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Traitors: Bring Me The Head Of Matt SkibaBring Me The Head Of Matt Skiba (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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First off - Matt Skiba used to play drums for the Traitors, way back when. This 7" is tongue-firmly-in-cheek. That being said, it's terrible. But I think the Traitors would get mad if you actually liked their band. Their sound is that of really bad, really "generic"-sounding punk rock. It's slo.


First off - Matt Skiba used to play drums for the Traitors, way back when. This 7" is tongue-firmly-in-cheek. That being said, it's terrible. But I think the Traitors would get mad if you actually liked their band. Their sound is that of really bad, really "generic"-sounding punk rock. It's sloppy, it's alcohol-induced, it's the type of band that you only watch if your friend's in the group [and even then it's a stretch]. The three songs on here all contain some of the most laughably bad lyrics ever. A sample from the title track:

"Bring me the head of Matt Skiba
This town's getting kind of dull
Bring me the head of Matt Skiba
We'll drink Old Style from his skull"

Shakespeare it ain't. The drunkenness continues onto side B, with the pairing of "Too Live To Die" and "I Can See Your Dirty Pillows." These gems include lines such as "I am just a fucking pussy" and "Dirty fuckin' whore - yeah!". This is the kind of band that you purposely like in your early teenage years just to get your parents mad. There's not much substance here beyond that.

I can't recommend this record for much more than it's novelty value. The title track's good for a laugh once or twice, but I don't see myself ever putting this back on my turntable for the expressed purpose of enjoying it by myself.

 


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Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

the Traitors are as funny as gumby
crisco twist it!
i thought they quit doing this crap years ago :P
yay!
-rob

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

ha ha ha...that's fucking funny...."white nigger"

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

Scott's a white nigger

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

i'm just hoping that bought the record.

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

"if those are the shows scott went to see at the fireside, then it looks like someone else should've reviewed this record. it's like asking punk planet to review the new Velvet Revolver. i think they have reviewer spots open for scott at punk planet...."

couldn't agree more.....seemed as you get off on putting these guys down when you missed the boat on them before. have you ever heard 'everything went shit'?....i don't think so

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

if those are the shows scott went to see at the fireside, then it looks like someone else should've reviewed this record. it's like asking punk planet to review the new Velvet Revolver. i think they have reviewer spots open for scott at punk planet....

maverick (June 17, 2004)

" work at the shithole fireside. I've never seen this loser reviewer there."

I was just there a few weeks ago for the Kinison/Bluebottle/Somerset show. Before that, I hadn't been there since January of 2003 for the Owen/Bob Nanna show. Since I spent the majority of the past 4 years at a college 3 1/2 hours from Chicago, I wasn't able to attend many Fieside shows in recent years.

Plus, a lot of the really good tours are going to the Bottom Lounge or Abbey Pub now, and I'd much rather go to there than the Fireside [especially since it's bullshit "remodeling"].

Just for a point of reference, here's some other shows I've seen at the Fireside:
-The Hippos/First Grade Crush/Allister [1999]
-Braid/No Knife [1999]
-Gods Reflex CD release show [1999, I think?]
-Appleseed Cast/Mates Of State [2000]
-The Stereo/The Gadjits/Short Round [2001]
-The Stereo/Red Hot Valentines [2001/2002, can't remember]
-The Ghost/The Gadjits/Eastern Youth/The Exit [2002]
-Elliott/Liars Academy/Christiansen [2002]

So maybe you were just never working when I went?

-Scott

Anonymous (June 17, 2004)

great band, great title, shitty cover, shitty record. they should have gotten Hammer to do spoken word on the b-side.

Manman (June 17, 2004)

Alcohol-induced lyrics? That is way too lenient! The Traitors are in fact traitors to the very essence of what humans call music. Listening to some half-garbled nonsense for the duration of Traitors' set was just about as bearable as listening to kids on certain websites babbling about how punk they are with their new T-shirts manufactured in sweat-shops and then bought over the internet using a Visa Credit Card. That or being forced to crawl into the hind-quarters of an ornery hippopotamus in a vat of boiling Tang.

What do the Traitors and some mangy, diseased dogs in an alley have in common?

Both struggle vainly in their search for a place to die. No, wait. That is what I tried to do after I heard these guys. Matt Skiba Forever!!!

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

It's funny how pissed people get when they read a bad review about a band they like. They feel obligated to say how terribly wrong the reviewer is. Who gives a fuck whether or not the reviewer liked it, it's just one person's opinion. Oh yes, listen to the Thermals

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

I work at the shithole fireside. I've never seen this loser reviewer there. Does he know that the bass player for the Traitors works there as well. I'd like to see Scott say shit about the Traitors to him.
HAMMER FIEND CLUB

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

Traitors are great, the reviewer is a generic, alcohol indulged asshole

slippy (June 16, 2004)

What a gimmick.

Anonymous (June 16, 2004)

Lets make a rule that Scott shouldn’t review Chicago bands he has hardly experienced for one show only. These guys were the fucking classic punk band, pissing everyone off and they wrote great tunes like “Am I Pretty Yet?”. Their lineup with Skiba had Todd From Apocalypse Hoboken in it as well. They had some great songs and finally released them a few years ago.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

icapped is a pussy.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

I heard they had Swastikas on stage when they played the benefit show in Chicago. Have none of you new punks ever heard "bring me the head of Jon Spencer" by Jack-o-Fire.

Icapped2pac (June 14, 2004)

"they they suck" =/= "that they suck"

"they they suck" == "how they suck"

Icapped2pac (June 14, 2004)

"they they suck" = "that they suck"

Icapped2pac (June 14, 2004)

All other arguments about they they suck aside, the title is a pretty pathetic attempt at exposure by name-dropping. Plus, they suck.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

traitors rule, their final full length was awesome.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

i just got shitty on Old Style last night

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

someone has to pull the rapestick on these queers.

Anonymous (June 14, 2004)

Does anyone else wish Scott would just shut up? and quit signing his own posts.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

This band got together, pissed a bunch of people off, got kicked out of many venues, and then went their seperate ways. They were a great live act, if you were able to see catch it while it lasted.

Anonymous (June 13, 2004)

Maybe they dont want to be so fucking serious!! who wants that all the time?? he fingered his own ass?!! classic. that's motherfuckin funny as all hell. you know what makes stupid shit like that even funnier? when someone gets pissed. i gotta see these bad boys.

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

I bought this 7'' just to have it because its called, "bring me the head of matt skiba."

-bryan styles

Anonymous (June 12, 2004)

good ol' homocore... i saw these guys open for strung out in 1997 or something and the lead singer just screamed and fell on the floor and continually fingered his asshole...

yea, they suck and always will suck.

ObeyYourParents (June 12, 2004)

The title of the record is pure comedic gold. If it would encourage hordes of youth to decapitate the Matt Skiba's of the world...if only.

maverick (June 12, 2004)

"the TRAITORS are old skool Chicago."

This 7" was recorded in December 2003. I don't care how "old skool" they are, they're still making the same tired music and not doing anything new or worth note.

-Scott

maverick (June 12, 2004)

"The Traitors have put out a lot of good tunes over the years. I can guarantee 100% this is the first time Scott has listened to them at all even though they have been around for a decade."

You're wrong. I saw the band live back in... 1998, I think? Sat through their whole set, even when their drummer [not Skiba at the time] got naked. They were fun live, just like this 7" is fun the first time or so, but the songs are just plain stupid and completely formulaic.

Besides, Marc's a dick.

-Scott

BSD (June 11, 2004)

It should go:

Bring me the head of Matt Skiba
And don't forget to empty his pockets
I want to fuck the head of Matt Skiba
Til jizz runs out of his eye sockets

Thank you and good night

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

the TRAITORS are old skool Chicago. you kind of had to be there to get it. Scott - you missed the boat on this one.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

The Traitors have put out a lot of good tunes over the years. I can guarantee 100% this is the first time Scott has listened to them at all even though they have been around for a decade. This is such a piss poor review

FortyMinutesWest (June 11, 2004)

What Jesse said.

Jesse (June 11, 2004)

I hate Matt Skiba. I wish this weren't tongue in cheek.

i-type-poorly (June 11, 2004)

This is the stupidest thing that i have ever seen.

Anonymous (June 11, 2004)

wow scott, you have some time on your hands to listen to this garbagio and review it too

kirbypuckett (June 11, 2004)

Well that's cute.

- Kirby

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