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Johnny Rev

Johnny Rev: Not Your SceneNot Your Scene (2003)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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DISCLAIMER: There are occasional cases where I have a difficult time describing the music contained with an album, but the music contained within is so inherently bad that I don't even put effort into a description. Bear with me. Remember when pop-punk bands just about everyone on punknews hates.


DISCLAIMER: There are occasional cases where I have a difficult time describing the music contained with an album, but the music contained within is so inherently bad that I don't even put effort into a description. Bear with me.

Remember when pop-punk bands just about everyone on punknews hates used to play really mediocre punk rock? No? Oh, well in that case, let me give you some quick examples. When Yellowcard had their old vocalist, they came out with two full-lengths that both sounded like a third-rate Bigwig with violins. Mest, on their little known Mo Money, Mo 40z, played a sped-up, more raw version of their current style, albeit still poppy in places. Johnny Rev sounds exactly like they're in this "first stage" of their career. Very underdeveloped, but still very crappy. And yes, I'm well aware I've already used the "early in a pop-punk band's career" comparison.

I'm never going to figure out how they got Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Duvall, The Lawrence Arms) to produce this.

In the liner notes, apparently the twenty-second long "30" has "lyrics too juvenile to print," but the very next track, "Fault Line," goes "fucked up, too much, I'm getting sick of this life, no lie. Everything goes downhill, and everything is wrong when it comes to you and everything is fucked. What can I say?" Fine pieces of delicate, printable genius if I do say so myself.

They sort of flop between a slightly harder version of pop-punk and pseudo-punk rock, with some obnoxious-sounding vocal work. But this EP is seriously so boring and plain in an indescribable way that if I were typing up a description on the spot, you'd need fucking PacMan to eat up the trails of ellipses I'd be leaving.

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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (February 22, 2005)

i think johnny rev rocks

JohnnyRev99 (January 31, 2005)

Hey, Robert from Johnny Rev, here. Since this guy gave us a really awesome review on our first EP, I figured I would update this space consistently to allow other people and Brian to hear our newer material. We are currently recording a brand new full-length record entitled, Hate Me Till Morning. Check out some of the new tracks at www.purevolume.com/johnnyrev. Take care.

Anonymous (January 25, 2005)

Good band, cool guys.

Everyone, please, grow up.

Anonymous (January 24, 2005)

I love these guys!

Anonymous (August 25, 2004)

just because they this guy gave them a bad review, you people go with the flow?. at least they are doing something worthwile. Don't be suprised if they go where you thought, they wouldn't

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

The guys in the band are cute though :)

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

This shit is hilarious. I actually read the other reviews from this reviewer and they are nothing like this record. How can you give a shit review to a record that isn't similar to your musical preference. Do you like guys? You seem a little sensitive :)

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

Thank you to the one who noticed that inagreenadevito didn't site specific examples. Also, it seems odd that this band goes a year after the release of this album, and doesn't get one remotely bad review(by critics in Chicago no less). But miraculously, after they lose their sore drummer gone guitarist and rythmless bassist, they get a terrible review?? Well hell.. whose dick do I have to suck to get a "crappy" review written? Also, spell check wouldn't have hurt. Besides, all the guitar parts for that album were written by the children of the United Way, so cut them some slack. Your momma!!

Anonymous (August 19, 2004)

this whole thing is fucking hilarious.

except this band.

they are just fucking sad.

-!Greenvandal!

Anonymous (August 19, 2004)

The unintelligent moron who wrote this review is fucking stupid that he didn't once go into any specifics of the release. He basically said "uh...this EP sucks" or "this EP is boring". Why Punknews.org would staff someone who is so childish is beyond me. How did these guys get Matt Allison to produce this EP? Uh....I think they paid him like every other band does....douche bag. I didn't care for the release myself, but I can't wait till this band gets signed because they will probably get better as their career progresses. Not mention there are a lot of shitty bands signed to indie and major labels. Review with some intelligence, little girl.

Anonymous (August 18, 2004)

i saw them live and they sound way better that way. the ep is okay, i guess. i would like to hear some new material. you guys should give em a break, they are a young band.

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

Damn that was bad i made it to the part when he tried to scream then hit close very quickly

~exploitedyouth~

Anonymous (August 17, 2004)

what just happened? what is real?

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

how should a punk rock guitarist play? Like shit, with shitty tone on a shitty guitar or barre chords with the same tone as everyone else on a paul reed smith through a Mesa Boogie triple rectifier

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

The EP isn't too bad. Word is that they have a new guitarist that plays like a punk rock guitartist should. Either way, at least they are one of the more diverse bands. Who needs another Split Habit or First Class in the Chicago scene.

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

score is for the review of Johnny Rev licking my ass. jesus christ people, it wasn't that bad! stuck-up little jackoff into my mouth

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

score is for the review of my penis. jesus christ people, it wasn't that small! I love little pricks

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

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Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

score is for the review and user comments. jesus christ people, it wasn't that shitty like my ass! stuck-up little pricks

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

score is for the review and user comments. Barney the purple dinosour, it wasn't that bad! stuck-up little pricks

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

score is for my moms pussy and user comments on how they fucked her. jesus christ people, it wasn't that bad! stuck-up little pricks

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

score is for the cock in my ass and user comments. jesus christ people, it wasn't that bad! stuck-up little pricks

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

score is for the review and user comments. jesus christ people, it wasn't that bad! stuck-up little butt lovers

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

score is for the review and user comments. jesus christ people, it wasn't that bad! stuck-up little pricks.

Anonymous (August 16, 2004)

is that a song?

MrLuke (August 16, 2004)

ughh my ears, my poor poor ears

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

wow i just listened to about 4 seconds of that clip. that shit is terrible.

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

theys guys were playing at a show i was at last tuesday... i walked out side and dealt with the cold instead of watching them. and the first time they played a show i was at i heard one song and left to go get food.

one of the worst bands i think that has ever existed and im just happy those 4 people have found each other and have 1 band instead of having 4 other horrible bands... i mean come on, the drummer wants the be drummer from mest. how can you take them seriously?

Anchors (August 14, 2004)

You know, I can usually tell when an album is shitty by the name of the band and album on that oh so handy sidebar punknews has. So do I save myself the time, an assume I'm right, and read something else?

Of course not.

I always prove myself to be right, this is no exception.

When will I learn

Anonymous (August 14, 2004)

yeah this ain't my scene all right - this cd blows more cock than Paris Hilton. These guys need to get a gimmick if they want to stay in this business.Maybe lubing up with KY and doing break dancing on stage before they play a song., doing the robot can do wonders for your popularity.

Anonymous (August 13, 2004)

"you‚??d need fucking PacMan to eat up the trails of ellipses I‚??d be leaving."

...

tahoejeff (August 13, 2004)

Wow...I just vomited in my mouth

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