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Harley Quin - I've Got A Bad Feeling About This (Cover Artwork)

Harley Quin

Harley Quin: I've Got A Bad Feeling About ThisI've Got A Bad Feeling About This (2003)
Self-Released

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: NoUseNoUse
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Over the last two years, bands such as Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, and New Found Glory have helped shove punk right down mainstream America's throat, with their pretty faces plastered all over MTV's hit show TRL with Carson Daly. Unfortunately, Pop-punk, as this sugar coated music came to be known,.
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Over the last two years, bands such as Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, and New Found Glory have helped shove punk right down mainstream America's throat, with their pretty faces plastered all over MTV's hit show TRL with Carson Daly. Unfortunately, Pop-punk, as this sugar coated music came to be known, wasn't accepted by everyone in the punk community. Cincinnati, Ohio pop-punk outfit Harley Quin embraced this widespread movement, and it shows on their debut full-length, I've Got A Bad Feeling About This.

Not that this is necessarily a bad thing...

The 12-track disc is filled with sugary harmonies, that will have you nodding your head, and singing right along for the next thirty minutes. All the cliches of pop-punk are there including songs about falling in love, songs about falling out of love, and songs about summertime.

Standout tracks include "Without You", "One Last Summer", and "No Immediate Consequence." Evan Sharfe's vocals, albeit a bit whiny, work rather well for Harley Quin as his voice stands out on almost every track. Never over processed, I've Got A Bad Feeling About This is solid from beginning to end.

Also, Mark Lienhart's crisp drumming really seems to stand out on most tracks. Mitch Wyatt, a music engineer from the Cincinnati area, did a great job mixing the album. After listening to the album thoroughly, I would have never guessed that this album was mixed locally. Hell, it sounds like something from Drive- Thru Records lineup of bands such as The Starting Line, and Allister.

And the point is: Pop-punk fans will love every second of this album, as I did... but beware pretentious indie rockers: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

The record is available at the band's website, along with mp3 clips: www.harleyquinrock.com

 


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Anonymous (November 24, 2005)

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Anonymous (October 10, 2003)

wow, people are ignorant. Do you realize how hard it is to put out an album and to get into the business? You don't or u wouldn't make those kinds of comments. I think HQ is doing a pretty damn good job. Instead of judging based on what your preference is, open your mind and your ears and listen to THEIR music for what it really is. They are making the music for themselves and for the fans not for you assholes.You guys keep up with the hard work. Mark's drumming talent is kick ass and the vocals rock. The mixing sounds professional and im really impressed with the overall product.

Anonymous (October 6, 2003)

Good god this sounds like shitty blink from 8 years ago

Anonymous (October 4, 2003)

i live in cincy and i've never once gone to see them, the name perked interest cuz it reminds me of chrono cross

Punkinohio (October 3, 2003)

Ay! its not my cup o' tea but im damned if i wont support my local cincinnati scene, right on harley quin.

Anonymous (October 3, 2003)

really fucking aweful. i doubt any girl wants your hoodie

Anonymous (October 3, 2003)

the cd sux really freaking annoying and the guitar parts are cut straight out of blink 182 songs. i'm glad i burned this cd.

Anonymous (October 2, 2003)

From the sound of one of the mp3's, this sounds good but sounds exactly like this band i listen to in the late 90's called Funsize.

and there is nothing wrong with that but it is nothing really new from what i can tell.

Anonymous (October 1, 2003)

damn this disc rocks. Kinda like blink but not super poppy and overproduced. It'll give the emo kids a run for their money.

501 (October 1, 2003)

hahaha quote of the day

'You had me at Simple Plan.'

thats great, amen to that.

and its Alexis On Fire.... the name is after a pornstar type chick or something correct me if im wrong.

Anonymous (October 1, 2003)

Oh, then i'm sorry harley quinn it was one side red that sucked really bad
-Justin's Fan Club

Anonymous (October 1, 2003)

what a bunch of tools

Anonymous (October 1, 2003)

haha, faggots. anyone who likes this, big fags who like music to make out with boys too.. unless your a fat girl with low self esteem, then you might like this. dumb fucks.

Anonymous (October 1, 2003)

Not a filler on this disk! It rocks. The production and mixing is great on it as well.

Anonymous (October 1, 2003)

oh man this band is so bad

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

This is Erik from On Side Red. I appreciate the compliment, and the guys in DIG are friends of ours, but so are the HQ guys. That was a pretty dick remark. While I don't agree with it, you have every right to say it. Water under the bridge now.
As for reviewing our music, we honestly don't have anything new out except what we did for the Warped Tour. We should have something new for the holidays though.
The order for the Mustard Plug show at The Void back in February was Deceiving Ralph, On Side Red, Allister, Mustard Plug (a very drunk and sloppy Mustard Plug.)
Hope that clears up any confusion. Later.

NoUse (September 30, 2003)

Also... On Side Red only has released demo's so far, and I've never heard of Keystoned.

Other good Cincy bands are Mint 6 Ten, Junior Revolution, Thistle, and The Light Wires.. Well, a bunch more too.

Check out www.cincypunk.com (mysite), www.cincymusic.com, or www.neussubjex.net

NoUse (September 30, 2003)

look at the review section... They posted my Death In Graceland (DIG) last week and it is still in the column on the right.

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

why dont you review a good cincinnati band like On Side Red or D.I.G, or even Keystoned makes better shit than this

NoUse (September 30, 2003)

yeh, that girl is hot.. the website, www.harleyquinrock.com has more pictures.

also- to the guy a few down. how is the cover a poor attempt to look punk? it is a picture of a school girl in her uniform.

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

Hey whats up, This is Mark. I play drums in HQ. I just wanted to let everyone know a few things.
1. we have never played with mustard plug.
2. no one in this band is 14, or under 18 for that matter. im 22, evan is 21 and jamie is 19.
3. that is a girl on the cover, she is the same girl on our website. (www.harleyquinrock.com) so, hand over that $10. hahaha

cool, thanks.

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

it's alexis on fire.

dont_think_twice (September 30, 2003)

but the alex is on fire cover is better

(alex IS on fire)

dont_think_twice (September 30, 2003)

i hope it's not a guy because i got an erection and i don't know how i'd explain that to my parents

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

you guys are really assholes. judge a book by its cover...sweet. way to be "punk"...

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

All the ingredients to a pop punk cover:

A girl

A fashion model pose

A poor attempt to look "punk"

-BSD

8dollarclarinetsolo (September 30, 2003)

was that the most recent time mustard plug came? if so i was there, but i dont think i saw them... i never have, and judging by the review, eh i think ill be ok without.. if it wasnt then well whatever

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

it actually does look like it could be a guy!
look at the thumb....

NoUse (September 30, 2003)

what..

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

Comment of the day award to Scott below.

-sickboi
(ewwwww)

JustinsFanClub (September 30, 2003)

Wow, never did I ever thought I would see the day. I am from cincy people and I saw these kids (and i do mean kids cause they were like 14) open for mustard plug. Shit on a stick sounds better than these guys.

KirbyPuckett (September 30, 2003)

$10 says that's a guy on the front cover.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
(Always something there to remind me)

Anonymous (September 30, 2003)

Are you doing sucking the dicks of your friends in this band? Christ.

-sickboi

hungryjoe (September 30, 2003)

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

You had me at "Simple Plan".

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