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The Pink Spiders - Are Taking Over! (Cover Artwork)

The Pink Spiders

The Pink Spiders: Are Taking Over!Are Taking Over! (2004)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 0.5
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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This band forgot the second part to their CD title. It in fact in whole reads "The Pink Spiders Are Taking Over the Title of The Next Shitty Band Trying to Ride The Coattails of Garage Rock!" And with a hairstylist credited in their liner notes (Courtney Krampf [salon ya ya]), they are also in the.
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This band forgot the second part to their CD title. It in fact in whole reads "The Pink Spiders Are Taking Over the Title of The Next Shitty Band Trying to Ride The Coattails of Garage Rock!" And with a hairstylist credited in their liner notes (Courtney Krampf [salon ya ya]), they are also in the works of renaming themselves "The Pink Scenesters." The cover features all of them wearing retro sunglasses (set perfectly to show off their salon haircuts), hip, matching jean jackets, and a perfect "I'm sooooooo cool" facial expression. And that's how horrible this band is WITHOUT having to listen to their godawful music!

For starters, The Pink Scenesters sound like ever other shitty garage rock band, only they try to throw in elements of hardcore and, at times, rock-a-billy guitars. These extra elements just reinforce the suckage factor times ten. The songs are unoriginal and boring. The lyrics are bland and try to sound obscure while being cool with lines like "And we're burnt out because all the cool girls are dead" or "Continuing mistakes I'm glad I made because everything that hurts converts to lyric." If these lines weren't silly enough, the vocals are usually sung in off-key harmony with a manufactured sassiness meant to get you to think they're cooler than they actual are. Boo hiss boo.

If there's any redeeming quality for this CD, it's the fact that it's short. The seven songs only clock in at about twenty minutes, so if you do happen to listen to it, it would only take minimal amounts of drugs or alcohol to wipe it's memory from your brain. Not that I condone the use of drugs or alcohol, but somethings in life are just that painful. And this record is a great example.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
MellsAshley (November 2, 2006)

I for one saw these guys in concert and they did -not- suck. They were even better than I expected them to be.
I'm planning to go to see them again because I loved them so much. And at least this band is fan friendly and not full of themselves (like Good Charlotte).
-Mells

MellsAshley (November 2, 2006)

I for one saw these guys in concert and they did -not- suck. They were even better than I expected them to be.
I'm planning to go to see them again because I loved them so much. And at least this band is fan friendly and not full of themselves (like Good Charlotte).
-Mells

TeddyTexas (August 24, 2006)

everyone:this band sucks, get over it.Teddy Texas

Utopiaxisxdeath (August 10, 2006)

ok people it is called a review for a reason, to give a musical opinion about something. If the listener doens't like it and feels that other people also will not like it for MUSICAL reasons, then yeah they have everyright to trash it. Cuz normaly it. is. trash. Now I just watched the music video for "Little Razorblade" and yes that is god aweful music with unoriginal sound and lyrics. Not to mention that half naked girls don't do anything for me. If they lyrics weren't so bad and if the music video didn't disgust me than I would have hated it purley for the whiny sound of the lead singer's voice. This is my opinion, and now I'll leave you to deal with it. :)
Have a great day
-Steph

Anonymous (June 21, 2006)

I think the Pink Spiders are awesome. If you dont like them thats your fault. Just because you dont like them doesnt mean anyone else wont either. I happen to think that they are pretty good.

Anonymous (May 6, 2006)

Kind of funny how people were saying this band was going to go nowhere but now they're signed to Geffen and are inches away from making it to TRL (they're about # 11 right now)

Anonymous (March 31, 2006)

HA! Man...I bet this guy feels like a fucking tool. He trashes them in this '04 review but I bet now he tells his friends..."Yea...I knew about the Pink spiders a long time ago"

Anonymous (May 22, 2005)

i think the pink spiders are insanely amazing and anyone wo doesnt think so is stupid

Anonymous (March 6, 2005)

I don't see why it is necessary to pick them apart and find every possible flaw! I happen to like them! Who really cares how they dress? I mean c'mon! And to the person who made the comment that bands with "The" in their name suck: THE Ramones, THE Clash, THE Cure, THE Buzzcocks, THE Damned, THE Vicous White Kids, etc. All awesome bands, all have "The" in their names... just a thought...

Anonymous (November 19, 2004)

I've heard some of their stuff off of myspace. They're not original, but catchy, and there's nothing wrong with that. I usually try to disassociate a band's persona from their music, but after reading their 'response letter,' I have to conclude that the Pink Spiders are total fucktards.

beverly (July 16, 2004)

saw them twice. first to give them a shot. second cause they played with another band that i actually liked.

not enjoyable.

will not pay to see a show that they make $$$ off of.

acting to be something that you aren't in hopes of becoming it is not terribly admirable. and ripping off other local bands music is kind of rude. but whatever.

GreenVandal (June 14, 2004)

I cant remember why i hated BSD anymore. Sure, he killed me in a knife fight, but he says funny things in Jesses forum. Im all for that.

Imposs1ble (June 12, 2004)

the pink spiders are apparently taking over, but i think that would be difficult considering that the a.k.a.'s are everywhere. and although you say the pink spiders are taking over, another source out there told me that the academy is...

alright, i'll just go out back and shoot myself now.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

i just listened to the mp3s and they are fucking AWESOME!! I don't know what the fuck is wrong with the reviewer guy. Reviewer's should have good taste. Fire that guy.

bill

sickboi (June 11, 2004)

"But you don't have to worry about me causing too much "anarchy in the Jesse forums" because I'm selling all of my punk records, burning my sneakers, buying some loafers, a vest, growing my hair out, and, well, basically

Going Saddle Creek"

Hahahaha....comment of the day award.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

man, this post has given quite a stir.

bill.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

this is still going on?!

BSD vs Jesse is my favorite fight.

hooray!

-benz

BSD (June 11, 2004)

As Seinfeld said: "I could never be an orgy guy".

Jesse (June 11, 2004)

Fuck. I hate it when people mix up the "your/you're"s. Shit.

And that's not just the internet persona. The bisexuality is real.

BSD (June 11, 2004)

"Nope. I still win. You're opinion is wrong."

My is opinion wrong?

"Your", not "You're", genius. And my favorite thing about your internet persona is that you're openly bisexual.

But you don't have to worry about me causing too much "anarchy in the Jesse forums" because I'm selling all of my punk records, burning my sneakers, buying some loafers, a vest, growing my hair out, and, well, basically

Going Saddle Creek

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

BSD, you're a dumbass.

Jesse (June 11, 2004)

Nope. I still win. You're opinion is wrong. But you were right about one thing: THIS IS THE INTERNET. No matter what you say or do on the internet, you're forgetting internet rule no. 1 - which is - anything Jesse says or does is right.

By the way, I'm really not a pretentious asshole. People assumed it with my first couple of reviews, so to cater to their interests, I've created an internet persona. The best part about this persona is that he's cooler than you. Always.

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

As if you aren't a bunch of cardboard cutout dumbasses just like these guys.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

and i am in no way affiliated with the label.

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

i was talking abut dirtnap records you fucking dumbass.

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

"You lose, I win."

What? I thought this was opinion. How are either of us winning?

This is the internet and nobody's going to change their opinions because of what either of us post. Sure, of course I expect you to say "I listen to what I trully like", but the bottom line for me is that you avoid the subject of music in your music reviews, which makes you fucking stupid.

Now "style over substance" can be a valid criticism, but it doesn't make for an argument, especially when so many good bands have a "The" before their name, shaggy hair, and some even wear sunglasses. I'm not saying that this band is great, or even any good, I'm saying that based on the niche they crawl into, they aren't either. A lot of good bands have a "The" before their name, a lot of bad bands do, too.

The Beatles and the Ramones had shaggy hair and the "The"... What fucking trendy scenesters. Let's all listen to Boston and Led Zep!

-BSD

FortyMinutesWest (June 10, 2004)

Hahah, when you get pissed off bands members posting comments, you must be doing something right.

Imposs1ble (June 10, 2004)

Is there anything trendier than the color pink? I think not (even though it is a sweet color).

Good review Jesse.

Poor critique of the review BSD.

Now can we move on?

Jesse (June 10, 2004)

I'm not pretending to be anything. Or pretending not to be anything. I like music. It's not always music that everyone else likes. It's not always music everyone hates. I care when bands prioritize style over substance. If a band makes good music, hell, I couldn't care less about what they looked like. If a band is making bad music and tries hard to have "a look," then they will be criticized by me. So call me a scenester, hipster, or pretentious. I don't care, because I know that I'm being true to my tastes in music. And that's the bottom line 'cuz Stone Cold says so.

End of discussion. You lose, I win. You do realize that you're basically the only one criticizing this review, right BSD? Please find something more constructive to do with your time.

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

"Because the Hives and Jet are in any way related? "

they both have shaggy hair and short names.which is a tell tale sign they are bad. plus the hives are a "THE" band!!!!11 so theyre bad extra..

sickboi (June 10, 2004)

For those who are bitching about judging a book by its cover, isn't coverart sort of a "promotion" for your album? Something to catch the unsuspectful peron's eye? If it wasn't so fucking cliche' and "hip" it wouldn't catch as much shit.

Hell, the newest Leatherface coverart is kinda dumb, but at least its original. Actually, I kinda like it.

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

Wait a minute- if you're hinting that you're a member of Dirtnap, I'd like to ask you to please stop embarrassing yourself. You guys are so fucking horrible, it's like some guys from NFG making fun of good music.

Please break up.

Oh my god the idea of such a trendy band as yours making fun of another trendy band is just hilarious.

Jesse, don't act like you're not a trendy scenseter, and Dirtnap, don't pretend you don't buy into your bullshit scene fashion.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

Because the Hives and Jet are in any way related?

-BSD

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

hey, since i checked out your awesome website (ya know, with that totally hip picture of you guys at the bottom looking alternately rock n roll and moody, very cool), i saw that you guys were playing the warped but then gut turned down. so by some freak chance of nature, you were deemed too shitty to even play the fucking warped tour? harsh! but wait, you were offered a small stage for one date, and suddenly you managed to lower yourselves to play it. thank god! the world owes you.

also you guys seem to claim that the "kids" don't appreciate "good" music that i assume you are totally hardcore into. you're right dude, kids these days don't appreciate the Hives and Jet like they should. i mean, totally.

well, i gotta go now. time to strut around in my Levi's jean jacket i bought on clearance from Kohl's and pretend to smoke a cigaratte in a disenchanted way. rock and roll!

(p.s. the guys from dirtnap are taking notes on 'how not to do it' from you guys, keep it up, you're a lesson to us all)

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

this band is cool like the fonz is, minus the irony. that's right, ugly and cliche. look at the fucking album cover, that's something i would've done as a 14 year old brat, a little too eager to impress and a little too unaware of, well, style and authenticity. you're not fucking cool guys, you're a fucking universal joke that only you aren't in on. quit, please for the love of god, quit.

i don't mind scenesters, but the fucking kids that try to emulate scenesters are just fucking pathetic. *wink wink nudge nudge HINT HINT*

a person doesn't need to listen to you're music, all they have to see is your lyric sheet, your band photos, and your name. it's so fucking silly and fake that i actually thought you guys were a parody band at first. when i found out you were serious, it made it even funnier. so thanks.

also, you aren't fucking buddyhead, so leave your mongoloid witticisms at the door.

0/10

Jesse (June 10, 2004)

Yes, there is a Blood Brothers song entitled "Pink Tarantulas." And BSD-I do review music. I just do it in reviews where it's relevant. It's not relevant to describe the same played out shit-rock that these no-talent ass-clowns have recorded. Look at my Deadsure or Akimbo reviews.

To the guy in The Pink Spiders-Your publicist made an even bigger mistake. By taking your band on as clients. Seriously, the only audience you're going to get with trite dribble such as this record is "kid-stuff." Oh, and in other news: the guy who gets the CDs in just graduated from college. He sends them out to staff reviewers. I purposefully get most of the CDs that look like shit, just as FortyMinutesWest usually gets the hardcore CDs sent to him. So I (a 19 year old college student) wrote this review because an "adult" thought it looked shitty. ZING. Your band sucks. Seriously. And this isn't just internet babble. I'd tell it your face.

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

The reason the trendy scene kids have their panties in a bunch about bands like the Hives, the Strokes, and the White Stripes is because they are all on MTV, yet sound more like punk rock than anything from their fake underground.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

i listenend to their mp3s and its not that bad.....and i dont know how i missed this huge garage rock wave theyre supposivly riding the coat tails of. unless you mean the couple weeks 2 years ago when there were 2 popular garage rock bands...

Anonymous (June 10, 2004)

i like the music. whatever you say, the music is badass and the lyrics are quite clever and original.
so could someone remind me again why you kids are wasting your time arguing about a band you've never listened to?
and is it not hypocritical to accuse a band of lack of substance when all you judge is their look?
you're the one who is so caught up in what they're wearing. they're busy playing rock and roll while you talk about it.
so who sucks now?
brandon

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

don't have enough time. the clock is ticking.

-benz

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

If you're an adult you should seriously check in to learning when to capitalize and when to use apostrophes.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

haha, they are so bitter! adults don't listen to this, no one does!

i'm an adult, and this music just isn't good. what? i'm not mature enough, pink spiders? thats a shame. i like music.

-benz

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

then don't read his reviews if they make you so mad. at least they aren't boring as hell to read. i like when there's something about the band in the review, even if its not about the music.

music reviews are kinda pointless to begin with anyway, so just deal with it.

-benz

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

apparently there was a mistake, we asked our publicist to only mail the cd out to adult reviewers. we specifically said no kids stuff (ie. poppunk.com or whatever this website is). dont worry kids, you'll get it in about 4 years around the same time that you grow pubic hair and your balls drop. until then, continue the brilliant journalism and enjoy your all-american rejects cds.
love,
matt & the pink scenesters...i mean spiders
www.thepinkspiders.com

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

Because anyone who doesn't like Jesse's reviews must be an ass-ugly goat. GOOD ENUFF 4 YO MAMA.

But anyways, look at Jesse's reviews. He sucks. He's a terrible writer. He's a music critic who can't describe music, which means he sucks.

Any internet nerd can say "this sucks" or "it's great", and Jesse just doesn't touch on music in his reviews very much. 1/3 of this review is about the music. The rest is not about who this band copies or what they're trying go for (and failing at). It's about their fucking clothes and the cover of their CD. It's stuff that's totally irrelevant.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

haha. bsd having a girlfriend is as likely as a billy goat getting the chance to butt fuck j-lo.

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

haha. bsd having a girlfriend is as likely as a billy goat getting the chance to butt fuck j-lo.

looczar (June 9, 2004)

Half the audience at the Dirtbombs show I went to see a few months ago look just like these guys... Naming a hair stylist in your liner notes takes the cake!

As far as BSD vs Jesse... Have at it! Either you guys don't have girlfriends to fight with or you're getting along with them too well and need a lil drama so put up them dukes! This argument is 20x better than half the petty shit that goes on this website...

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

also, to the kid below, scenesters isn't in their band name, the reivewer was making a joke.

-benz

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

Clearly this whole argument thing is a case of BSD hating Jesse, just read any other of Jesse's reviews and there's BSD hating him. Sure you shouldn't judge an album by its cover or choice in haistylist, but it makes a decent intro to the review.
Yeah, Jesse does come off as a pretty big hipster or scenester dude, but who really cares? Just let it slide.

-benz

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

this shit is so bad, it's completely hilarious. i don't think i've ever seen a group of dudes trying so hard to be cool and fail so spectacularly. the fact that they put the word 'scenesters' in the band name seals it. are they so hung up on people thinking they're hip that they actually have to refer to themselves as scenesters so other people will get the message? is this shit for real?

also, i think pink spiders is a new blood brothers song isn't it? something like that.

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

I think the review said enough. The lyrics are pretty fuckin bad, that typical "garage rock" look and sound do it for me. I could just look at it and not want to listen to it. You know what? I'd be right! "Don't judge a book by it's cover" is a great lesson for judging others but, this is a CD, that has a cover and it says "shit" in big pink letters.

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

bsd, you used to be ok, but recently you have become a total tool.

Jesse (June 9, 2004)

Now you're just being stupid. You wanted me to talk about music in the review. And I did. And then you said that it was a filler paragraph?

Okay, official statement:

Jesse = the awesomest

BSD = loser who wants to start shit but doesn't make sense

Hey, lookit that! I'm the winner!

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

So then spend the review saying that. It's too easy to attack hipsters, of which I believe you are one.

Spend the whole review about the music. The fact that you had to show me the measly filler paragraph to prove that you did is pretty sad.

-BSD

Jesse (June 9, 2004)

The Ramones offered something new, catchy and exciting.

This is played out, not catchy, and boring.

Anonymous (June 9, 2004)

So the Ramones were style over substance. Look at that album cover. What fashion-punks.

-BSD

Jesse (June 9, 2004)

Hey, BSD-

"For starters, The Pink Scenesters sound like ever other shitty garage rock band, only they try to throw in elements of hardcore and, at times, rock-a-billy guitars. These extra elements just reinforce the suckage factor times ten. The songs are unoriginal and boring. The lyrics are bland and try to sound obscure while being cool with lines like "And we're burnt out because all the cool girls are dead" or "Continuing mistakes I'm glad I made because everything that hurts converts to lyric." If these lines weren't silly enough, the vocals are usually sung in off-key harmony with a manufactured sassiness meant to get you to think they're cooler than they actual are. Boo hiss boo."

Yeah, I did tell you why this music has no merit. No points for you trying to be cool. It sucks because it's style over substance. And I pointed that out. And you lose.

Anonymous (June 8, 2004)

Yeah - don't judge a book by it's cover. Unless the cover sums up the entirely crappy essence of the book....

Anonymous (June 8, 2004)

Wow a lot of superficial kids love to bash this shit. And you know what? I don't even like this band, but you guys' reasons for disliking them can be used against your own music.

You're judging a band by their album cover. What the fuck is this? Still in 8th grade?

For hardcore:
"Ha look at that scary metal lettering- Just another stupid album I can tell by looking at the graphics and font that this band is trying too hard."

For art-rock:
"Wow another stupid cliche minimalist drawing/photo. Thanks for the bland post-punk, though."

You guys are definitely idiots worthy of 0 respect for this bullshit... Didn't mom teach you not to judge a book by its cover?

-BSD

Anonymous (June 8, 2004)

The reviewer is a dumbass for attacking the most superficial part of this band. I think it's stupid that you actually look at the CD and get pissed because of how they look.

"Wow, sunglasses? Who do they think they are?"

I could easily attack the Liars or Xiu Xiu for the same things you rated this for.

"Ha look at him trying to be shocking- well it's just a stupid pose, faggot!"

You didn't explain why this music has no merit. I don't know about my fellow readers, but a mix of hardcore, rockabilly and rock n roll doesn't automatically make a band bad.

When you stop writing reviews to masturbate your ego, start submitting them again.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 8, 2004)

havent heard the music. but the cover sucks. ya.

sickboi (June 8, 2004)

Just the sound-described, the title, and their look makes me think one thing.....EXPLOSION rip-off.

Good this shit is terrible.

Anonymous (June 8, 2004)

i saw these guys at a show once and they were pretty awful. i couldn't take them seriously. i'm doubting anyone will like them. poor guys.

-greyicewater

thirtyseconds (June 8, 2004)

Is the title meant to be funny or it does it has a deep meaning?

FortyMinutesWest (June 8, 2004)

Hahahaha.

Its hard to look at the cover art and not laugh.

Anonymous (June 8, 2004)

The cover art says it all.

Anonymous (June 8, 2004)

boobaru

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