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Jackass: Plastic JesusPlastic Jesus (2004)
BYO Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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You're in a band called Jackass. What do you think you sound like? If you guessed "surprisingly good and incredibly fun cow-punk," you'd be right. Featuring ex-members of Bad Religion and Ill Repute, Jackass is an anomaly in the punk scene - a band that obviously has it's tongue firmly in che.
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You're in a band called Jackass. What do you think you sound like?

If you guessed "surprisingly good and incredibly fun cow-punk," you'd be right.

Featuring ex-members of Bad Religion and Ill Repute, Jackass is an anomaly in the punk scene - a band that obviously has it's tongue firmly in cheek, yet they're talented enough to pull this stuff off. This high-octane disc is a party from the opening lines of "Country," with singer Toby Emery crooning "Darlin', you put the cunt in country." It's ridiculous, yet somehow it works.

Over the course of the disc, the band attempts covers of both Madonna's "Music" and the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way." For any other band this would be the kiss of death, but I'll be damned if I don't find myself picking "Music" as the album's standout track. This band brings a vibe never present in the original versions to these recordings, and it just kicks the "super happy fun time" element of this disc up a notch.

I don't mean to discount the band's original songs, either - they are entertaining and well constructed, for your basic punk-country hybrid. Not every one of them is a winner, but enough are for me to recommend you checking this album out.

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notaclevername (March 30, 2004)

ok, so does anyone know for sure if the hank III song (mentioned several posts below) predates this song or not?

Anonymous (March 30, 2004)

really? pete finestone is in this band! he kicked ass with BR! I heard he had another band called plastic machine or something like that. What happened to that?

-gutterhippo

maverick (March 28, 2004)

Pete Finestone, former BR drummer.

-Scott

Anonymous (March 28, 2004)

Who's the ex-BR member?

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

Put the cunt back in country and the Dick back in Dixe

Damn Hank III rocks

Anonymous (March 27, 2004)

"no thanks nigga."

Got no new material huh.

lieutenant (March 26, 2004)

I was really hoping I'd dig the mp3 as I have taken a great liking to the line quoted from "Country", however I listened to the mp3 hoping I would be hearing either punk with an alt-country flair, or alt-country with a punk flair, which the song was not. "Cow-punk" as stated in the review is actually right on the mark; I suppose I should have expected that. My fault.

looczar (March 26, 2004)

I saw these dudes open for Reverend Horton Heat a while back and they kicked ass! They definitely aren't faking their twang...

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

wow. "you put the cunt in country"

AHAHAHAHAHAHAH, i really didn't see that coming.

Mr_Pink (March 26, 2004)

Eh. If I want country mixed with my rock I'll stick with the Supersuckers. This feels more like they're making fun of it. The samples on their site don't help matters either, those are not that good at all.

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

I like the sounds of this.
- TahoeJeff

TheOneTrueBill (March 26, 2004)

I don't really like this MP3 all that much. Is the rest just more of the same?

Anonymous (March 26, 2004)

no thanks nigga.

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