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The Presidents of the United States Of America - Love Everybody (Cover Artwork)

The Presidents of the United States Of America

The Presidents of the United States Of America: Love EverybodyLove Everybody (2004)
Pusa Music

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: fastkilrfastkilr
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Since their self titled effort in the early 90's I have been a fan. From the people who made peaches and 2 string guitars into popular songs. With a premise of being grungy, and having dumb lyrics at the same time, the band was frowned upon by people who didn't know them, but if you take a closer lo.
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Since their self titled effort in the early 90's I have been a fan. From the people who made peaches and 2 string guitars into popular songs. With a premise of being grungy, and having dumb lyrics at the same time, the band was frowned upon by people who didn't know them, but if you take a closer look, it's talent. In a time when music look bleak, and grunge even bleaker, The Presidents provided a fast paced album which made fun of themselves, had a single about a lazy bug, and ended with their legendary 'naked and famous!' If you hadn't known before, the Presidents (or at least Ballew) have done everything from the Drew Carry intro, to that odd George of the Jungle song (remember that crazy movie?)

With the entry track "Love Everybody" which is the title of the CD as well, we've got a funky track which is a fine opener, pumping you up for what's to come! With Ballew synthesizing the track, it's defiantly a bit pop-punk (if that's possible!) If you've come into this wanting to know what the presidents are like listen to 'Some Postman' it explains it all. Propulsive, and silly, songs like this, 'Clean Machine, and 'Poke and Destroy' this is just what you'd expect from a great band that's still living in the 20th century. At times the songs will feel a bit dry, but overall there is a great deal of comedy circulating throughout for a "grunge band." With 'Zero Friction' being my favorite track on this outing, there's a lot to enjoy here for anyone. Thankfully the Presidents return to earth with Munky River, which is as peaceful as the tracks will get. However, there's filler here, which was absent from the previous recordings. 'Vestina' is a catchy little song about an unlucky girl which turns into quite a clever affair with line like "Vestina Vestina your appetizing agency folded today/Vestina Vestina the future is brighter anyway/If you're gonna sell it/Sell it to me/If you're gonna sell it it's for free" Another unique thing about this song is the noticeable instrument switch (Ballew was made for the drums!) and Ballew's dear friend Tad co-wrote the song. As far as range goes, you're set for everything here!

Although there's a constant theme of being away from home (we all want to be back in Seattle) there's also a very homey feel about the disc which makes local fans welcome. With its inviting set of songs ranging from goofy, to a sloppy drinking song, to 'shreds of boa' there's something for everyone here. I'm glad they hadn't made the CD how they had said they would (making it all remakes of their best songs!) Anyway, the 14 tracks only amount to 38.2 minutes, that's way too short! I know it's not punk, but you'll find a song on here to enjoy!

 


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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 (December 5, 2006)

"dude, this would be the 21st century. good band, bad review"

I lol'd at your stupidity

Anonymous (February 11, 2005)

Sorry if this review wasn't very clear. It was my first critique of music in any shape or form, so I struggled with it. Hopefully you guys will still look into Love Everybody, it really is an amazing disc.

Anonymous (October 16, 2004)

OMFG! They Are Back On top...I first heard about these guys when i was 6 (1996) with peaches and all throughout my life since then with goerge of the jungle and Drew Carry theme and Dune Buggy And with Wierd als cover of Lumb (Gump). But never really Realised it was the same band until about 1 month ago. Now im hypnotised by these guys and im absolutley exstatic that there back and kicking. ROCK ON!

Anonymous (October 8, 2004)

to the guy below me i bought it because i liked peaches and lump from hearing them when i was in junior high. Thats the reason i bought it , I thought it sucked but hey if you like it more power to you.

~exploitedyouth~

Anonymous (October 7, 2004)

exploitedyouth, i feel ripped off after reading your post. by the way, why did u buy the cd in the first place, even if it was for a quarter?

boba_fett (October 6, 2004)

had no idea these guys were still around! this is awesome.

i could go for some peaches...

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

The first PUSA cd is one of the first I owned (with my own money) great stuff.

"dude, this would be the 21st century. good band, bad review"

That would be the point.

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

"this is just what you'd expect from a great band that's still living in the 20th century."

dude, this would be the 21st century. good band, bad review

skajester (October 6, 2004)

The score is for the review, not the album. I've never seen anyone unnecessarily use so many exclamation points. Calm down, man- ease up on the punctuation crazies.

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

omg, I thought they broke up after Pure Frosting..

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

I own the cd by these guys that has there hits on it i don't remember what it's called but i payed $.25 for it and i felt ripped off. All of the songs on it were about insects and small animals kinda sucked.

~exploitedyouth~

theTruman (October 6, 2004)

I picked this up a few weeks ago,and have almost worn out the cd! These guys write some great tunes, with a three stringed guitar and a two stringed bass. This album can't help but put you in a good mood.

joeg (October 6, 2004)

I always liked these guys. I saw them about a month ago and they were great.

CallingLondon (October 6, 2004)

saweet these guys are awesome.

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

a PUSA review before a review of the new Social D album? What gives?

Anonymous (October 6, 2004)

Almost everything in music is more punk than good charlotte, so why mentioning?

burntorangepeel (October 6, 2004)

This album is excellent --- pure fun and no pretensions. It's more a return to their old form in comparison to Freaked Out and Small (their last album) but still takes some new directions for the band.
And might I add that this band is more punk than all your New Found Glories, Good Charlottes, Simple Plans, and all that wussy emo crap. They're on their own label now, just having a great time, and you can feel it in this album.Go get this.

fattony (October 6, 2004)

I love this band. Must get this CD.

The lead singer rents at my video store! Extra scene points for me!

tahoejeff (October 6, 2004)

I dont know if I'd really consider these guys "grunge". Sure they may have been around in Seattle in the early nineties but the music was different...quirky...and thats what I like about these guys...

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

Holy Shit!
I didn't know PUSA had a new record coming out.
I gotta pick this up, or at least give some songs a listen, then pick it up.

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

This is very safe music... for people who want funny pop songs but are scared off by Blink-182's "hard" edge.

Anonymous (October 5, 2004)

This band reminds me of hanging out with my friends after elementary school.

secret_superstar (October 5, 2004)

i have always enjoyed this band.

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