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Anti-Anti - Hooray For Everything (Cover Artwork)

Anti-Anti

Anti-Anti: Hooray For EverythingHooray For Everything (2003)
Fastmusic

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: adamAdam
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I apologize to this band. Their promo had immediately fallen into my "abysmal cover art and band name" pile and it took them a while to climb out of it and into my stereo. From the band's bio and presentation I was really expecting something in the goofy pop-punk vain, but instead I'm glad to .
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I apologize to this band. Their promo had immediately fallen into my "abysmal cover art and band name" pile and it took them a while to climb out of it and into my stereo. From the band's bio and presentation I was really expecting something in the goofy pop-punk vain, but instead I'm glad to report that Anti-Anti have a great grasp on speedy punk rock that lies somewhere between the Bouncing Souls and Screeching Weasel in influence.

This is fast skate punk that wouldn't seem out of place among the crowd of bands that popularized this style in the early 90s. Suffice to say those bands really played this sound into the ground, so much so that Anti-Anti may still be stuck with the stigma of being another skate-punk band. However Horray For Everything has enough energy and drive that you're not likely to sit back and consider the "context" of the band while the album's playing. Unfortunately 38 minutes feels like a long running time for this type of record, and once I'm 20 minutes into it I can't help but drift. By that point it really dosen't seem likely that Anti-Anti's going to throw any curves and the album suffers because of it.

Fickle reviewer attention spans aside, where this album really falters is in the fact that it doesn't establish enough of an original voice. At the end of the day, there isn't much here that distinguishes Horray For Everything from the piles of old Queers / MTX records you have lying around.

Still... there's potential here. After a look at this band's busy touring schedule I have no doubt they're in it for the long haul.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
feeeding5000 (November 30, 2005)

just wanted to say how childish this argument is/was. If you don't like someone's album, you say "I don't like this album because..." and leave it at that. You don't have to call the band members "gay", or shitheads, or whatever. They make the kind of music they want to make. The stuff they play is what sounds good to them. I don't like it, maybe you don't like it, but that doesn't make it any less valid.

Anonymous (July 21, 2004)

To the person who said that Anti-Anti were gay... I don't think that they are (but I don't stalk them), but if they were, would that make a fucking difference. I mean, Joey from Lagwagon is gay. Does that mean the Lagwagon sucks? NO. Actually, Anti-Anti kinda sound a bit like Anti-Anti... BUT, that's not the point. Since when did a bands sexual preference determine wether or not they suck? btw, I'm not calling Anti-Anti gay coz as much as I love them, I don't stalk them.

Anonymous (July 21, 2004)

I worship Anti-Anti. I don't give a shit if they sound like The Queers. I don't give a shit if they sound like MTX. My band sounds exactly like the Ramones right now coz we're just getting started. I love Anti-Anti. I heard "I Want You Back" on the Jolted Records Punk Rock Fever and fell in love. The best track if you ask me is Englewood Beach, but Bubblegum Girl is really sweet. They sound kinda like the Ramones if you ask me, and that's why I fell in love with them. This is one of the best albums I have ever heard in my life, and my copy has practically gotten worn through. It never gets old to me. Never. Fuck wether or not it's "punk rock" or "pop punk" or "skate punk." All that matters is that Anti-Anti rock.

Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

I like the kid who talked shit about the dreaded Less Than Jake mohawk. This little homo gets his haircuts paid for by mommy and daddy along with the electric bills, mortgage and everything else. He wishes he could be in a band with the success of LTJ. Eat a bag of AIDS filled dick twinkies.

funkisdead (October 23, 2003)

i'd say enough is enough.
lets just let this score speak for itself and move on.

Anonymous (October 23, 2003)

shit, sorry for being a DOUCHE bag. my comments were quite OBVIOUS.
i guess you were right all along!!! fuck!!! i am horribly mistaken about this band!!! THEY ARE PROFESSIONALS!!! THEY HAVE A HUGE FAN BASE!!! JESS HAS CONVINCED ME!!!
ANTI-ANTI FOREVER!!!! OI OI OI 1920333e!

i even took the time to make some nice slogans for you, maybe for shirts or buttons. if you use them, i would like you to be sure to contact me, and purchase them from me. nothing comes for free. INCLUDING CREDIBILITY, MY FRIENDS!!!
anyways, here they are, i won't bother posting again. i would say that this band is dead to me, but they never really had much of a life to begin with. i wish them the best of luck playing shitty sets for stupid people.

anti-anti... musical dysentery.
anti-anti... ahh, smells like like 1994, but 9 years later, and crappier.
anti-anti... screeching weasel, without the morals, attitude, and fanbase.
anti-anti... remember "reload"? they sound shitty by comparison.
anti-anti... we fuck boys.
anti-anti... the punk rock megadeth.

"anti-anti
anti-talent
anti-friends
anti-fans
anti-common sense
anti-smart
anti-straight sex
anti-anti."

maybe they aren't funny. maybe i don't care. maybe you should collectively give me head while i shit on your chests.
good bye, farewell, and if i see you bitches in the pit, fuckers are gonna get smashed.
jeffrey yoder.

Anonymous (October 23, 2003)

Thats right, you might be Greg Fuckin Graffin for all I know. But for all I know, he would not post on here. Especially, as much of an intellect he is, he would have perfect spelling and grammar and more usage of "big words." Ohh you're a doosh bag, if you are in the music industry or in a band. It wouldn't be too professional of you to say something oblivious in the first place.
Jess

Anonymous (October 23, 2003)

i am not twat. i said all that other shit. i think you are a stupid, stupid person. i think anti-anti told you to drop by punknews.org and fight their battles for you.
the kid was calling mr. shameless a twat. its a bad word.
i never wasted anything on this band. i checked out the songs when they were on mp3.com. i heard nothing special. as i frequent the site, i posted a message. the musicians are obviously partial to the music they create, and choose to defend their creations aggressively. this only furthers the unprofessional vibe they give off.
given these postings are anonymous, it is bold for you to assume that we don't have bands or that we don't do anything to help the scene. it is foolish to say that we are mtv punks also. if we liked mtv, we would like anti-anti. i bet they like mtv very much. in fact, maybe i am in a band. maybe i play shows, and maybe i post anonymously to avoid professional conflicts with fellow musicians. there are things i want to say, but given the cut-throat nature of my industry, i don't want to risk any backlash.
i say what i fucking want, and i mean it when i say it. this band is a flash in the fucking pan.
oh, and i changed my score for you.

Anonymous (October 22, 2003)

And ooo, ooo...one more thing, citizen TWAT. You hate the music so much, why do you keep giving the album a score of 10, and I believe thats all the stars highlighted. Boo ya, you suck
Jessalyn

Anonymous (October 22, 2003)

You wouldn't waste your cash on buying the tickets cuz you don't give a fuck about the band. BUT, you did at one point did give a fuck. I mean you did take the time to listen to them and critique them, and now claiming they're crap. But where are you in the music scene? You're just a trendy punk, brought up by the MTV generation, trying to be political and observant through your ignorant statements. I don't think Anti Anti has done anything wrong to you, but you would probably rebuttle that remark by saying "yes, they did something wrong, they made my ears bleed." Of course you'd say that, you're a fucken childish prick. And whats up with you signing your name as twat? Are you calling yourself that? You're fucken lame.
Friend of Anti Anti,
Jessalyn

Anonymous (October 21, 2003)

the reason i don't say this to your face, at shows, is because i don't want to waste my cash on paying for tickets to see a band i don't give a fuck about.
i find it fucking hilarious that you're threatening physical confrontation, too. you said it yourself... its all just opinion. i think your band sucks, deal with it.
best of luck.

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

Punk punk punk punk rock! There are so many punk rockers replying to my posts. You know it just plain tickles me to see how upset you guys get over the most idiotic stuff. The problem with the internet is that it gives people balls that they don't have in the real world. I could care less if you are Greg Graffin. Bad religion is over-rated. Yes! I said it! They are over-rated. And it's fans like you that make them even more intolerable. You know, I don't get it...people trash us for sounding like the Queers, even though we don't, and then these same people tell us that they would rather go listen to them then us. Then I get hit with that whole originality thing. Give me break. Everyone who has picked up a guitar in the last 40-50 years has been influenced by bands before them. You're a fan of music before you're a musician. Where are you little jerk offs at the shows? Why are these opinions never voiced to my face? Are you afraid that by running your mouths I'm going to knock your fucking teeth in? I read this site because I am interested in knowing what people think about my music. If you would pull the punk rock stick out of your ass for just a second, and take the punk rock chip off of your shoulder, you would see that the first post I made was just being silly, and the second was mostly sarcasm. Well, except the Twisted Sister part. This really oughtta make you scream...Twisted could blow Bad Religion off the stage without trying. I would know. I watched Bad Religion almost every night for a month in 2002. Of course, it's just my opinion, and I'm really only doing these to hear you piss and whine. Every time you respond, you only playing along with it. Thank for an amusing few days!

Tommy Shameless

funkisdead (October 20, 2003)

this score represents how big travis' penis is in inches. not that i know, or anything.

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

my name is travis young and when i was a street orpha-gin (incase you were wondering that means an un penatrated orphin) i met the band that made this wonderful work of melodic wonder. anti-anti changed my life i got laid my teeth became straight and my penis grew two inches after listening to this album for a solid month. all in all i think that this band is the best fucking thing since the hall in oats cover band that i started named the hall and oats cover band.

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

Blah blah blah. You're not going anywhere with your band. So that "part time" thing you do during the day to "pay the bills". You know working at starbucks. That’s where you're going to work for the rest of your life. Because if you haven't made it now, face it dude it aint gonna happen. Sucks huh? When you make an album you have to be able to take criticism. Might wanna work on that. Just a thought. twat

funkisdead (October 19, 2003)

you know, come to think of it, i always thought of shameless as meaning having no shame... in the sense of tastelessness, or gaudiness, or being unashamed of what would normally be construed as "abnormal" or "shocking" behavior. rather than not giving a shit if people think you're punk or not. dude, bitching at the anonymous fans is a surefire road to success and respect.

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

fuck you man! mr. luscious is a fucking king.
twisted sister sucked balls. that is the shit that punk rock tried to kill.
and i would go to one of your shows, but i tend to feel uncomfortable going to gay fuck clubs. sorry chap.
and its good to hear your band is "successful," sucks mine never made it.
but seing as how i'm mr. anonymous, you would have no fucking idea who the fuck i am, or what type of music i've made? i could be greg fucking graffin, as far as you know. that would make my band a lot better than yours.

so THEN, you would say "fuck you, greg graffin wouldn't waste his time shittalking on punknews.org, he's got a REAL band." yet hear YOU are, sitting on punknews.org, with your GREAT band... fucking shittalking. things are looking up for you, aren't they?
i am just glad to see a band with originality out there. you guys do bring that. wait, shit... i forgot, you just try and cop the sounds of fucking GOOD bands. thanks, dr. shameless, i would rather listen to the fucking mr. t experience, the queers, screeching weasel, or heaven forbid, the RAMONES.

plus, all i said is that its played out to take a ridiculous word and make it your last name. you freaked out, talked shit... but its cool, i guess. you do shamelessly acknowledge that you don't know the name of the singer from the fucking criminals.

so good luck with everything. but you are all fashion, no style. if you're going to have a punk rock band, then do it right. do it for yourself. you are all about the image. punk is about self-expression, not repetition.

you can say fuck you, but say it in your own fucking language. think about that shit.

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

I think the trendy 15 year old is the one who doesn't know who Jesse is...

-BSD

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

Actually, if you think about it, the fact that my last name is Shameless means I could give a good rats ass what your opinion of my last name is. I don't do it to be "punk". I could care less about punk. I'd rather be listening to Twisted Sister, anyway. Sid Vicious was a worthless waste of space, and I can't imagine why anyone even cares about anything he did. Ben Weasel is a hit and miss songwriter. For every great song he's got, there are about 30 that are just shit. And who the hell is Jesse Luscious? I bet if was punk, I would know! Well, anyway, the point I'm trying to make here is this...when you run your mouth like that, mr. anonymous, you sound like some 15 year old jackass. If you aren't, then you're just some bitter person who never went anywhere with his/her own band. If you have a problem with me, come to one of our shows. So I can respond. I may differ in opinion.

funkisdead (October 19, 2003)

no, it was cool when ben weasel did it.

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

i don't ever want to hear about another fucking bullshit band where people make up stupid bullshit last names so they sound like they are "real" punks.
tommy shameless? what the fuck? sid vicious... ben weasel... jesse luscious... i have had enough of this.

funkisdead (October 19, 2003)

i had this band on my mp3.com station a million years ago, and watched them go from being nobody to in the Top 20 of the punk charts.
that is all.

Anonymous (October 19, 2003)

haul is an appropriate wore? did you mean whore, or word? i can't tell with all you hipster scenester kiddies out there these days.

Anonymous (October 18, 2003)

I hope they are in it for the long haul...away from the recording studio. And yes haul is an appropriate wore. They should be hauled away from their instruments kicking and fucking screaming. Who knows? Maybe the kicking and screaming might actually produce some decent music.
twat

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

Yes, we were just like fish! It took years of hard work and dedication, but we are finally able to turn into fish onstage. It's kind of like that Incredible Mr. Limpet movie, except we aren't cartoons. We figured that we needed some kind of gimmick, since, according to the spineless individual a few posts down, we have no talent, and don't deserve to have our record deal.

Tommy Shameless
Anti-Anti

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

Carpy? Like fish? They were like fish? wild.

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

I saw them live at Warped Tour last year in DC, CARPPY!

boba_fett (October 15, 2003)

these guys are cool if you like political punk i think. are they still political? thats one of the reasons i always hated them. cause they were those start-a-revolution-and-fuck-authority punks. that always pisses me off.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

I saw these guys play....they were ok, they took the riff from Strung Out's "firecracker" though. The singer is in love with the 16 year old bassist of my band too....oh well, at least our bassist is a girl.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

i love this band

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

How in the holy fuck did these losers get a record deal? ! its bands like these that put the idea in the heads of people with no talent that they can get signed. I saw these dorks at this shitty bar a while back.... One of them had the stupid less than jake dred-locked mohawk thing goining...... Fucking weak!

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

how bout we need more pop-punk bands in the SCREECHING WEASEL/QUEERS vein...yeah no, but no one could rival those two BEHEMOTHS.
-Janelle

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

painful
RATING:EARSEX

Eddie (October 14, 2003)

Cool band name.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

a sarasota band....i live in the same city (or should i say small town) as this band and i didn't even know they were still together, let alone that they had an album out on fastmusic.

i-type-poorly (October 13, 2003)

I wanna give this shot too. We need more real pop-punk bands in the MTX / Queers vien...

ElVaquero (October 13, 2003)

this band is fun... for a few songs. that's how skate punk usually goes though.

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

Me likey

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

if i can find music by them i'll give em a listen to them cuz that cover is funny

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