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Maverick

Maverick: Caught In The NegativesCaught In The Negatives (2004)
Over & Out

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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So one day in early May of this year Geoff Rickly (Thursday) and Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw / Head Automatica) flew down to Texas to hangout with a few friends. They were going to meet up with Cedric and Omar of (Mars Volta / At the Drive-In) go out to eat and head to Minute Maid Park to catch the Ast.


So one day in early May of this year Geoff Rickly (Thursday) and Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw / Head Automatica) flew down to Texas to hangout with a few friends. They were going to meet up with Cedric and Omar of (Mars Volta / At the Drive-In) go out to eat and head to Minute Maid Park to catch the Astros and Roger Clemens in action. The two never showed up at the airport, Rickley and Palumbo called a taxi and decided to go alone. The ballgame was monumental as the Rocket notched his 4,137th strikeout, which put him in second place, passing Steve Carlton on the all-time list. Topping off with nine total K's across six innings Clemens lead the Astros to a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Although the game was enjoyable the two were obviously upset that Mr. Zavala and Mr. Rodriguez ditched them at the airport. So the two called up Sparta and got Cedric's address, rented a car, and went over to have a few words with him. No one was answering the door, although they could see that the lights were on and heard some odd music playing. Playing it slick, they snuck around back to peak in the windows. Geoff was a little scared and opted to be on lookout while Daryl stood on a metallic garbage can trying to catch a glimpse inside the house. A loud noise echoed throughout the neighborhood as he lost footing on the can and fell harshly to the ground. A few dogs barked at the clatter, but other than that the area remained peaceful.

"What's that next to your feet?" Geoff asked as he pointed to a grey notebook lying next to his accomplice's feet.

Daryl responded, "It looks like a journal or something" as he handed the scribbled soggy pad over.

Geoff read aloud "Call to arms / the match ignites the flame / the deck is set ablaze / a carbon dioxide haze is taking control / we are not going down / fighting adversity as the neurotic fire swells / should we let this journey end / or sink at sea?"

The two burst into laughter.

"Wait, there's more 'Nice morning / quiet beach / with defense mechanisms / the port has closed / due to the approaching swarm / incoming shells / directly aimed into he brick wall…."

Gasping for air, "STOP! That's terrible!" screamed Daryl. "These must be lyrics Cedric had been writing that didn't quite make the cut for Frances the Mute.

"I wonder why," scoffed Geoff.

"I have a great idea!" he shrieked.

"Shh. Keep it down, someone will hear us, Geoff."

"Sorry, how about we put this on eBay? That'll really get him back for ditching us! I bet some poor suckers from New Jersey who sound like our bands would drop thousands on this notebook; it's filled to the brim with embarrassing lyrics."

"You think that would work?"

"Dude, your Glassjaw Nike shoes go for hundreds and hundreds of dollars on eBay. We would make a killing and probably get news about it posted on AbsolutePunk.net too!"

"This will be funnier than Hazen St., let's do it!"

[Click Here for the eBay Auction]

Slide this under Brazil's A Hostage & the Meaning of Life, which should already act as a pedestal for your At the Drive-In discography. An uninspired attempt at being unique is where the EP Caught In the Negatives by Maverick falls.

 


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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.
etwiels88 (September 9, 2005)

This review is the worst. It's actually a pretty good rock album.

Anonymous (July 29, 2005)

Kirby, please stop make me nauseous with your reviews. PLEASE. The world would be a better place if you had remained illiterate from childhood. Your parents fucked it up for us all..

Anonymous (July 29, 2005)

Kirby, please stop make me nauseous with your reviews. PLEASE. The world would be a better place if you had remained illiterate from childhood. Your parents fucked it up for us all..

Anonymous (July 29, 2005)

Kirby, please stop make me nauseous with your reviews. PLEASE. The world would be a better place if you had remained illiterate from childhood. Your parents fucked it up for us all..

Anonymous (March 13, 2005)

Dude, talk shit on Hazen St.? Youre fucking dead.

Anonymous (January 13, 2005)

This has to be some of the worst journalism I have ever read. What are you trying to say here? You don’t like the lyrics and all the music has been stolen from other bands? Hmmm. I’m not sure, but I think that if you’d actually take the time to learn how to write instead of trying to amuse yourself with a shitty little antic (such as a dialogue between to laughable singer/song writers) you might actually put some substance into this review. Since most shitty journalists just explain how bands just go about “ripping each other off”, it’s not surprising Kirby has reduced himself to writing such an empty body of work. I don’t care if you hate or love a band; please, please give me a real review! Thank God these lyrics aren’t even half as shitty as Kirby’s prose.

soulbleed (September 29, 2004)

this reviewer is retarded. this band is surprisingly tight. and no i'm not just saying that because i'm from new jersey and have been seeing them play shows for years. yea, their lyrics may be stupid, but they have more talent than you.

Anonymous (September 28, 2004)

Goose and Iceman are way better.

disnotded (September 27, 2004)

i am kind of a fan of this band, they are hard to grow on you but i have seen them live in new brunswick about 3 weeks ago and they are very very talented and put on an amazing show...you all can say what you want but a lot of people like them and definitely dont feel the way you do, and to the person at rutgers i am in american studies class with the drummer and he is definitely NOT ugly!!

Anonymous (September 27, 2004)

Whoaaaaaaaaaaa I just went to their site and the drummer is in my geography class at Rutgers. Man, that kid is ugly.

Oh yeah, this band sucks.

ThatotherGuy (September 26, 2004)

Too bad ATDI is from El Paso. Which, by my memory is a fuck of a long way away from Houston. Sorry about being nitpicky, but I have a thing about misinformation about Texas and their few quality bands. Which reminds me, in case anyone is still confused, there is NO Fenix, TX.

THAT GUY

some1 (September 25, 2004)

kirby, you are such a tool.

allbutone (September 25, 2004)

“This will be funnier than Hazen St., let’s do it!”

The funniest part of this review.

Anonymous (September 25, 2004)

That was hilarious! Good work, Kirby!

Anonymous (September 25, 2004)

i love these kind of reviews. i wish every review could be a wacky story. i'm tired of reading specifics.

-benz

Anonymous (September 25, 2004)

Scott got a 1?!

Anonymous (September 25, 2004)

It's easy to say that A Hostage is a rip of At the Drive In. Let's quote Brazil themselves on that comparison; "At the Drive In were a very raw band. We are not...a very raw band."

Cos (September 24, 2004)

C'mon, Thursday is already such a rip-off of At the Drive-In, so if you're ripping off Thursday, you're getting third generation ATDI.

Also, Mars Volta live in LA now. I think its been awhile since the Rocket has come to town.

--Cos

Anonymous (September 24, 2004)

I don't get it. Is that funny or something?

maverick (September 24, 2004)

Dammit. Thanks for ruining my username, assholes.

Also, that eBay auction is fucking amazing. Kudos to Kirby.

-Scott

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