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Chixdiggit!

Chixdiggit!: Born on the First of JulyBorn on the First of July (1998)
Honest Don's

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The more money poured into pop-punk, the worse it becomes. About Blink 182’s new album, a Rolling Stone article recently said “Joey Ramone is probably pogoing to (it) right this minute in rock & roll heaven.” I doubt he is. Pop punk is best when thrown together by small bands who a.
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The more money poured into pop-punk, the worse it becomes. About Blink 182’s new album, a Rolling Stone article recently said “Joey Ramone is probably pogoing to (it) right this minute in rock & roll heaven.” I doubt he is. Pop punk is best when thrown together by small bands who are playing because they love the music. The more the industry treats pop-punk like arena-rock, the more it will become arena-rock.

That being said, Calgary’s Chixdiggit! Is a great example of how pop punk should be. Released on Honest Don’s (not even on it’s big-brother Fat Wreck Chords) the album plays like pop punk should: fast, minimalist (simple sounds insulting), and fun. The tongue-in-cheek humour and love songs that one would expect are here. However the heavy production and NOFX-rips that characterizes most pop-punk can’t be found. Also, there is no emo-like song to make the girls (re: consumers) fall in love with the band.

Chixdiggit borrows more from the Ramones then they do from the Queers or NOFX. It’s a very refreshing sound. The band plays like a group of friends having fun, which is what pop-punk bands are before the dollars begin to flow. While KJ Jansen's vocals will surprise you at first (they are SOFT), they fit the band's music surprisingly well. “Sikome Beach,” “Chupacabras,” and “My Restaurant” are light-hearted and enjoyable songs. The best song on the album is unassumingly the Sylvia Hutton cover “Nobody,” which is the unlisted secret song. Wherever he is, I’m willing to assume that Joey Ramone will pogo to this long before any of those “new school” pop-punk bands.

It's not an important album, but it's not trying to be.

- Adam White (Shindo)

 

 
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warningdevice (January 10, 2006)

best song is either "Ohio" or "Sikome Beach". This is a really good and well done record... then again, which Chixdiggit! record isn't? I reccomend buying the self titled and "Pink Razors" before buying this.

Anonymous (July 4, 2001)

I LOVE CHIXDIGGIT

They are so catchy it's sickening... Catchier than herpes

Anonymous (July 3, 2001)

the comment in rolling stone made joey turn over in his grave. fuck blink182 LONG LIVE JOEY AND THE RAMONES.-fathead

Anonymous (July 3, 2001)

you have to see them live to fully appreciate them, i saw them live again just 2 days ago on canada day. kj is a true rockstar...honestly.

see them lvie, then you will be a fan.

Anonymous (July 3, 2001)

i wrote that last comment....sorry i didnt mean to give it 5 stars, but it was on default 10 and i didn't notice.

Anonymous (July 3, 2001)

"If the Beach Boys were a 90's punk band, they'd be Chixdiggit."

Yeah minus Charles Manson, the Nervous Breakdown, and the good songwriting

Anonymous (July 3, 2001)

If the Beach Boys were a 90's punk band, they'd be Chixdiggit.

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