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Various: Warped Tour 2003 DVDWarped Tour 2003 DVD (2004)
Kung Fu Records

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: maverickScott
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There's good bands on the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour that made this DVD [Glassjaw, Andrew WK, Suicide Machines]. There's bad bands on the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour that made this DVD [Something Corporate, Mest, Simple Plan]. There's bands that played the 2003 edition of the Warped T.


There's good bands on the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour that made this DVD [Glassjaw, Andrew WK, Suicide Machines].

There's bad bands on the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour that made this DVD [Something Corporate, Mest, Simple Plan].

There's bands that played the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour that for whatever reason didn't make this DVD but should have [Rise Against, Brand New, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes].

And that's pretty much that. This DVD supposedly "tells the story of the 2003 Warped Tour" when in actuality it just hosts 24 performances from 24 bands. Betcha didn't see that coming. Each performance is prefaced by an interview clip or two, sometimes with the band in question, sometimes with other Warped employees. Nothing gets too in-depth with the clips, with the longest package being the one about how everyone on Warped likes to poop. Seriously.

Luckily, a number of full interviews [of which the clips were taken from] are available in the extras section. Chats with Pennywise, the Ataris, Face To Face, and more [as well as some of the athletes] are available for viewing, but the only one really worth watching is the interview with Andrew WK; it's absolutely insane and wonderful.

The performance clips are filmed better than almost every other DVD Kung Fu's put out to date, but strangely, the audio suffers on a handful of them. Tsunami Bomb and Vaux both experience bad mixing vocally, with the backup vocals almost nonexistant in the live recordings. Otherwise, both bands put on awesome performances. The majority of the DVD is filmed during the day, but the Ataris song was taken from an evening performance, so it's filmed in black and white and looks pretty awful. The band plays admirably, but it just looks like shit.

The lowlights of the DVD aren't too many, but include The Used's simply awful "performance" - I couldn't even figure out if they played a song or not, it just sounded like feedback to me. The Mad Caddies' version of "Road Rash" is completely phoned in, too; that band needs to hang it up. The coolest performance out of all the bands, though, is probably Thrice's acoustic version of "All That's Left," from when the band's drummer was injured for a few performances. It's nice to have a moment like that captured on film, and they play the song pretty well sans distortion.

So is this worth the hefty price tag it's currently being sold for? That just depends on how many of the bands you really are into. The downfall of this DVD, as with the Warped Tour itself, is that there really is something for everyone - which makes it nearly impossible to have everything for someone.

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Foaming_97 (March 16, 2005)

These bands sucked...
Mest
Something Corporate
Vaux
The Unseen
The Ataris ( i'm not into the Ataris, this is the only song i've
listened to by them and i didnt like it)
and Simple Plan
Rufio

Every1 else is awesome. I didnt know who STUN was when i bought this but now i think they kick ass

Anonymous (June 29, 2004)

That trailer made me laugh. SUMMMMMMEEERRRR OOOFFF PUUNNNKKK RRRAAAWWWKKKKK!

Anonymous (June 26, 2004)

the weakerthans are amazing. you can eat shit and go listen to your simple plan.

chrisafi (June 26, 2004)

How the hell have Brand New not made this DVD.

God. Damn them. For that a 1 is given

notfeelingcreative (June 25, 2004)

Is is so difficult to type the word "are"?

MrLuke (June 25, 2004)

Remember when the Warped Tour had good bands?

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

the caddies rocks

Kiwi (June 25, 2004)

I love Mest but i also like jawbreaker.

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

This score is for HellFest

and boobs. Not giant ones with stretch marks, though. That gets one star...hmm..maybe two.

Anonymous (June 24, 2004)

"Your"? "You're"= YOU ARE

Anonymous (June 24, 2004)

"mad caddies r so terrible.how could anyone ever actaully spend money 4 anything 2 do w/ them.i agree there r many other face 2 face songs id rather see than youve done
nothing."

Christ, type out the words. Your not Prince. Go back to your live journal.

Anonymous (June 24, 2004)

mad caddies r so terrible.how could anyone ever actaully spend money 4 anything 2 do w/ them.i agree there r many other face 2 face songs id rather see than youve done nothing.

Anonymous (June 24, 2004)

it's really sad that lollapalooza was cancelled, but realistically The Flaming Lips and Morrisey don't draw the way Audioslave and Incubus do.

Anonymous (June 24, 2004)

This score is for Scott. I can't believe that you put The Caddies need to hang it up. Are you still holding a grudge because of what everybody said about your review of Just One More? The Caddies best selling album and best reviewed album yet? My gawd Scott be a professional. Put your grudge aside and don't blast a band because somethings were said about your review in an interview. If it was time for the band to call it quits I would understand, but they have been only increasing in popularity, so that comment is not justified. Please respond Scott!!!!

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

yea, to the guy below me, you are right. the only reason warepd tour is successful is because they sprinkle the roster w/ a few good charlottes, simple plans and yellowcards. its the only way to ensure good sales. a bunch of bouncing souls and suicide machines level bands would sink warped tour fast, unfortunately.

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

Well, yea...Lollapalooza may have had a good line-up, but Perry Farrel and the rest of the people organizing that shit apparently forgot that none of those bands play ampitheatres. It's one thing to put together a good tour. It's another thing to put together a successful one that has an act that can actually draw thousands and thousands of people...

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

My score is for Andrew WK!

Not-To-Regret (June 23, 2004)

Mad Caddies should not "hang it up", they may not be the best punk band around but they have great fucking energy at their live show, they rocked Victoria BC and we smoked a big joint with them backstage, good times.

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

According to an old Kung Fu news post, the performances were filmed in Ventura, San Diego and Long Beach. The company that produced the 2002 DVD is now bankrupt. Stupid canucks!

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

Does anyone know what city they filmed for the DVD? Is it like the 2002 DVD where everything was pretty much in Vancouver, or are there multiple cities?

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

no, warped tour's still on brah.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

yes, lollopalooza was cancelled. Does that mean the sale of sandals and khaki shorts are down?

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

argh.

it's a shame that the fucking warped tour turns out kids in droves but lollapalooza (sporting the absolute best lineup the tour has had since the early 90's) is cancelled due to low ticket sales. fucking stupid kids. i hate you all.

pwfanatic (June 22, 2004)

this score is for the caddies. anyone who thinks they should give it up are fools.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

this score is for the people that think the Caddies are played out.

GYBE (June 22, 2004)

This score is for implying AWK makes good music.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

i had gone to warped every year since 1998 until i skipped 2003. by the looks of this dvd, i didn't miss much

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

does this show the Braveheart shit from Suicide Machines performance?

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

If this isnt as shitty as the rest of the stuff on kung fu i might buy it. mest ? the show must be turned off.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

"The Mad Caddies' version of "Road Rash" is completely phoned in, too; that band needs to hang it up."

Their last two full length albums were unlistenable. it all went downhill after that EP.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

this is pretty good. like scott said, its all how many bands you like on the track listing on the back. some of the song choices are questionable. "youve done nothing" by face to face comes to mind. god i would rather hear about 15 other songs mroe than that (its a clasic song but cmon). no me first is gay. the avenged sevenfold performance is good, awk is good, suicide machines etc.

the simple plan performance will make you laugh whole heartedly. as will something corporate.

fattony (June 22, 2004)

"i dont like music dvd's. you watch them once and then what, let it collect dust?"

Depends on the band. I've watched my Reel Big Fish and Rx Bandits DVDs multiple times in the short months I've owned them. And I've watched my Ben Folds Five DVD 10 times, at least.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

The Wearthans are the ones who need to hang it up. I think I saw their latest video on Country Music Television.

TahoeJeff (June 22, 2004)

TheScott, are you smoking crack? Mad Caddies are great,they do not need to hang it up.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

Seeing how The Suicide Machines are my favorite band, I'm probably just gonna buy this lump of shit for them.
... and Andrew W.K.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

i dont like music dvd's. you watch them once and then what, let it collect dust?

not worth it to me.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

Fiiiiiiiiiiiirst.

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