink-mania.

Anonymous (September 20, 2003)

i was at this show. d4 actually played in 7th street entry, which is like 1st avenue's coat room. there was a sign on the door of the main room saying how "the soul brains blah blah" had difficulties, but i'm pretty sure they were just too stoned to play for the 8 kids that were going to see them instead of d4. oh yeah, the show was pretty cool and i think they played sally maclennane at this one. rock.

-husker du is cool

ElVaquero (September 19, 2003)

i'm the best live album, thank you very much

greg0rb (September 19, 2003)

Nofx I Heard they Suck Live is the best live album. But i havent heard this.... so maybe.... no it's the best.

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

i would love to blow lines and drink whiskey with st. paddy and the guys. they put on a helluva show.

Kevin11 (September 19, 2003)

I don't think anyone knows the year by year disocgraphy of Blink 182, i'm 17, not 15. Thank you.

StratManX (September 19, 2003)

I bet this is good but to hand them this album as the best live album ever? That's a little much for a Dillinger Four live album...

TheOneTrueBill (September 19, 2003)

Ha! I want this shit now!

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

D4 = best pop punk band currently going

--Cos

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

haha, little 9th grader.

sk8punx4evr (September 19, 2003)

i heard this cd sucked assballs, so i'm a bit skeptical. d4's awesome but i heard the recording was shitty. is it worth shelling out the clams?

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

HAHA Kevin11 is only 15.

this cd owns, d4 owns and i feel old,
-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

All the way back in Seventh grade eh? All the way back in...2001?

Don't worry though, even if you hadn't telegraphed your age like that, we could have still figured it out. Only a highschool underclassmen relies on "Blink/GoodCharlotte/SimplePlan sucks, this album is better" to open a review.

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

Dillinger Four is the greatest fuckin live band ever. Seriously, always a good fuckin time. Oh, and leave the reviewer alone, at least he's into d4 now as opposed to like 3 years later. That probably means his "shitty music phase" is passing by faster than most.

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

Dillinger 4 is fucking awesome live.

That cover art is a great parody.

Could there be any reason not to buy this?

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

hey howdy! a punk cd reviewed on punknews.org! wierd.

-exhaustra

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

good record bad review

REALPUNX4LIFE (September 19, 2003)

"seriously, i like blink and everything, but "i remember back in..."......... dude i havn't even got time to buy the live cd yet because it's so new."

That makes even less sense than this review does. It's an awesome record, don't let this review fool you into thinking it's boring.

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

seriously, i like blink and everything, but "i remember back in..."......... dude i havn't even got time to buy the live cd yet because it's so new.

Anonymous (September 19, 2003)

In 7th grade, I remember kids proclaiming "The Mark, Tom And Travis" Show

so you're in 9th grade now?

Mr_Pink (September 19, 2003)

"In 7th grade, I remember kids proclaiming 'The Mark, Tom And Travis Show' as the best live album ever."

I officially feel OLD now.

D4 is very funny live, though. I'll pick this one up sometime. Nice album cover, too.

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