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Madcap

Madcap: Stand Your GroundStand Your Ground (2001)
Side One Dummy Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: Hwkz1Hwkz1
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A lot of bands nowadays can't seem to find their own sound. They have many influences that make up their own music but in the end, you figure you have a vinyl record of another band with exactly the same sound. Madcap is not one of those bands. They've established a sound of old school, hard-hitting.
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A lot of bands nowadays can't seem to find their own sound. They have many influences that make up their own music but in the end, you figure you have a vinyl record of another band with exactly the same sound. Madcap is not one of those bands. They've established a sound of old school, hard-hitting, fast punk rock that they have made their own.

Now, they mention that they've had influences from bands such as the Clash, the Ramones, Blitz, and other old school punk bands, but when I first heard Madcap, I thought Rancid. Now I'm not comparing the music to Rancid as Rancid plays much harder than Madcap, but the vocals of Alfredo remind me a lot of Tim's. Just an opinion.

Now enough with the compare and contrast bullshit. Let's talk about the album. It starts off with a hard, fast punk song called "Die". The song is basically saying that the media is corrupting the punk scene, using it to make money. Madcap is saying that the punk scene wasn't meant for the media's pocket, but was meant to stay a minority.

The second song is entitled "Downtown" which is basically saying that Madcap feel more comfortable in the big city.

The third song, "Going On The Road", is very relevent to teenagers and adults alike. It's about wanting to get away from your home. The song includes some melancholy like, "I just need to get the fuck out of this town. Just fuck it all."

Other popular songs on the album are "My Turn" (which is about the big corperations, such as MTV, who tell you which music to listen to), "Bottles Away" (Basically about drinking and having fun), "Saturday" (A song about a guy who had a one-night stand every week. Care to guess which day?), and "Two Steps Behind" (Which is about how people always want to be the best, whether it be making more money or living longer than someone else).

This album is all around fun to listen to. If you don't like old school, shitty punk rock, you probably won't like most of this CD. If you like more of the pop-punk, melodic songs, you should check out "Downtown", "Going On The Road", and "Bottles Away". Those are the only songs you would probably like. As for the rest of you, if you like bands like the Clash, the Ramones, Youth Brigade, Rancid, or even possibly the Misfits, you probably will like Madcap. If you're interested in any of those bands and like a band who sings about partying, having fun, and not taking shit from anybody, check this album out.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 24, 2005)

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Anonymous (September 28, 2003)

the guy that made all the shitty songs isn't in the band anymore. you should check out the new stuff. the old stuff sucks.

Anonymous (September 27, 2003)

this cd blows... seriously, dont buy it. it's horrible... BAD BAD BAD

notfeelingcreative (September 25, 2003)

I meant " There" rather than "their"!

notfeelingcreative (September 25, 2003)

Don't like 'em, don't hate 'em they're just their!

Anonymous (September 25, 2003)

"...we saw tim and lars, be they had to go before we could say hi; so we talked to donald."

Come on guys... you and i both know the people in Madcap are poets.

Poisonthesink (September 24, 2003)

This band signed to victory recently making victory the label that brings the suck the most, just narrowly beating Drive Around.

Anonymous (September 24, 2003)

These guys have got to be one of the WORST punk bands of all time!

PUNKS DEAD!!!

FortyMinutesWest (September 24, 2003)

"This is one of those bands you hear live, buy the CD and realize they're crap"

I call this Arkham syndrome. This score is for hangovers and class at 8am

recordings (September 23, 2003)

guy below a few: no they arent broken up. i saw them within the last year.

not a super impressive live show, not a super impressive recording band.

average at best.

ElVaquero (September 23, 2003)

I don't like Madcap.

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

I'm not all that into their albums, but their live show is good.

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

madcap rocks out pretty hard...

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

This is one of those bands you hear live, buy the CD and realize they're crap

GregSka (September 23, 2003)

I like Madcap

Eddie (September 23, 2003)

Don't own the album, but I do enjoy a handful of the songs that I've heard of their's: Going on the Road, Saturday, Bright Lights, Big City, These Old Feelings, etc.

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

this band sucks. eat it

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

This score is for "Going On the Road".

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

last year my friend told me they broke up

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

"going on the road" is probably one of the cheesiest songs i have ever heard and maybe one of the reasons i hate this band. though i could think of a couple more.

Ramo

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

i fucking cant stand this band, i dont know why, they just make me sick.. theyre fucking cheesy

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

Comment of the day award.

-sickboi

Anonymous (September 23, 2003)

Being first isn't nearly as cool as I thought it would be.

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