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DEK

DEK: BonerBoner (2004)
Finger Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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I'm not really sure if I am supposed to take this seriously or not. DEK (Don't Even Know) is made up of four youngsters who are still lurking the halls of high school and the record is entitled Boner. Oh boyâ?¦

Unlike most young bands that tend to play whatever music is popular at the time, DEK grab on to 80's So-Cal punk rock and don't let go while crossing the street. Ripping open the seventeen track release is "World Domination," which musically would fit in on an early Descendents or Black Flag record. The rest of the album proudly boasts their influences like the Circle Jerks and Agent Orange. Nick Myette on the bass lends bring quite some talent to the table, as it's obvious he's been studying Rancid's discography.

Unfortunately for these guys they're young and immaturity shines on songs like "I Hate DEK" -- "I hate Thee DEK / their amps are way too big / and their frontman's way too small / someone call the mall / and get a doctor in the halls." That's not exactly going to win them over in the hearts of the jaded punk rockers. However, guitarist/vocalist Mark Vraney's dad used to be a manager for the Dead Kennedys and I'm sure that's warrant for a few extra scene points. Not too mention they've gained advice and shared the stage with T.S.O.L. in the past. Plagued by their age, nasally voices, and simplistic sound there's not too much to be praising here but perhaps somewhere down the line a few of these guys might glisten brightly in the punk rock community because they're at least packing heart and dedication it takes to succeed in the music industry.

 


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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.
timmytheturtle1039 (May 4, 2006)

i saw dek play once and it was excting cause i almost had to fight one of there friends. throwing stuff at dek kinda made him mad, but dek is horrible and HATE THERE OVER SIZED SUITS

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

heheh therer are a realy good band and there even better live i saw them play last night so you can all go shuv it

chrisafi (August 27, 2004)

Since no one likes this album I thought I better at least do an impression of one
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wow! theez guyz r totali amazin! i jus cant get enuf! the sound of d' guitarz n shite iz propaly totali rockin!

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This band are a load of twats.

Anonymous (August 26, 2004)

why would having your dad work for the dk be a plus, when you've been raised on that music, then the least punk rock thing to do is to play that type of music (i don't mean to start a what's punk rock/what isn't argument)

Anonymous (August 25, 2004)

I like that this band is comfortable enough in their sexuality that they would have a ceremonial circle jerk on the cover of the cd.

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

You just did.

kirbypuckett (August 23, 2004)

why have so many poor reviews by KirbyPuckett slipped through the cracks?

...I don't see you writing anything?

- Kirby

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

I completely agree with Adam's points about older punk rock. It's nice to know that there is some editorial control here at punknews.org. So with that in mind... why have so many poor reviews by KirbyPuckett slipped through the cracks?

Anonymous (August 22, 2004)

Holy shit these kids are lucky take a look at some of the bands they have played with even if it is because of the kids dad it's still pretty cool

~exploitedyouth~

adam (August 22, 2004)

BSD: Well reissues makes more sense, since its actually a new release. And we'll definately post the Faith/Void/Faith review. Sent it in.

-adam

Anonymous (August 22, 2004)

They don't have a DIY ethic. They're unemployed, the kid's dad is a huge asshole. The kids are nice but their music is nothing great at all. They get to play with bands like TSOL because of the dad. Lots of unsigned bands deserve more attention.

Anonymous (August 22, 2004)

Well, there's always re-issues and stuff. Take the Consumers and the Screamers, for example. And the Ramones. Not to mention the newly remastered Dischord stuff.

If I submitted my review of Faith/Void/Faith, would it get posted?

-BSD

adam (August 21, 2004)

"There are so many legendary albums that have still not been reviewed on this site. Stop sending this crap to your reviewers to be posted, and get ahold of the classics you STILL haven't posted. Or even commented on. Please."

I've always found this opinion curious, as it's been expressed a few times on the site before. As the website started in 98/99, so I don't see what new insight that can be given at that point into some of the classic 70s material. I think any review you get of that stuff is mainly going to be either A) grossly ignorant or B) basically rewritten from more knowledgeable sources who reviewed it at the time.

Don't get me wrong, more than any of the staff I'm totally in love with that era of music, however I question why it's necessary to hear the opinion of a 20something on, say, Blank Generation, when that record's been comprehensively reviewed in the past by people who were actually around when it was released.

Since the opinion of "the site" can't be acertained from individual reviews (Scott and I, for example, disagree on lots of things), I don't see why there's some of you think we need a comprehensive body of work by us addressing these records.

-adam

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

It's because these idiots are all too scared of the punk rock scenester trend setting whatevers.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

You are a tool......I went to their website, and this shit isn't bad at all. Who cares if it's simple......simple bands usually rock harder that technical ones. Who cares if they're kids.....kids write good punk songs.....look at the ages most band members were when they put out the first wave of punk rock.......Johnny Rotten was 17, The Ramones wished they were 15, and Eater, well they hadn't hip puberty yet.......so fuck all!

~Uncle Petro

tahoejeff (August 21, 2004)

These guys opened up for the Accused and Adolescents a couple months ago in Seattle....And the immaturity of the album doesn't surprise me, their lead singer and guitarist looks like he's fucking 12 years old. He was still able to fit into one of those little kid Peter Pan costumes. They had alot of energy which was good. Their bassist said that he learned like a year ago. They may not be the best right now, but I gotta give em credit for the DIY ethic and I'd bet they get better in a few years.

gladimnotemo (August 20, 2004)

There are so many legendary albums that have still not been reviewed on this site. Stop sending this crap to your reviewers to be posted, and get ahold of the classics you STILL haven't posted. Or even commented on.

Please.

i-type-poorly (August 20, 2004)

Oh my god, I can't believe this shit was even reviewed. This review should have been tittled The Passion of The Kirby.

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

"Thatâ??s not exactly going to win them over in the hearts of the jaded punk rockers."

Seriously, they sound like they suck, but this is the second/possibly third review in a row by you that mentions "the jaded hip scenester punk rockers".

-BSD

mykindofmurder (August 20, 2004)

score is for cartoon artwork.

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