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Feable Weiner

Feable Weiner: Dear Hot ChickDear Hot Chick (2003)
Doghouse Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: maverickScott
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I'll be damned. Before I even listened to this album, there were already two strikes against it. One, the band's name. Two, the album's title. Terrible, terrible, terrible stuff right there. And then, as I perused the tracklisting, the third strike was looming - I mean, c'mon. Songs called ".
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I'll be damned.

Before I even listened to this album, there were already two strikes against it. One, the band's name. Two, the album's title. Terrible, terrible, terrible stuff right there. And then, as I perused the tracklisting, the third strike was looming - I mean, c'mon. Songs called "U Minus Cool?" "7th Grade?" "Attorneying Me On?" This was just going to be painful.

But I won't lie - this is my umpteenth listen of this disc, and I can't help but bop my head and sing along to these absolutely ridiculous songs. Sure, they're over the top lyrically, but musically, these kids got some chops. Their drummer, for playing geek-punk such as this, really can spice up a 3 minute song, and the group's harmonies are paced within an inch of their lives. I didn't know anyone who had aleady hit puberty could sing this high.

If I were forced at gunpoint to make a comparison to another band, I'd have to say Piebald [We Are The Only Friends That We Have-present]. The songs are constructed in such a way where, even though it's predictable ironic pop-punk stuff, the band somehow always is able to throw a wrench into the system.

Yes, the lyrics are stupid, but the band never claimed to be walking thesauruses. And, to be fair, a lot of this stuff is well-written for it's subject matter. If you want to check your scene cred at the door and just have fun, check this CD out. If you're too embarassed to admit you own it, just burn a copy, write "NEW PIEBALD DEMOS" on it, and your friends will never be the wiser.

 

 
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Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

i just went to punkrocks.net to check out the review.... and i was prepared not to laugh, but shit, i'm still laughing.

it's more fun if you've read this review first.

Anonymous (October 20, 2003)

I gotta admit, Kevin Wade's "review" of this album almost made me piss my pants.

-sickboi

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

i still think the honor of worst band name goes to snowdogs

-moldy

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

feablewrock: you are a groupie.

-boba_fett

Anonymous (October 17, 2003)

"Wow Janelle, you interview everyone"

Two newest are Dave Dictor of MDC:
http://rebelnoise.com/viewinterview.php?id=39

and T.V. Smith (Adverts anyone?):
http://rebelnoise.com/viewinterview.php?id=40

These both were from the awesome Viva Le Punk Festival at CBGBs...
One with Fletcher of Pennywise will be up soon...
-Janelle

feablewrock (October 17, 2003)

who cares is feable weiner is a stupid name? it is, and they know it. cant judge a book by its cover, so you cant judge a band by its name.

dear hot chick is a good, fun record. i like it. and the guys in the band are super rad too.

left_on_red (October 16, 2003)

hot potty kicks ass, and they have a good sense of humor. It might be a bad band name but dont bag on them because of that. Like they always said " if you conceive it and beleive it you can acheive it."

" this song is about being excited its called fucking excited"

www.thugunit.250x.com

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

Wow Janelle, you interview everyone. Awesome. I thought the lyrics were more inquisition themed than war themed, but of course that is unfortunately relevant too.

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

I was all ready to give this band a chance until the Piebald connection came up.

Anonymous (October 16, 2003)

"Sooooooo, did anyone else get the From Ashes Rise CD today?"

Had the promo for a while. It's pretty damn good. For an interview with John Wilkerson, one of the guitarist/vocalists of FAR, go here:

http://rebelnoise.com/viewinterview.php?id=37&PHPSESSID= 6f53533b2ffb5d0823c918badf334142

-Janelle

i-type-poorly (October 15, 2003)

This score is for those first three sentances.

ElVaquero (October 15, 2003)

there's a samurai jack movie? i'm on that shit.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

cuteness only works for me first and the gimme gimmes...

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

don't compare the ultimate kickassness of piebald to these deusches.

Anonymous (October 15, 2003)

Worst band name ever..... These guys are running a little late with this stupid poppy crap... Theres already a billion emo bands with a head start on em'

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Don't mean to be Captian Obvious, but the correct spelling is feeble(or is this just a stupid in-joke?).

KarlHungus (October 14, 2003)

This is kind of funny. However, why the hell can't they say Handjobs instead of Handjabs ? Handjabs sound painful, handjobs just remind me of nights in high school. Lonely nights...

Karl

boba_fett (October 14, 2003)

"They will be huge in about 2 years"

not likely. theres good stuff amd then theres mediocre stuff and then theres crap. this is mediocre at best. i dont think that the industry is searching for more immature little bands these days with blink, sum, nfg and good charlotte on the scene.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

These guys do wear matching outfits. Tuxedos with F.W. monogramed on. Horrible name for a band, but actually pretty decent for poppy stuff.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I got a press pack from that band 3sum! Man, that was pretty funny.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Damn, and I even did double backslashes

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Sooooooo, did anyone else get the From Ashes Rise CD today? METAL!! m/

This score is for that

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

The Samurai Jack movie DVD is now in the $5.98 bin at Wal-Mart. Get on that shit kids.

-sickboi

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I've said it before and I'll say it again..

Feable Weiner: What's In A Name?

I can tell you one thing.. 'Dear Hot Chick' is anything but feable. Words like fantastic, amazing, fun, and catchy come to mind first. I can't profess to be a die-hard, life-long FW fan but it doesn't take a rocket scientist or a long-time fan to realize just how hard this album rocks! Luckily for me, I was in the right place at the right time. I just met the guys at a show less than a few weeks ago. Man, have I been missing out! After watching their incredibly entertaining show, I couldn't help but buy my own advance copy of the disc.

As a college radio DJ, I've heard the best of the best and the worst of the worst and have definitely developed a highly critical ear. It's safe to say that FW ranks right up there with the best. The album is filled with catchy hooks and great chops.. Not to mention wonderful harmonies and downright amusing lyrics.. I laughed out loud at lines like "..you said this song was lame, and I said so is your face! You said this song could be better and I said so could your face!" (Lameface, Trk 4) and who can resist a bit of classic rock guitar riff (San Deem Us Ready, Trk 1). And what gal won't be suckered by a song about a guy who wants more from a girl than physical things? "Hey girl it's gonna take more than handjabs to keep me here tonight.." (Handjabs, Trk 5).

I love this album.. My friends love this album.. And for some reason, I bet you will, too! Pick it up when it hits stores on October 14 (TODAY) or go to www.FeableWeiner.com and order it today! These guys have the perfect equation for success!

I give it 10/10!

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I've been into these guys since right after they got going. The cd rocks and no I don't usually listen to this kind of stuff. They are great and as far as the name goes I think that it has done its job. After all there you are all talking about it. If you like it or not there is still Feable Weiner talk going on here. And I damn sure bet that you don't forget it.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Great band name

great album title

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

You know it's really sad that in today's world so much emphasis is put on a band's name. Really they could be called NOTHING and it wouldn't make a bit of difference about what they sound like. THIS BAND IS AMAZING!!!! They will be huge in about 2 years. So just remember how much space was wasted on the name of the band in this review and the comments. FEABLE WEINER FEABLE WEINER FEABLE WEINER....their CD still rocks and most importantly, they are fun to watch live. m36

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

I hate to admit it, but this is actually entertaining. Its not groundbreaking by ANY means necessary, nor is it particularly good, but it is entertaining.

KarlHungus (October 14, 2003)

"If you're too embarassed to admit you own it, just burn a copy, write "NEW PIEBALD DEMOS" on it, and your friends will never be the wiser."

Hahah, that was great. Somehow I can imagine these guys being about 27 wearing marching band outfits. I am probably wrong, but I just can't lose the image.

Karl

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

The song (SD) is actually pretty good. I'm not really into this kind of thing, but you have to admit that they have mastered the art of a good pop song - meaning they don't rely on two chord sequences and other peoples vocal tunes.

The album name is great.

Jack

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Yeah, this band name is just as bad as "Nitrojuice."

--charles Xavier

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

No band name will ever be worse than 3Sum. Ever.

...evildeadalive

Hulka (October 14, 2003)

Hot Potty is pretty bad, yeah. Also, Shoveling Shit.

Lunk (October 14, 2003)

can i think of a worse name?

goober patrol.

the prosecution rests

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Hot Potty.

But Feable Weiner is still a terrible name.

Hulka (October 14, 2003)

Can anyone think of a band name worse than Feable Weiner?

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

scott you are truly a fucking moron. piebald may have wrote some silly songs but they wrote alot that also made you think, unlike this peice of shit. don't ever compare this re hashed garbage to the classic piebald.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

everyone should download this disc, and play it for thier hardcore friend, just for the reaction you'll get to the line:

"I wanna tell her I'm in lover with my professor, I'm a day dream obsesser, and if I could magically undress her, I would"

from "Attorneying Me On" haha

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Attorneying Me On

coolest song title ever,

viva la cheese rock.

Anonymous (October 14, 2003)

Feable Weiner suck MAJOR weiners...

Quite possibly the worst band name ever!

THAT_GUY (October 13, 2003)

These guys were just here, but rather than see them, I saw Plain White Ts and Second Class. Why might I do this ? Despite the fact that I love Plain White Ts, and was dying to see Second Class's new lineup, I think the biggest reason was their name. Shallow, huh ? I stand by my decision, but I'll give these guys a listen after this review.

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