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Die Hunns

Die Hunns: Long LegsLong Legs (2004)
Disaster Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Brimming with one raucous, upbeat rock 'n' roll anthem after another, 'Long Legs' is an excellent record - Die Hunns' fourth since the band's inception in 2000. (You may know them as Duane Peters and the Hunns, but they've since shortened their moniker.) Featuring a bunch of covers, including the .
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Brimming with one raucous, upbeat rock 'n' roll anthem after another, 'Long Legs' is an excellent record - Die Hunns' fourth since the band's inception in 2000. (You may know them as Duane Peters and the Hunns, but they've since shortened their moniker.) Featuring a bunch of covers, including the somewhat obscure, but classic Sex Pistols composition "Did You No Wrong" and re-recorded versions of cuts from previous albums, this may seem like a "throwaway" record for those who already have all The Hunns' prior releases, but on the contrary, this is - at least so far…yes, it still IS early in the year - undoubtedly a strong contender for year-end best-of lists - or at least THIS reviewer's year-end Top 5... A kind of "best of" album, what the band chose to do was to alter the songs slightly - i.e. things they weren't happy with on the original versions have been tweaked, and so on.

The album is simply comprised of high quality, energetic, spirited tunes that are sure to get you moving. The impressiveness of the record is in large part due to the newly-added punch of Corey Parks' (Nashville Pussy) formidable bass-slinging and cool vocal prowess showcased on songs like the incredible opener "Time Has Come Today". This is not to take away from the legendary Duane Peters of U.S. Bombs fame, of course. His distinctively caustic, abrasive vocals shine on songs like the surf-infused "Dead Man", where his voice is at its angriest, most vehement and the overtly political "War of the World". And the wonderful vocal interplay between Parks and Peters on Die Hunns' powerful rendition of Wipers' "Tragedy" and the hard-rocking "Love & Hate", are likewise highlights of the album.

Old rock 'n' roll/punk flourishes abound on the out-of-control "Burn in Hell" with shouts of "Hey ho, let's go!" at one point, shortly followed by Peters' "Road Runner" ramblings atop that familiar riff. Yet, interestingly, perhaps the finest offering is "Animals", which with its acoustic guitars and echo-y feel, is the most sedate (that is, for The Hunns…) of the 15 tracks. It's a bit slower than the others, but is still highly energetic and there's just something about the gang vocals throughout that make it all the better.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 13, 2006)

duane peters skate

thrasher (June 21, 2005)

Sk8 pUnk WiLL NeVer DiE

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

Yeah, must be a joke, right?

Whatever.

Anonymous (May 13, 2004)

Die Hunns?
You're kidding right?

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

Their cover of "Time Has Come Today" doesn't hold a candle to The Ramones' version.

Score is for Joey & DeeDee.

Anonymous (May 11, 2004)

BSD: Considering how rare it is I find a punk album I really enjoy nowadays, that's pretty much true.

Score for the album.

looczar (May 10, 2004)

I gotta say I haven't been too impressed with the other Hunns releases... They just don't hold a candle to the US Bombs. But I think I'll definitely pick this one up... Duane Peters is by far the Punkest Man Alive. Can't wait to see these guys (and gal) on the Punks vs Psychos tour next month! Viva la Rock!

Anonymous (May 10, 2004)

Duane Peters. Whooo!

GreenVandal (May 9, 2004)

I was unaware that when something is said in a movie, it is from that point on a undisputed fact.

Even if it is a good movie.

Music, especially punk (well, a bastardized mutilated offspring of punk, but punk in roots nonetheless) should not be judged competitevely because it becomes more about which band is better then about just enjoying whatever you happen to enjoy. Saying bands you like is preference, ranking them by category is stupid.

Anonymous (May 9, 2004)

"Janelle, you have the best taste of anyone here."

I dunno, I thought she was a bit too fishy.

BSD (May 9, 2004)

Lists aren't that bad, but they sure as hell are annoying. And to go through a year choosing a list of your favorite releases is stupid. Especially if you describe your music as "melodic punk".

It seems like every other review starts off with "boy, this is definitely towards the top of my list". It means nothing. I guess anything that gets 4 stars or more must be one of the greatest releases of the year.

-BSD

inagreendase (May 9, 2004)

You want to know whats really fucking stupid? Year end top 10 lists. Music is something that cannot be judged against other music comparetively. It makes no sense and is supercedes its basic principles by turning what should emotionally entertaining and empowering into a fucking listening contest. Fuck top 10 lists.

"Since when is it bullshit to state a preference?" - High Fidelity.

That's what Top 10 Lists are really about.

BSD (May 8, 2004)

Top 10 Lists are dick.

GreenVandal (May 7, 2004)

That whole damn paragraph was one big spelling/grammer error. So never mind. The point is, stop judging bands against other bands, its fucking lame.

GreenVandal (May 7, 2004)

what should be*

GreenVandal (May 7, 2004)

You want to know whats really fucking stupid? Year end top 10 lists. Music is something that cannot be judged against other music comparetively. It makes no sense and is supercedes its basic principles by turning what should emotionally entertaining and empowering into a fucking listening contest. Fuck top 10 lists.

This sounds ok. I guess.

SOYBOMB (May 7, 2004)

"Janelle, you have the best taste of anyone here."

hahahahahaha

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

i.like.the.oldskool.skate-pumk.image

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

Oh boy German band name.

-BSD

gladimnotemo (May 7, 2004)

Janelle, you have the best taste of anyone here.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

i just think it's awesome with the duane/corey dual/trade-off vox. i don't know; just think it's a great release.
-J

inagreendase (May 7, 2004)

The way you described the content makes it seem like the same idea of the content in Cheap Shots, Youth Anthems in which case it really wouldn't be elegible for a year-end "best of" list since it's really just a rarities compilation.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

Interview with Duane Peters:
http://rebelnoise.com/viewinterview.php?id=76&PHPSESSID= 61acb9f464c8f8f5de09c7207deb0d08

-Janelle

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

This album is good shit. They playing Warped Tour, I cant wait.
-PsychoOS231

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