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Saturday Looks Good To Me

Saturday Looks Good To Me: Saturday Looks Good To MeSaturday Looks Good To Me (2003)
Polyvinyl Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: maverickScott
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This 3-song EP is not only a perfect representation of how fun Saturday Looks Good To Me's infectious life show is, it also serves as a debut of Polyvinyl Records' new mailorder-only EP series. The packaging is simplistic but telling, with the cover art showing a tambourine hitting a girl's hip. .
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This 3-song EP is not only a perfect representation of how fun Saturday Looks Good To Me's infectious life show is, it also serves as a debut of Polyvinyl Records' new mailorder-only EP series.

The packaging is simplistic but telling, with the cover art showing a tambourine hitting a girl's hip. The music within is as fun as that tambourine-hip combination, if not more so.

All three songs are more straightforward than those that graced the band's most recent full-length, All Your Summer Songs [review], mainly due to the recording process. These songs are, for the most part, stripped of all the sound effects and distortions that were on their previous effort, instead just being as cut-and-dry as 60's-esque pop songs can get [complete with kitschy horn lines and a harmonica popping up in "When You Go Out Tonight"].

These songs have been staples in the band's live show for the past year, and it's nice to finally have a recorded version of them, especially one that captures the excitement of seeing the band live. Just hearing the frantic guitar riff kicking off "Girl Of Mine" makes me want to get up and dance like it was the prom in Back To The Future all over again.

A worthy addition to your collection, and a great introduction to someone who has never heard of Saturday Looks Good To Me before. Plus, the CD is limited to only 700 hand-numbered copies, and will never be repressed, so get them while they're hot.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

Haha I know... I hear it's been on for years, too. How?

-BSD

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

Well...I LIKE ALI$$!

Just kidding folks. I dont think anyone could argue for that garbage.

-GreenVandal

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

South Park kid :

Honestly, if you think Southpark is the best show on television, I don't give a fuck about how intelligent you think I am.

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

"curb your enthusiasm is great."

Finally we can agree... Best live action show on TV, next to Sopranos. In my egotistical opinion, of course.

-BSD

Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

You are a fucking agenious GREEN VANDAL!!

i completely agree..
south park is so much more intelligent and subversive than any other show on tellevision today.

I'm dead fucking serious.

Some of you skeptics and cynics out there are gonna barrade (i think that's how you spell it) me with stupid, brainless comments about how this show is better than south or park or how that show is better than south park. Simply put: South Park and Simpsons are the two greatest shows on network television (i know south park is on cable).
"But South Park is tastless and crude-the jokes are stagnant and ephemeral in their impact on my humor"--shut your spurious comments up, and listen to me: i agree that family guy is incredibly funny (im offended; not retarded) and i hope to god it come back on the air (i think comdey central bought the rights ot it...[i know its on cartoon network]), but to say such bogus statements is a travesty. South Park has progressively gotten smarter and more political in the recent seasons and i think that that has really added to the potentiality of jokes and scenarios that that sick fuck of a writer Trey Parker can come up with.
I got my dad onto south right after the movie came out (second season i think) and he was laughing so hard in that theater, people were fucking shushing him!
So please, the next time you make a diachotomy of bad and good or better or worse, just remeber, if you put south park or simpsone lower than family guy, it is then, to me, void in all integrity and intelligence.

-DaDrunkSkunk

p.s.-- a quote from the two greatest charcters:
Homer--"Trying is the first step towards failure" (hes such a stout, lovable cornball of a cynic, huh?

Cartman-- "...Screw you guys, I'm going home!"

dignin (January 15, 2004)

curb your enthusiasm is great.

Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

shirt t-t-t-tails

PetroBPettson (January 15, 2004)

Pin Wheel was so much better than that lame replacement, Eurika's Castle.

Imposs1ble (January 14, 2004)

You better be kidding me about the Family Guy comment. I appreciate The Simpsons, but Family Guy is more consistent.

Now time for the scene points/name drops:
The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm

...check that shit out, you won't be disappointed

Anonymous (January 14, 2004)

yea faith plus one episode was one of the best ever.

GreenVandal (January 13, 2004)

Ill agree...but i think 8 will pick the pace back up.

Anonymous (January 13, 2004)

Seasons 4-6 of South Park are genius. 7 was SEVERELY lacking, a few really good ones, but some bombs too.

Anonymous (January 13, 2004)

"South Park has been hilarious lately."

I am not alone!

-GreenVandal

Anonymous (January 13, 2004)

hi super nintendo chalmers

Anonymous (January 13, 2004)

South Park has been hilarious lately.

Taste like crab, talk like people

PetroBPettson (January 13, 2004)

Get Smart is so much better than Mr. Ed.

GreenVandal (January 13, 2004)

Denying South Park is ludicrous. I have a feeling half the kids who say Family is awesome are saying just cuz its more "underground" then the Simpsons. Prolly the same reason most people dont like South Park as of late. It seems you get scene points for more shit then just music.

"Me fail ingish? Thats unpossible!"

Anonymous (January 13, 2004)

My dad can beat up your dad

dignin (January 13, 2004)

you were kind of making sense before you mentioned South Park, then it all went down hill from there.

GreenVandal (January 12, 2004)

This ends now.

Saying the Family Guy is better then The Simpsons is so ridiculous, it borders on lunacy. The Simpsons is not only the funniest, Most quotable television program ever made, but also well written, thought provoking, and even heartfelt sometimes. Family Guy is more like skits strung together incoherently. The jokes are funny, but as ashow without humor it fails. The only characters I truly enjoy are Stewie and Brian. All the other characters are paper thin cliches that work for nothing more then aparatus to deliver (devilishly) funny jokes. Not only are all the characters in the simpsons more fleshed out in every respect then family guys cast (and that includes the side cast, im pretty sure "Willy" has more to him and is funnier then Peter).

And when it comes down to it...

I have seen the same Simpsons episodes 30 times and up, and they still make me laugh hystericaly, the jokes are timeless, and i am always astounded by the whole "we have 3 plots going on at once" thing that thy used to have in the older episodes.

I will agree that family guy is a bit funnier then new simpsons, but it couldnt be touched before that.

The only thing that is equal to the simpsons in my book is current south park. South Park has been getting progressively better and better, and it is borderline genius now.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

"a baby that is smart, and a daughter who is normal." Lisa is the smart one, Maggie is only made to look smart when it fits the plot of the show, otherwise she's pretty much nothing.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

"Look Who's Talking is a John Travolta movie."

Bruce Willis was the voice of the baby you r-tard.

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

"Whereas Family Guy has mostly dated references, but more mature humor. So it's really up to you. Me ? Fam-i-ly. (anyone catch the rhyme scheme ?)"

How is Family Guy more mature? Randomness does not equal maturity. And the 4 episodes I saw were fairly slaptstick based...

-BSD

Anonymous (January 12, 2004)

Ok, going back to funniest simpsons moments for a sec, remember when Homer gets the boat and goes out to internatinal waters so people can gamble, and the coast guard comes along and starts singing "China Grove" into the megaphone? That was incredible.
Family guy is great too.

-SMD

PetroBPettson (January 12, 2004)

Yeah, what the guy who hates me said. But ya gotta admit that Brian is a blatant rip off of Santa's Little Helper.

ThatotherGuy (January 11, 2004)

Look Who's Talking is a John Travolta movie. And Stewie or however you spell it, is in NO WAY a copy of Maggie. He's so far from her it's not even funny. I think that The Simpsons is old and hackneyed, they have no new jokes, it's all trying to regain their glory years. But it IS timeless. Whereas Family Guy has mostly dated references, but more mature humor. So it's really up to you. Me ? Fam-i-ly. (anyone catch the rhyme scheme ?)

THAT GUY

PetroBPettson (January 11, 2004)

Ex-ska Emo rockers jumping on the "garage/Detroit RnR/RnB" bandwagon(s)?! Who fucking called it. Pity, 'cuz that's my scene. Time to plant bombs in brown leather thrift store jackets, and packs of Lucky Strikes.

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

Hey, my thoughts are that Bruce Willis penetrated the baby's mind... oh fuck this. This band sounds cool, but evidently it's comprised of emo band people so I'll see when someone lets me borrow it.

-BSD

PetroBPettson (January 11, 2004)

I like Logan's Run. It's a good movie.

dignin (January 11, 2004)

and a baby with thoughts that advance would be considered a genius.

PetroBPettson (January 11, 2004)

South Park.

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

Ummm, Look Who's Talking was about the thoughts of a baby. The baby wasn't genius... And that movie came out around the time the Simpsons started.

-BSD

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

Uh but Maggie doesn't talk. Watch the Simpsons for once, dumbass.

dignin (January 11, 2004)

I think Look Who's Talking was before Maggie. So all Simpsons did(implementing your logic here) is copy a Tom Selleck movie.

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

"and the two babies are on such different ends of the spectrum I can't believe you'd even try to mention that as one of your arguments."

To me, all the "genius baby" ever is is a trite imitation of when Maggie led a revolution at the daycare center... Don't act like Family Guy is anything new, at least, or that half of it's humor (if not more) is slapstick.

-BSD

inagreendase (January 11, 2004)

Family Guy is definitely similiar to the Simpsons in some aspects, but the one MAJOR difference is its 'flashback' use if you want to call it that. It's the only schizophrenic cartoon to use multiple references to cancelled television shows, poorly-executed movies, washed-up celebrities, and the family's personal past that many times. Plus they have pulled the unneccessarily-stretch-the-scene-out thing on more than one occasion (Peter stubs his knee and the chicken fight), which is REALLY irritating beyond the second time you watch it.

Both shows are at the top of their game (regardless of being cancelled or not) but Simpsons has the longevity factor which makes it that much better. I think this season is going well and an animated show staying relevant and funny after fifteen years is ridiculous.

Anonymous (January 11, 2004)

I think what it really comes down to for me, is that Simpsons has more staying power with me. I've seen all the Family Guy episodes approximately 10 times, and I just can't extract much more funny from them. But there are so many episodes of the Simpsons that I can't get tired of them, and even ones that I've seen 4 dozen times, are still hysterical.

PetroBPettson (January 11, 2004)

Both shows are fantastic. At it's best, Family Guy tops The Simpsons. Maybe not in quality of plots or character development, but in sheer laughs. Of course Family Guy is stupid, but so is almost every great cartoon......Bevis and Butthead, Ren and Stimpy, Cartoon TV Funhouse, everything on Adult Swim. Plus Lois is hot.

dignin (January 11, 2004)

Im going to bed but first your comparison of characters is way off. While Peter and Homer are both fat stupid people, that can be explained by stating that so is half of the U.S. So don't pretend Homer was the first fat and stupid character. And the mom from family guy is nothing like Marge. While Bart is a trouble making smart alec, Chris is fat and weird(ohh my God HE MUST BE THE FIRST FAT WEIRD KID EVER!!!!) and the two babies are on such different ends of the spectrum I can't believe you'd even try to mention that as one of your arguments.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

The humor in Family Guy is just... stupid...

And it is a rip off of the Simpsons... IE: A twist on the normal "white family dynamics" sitcom set up. A dumb dad, a troublesome son, a wife who's right most of the time, a baby that is smart, and a daughter who is normal.

In cartoons, that started with the Simpsons, basically. The difference is, whereas Family Guy likes to just drop you into weird situations with little reason for the father's actions, Simpsons has had character developement, making their off the wall humor make a lot more sense than Family Guy's...

If the Simpsons just started three or four years ago (when they started doing the minorly annoying "show takes a 180 degree plot twist in the middle" thing), it wouldn't be very funny. That's why Family Guy isn't.

Family Guy himself is a Homer clone, no getting around that. But while the Simpsons is loosely realistic, and has been adding black humor on lately, Family Guy messes up in doing that... He can play piano really well when he's drunk? Ohhh in the clever Willy Wonka spoof, they don't BELCH, they FART!!!

That, my friends, is just stupid. It's why Scary Movie(s) are just trite and unfunny. Trying to make fun of something that was light-hearted to begin with won't work.

-BSD

dignin (January 10, 2004)

Don't get me wrong, the simpsons is good, Ive been a dedicated watcher of the show until recently when I got all the Familiy Guys on DVD. The last 5 or so new simpsons episodes I've watched have been pretty damn stupid, I chuckled maybe twice during each episode. I'm in tears 5 or 6 times during a Family Guy episode. Plus the simpsons first 3 or 4 episodes are complete garbage.

Honestly if you think Family Guy is a ripoff or you think its slapstick humor you are ignorant of the genius of the show.

And too BSD, that bringing his gun to England is such a predictable Homer joke, but funny none the less. The onefamily guy moment I can think of is the one where Brian and Stewie are hitch hiking home and they ride in the back of a pickup with mexicans, I could explain further but you just have to see it.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

I'm 16 and grew up with the Simpsons.

Most kids my age seem to be too stupid to know when new episodes are on. I think the only Simpsons they've seen are the oldest ones (when Homer's head was less rounded and the mouth opening was done real sloppy-like), which I think are too tame and predictable. Then they got really good. Now the Simpsons is really over-the-top weird, which isn't great, but still better than most other shows.

What single moment in Family Guy is better than Homer promising Marge that their trip to England will go better than all their vacations of the past, to then turn around to a gun cabinet and perplex over the question "Now which gun should I take with me?"

-BSD

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

Simpsons in it's golden age (around Seasons 4-10) was THE best television show ever. It absolutely obliterates Family Guy. I do love Family Guy, but the older Simpsons episodes just destroy Family Guy. The Simpsons actually had jokes that were smart and meant something (and the show actually had a good heart to it, it was honestly touching at times). Family Guy's humor is more of the "Oh my god, he fell through the table and it broke!" kind of humor. Now I DO like that humor, so I'm not putting Family Guy down. But sheesh, the people who are saying Family Guys is better must be like 16 years old or something and thus, they did not grow up on the Simpsons.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

"Saturday Looks BAD To Me."

Hahah nice.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

Yeah cause all the bands on Tooth n Nail go platinum (myrrh). Wait, not at all true. R-tard.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

nothing beats good ole southpark. i mean the episode were cartman forms a christian band just to get a plantinum record. that reminds me of every band on tooth and nail records.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

Saturday Looks BAD To Me.

Anonymous (January 10, 2004)

hey scott, saturday is here and already it is ruined. thanks a bunch.

Ramo
(sickboi called it)

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

this band is very good
as for the simpsons/family guy argument...
family guy is funnier than the simpsons to me right now but NOTHING i repeat NOTHING is funnier than the simpsons at its best

dignin (January 9, 2004)

"yeah yeah I know (and am pleased as punch) that family guy could be/is coming back."

is that for real?

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Family Guy is the best ever. Its funnier. Better Jokes, and Peter is just much funnier than Homer.

"I'm not drunk, I'm just exhausted from a night of drinking."

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Family Guy is HILARIOUS.

However I think to say that it and the simpsons have only that they are cartoons is damn near retarded. As if there weren't already some similiarities, there is the big one. Both shows revolve around the lead male character (who is a dumbass) and his crazy hijinks.

Simpsons though, for ever and ever.

One of these shows is still on TV...which could it be?

yeah yeah I know (and am pleased as punch) that family guy could be/is coming back.

Romeo (January 9, 2004)

Southpark.

'Mahhtahhh'... classic.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

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Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

"Actually I watched two in a row when I had a hangover. I thought it was simply unfunny, paper clipped cliche crap. That's what I was thinking before I puked all over my friend's sofa."

Dude there is NO show on tv like the family guy, your sense of humor must suck dicks.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Both shows are awesome and have different humor styles. So...eat shit. And I agree with the first guy, that reference is used all the time, even the commercial for the Simpsons video game used the quote "Best. Simpson's Game. Ever." from a magazine review. It's really sad that someone would beat a dead horse like that, real original you fuckin geek.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Actually I watched two in a row when I had a hangover. I thought it was simply unfunny, paper clipped cliche crap. That's what I was thinking before I puked all over my friend's sofa.

-BSD

dignin (January 9, 2004)

and BSD, you obvously haven't watched Family without a bias, cause the only similarity the two shows have is that they are cartoons.

dignin (January 9, 2004)

"Simpsons suck now, Family Guy has kicked their asses"

Amen to that, anybody who says otherwise is just stuck in their old ways.

Peter Griffin > Homer Simpson

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

last few words should
*it is possible

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

The Simpsons are as funny as ever, the humor is a little more mature (i guess that's a good way to describe it) and it takes some thinking... especially all the references to past episodes.

Family Guy is a good show itself. MacFarlane knows how to write a good cartoon.

Both shows are funny and provide quality entertainment.. two TV shows can coexist. Just like it's possible to like two similar bands without arguing over which one's better... even tho on this site, it does seem like it isn't possible

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

"Simpsons suck now, Family Guy has kicked their asses. And I prefer Saturday Supercade to this band, though they are still good."

Family guy is a two-bit hackneyed shitty imitation of the Simpsons. It sucks. A rip off.

Fuck that sucky rip off shit.

-BSD

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Why not a band called "Simpsons Are On At 7"?

-BSD

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Futurama is pretty good

Barkley

ThatotherGuy (January 9, 2004)

Simpsons suck now, Family Guy has kicked their asses. And I prefer Saturday Supercade to this band, though they are still good.

THAT GUY

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

worse. Simpson reference. ever.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

The Simpsons is as funny as ever. Get over yourself fuckboat.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

worste.mothafuckin.review.ever.

inagreendase (January 9, 2004)

"The Simpsons (which isn't funny anymore)"

Yes, it is.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Ramo-Saturday? Yep. You know it.

-sickboi
(RUINED!)

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

This "Worst. ____. Ever." shit needs to stop. It wasn't funny when it was on The Simpsons (which isn't funny anymore) and it isn't funny when all you asshats say it. Seriously, it's this kind of bullshit that makes me not want to be around people.

Oh, and I like this band.

Anonymous (January 9, 2004)

Worst. Review. Evar.

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