- Submit News
- Best New Music
- New Releases
- Contact Us
My So-Called Band: Weapons Of Mass DistortionWeapons Of Mass Distortion (2004)
Reviewer Rating: 0.5
Contributed by: greg0rbgreg0rb
(others by this writer | submit your own)
“Wow,” I thought to myself, looking at the album. “Bad band name, bad album name, lame cover art…well, I guess it can only get better, right?” Wrong.
This pile of wannabe 80s hardcore garbage is nearly unlistenable. The music is all mid-tempo and not that intense, but that’s not the worst part. The lyrics are so painful; they rhyme every line in the most lame way possible, and they are sung in either a monotone, or in direct relation to the guitar part. There is no melody. Now, not every band needs to be poppy; there are bands that make this work, but trust me this is not one of them. So, is this a band of really young kids who perhaps just haven’t had enough songwriting experience? No, My So-Called Band is three thirty-somethings who have been in bands forever and this current band since 1995. I guess they just like their style of punk, but frankly I don’t. Based on their influences shown on the cover (Ramones, Minor Threat, The Clash, Sex Pistols), they listen to some good stuff, but they just don’t have the songwriting themselves.
But I do like that their hearts are in the right place. They dedicated this album to a younger friend who had passed away, and they also have a song for Rachel Corrie, a peace worker killed standing in the way of a bulldozer about to destroy a Palestinian doctor’s home. But really the best thing about this CD is that is only a 20-minute EP.
Don’t quit your day jobs, fellows. Oh yeah, and please put down your middle fingers in all the band pictures, it’s neither cool nor shocking.
Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
Managing EditorAdam White
Contributing EditorsBryne Yancey Kira Wisniewski Brittany Strummer Andrew Waterfield Armando Olivas John Flynn Chris Moran John Gentile
Copy EditorAdam Eisenberg Britt Reiser
Podcast ProducerNariman Shariat
ISSN 1710-5366© Copyright 1999-2013 Punknews.org
Other Places to Go