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The Sleazies: Trite Ditties And Meaningless CrapTrite Ditties And Meaningless Crap (2003)
Pelado Records

Reviewer Rating: 2
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Contributed by: JiveSideJiveSide
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If you're going to be cute, you better have a whole lot of substance beneath the joke or else you come across as the joke, and if that's the goal, then the joke better be funny. Trite Ditties and Meaningless Crap is just that, an attempt at being cute that succeeds in literally wearing the moniker .
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If you're going to be cute, you better have a whole lot of substance beneath the joke or else you come across as the joke, and if that's the goal, then the joke better be funny. Trite Ditties and Meaningless Crap is just that, an attempt at being cute that succeeds in literally wearing the moniker of meaningless crap. Pseudo-punk songs supporting pseudo-jokes about drug abuse, degenerate sex, and suicide come across as a desperate attempt by a mediocre band to have a niche in the music world, and to think The Sleazies actually charge people money for this crap is nauseating.

Hailing from Providence, RI, The Sleazies bring a record that is a half-hour too long filled with mid-tempo tunes that are so far from rockin' and so far from humorous that the only dangerous element is the appropriately named title of the record, and unfortunately for the listener, the rest of the record is not nearly as clever. Stiff and uninspired playing makes the music absolutely forgettable, the singing is about as everyday as it gets, and the lyrics, oh man, Mike (bass, vocals), Jami (guitar, vocals) and Josh (drums) must have the personalities of wet farts to spend time not only penning these words but to spend money cataloguing them for consumption. Hearing a punkr sing, "Gonna make your sister watch/Gonna make your sister watch/I'll let her play with her crotch/Your little sister's gonna watch" is like hearing a football player make racist jokes. The real crime here, with these songs, is that they lack any semblance of charm, and charm…are you reading Mike, Jami, and Josh? CHARM, no matter how disgusting or offensive you wish to be, is what makes it work. All that's here is some cut and paste punk songs with stupidity slapped all over. On "Truck Bomb" they stick random names together preceded by the word 'kill', such as, "Kill some junkies in the park/Kill some lovers after dark/Kill your cat and kill your dog/Kill Elmer Whipple's favorite hog". Excuse me? There are rape references, songs about hard-ons, and not one of them is actually disturbing or exciting, which makes this record a complete waste of time, money, and words.

So with that said, The Sleazies' Trite Ditties and Meaningless Crap is just that, except without the tongue-in-cheek tinge that, I'm sure, was intended. And if it is supposed to come across as it does, then Mike, Jami, and Josh need to find something better to do with their time.

 


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Anonymous (June 29, 2005)

i fucking love this album. whoever wrote this review is a fucking asshole, he's wasting his time bad mouthing the sleazies. i personally get a good laugh out of their songs, and jami's voice is far from "every day". whoever wrote that review needs to shut the fuck up.

Anonymous (June 29, 2005)

i fucking love this album. whoever wrote this review is a fucking asshole, he's wasting his time bad mouthing the sleazies. i personally get a good laugh out of their songs, and jami's voice is far from "every day". whoever wrote that review needs to shut the fuck up.

Anonymous (February 28, 2005)

you guys are fucking awesome im in love!

sleazies (February 15, 2005)

Wow, what a hostile review! "I Wanna Fuck Your Mom" wasn't written about your mom in particular, JiveSide. This album is for people who dig Killed By Death kind of stuff, like that Anonymous guy a few posts back. Definitely not for people who say things like "Peace AouT" - of course you didn't like it. We wouldn't want you to. For anyone else who gives a crap about reviews, there's a bunch of 'em compiled at: http://www.sleazies.com/pr52r.html

JiveSide (October 21, 2004)

Real shit? Yeah, real boring shit. Gimme somethin' to sink my teeth into, not something I have to try to ignore. If this is exciting to you, I suggest reevaluating a lot of things, mainly how you spend your time. Thanks fr reading folks. Peace AouT.

Anonymous (October 20, 2004)

Have you ever listened to real punk rock? "Gonna Operate On Myself" is a classic bit of snotty punk rock. It doesn't get any catchier or snottier than this. No, not every tune is a gem, but this is a good record. I'm sorry if they didn't spend 10 grand on the production and the lyrics aren't fucking poetic. They have attitude and they have the hooks. This is classic Killed By Death style punk rock. Victims, Rotters, Child Molesters, Weirdos. Real shit.

some1 (October 19, 2004)

i like this. music reviewers suck.

Anonymous (October 17, 2004)

"then Mike, Jami, and Josh need to find something better to do with their time."

This review makes me wanna check out this album.

maverick (October 16, 2004)

Someone got a free copy of this through my "send Scott an envelope, Scott will send you a bunch of shit" deal a few months ago. Anyone wanna own up to it?

-Scott

chan_e (October 16, 2004)

the album should have been called "Awful"

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