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The Blood Brothers

The Blood Brothers: Jungle Rules Live DVDJungle Rules Live DVD (2003)
Sony Music Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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The Blood Brothers stopped by in Pittsburgh late last year and I opted not to go. I probably had some lame excuse like I wanted to play video games or didn't have any money. A lot of people told me I missed one hell of a live band and an amazing set. I shrugged my shoulders, I doubt I missed much.
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The Blood Brothers stopped by in Pittsburgh late last year and I opted not to go. I probably had some lame excuse like I wanted to play video games or didn't have any money. A lot of people told me I missed one hell of a live band and an amazing set. I shrugged my shoulders, I doubt I missed much.

Oops, I gaffed.

After watching this forty-minute DVD it's apparent that the "Sasscore" leaders really are a remarkable live act. On September 27th of 2002 the Blood Brothers graced the Old Fire House's stage in Redmond, Washington.

Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney pummel the platform and the audience with their onstage antics, while the rest of the band delivers and equal amount of mayhem. The five members of the group rip through an eleven song set containing material mostly from "This Adultery Is Ripe" and "March On Electric Children;" although, "Guitarmy" and "Cecilia and the Silhouette Saloon" do appear from "Burn, Piano Island, Burn."

While the production here isn't quite what Kung Fu Records has been delivering, there's a D.I.Y. feel to the footage. It's a tad grungy, dirty, as well as raw and it fits this band's unique presentation perfectly. There are a few camera angles to please your eyes - quick cuts from up close, far away, above, and the right side of the stage. A big plus is that you never see another camera man pop in. Sound wise, the recording is a little dry, there's no loss in the intensity of the songs though. The rest of the artwork and menus look good and they go well with the entire product. Bonus material is the DVD's downfall, three audio tracks, a discography, and some photography - Nothing special at all. The live set is the most important aspect of the DVD though and that comes across impressively. If you've seen the Blood Brothers before and you love their live show or if you're like me and you've yet to be as fortunate, then I highly suggest you pick this up to witness a truly terrific band.

Set List:

  • Guitarmy
  • Birth Skin / Death Leather
  • Kiss of the Octopus
  • Jennifer
  • Meet Me at the Waterfront After The Social
  • Siamese Gun
  • Doctor! Doctor!
  • New York Slave
  • Cecilia and the Silhouette Saloon
  • Mr. Electric Ocean
  • Mutiny on the Ark of the Blood Brothers

 

 
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Mspickle (April 14, 2009)

You guys should check out there photo shoot of whoop ass in the new issue of Inked!!

http://bluetoad.com/publication/?i=14043&pre=1

page 71!!

-S

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

um. i didn't know tbb were hardcore. as a rule, i hate hxc. (yea i just typed it hxc. that drives me up a wall, just like every other hxc band out there.) tbb write amazing lyrics, put on amazing shows, are amazingly nice, and inspire my artwork. now that i think about it i have never heard the term "sasscore" before, but i can see tbb being described as it.

Anonymous (May 21, 2004)

"When you can actuaklly feel your throat ripping apart watching someone sing, but they just keep on pummeling onward, you know you have something"

yes, you have ADD and are a total fake hardcore moron.

Anonymous (May 21, 2004)

listen to Black Sheep Squadron.

Anonymous (May 20, 2004)

interesting. i always thought the "scene" thing to do is say that the blood brothers are the saviors of music. i guess it's not 2003 anymore.

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

You have to wonder just how far people will go to make themselves look "scene". ANYONE who says this is a fake hardcre band is a complete idiot. Why? The Blood Brothers are up there as one of the most energetic bands ever. They kill themselves up there! When you can actuaklly feel your throat ripping apart watching someone sing, but they just keep on pummeling onward, you know you have something. Lyrically, musically, creatively, this band is untouchable in modern music. Anyone who says otherwise either...

A. Doesnt like any hardcore at all
B. Is just trying to look cool

If you dont like HC. The whatever, your opinion is a your opinion, but there is no denying the gravity of this band. They are incrdible.

On a side note, this DVD DOES suck.

-Greenvandal

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

if someone ever described my band as "sasscore" i would request an iron to the face like in Home Alone. But BB kick ass.

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

i like this band, they put on a great live show but my god this dvd sucks. I had to review this when it came out and i watched it, reviewed it and then never touched it again. Its worthless. You can't skip song to song, it has nothing extra beyond like watching them load up or some crap. I got some dvd from Poision The Well outside of a show and all though PTW isn't really my thing, their dvd was great and it was free.

save your money and go see them live, or d/l a performance.

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

further proof that some kids will listen to ANYTHING

Anonymous (May 18, 2004)

some little kid is calling paint it black silly?

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

attn: kid who saw the blood brothers in santa cruz 2 months ago.

im from massachusetts and i flew out to the bay area with two kids to see a few of the west coast Randy dates with HWM and the Souls, and we went to the santa cruz BB show to pass time and ill admit it was ok but these guys were humbled by the Red Light Sting who played before them. They have a blood brothers vibe but pull it off alot better and are alot less annoying. My score is for RLS.

(if your name is derek or jon, disregard this, bastards.)

Anonymous (May 17, 2004)

this band tries way too hard.

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

Yeah, a band can't have a good show if it isn't real hardcore. When bands are completely fresh and creative in their whole take on music it makes for a bad show. Stick to what's been done before Blood Brothers, otherwise people could accuse you of trying something that only a few other bands have....originality.

The Blood Brothers really are talented and creative as hell. They have great lyrics and an awesome chaotic sound. Most bands can't touch them.

-benz

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

Not if I concentrated all of my attacks on the dehibilitated part of his body.

-BSD

gladimnotemo (May 16, 2004)

"silly revivalists like Paint It Black"

You watch your mouth. Dan Yemin could have another stroke, and still kick your ass.

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

Between metalmaniacs like Madball and silly revivalists like Paint It Black, I didn't know "real hardcore" still exhisted.

-BSD

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

"Overrated... sorry, go see a real hardcore band if you want to see a good show."

Like what? Madball? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Anonymous (May 16, 2004)

Overrated... sorry, go see a real hardcore band if you want to see a good show.

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

the blood brothers are actually better live than this DVD would have you believe.

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

I saw these guys in Santa Cruz about two months ago, best show ever.

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

I saw this tour in Chicago (wasn't it the AN / Glassjaw tour?) and they were kick ass!

Anonymous (May 15, 2004)

I would probably pay four or five bucks to NOT see the Daughters

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

DIY feel to a major label band? WOW!

inagreendase (May 14, 2004)

I saw this at my friend's house. It's pretty fucking rad.

The fact that they're coming to the Living Room (with Daughters!) two months after I leave the state angers me in many ways, though.

Anonymous (May 14, 2004)

I actually really enjoy this band and I have NEVER seen them live. And I live in Washington.... I must pick this up.

squirrelbait (May 14, 2004)

I need to get this dvd. I saw the Blood Bros last night for the first time. They were awesome, though headliners Liars basically put on the best show I saw in the past couple of years. Angus is the coolest.

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