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Cost Of Living

Cost Of Living: Cost Of LivingCost Of Living (2004)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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To quote Rod Flanders: "Ow, my freakin' ears!" This EP from Cost of Living is really a painful experience, and not in a cool Discordance Axis kind of way. I knew I was in trouble from the first moment I heard the vocals in the first track: "you wanna take it from me now?" uttered in a quasi-.
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To quote Rod Flanders:

"Ow, my freakin' ears!"

This EP from Cost of Living is really a painful experience, and not in a cool Discordance Axis kind of way. I knew I was in trouble from the first moment I heard the vocals in the first track: "you wanna take it from me now?" uttered in a quasi-street smart manner that aims for edgy but comes off as laughable. What came next wouldn't do much to alleviate my pain. What's worse than rap rock? How about rap rock mixed with uninspired nu-emo? Yes, that's right, the ultimate hybrid of awful music has been born. This EP is packed with songs that would sound great in the commercial for a second rate action movie.

I can see it now:
Announcer: It was a quiet, rural town
(shots of kids playing)
Announcer: Until the mafia demolished the elementary school and built a bordello
(shots of guys in suits laughing)
Announcer: Now, one man is fighting back…
(shots of explosions and fight scenes with Cost of Living playing the background)
Announcer: This summer…Jean Claude Van Damme is… "Kind Of Annoyed With This Recent Turn Of Events."

The sad thing is, all of the musicians seem to be fairly proficient with their instruments, but it's all wasted on this.

 


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Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

No the name Cost of Living did not come from the Cost of Living EP by Joe Strummer. It came from an economics class.

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

i hope that they didnt take their name from the "cost of living" ep.

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

Awesome review!
-sean from COL

johnnydanger (August 6, 2004)

tortilla boy by pablo is HILAROUS

Anonymous (August 4, 2004)

nu metal sucks

Anonymous (August 4, 2004)

I like this stuff. The reviewer doesn't seem to be too open minded :P

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

actually it was tod flanders. he's the littlest one. and to quote him again: "look dad i'm the king of the mountain" and to quote him again: "we flushed your sin sticks down the toilet. smokers are jokers! smokers are jokers!"

recordings (August 3, 2004)

well thats a shame. pablo does this bit about ah-nuld starring in *little tortilla boy.* its quite good.

dolph and a chimp? buddy cop movie? will this be anything like Top Dog starring not only a cantankerous pup but the one and only Chuck Norris? perfection, my friend.

van dammage is a much more recognizable referrence though, so kudos to you.

FortyMinutesWest (August 3, 2004)

I don't what inspired it, it just popped into my head.

Although, the original idea was for a buddy cop movie starring Dolph Lundgren and a chimp.

recordings (August 3, 2004)

dear fortyminuteswest,

please tell me the action movie portion of this review was inspired by pablo fransico. because that there is a funny latin man.

your friend,
recordings

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

Genius review.

mykindofmurder (August 3, 2004)

score is for the artwork, minus the old english acronym in the floor and the actual name of the band in the upper right side.

Anonymous (August 3, 2004)

Just seeing the cover makes me want to puke.

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