Since By Man - We Sing The Body Electric (Cover Artwork)

Since By Man

Since By Man: We Sing The Body ElectricWe Sing The Body Electric (2003)
Revelation Records

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Contributed by: JasonThornberryJason Thornberry
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This band should be popular by now, with a Le Shok mind-set, including contempt for the rule makers, loyalty to rule breakers, and bottles of black hair dye. If Since By Man existed in 1986 you'd see them with bleached locks to the middle of their backs, leather pants, and 'come hither' looks for th.
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This band should be popular by now, with a Le Shok mind-set, including contempt for the rule makers, loyalty to rule breakers, and bottles of black hair dye. If Since By Man existed in 1986 you'd see them with bleached locks to the middle of their backs, leather pants, and 'come hither' looks for the big-titted girls in the front row. They're just products of their era, and that time is nearly over.

The track "Death of Decadence" got numerous spins, but there wasn't a sequel. Their label even included it, and only it on the website. Come hither. Other songs seemed held together by the saliva from chewing a wad of bubblegum, and little else, and the music's not poorly played at all, but it's predictable enough you'll guess what's coming next, and usually be right. There are eleven dissonant anti-songs about giving up:

"Don't save me from the noose, don't save me from the sinking ships." Blah-blah-blah...

Plus the concert photos of this Milwaukee quintet show them being cra-zay, and holding their instruments aloft, as if in contribution to the same Gods of Rock & Roll they should be against by punk-cred default. They likely consider this album a step away from the norm (a more arithmetical take on punk than usual), and I might too, if I had been in a sealed chamber this past five years.

Don't be fooled thinking Since By Man wouldn't sign a major label contract in as long as it'd take you to fall asleep with this on "Fucking Loud" as the print on the disc tells you to play it.


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Anonymous (December 15, 2005)

You are obviously biased...and a shmuck.

GreenVandal (January 13, 2004)

I have this thing where i forget to add in words occasionally. The word missing below is "dont"

Please dont pester us....blah blah blah

Seriously, blatant hate of someone for their style is almost as lame as liking someone for it. Its a 2 way street buddy.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

7 comments below me.

"gnarly as fuck breakdowns."

almost shit myself, ASM from here on out.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

Please for the love of god don't let this idiot review anything else, and mess up what is a pretty respectable website. This CD was already reviewd positivly once, what was the point of trashing it the second time around. Anyone who has a bias over a certain type of music should not be allowed to make an influential review on a site with such a large fanbase

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

"Please pester us with you petty opinion anymore"

I don't get it..

GreenVandal (January 12, 2004)

I hate this band.

This review is fucking terrible. Please pester us with you petty opinion anymore.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

Who are you? I think this is the most poorly written review of any nature (postive or negative) posted on Punknews.org in quite a while. What does any of this mean? Some of these sentences don't even make any grammatical sense. Are you drunk?

Either way, this is actually one of my favorite records of 2003. Even if it weren't I would still make the same comments about this review.

"Donâ??t be fooled thinking Since By Man wouldnâ??t sign a major label contract in as long as itâ??d take you to fall asleep with this on â??Fucking Loudâ? as the print on the disc tells you to play it."

What? I'm sorry do you have some sort of personal relationship with any member of this band that would give you the impression that you have the ability to comment on their intentions? If you don't like the record, that is totally fine but you might want to consider another hobby.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

This reviewer needs to get beaten to the point of being in a wheelchair so that he knows what it's like to sound AND look like a total retard.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

This band is so much better than this review. The reviewer has found it is easier to write negative things about a band than positive. That equals a poor writer. If you are seeking a degree in journalism, quit now.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

Holy shit.. some of you kids are totally fooled. This is one of the best HC albums released in recent memory. It's snotty, metal, screamy, has songs that don't all sound exactly same, gnarly as fuck breakdowns, and occasional elements that remind me of ATDI with out the pretentiousness AND these guys are super nice.

HORRIBLE review, this is nothing like the cookie cutter thursday or glassjaw or Thrice shit that I avoid.

Also the guitarist wears a hot snakes shirt... you don't fuck with Jon Reis, or Rick Fro..

daegan (January 11, 2004)

The band was described to me as something that made you want to dance, while you destroy things.

This is exactly what I have been looking for.

I didn't find it here, and I wanted only to rip the band to shreds.

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

JAson Thornberry is a fucking idiot, and so is any peice of shit that said this was a good review. Especially the asshole that said the review was great because of the respone. This isn't fucking Jerry Springer shitface, its supposed to review music not stir up controversy on a fucking review site.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

best review on this site EVER

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

since by man beat ass. the reviewer sucks ass.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

ok my brain signaled a flatline a la lewis black after reading this review. read scott's review of SBM.

(i thought my reviews were bad)

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

i don't usually go saying reviews are terrible... but this one was. and this band is good.


Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

This is a ridiculous review. Since By Man is a great band nonetheless. You criticize their lyrics plainly, but I bet you'd give high marks to a similarly bland lyric album. From a mixing point of view, this is exceptional for such an early release from an upcoming band. And from the musician point of view, the dualing guitars spilt and merge at just the right times; giving the faux-chorus effect.

Suck it up and open your mind.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Dear Since By Man,
At first I thought that it said you had a loyalty to breakers as in breakdancers. But then I read on, and I can't say that I agree with rule breaking too much at all. Not at all.

But then I played it "fucking loud" and boy was it ever. Man, I have a good stereo. Thanks, thanks a lot.

A lame return,

slippy (January 9, 2004)

holy shit man, this band is great, you didnt even talk about the music pal.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

This band sucks, but not as much as the review.


JonLCFmag (January 9, 2004)

congrats!! Youre a fucking moron. this record is really good. your review isn't.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

While I do agree that this band sucks (and yes I do mean their music) I have to also have to agree that the review sucks. Its supposed to be a review of their music, not what they dress/act like, mention it if you must, but atleast make some comments on the music itself.

SpamMan (January 9, 2004)

Perfect Review

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

its been many many years since rev has put out good music

ElVaquero (January 9, 2004)

I'm gonna file this under racism.

Don't ask why.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Dead-fucking on. Beautiful work. If any of you have seen or met this band, you most likely grinned from ear-to-ear while reading this. If you didn't, you're being fooled.

Reviewer - You're definitely doing something right if you're getting a response like this.

"Waah worst review waah this review sucks waah review the music waah waah waah!"


johnnydanger (January 9, 2004)

Worst review ever, why post this Scott? If I write a review of how much I hate every indie rock album that got a good review the first time, will you post them?

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

What a fucking moron this reviewr is. You've done 2 fucking reviews, both of which trashed hardcore bands for their image and not even the music. I'm not even a hardcore fan but I know your a fucking idiot, this isn't fucking Vogue or some shit like that. Review the fucking music asshole. No one gives a shit about what you think of a bands clothes, or really just opinion on anything for that matter.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

That was probably the shittiest review of any band I have ever read. How about we review the music next time instead of being completley biased against a band from the start you fucking idiot. Who the hell lets this guy review anything?

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

wow, this review sucked. ive never even heard this band and they are still obviously better than you. please die.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

"i bet thse guys just sound like another one of those thursday/ at the drive in clones."

not really. this cd makes me want to dance. call it, "dancecore." loling.


FortyMinutesWest (January 9, 2004)

Oh good, another review where you criticize a band's fashion sense and personality more than you critique their music. I guess these guys are lucky they aren't straight edge, or you would've really ripped them apart.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

hahah, i like the review. i bet thse guys just sound like another one of those thursday/ at the drive in clones. fuck this shit. wheres the new dillenger 4 album? they need to get on that

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

you are an idiot

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

i dont normally comment.. but that was the worst review ive ever read. please just stop forever

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