Leftover Crack - Mediocre Generica (Cover Artwork)

Leftover Crack

Leftover Crack: Mediocre GenericaMediocre Generica (2001)
Hellcat Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
User Rating:

Contributed by: AtomicGardenAtomicGarden
(others by this writer | submit your own)

This is already a pretty famous album, and to my knowledge it has not made it to any store yet. However, due to the wonders of the internet and piracy I found myself with a copy of 13 song album. To those of you who have not paid any attention whatsoever, this album hasn't been published yet be.
iTunes StoreAmazon

This is already a pretty famous album, and to my knowledge it has not made it to any store yet. However, due to the wonders of the internet and piracy I found myself with a copy of 13 song album.

To those of you who have not paid any attention whatsoever, this album hasn't been published yet because of the offensive title and the pictures within. With song titles such as "Nazi White Trash", "Gay Rude Boys", and "Atheist Anthem"... I honestly didn't know what to expect.

The first song, "Homeo Apathy 9th & C-1" is a complete hardcore song, that reminds me of some of those stupid speed metal bands (to those who like speed metal - I meant to offend you). Thinking the entire album would be like that, I prepared for track two. I was very surprised to hear a ... well, a very odd ska type song in "Nazi White Trash".

The odd shit continues. The fourth track, "The Good, The Bad, and the LoC" sounds like a duet between the normal lead singers and.. Jello Biafra. Yes, I'm serious. There are some other good songs on there, "No Mercy" reminds me of a song that might come off NOFX's "Fuck the Kids" or "Surfer" (only with a bit more hard sounding vocals).

Listening to this album, this band... for the first time, I can honestly say it was like listening to a mixed compilation. Still, it's not bad and I give the music itself a 6. It would probabaly grow on me if I continued to listen to it. I give their sense of humor a 5, but I give them a couple extra points just because they're being censored, and as a punk I'm supposed to believe censorship is bad. Which I do.

Anyway, to sum it up - if you're a fan of the old Leftover Crack, you'll probabaly like this album. While I've never heard their old stuff, this album is very hard and not poppy (although very weird at some times), and so I can make the assumption their old stuff was like that too. Oh, and best song = "Interlude".


People who liked this also liked:
Leftover Crack - Fuck World TradeOperation Ivy - Operation IvyChoking Victim - No Gods / No ManagersAgainst Me! - As The Eternal CowboyAgainst Me! - is Reinventing Axl RoseNOFX - Punk In DrublicNOFX - The DeclineThe Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!The Clash - London CallingRefused - The Shape of Punk to Come

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
rayn147 (October 7, 2008)

One of my favorite albums ever.

garrettjenks (August 28, 2008)

leftover crack is the shit

HeroineBob (May 16, 2007)

I love the crack all their music is great to me... Stza is a god


danny_crizack_666 (September 28, 2006)

yeah who ever was talking about biafra, just to throw at you man jello had a fucking lisp...yeah yeah yeah.

leftover crizack really fucking did it with this album, there best in myopinion i havent been able to soak up fuck wrold trade yet but this is still my favorit.

best tracks
1, 5, 9, 12. yeah yeah yeah


miff (July 17, 2006)

where the fuck did u get jello biafra from?
it sounds nothing like him

Anonymous (October 7, 2004)

This album is amazing, yus the review sucks. Choking victim rule! i think leftover crack are improving on stuff they did with choking victim and i prefer leftover crack- check out the new album- fuck world trade on household names, which is cool. Also check out some more bands in the crack rock steady 7 if u like leftovercrack- INDK, morning glory, no cash.Leftover crack rule i saw them at wasted 2004, go see them next month at the garage in london! peace

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

i saw LOC live bout 3 weeks ago at the mean fiddler in london, UK! it was amazing, they played loadsa stuff, 500 channels, gay rudeboys, athiest antem, crack rock staedy, and suicide! i sliced up my hand on some guys jaket but i ddnt care! this review is um............ SHIT! the guy who wrote it knows fuck all bout LOC or the music they play, ONLY REVIEW STUFF IF YOU LIKE THE BAND DICKHEAD! otherwise your just going to piss a wehole lot of people off. fuck the guy who wrote the review! any way (im not sure if its mediocore genrica or rock the 40 oz) is the b-side to no gods no managers, its all the song that ddnt make it on!, loc rule, so do indk and morning g

Anonymous (February 26, 2004)

the score is for the fucking retard that wrote the review, u dont know shit bout' music, go listen avril lavigne...

Anonymous (October 13, 2003)

Your review sucked. No one sounds like jello biafra. And also, even though a couple people have already straightened this up; The only difference between Choking Victim and Leftover Crack is the drummer, same band different drummer. Anyway this album is ingenius.

Anonymous (June 29, 2003)

Yeah this album was great. I agree with the guy below me, there is too much shit on some of the tracks that kinda ruin the songs.

Best songs are easily Nazi White Trash and Gay Rude Boys

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

Old LOC???? What the fuck are you talking about? Old LOC... IS Choking Victim. Choking Victim still exists.. they're called Leftover Crack. You see LOC live, and what does their set mainly consist of... that's right, Choking Victim songs. They're not "covering" those songs, they are THEIR songs. Fuckholes. (i'm kidding, you're not fuckholes).
Anywho, i'd give this disc an 8. I would've given it a 10, but once you cut out all of the bullshit and filler, you're left with about 8 actual songs. 8 actual songs that are better than a shitload of songs out there. If this cd had like 2 or so more songs, i'd say it's better than "No Gods / No Managers". In some review (i think a live one), someone said that Stza and the guys were dicks when they met them. When i met them, they were some of the coolest musicians i've met. I'm assuming you were wearing a red, white and blue shirt, with Osama's face (cross-haired) on it.
Man... Osama's a great guy!!!
Best Tracks:
Gay Rude Boys Unite
Stop The Insanity
Athiest Anthem

Anonymous (August 7, 2002)

leftover crack are a very good band and this album is wikit.

Anonymous (January 19, 2002)

I hate when people that know nothing about a band review albums. Like this guy.

Anonymous (November 10, 2001)

It seems the reviewer knows very litte of old LOC or Choking Victim. I'll admitt most of the songs on this are much better on Rock the 40oz, and Born to Die was ruined, but LOC is a great band. All of Choking Victims stuff was amazing and old LOC was just as great.

Anonymous (September 28, 2001)

Man, I don't know what the fuck you guys are talking about...loc is feckin awesome. Even better live tho. The best part about the live shows is that they play a lot of their cv songs. Fuck america, Hate your state, etc. Even fuckin infested! I swear loc is gonna be so damn kick ass and I'm looking forward to many more years of crack smokin good muzak! Rock the 40 oz bizatches! And shoot the kids at school for what they do or have done to you!

Anonymous (August 3, 2001)

From the songs i have from this cd i know what to expect, Choking Victim was really good and leftover crack is really good too, i've never seen them live since they never made it down here back when CV was together, but leftover crack is finally coming this way, hopefully they don't break up before the cd comes out and the tour starts, that would be screwed up

punk_kid (July 21, 2001)

what the fuck are u talking about with the 'odd ska song'?!!?!?!?!? THIS IS CHOKING VICTIM!!!! they are a fucking ska band. they just have a few hardcore songs...oh yeah dam good cd. not quite as good as CV but what the hell.

Anonymous (June 19, 2001)

The new album: Mediocre Generica (real name of the album ) was released on MP3 today.

The album will hit the storest at 09/11/2001.

Anonymous (June 19, 2001)

If you like choking victim, you will most likely enjoy this. I, aside from the overly hardcore and shitty sounding songs, like the album
songs 1,2,3,5 and 9 are real good

Anonymous (June 19, 2001)

terrible, terrible band. great name, but a terrible, terrible band.

Anonymous (June 15, 2001)

I don't find what the big hype around this album, it's not that great and its not even very offensive. Go listen to Anal Cunt if you want offensive.

seek (June 15, 2001)

leftover crack, just like choking victim are one of the most creative, cool bands in punk. they mix many styles and have great lyrics/vocals. anyone who doesnt like them is clearly a moron, or just doesnt like 'good' music.

AnarchyBurger (June 14, 2001)

Mr. Reviewer, you got the wrong picture for the cover, the one on the right is from LC's demo. Also, you could have thought of more original adjectives than odd and hard, and maybe listened to some Choking Victim stuff to gain perspective.

This is good, but Choking Victims "No Gods, No Managers" was better. But this isn't bad, and CV and LC sound really alike, probably due to that STZA sings, writes songs and plays guitar on both.

Shoot The Kids At School or Mediocre Generica has a bit too long interludes between songs and some songs which are a bit too crusty/metal for my taste ("No Mercy, Burning In Water With The Sickness"). Otherwise this is the best what you can achieve by mixing ska and hardcore punk (along with Against All Authority). Lyrics are mostly intelligent and sarcastic, though the satanic crackhead-angle is overdone in some parts.

Leftover Crack re-recorded The Good, The Bad.. , Nazi White Trash and Stop The Insanity from "Rock The 40 oz." 7" for this. Unfortunately they didn't redo the title track Rock The 40 Ounce which was maybe the best song on that 7". Born To Die is also a re-recording, from an old Choking Victim song.

Anonymous (June 14, 2001)

FEAR is the punkest band ever! leftover crack is one of the worst bands ever, but i have to give them a good rating, just for being offensive and for having the best name in the scene.

Anonymous (June 13, 2001)

I have to admit it, offensive or not this CD really isn't that good, you can just spend you money buy a Circle Jerks, Fear, Black Flag or Dead Kennedys record. It's an alright album, but nothing special.

Anonymous (June 13, 2001)

hey jackass shows how much you know as this isnt their first recording, they had a 7" entitled Rock the 40oz and it is old leftover crack, choking victim broke up a while ago and leftover crack has been a band for well over 2 years. the 'shoot the kids at school' album, or the new name whatever, is actually old leftover crack in itseld considering its been recorded for well over a year. good thinking.

-Allan Leavell-

Anonymous (June 13, 2001)

ahh yes the old Leftover Crack...being this is their first album and all..I think censorship should be instituted on this board being idiots like this get to review things. Also the Album isn't going to be called "shoot the kid at school" genius. And it's not that their sense of humor is bad, it's just they've done a lot more drugs than you, and they're alot smarter than you. Oh and they suck balls live, i saw 'em a couple weeks ago. Sorry some people just need to be put in their place...

Exclusive Streams


Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Managing Editor

Adam White

Contributing Editors

Kira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile Mark Little

Copy Editor

Adam Eisenberg Britt Reiser

Podcast Producer

Greg Simpson


Aubin Paul

ISSN 1710-5366

© Copyright 1999-2013 Punknews.org

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Contact Us About Punknews.org

Other Places to Go