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Last Laugh

Last Laugh: Ashamed Of ItAshamed Of It (2003)
Suburban Noize Records

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Well, I'd be ashamed of it too if I were them. Okay, so the title was just begging for that intro; I apologize. But Last Laugh had it coming to them. It's pretty much just run-of-the-mill, midtempo pop/skate punk with that "all-hope-lost" feeling. They have this pseudo-serious persona they c.
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Well, I'd be ashamed of it too if I were them.

Okay, so the title was just begging for that intro; I apologize. But Last Laugh had it coming to them.

It's pretty much just run-of-the-mill, midtempo pop/skate punk with that "all-hope-lost" feeling. They have this pseudo-serious persona they carry through each track, and they have good intentions; "Kill the Klan" is pretty self-explanatory, and "Birds Eye View" degrades common prejudice. But most of the time, the band comes off like your high school guidance counselor lecturing to your homeroom. "STD" and "Roofies" sound like subject titles from a pamphlet called Congratulations, You Have a Teenager.

There's so many damn "whoas" I thought Dexter Holland produced the damn thing. Mind you they ramble just as long, too; 15 tracks totaling 50 minutes is a hell of a stretch for the genre.

The aforementioned "all-hope-lost" feeling is constant, but on the wrong songs. "Roofies" sounds goofy and happy all at once, even if the lyrics sound like a forewarning; I must be out of the loop if date rape is what makes for cheerful topics these days. Don't get me wrong - I think we're all well aware that in both eras (classic - Dead Kennedys' "Kill the Poor," modern - NoFx's "She's Nubs"), it's common for punk songs to tackle at least semi-controversial issues with lyrics/themes that sound completely different from the silly or sarcastic mood they're conveying. When Last Laugh do it, it's a horrendous inconsistency from the central themes of the rest of the album, because they're sincere in all the other places. They're not going for shock value, it's just a terrible lapse in the disc's flow. Even the "solo" in this song, if we can call it that, is horribly out of place. It sounds like someone else in my dorm just put on a completely different CD or song; the first couple of times I heard it I seriously had to look around and double-check.

Of course, what I should've done unlike the band is put it short and simple - "pass."

MP3s
"Define Destiny"
"STD"

 


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Anonymous (January 24, 2005)

LL comes up to Jersey every summer and kill it every time. There sick live but the album is ok at best. See theese guys live and hope there next cd is as good as there shows.

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

This band sux. Not as shitty as Neverhood though. Keep up the bad work south florida

Anonymous (July 17, 2004)

I think Inagreendase knows what she is talking about. I mean come on, she is an expert.

Anonymous (July 17, 2004)

I think the reveiwer might be a screamo-emo hardcore dude/chick. The album rocks.

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

What is your problem? You seem pretty close minded and not willing to accept new talent. They are a group of young guys that have a vision and are following their hearts with their music. Instead of mouthing off about a band you know absolutely NOTHING about, try raping someone else in the music industry.

MGreeny (May 30, 2004)

This band is THE BEST live. I liked the album at first, but once I saw them live I fell in love with it. Do you expect every band to be exactly the same!?! You critiqued like 2 songs, and thats bull. Please, please do not listen to the idiot who wrote this review, he is obviously a little bitch.

Anonymous (April 15, 2004)

Seems to me like this guy is a dickhead like almost all people who review cds. Asshole

Anonymous (April 15, 2004)

Seems to me like this guy is a dickhead like almost all people who review cds. Asshole

Anonymous (April 9, 2004)

Last Laugh rocks and so does "ashamed of it". Who ever wrote the review can go f@#k them selves while they listen to their lame emo/ screamo/ hardcore/ whatever trendy music that an idiot with no taste listens to. Someone with good punk taste should have done the review. Its nice to finaly hear a band that plays really fast and that doesnt wine, cry, or scream when they sing about topics other than girls. Thank you last laugh for keeping new school punk alive in a scene that is drowning
in a sea of pussy trendy emo/ sreamo/ hardcore bands that all sound much the same. Thank You Last Laugh!

Anonymous (April 8, 2004)

Who the hell is this reviewer? He is obviously one of those SR-71/Simple plan/Blink 182 fags that has no idea what punk is about in the first place. Yea lets make every song about girls.You fuggin douche bag!!!I dont think you should review any band at all.In fact you should quit your job and go work for some stupid corporate radio station instead.You would fit in a lot better there. Last Laugh rocks.They deserve a better review than that.

Anonymous (April 7, 2004)

To do a review of a CD based on a few songs ( especially when there is fifteen) is stupid. There only a hand few of whoas in the CD. In fact only 5 of the 15 songs have any whoas in them. The song ruffies is a little silly but still has a good meaning to it. Plus there are plenty of songs that have the potential to be any punks favorite. Very very good song writing. Sorry the whole album isn't about girls and love all you little emo shits. The album wok by the way is probably the most creative in years. It really represents the what is going on in the world and will show any person years from now what was going on. These guys are the real deal and there are way to little of them now days. Hopefully none of you kids out there get discouraged by this moron's review. Obviously this person gave up on punk and music a long time ago and has no real respect for bands that work their asses off. This person should be fired from reviews.

Anonymous (April 3, 2004)

i like it

DoucheBag (April 2, 2004)

InaGreendase should not be allowed to review anymore. Ina obviously is not a person of good taste. I have this cd and really think its good music. In my opinion this InaGreendase should stay in thier dorm and shut their mouth.

some1 (April 1, 2004)

you know, there used to be a million bands like this, but now there aren't. and this stuff is ten billion trillion times better than the new "pop-punk". okay? TEN BILLION TRILLION TIMES. so basically if you like Brand New but not this, you are a bad person and you lead a bad life.

Anonymous (April 1, 2004)

I like Last Laugh, but all that stuff you said is a good reason to hate on them.

Anonymous (April 1, 2004)

They are awesome. Heres the question have any of u bitches ever seen this band live? And how many of you bitches are in a band that is getting paid for what you do? They are traveling the country and living the life. Whoever is the person that started this website or does all the criticism tell me the name of your band and the label you are on before you start running your trap. All you guys are just jealous. I listen to strung out, nofx, guttermouth, afi, and many other punk bands and last laughs music is just as good as any of these bands. Listen to the cd again and then criticize it.

punkcorekid (March 28, 2004)

Suburban Noize Records???....isn't that what the Kottonmouth Kings are on...hahaha. White boys make the best rappers.

Anonymous (March 28, 2004)

the album art was done by the same guy that did the cover for snoop doggy dog's "doggystyle"

randomdipshit

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

Five Cent Wish is from my town too but they're awesome, check them out www.fivecentwish.com

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

Hmm this band is from my town, i don't like them.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

Terrible album art...the songs arent very good either. The sad thing is that they are still hundreds of times better than some of the shit being put out these days *cough* Drive Thru *cough**cough*

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

score is for the band. never heard it, never will.

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