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Drive-Thru Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: unpunk
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If you like Drive Thru Records, you will like this DVD. If you do not like Drive Thru Records, nothing on this DVD will make you change your mind. Ok, I admit, I used to like Drive Thru bands alot more than I do now. But then came The Starting Line's overproduced "Say it Like You Mean it," an.

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If you like Drive Thru Records, you will like this DVD.

If you do not like Drive Thru Records, nothing on this DVD will make you change your mind.

Ok, I admit, I used to like Drive Thru bands alot more than I do now. But then came The Starting Line's overproduced "Say it Like You Mean it," and every release since (save "The Resignation" by the Rx Bandits) has been the same cookie-cutter pop emo rock. Included on this DVD are music videos, live videos, a few interviews, an extensive photo gallery, and videos of the DTR bands fucking around, and generally acting immature.

As far as the videos go, nothing spectacular. Finch's video for "Worms of The Earth" takes the cake for the best, but thats not saying much. It seems to have some vampire/morbid/dark theme going on, but in the end, they're playing in a dark, rainy alley for some reason. The Starting Line's video for "Leaving" actually has a nice plot line to match the song, and it's rewarding if you can make it through the entire thing, repetitive chorus after repetitive chrous.

The majority of the live videos came from last year's Skate and Surf Fest. They all have a really good fix, and pretty good camera work. The Starting Line's acoustic song is actually better than all of their other stuff, too bad they made sure that this "wasn't the direction" they were going in. Senses Fail showed that they all need singing lessons if they expect to be Finch. The best live video? The RxBandits performing "Decrescendo" from Imusiccast, but what did you expect? Matt Embree has more talent in his left hand that the Starting Line could ever hope to have. Embree and sax player Steve Borth are also featured in the "acoustic" section doing a rendition of Pal-Treux that is also quite good.

There's some interview stuff, where Senses Fail vandalizes a house, Allister tells a story about how they got ripped off, etc, etc. But if you're not a fan of the bands, you simply don't care. I sure didn't.

Well, it was $9.99 at Best Buy, and I was hoping that there would be more RxBandits stuff, alas there was not. Like I started out with, if you like the bands, get it, if you don't, stay away.

 


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Anonymous (June 13, 2006)

reviewer of this dvd, i completely disagree with your opinion. granted, if you don't like dtr bands, it won't be as meaningful to you, but there is enough hilarity in this dvd to last for years of quoting. anyone with a sense of humor can enjoy it. and if you do enjoy good music, there's plenty of that on here as well.

Anonymous (January 1, 2004)

happy new year

Anonymous (December 31, 2003)

so it gets three and a half stars for being a shitty dvd? come on.

Anonymous (December 31, 2003)

And what's so bad about a douche, sir? You sexist arsehole!

-BSD

ThatotherGuy (December 31, 2003)

I'm sensing quite a bit of homophobia. Give it up. I understand it's part of your vernacular(everyday speech), but try to change it. Say something other than gay to describe something you don't like. Example:

"That band is gay"
"That band sucks"

See the difference ? You still get your point across without seeming like a complete douche.

THAT GUY

Anonymous (December 31, 2003)

Drive-Thru Records is such faggy shit.

PetroBPettson (December 31, 2003)

Wow, if I was still 14 and I chopped my dick off, I might actually be able to tolerate this DVD......might. Nah. Shit Sandwitch is an awsome label!

Anonymous (December 30, 2003)

you dont know what your talking about. rx bandits are one of the best bands live....(this score is for the person that made that commment)

Anonymous (December 30, 2003)

"This sucks. No Casualties? No Exploited? Where is teh punk? OI OI OI !"

gayest comment ever!

Anonymous (December 30, 2003)

gay sandwich

Anonymous (December 30, 2003)

Shit Sandwich.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 29, 2003)

*penetrate*

Anonymous (December 29, 2003)

"hm...it makes me wonder why rx bandits continue to tour with the same crappy pop punk bands, and still continue to be on this label."

hm.. maybe because they blow!

Anonymous (December 29, 2003)

*stab*

Anonymous (December 29, 2003)

This sucks. No Casualties? No Exploited? Where is teh punk? OI OI OI !

Anonymous (December 26, 2003)

when i think of midtown (and i don't abhor ALL of their songs) i imagine my anus turning into the anus of a cow or a horse.

you know... the exposed and bare anus that actually turns inside-out and droops out the end like a pleasant and pink velvet sleeve, as it pushes out the lump of dump.

inside out... dump dump dump.

CallingLondon (December 26, 2003)

i've heard underworld was a quite good movie. this is coming from a credible source. i thought it looked really cool, but it seemed to be in the theaters for like 2 days.

btw, careful you don't get sued for posting this review.

Anonymous (December 25, 2003)

I paid twenty bucks to see the Rx Bandits this summer, it was the best twenty bucks I've ever spent.

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

"hm...it makes me wonder why rx bandits continue to tour with the same crappy pop punk bands, and still continue to be on this label."

there's nothing they can do about the label. they have one more album to do on DTR, then their contract is up. they deffinetly ARE the best band on the label. this dvd was really bland and boring. and it's too bad all the kids on that label think they're rockstars. but if there is one thing i learned from this dvd, it's that homophobia is cool! boy, do i feel like a loser now...

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

i will kill all connected to this

GreenVandal (December 24, 2003)

Meh...first might have set a decent enough foundation for a good sequel (underworld that is).

The finch song blows. As does this labels roster. The bandits are okay though....and steel train...well, um, at least they arent like the rest of em.

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

Yeah, I look forward to the second one even more... (Underworld that is)

...evildeadalive

boba_fett (December 24, 2003)

i actually liked underworld.

punky (December 24, 2003)

This looks like type of a christmas present you'd give to a person you really hate.

ALineInYourBook (December 24, 2003)

The Finch video if for the film Underworld... that's why it's all goth and everything. One of the best Finch songs yet.

elvisdechico (December 23, 2003)

dumbass kids acting like they own the world cause they're on drive-thru... with plenty of homophobia to boot!

the only good things on the dvd are the rx bandits performances.... it's too bad there's only a couple of them.

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

hm...it makes me wonder why rx bandits continue to tour with the same crappy pop punk bands, and still continue to be on this label.

rxbandito24 (December 23, 2003)

midtown is not on this, i only bought this for movie life and rxbandits... decresendo is nice and so is pal truex... but seriously bandits... PUT A SHIRT ON..peace

DEATHB4DISCO (December 23, 2003)

ok i take it back... its only everything ive herd on drive thru blows

DEATHB4DISCO (December 23, 2003)

drive thru blows

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

Dark, rainy alleys are cool places to shoot a video! Look at AFI - plenty of opportunity to swing your girlie hair about in the rain.

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

Are Midtown on this?

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

rx bandits really deserve better than to be associated with this horrible label.

i-type-poorly (December 23, 2003)

acoustic pal-treax. mmmm
everything else. bleh

kirbypuckett (December 23, 2003)

"Boy, I hope my stocking gets stuffed with this on Christmas!

-insincere scott"

I would assume that due to your tight relationship with Drive-Thru they would infact package this up nicely and deliver it to you personally.

maverick (December 23, 2003)

Boy, I hope my stocking gets stuffed with this on Christmas!

-insincere scott

boba_fett (December 23, 2003)

so it sounds like a pile of crap.

sweetsugarpezz (December 23, 2003)

r u serious u cant b serious

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