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Dance Hall Crashers - The Live Record (Cover Artwork)

Dance Hall Crashers

Dance Hall Crashers: The Live RecordThe Live Record (2000)
Pink and Black Records

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: maverickScott
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There should be some sort of rubric for a band to warrant a live CD. Too damn many are being put out nowadays in a market where the official live CD [especially in punk rock] used to be rare. As I listen to 70 minutes of dual-female vocalized punk/ska, Fat Wreck style [there's your summary, ki.
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There should be some sort of rubric for a band to warrant a live CD. Too damn many are being put out nowadays in a market where the official live CD [especially in punk rock] used to be rare. As I listen to 70 minutes of dual-female vocalized punk/ska, Fat Wreck style [there's your summary, kids], I ponder: why do the Dance Hall Crashers need a live CD? They're not breaking/broken up. The songs aren't varied at all from their original recordings [at least the ones that I have heard before, which are about half]. This isn't a benefit for anything/anyone. So why? I mean, DHC is alright, and I'm sure they're nice people. But unless the live CD is marking a special occasion [i.e. Cheap Trick's "Music For Hangovers" or Braid's "Lucky To Be Alive' {both recorded at the same place, might I add}], keep it under wraps. And if you ska kids REALLY want a live ska CD, check out the new Slackers CD, it's great.

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ericpaul737 (July 26, 2012)

I was thinking of all the live albums i have and Dance Hall Crashers is one of the great ones i have for live albums!

tittytwisterbudy (December 24, 2006)

This doesn't live up to the normal standards of Dance Hall Crashers:/

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

this review was plain garbage
"and I'm sure they're nice people" c'mon Scott

I give it a 7

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

normally I don't like live records, but this record is specially, I could listen it again and again and agian and...

Anonymous (August 14, 2001)

I think the versions of the songs on the live record are better, at least when you compare the lockjaw songs. THe live albumn has a faster tempo to the songs, which, in my opinion, makes the songs sound a lot better.

Anonymous (July 5, 2001)

Maybee they don't need a live record, but it's fucking great anyway.

sickboi (July 5, 2001)

I agree, sorry to all you hardcore DHC fans but this band does not warrant a live album. They barely warrant an album contract.

Anonymous (July 4, 2001)

where's the cover art...its cool.

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