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Rust Belt Music

Rust Belt Music: Builder 4.0Builder 4.0 (2004)
Devil In the Woods

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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I dunno about this stuff man, it's sorta boring. To tell you the truth it reminds me of a cut rate Belle and Sebastian mixed with that boring new blend of boring music your dad listens to on that boring mix radio station, or at least I know my dad listens to it. You know, the one that plays Crash .


I dunno about this stuff man, it's sorta boring. To tell you the truth it reminds me of a cut rate Belle and Sebastian mixed with that boring new blend of boring music your dad listens to on that boring mix radio station, or at least I know my dad listens to it. You know, the one that plays Crash Test Dummies and Tracy Chapman and Lifehouse and Tori Amos. Or it sounds like a shitty version of a jam band. Like an un-talented Phish without any of the soloing or stuff like that that makes Phish even slightly interesting.

But whatever. If you like this band, chances are the 500 copies are already sold out. But then again, this is pretty shitty so maybe not. Man, this is so boring that it's totally sucking out all the energy I would usually use to bash how shitty they are.

YAWN.

 


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Jesse (October 26, 2004)

Most of the review actually was copied from the website explaining that this was a limited edition CD. They cut that out, so now the review is weak.

jacobe (October 26, 2004)

wow. I don't even know what to say about this review. You and I spoke a bit about the last review of yours that I read (Coyote Shivers), but this one makes that look like some great work of art. This review is pointless simply put. Why even post this? Just to up the number of reviews on the site or something? There is nothing of merit in this review. I understand that they give you things that you may not like at all, but at least point out what makes something horrible. I have this CD and I must say the Belle & Sebastion comparison is totally off, did you listen to this CD at all? It has an alt-country sound and would be more akin to Son Volt or Uncle Tupleo, with a bit of electronics (ie: keys, not samples). There are traces of Neil Young on this album as well, but I guess he falls into the "dad music" kind of style. If in fact your dad does like this kind of music, he has good taste.

I'm at a lost for words on this review. I really am. I'm glad I'm not the only one that seems to think your reviews are a lower level Buddyhead.

I really enjoyed your Velvet Underground review. It lead me to believe that you should only review things that you are a fan of, since it seems you can not be objective to things you are unfamilar with.

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

jesus christ, when did you guys start running Buddyhead.com reviews?

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

At least the comments made the click worth it.

stevejonestherealbones (October 22, 2004)

you guys sure like to talk about me though

this was in the new york times. has this not gone too far?

October 20, 2004

Key West, Suddenly Shy, Puts Pasties on Its Party
By NICK MADIGAN

KEY WEST, Fla., Oct. 17 - As night falls on Duval Street, dazed tourists stumble
from bar to bar, taking in decked-out drag queens, comely strippers and other
entertainments considerably more outrageous. In the dark corners of some of Key West's
gay clubs, things go on that, even here, most people do not talk about in public.
It takes a lot to shock people in Key West. If you come to town, the thinking
goes, you may as well forget about prudishness and propriety. And yet the southernmost
city in the contiguous United States, long
considered beyond the reach of mainland mores, is undergoing a struggle over its
morals.
City officials, who are bracing themselves for Friday, the start of Fantasy Fest,
an annual 10-day bacchanal that draws about 80,000 people and exceeds the blowouts of
New Orleans at their most bizarre,are trying to crack down on the more outlandish
aspects of Key West's sexually indulgent ways.
This month, the City Commission passed an ordinance that limits the number of
strip clubs, clothing-optional bars and X-rated video stores, and spells out that sex
in public is illegal. But some things remain sacred: a clause to require body painters
to shield their naked patrons from view was struck.
“It does get pretty raunchy,“ said John Jones, the assistant city manager. “We're
trying to be more family oriented, but it's still an adult town. I wouldn't advise
anyone to bring their children to Fantasy Fest.“
The effort against blatant displays of sexual behavior comes as city officials
have begun forcing homeless people to bunk down in tents next to the Monroe County Jail
and have ordered the police to arrest violators of regulations on open containers
anywhere but on the busiest blocks of Duval Street, where enforcement would mean
arresting just about everyone.
In addition, the street-front counters that for years have served rum runners and
piña coladas to passers-by must now ask their patrons to step onto their property
before they can receive their drinks.
“Good God, this is turning into a Republican town,“ proclaimed the Pistol and Enema
Web site, which advertises itself as “the gay information source for Key West.“
Workers in the sex industry here say they are stunned at the movement toward
modesty, the very thing they left the mainland to escape. “It's gotten ridiculous,“
said Ed Tremarco, a bartender at the
gay-oriented Bourbon St. Pub. “They even tried to have the body painters put up
curtains. That got shut down, but it's like they have nothing better to do than to come
after us. “
Christy Sweet, a stripper who sued Key West officials after they rescinded her
license two years ago to operate a storefront parlor called “Personal Dances”, said the
newly conservative bent in town was a
result of a real estate boom in which wealthy out-of-towners were buying up expensive
second homes. “There's a different group of people coming here,“ Ms. Sweet said, “and
they're just not as open to adult entertainment.“
A poster outside the 801 Bourbon Bar advertises nightly drag shows, at 9 and 11,
starring “Key West's most beautiful queens.“ But a brochure tied to Fantasy Fest
promotes more risqué fare at the bar's sister
establishment, the Bourbon St.Pub, including an advertisement for an Oct. 25 “Dungeons
and Dragons“ party that promises “live demonstrations“ and comes with a warning:
“This leather fetish party is not for the timid or shy.“
In Key West, where representatives of the various preferences operate in a
relatively harmonious alliance, it is widely assumed that there is sex in the backrooms
of some of the clubs, mostly in the gay ones
but sometimes in the straight ones.

Mary Jane, a stripper prone to acrobatics who said she came here to work a year
ago so that that she could save money to return to college, recalled being astounded at
what she heard was going on in the gay clubs. “Oral sex, right there in front of
everyone, “ said Mary Jane, who was wearing high heels, tattoos and nothing else.
“I couldn't believe it. “
Mr. Jones, 72, the assistant city manager, said there were certain things the
city could not stop. “If you're a young man and you want to make out, no matter what
your sexual preference, you can pretty much do it in Key West,“ he said. “We tolerate
it to a certain extent, as long as you don't do it in public. “
The new ordinance establishes that the town's 14 strip joints and pornographic
book and video stores, as well as a clothing-optional resort, a clothing-optional
restaurant and two clothing-optional bars, may remain in place but makes it much
harder for new licenses to be issued for such businesses. At least one of those bars,
Naked Lunch, was cited recently because
employees were topless in a place that was not legally an entertainment venue. Code
enforcement officers also said the Key West Scrub Club, a strip joint, could not drive
and park all over town its white vans, decorated with paintings of bikini-clad women
and promoting its “Live Totally All-Nude Girls!” “We do want to keep our uniqueness
and funkiness,“ said Tom Oosterhoudt, one of the City Commission's five members. “What
we don't
want is major strip-joint chains on every corner, so it looks like Anywhere, U.S.A.“
Mr. Oosterhoudt said he had successfully toned down some of the ordinance's more
onerous provisions, so much so that its proponent, his colleague Carman Turner, ended
up voting against it. “It still reflects the more freewheeling, free-spirited legacy of

Key West's history,“ Mr. Oosterhoudt said. “We've always been a place of live and let
live. “

Jesse (October 22, 2004)

I don't think anyone finds him funny.

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

Am I the only one who thinks jones the bones isn't funny at all?

Score is for Family Guy. jtb can go fuck himself with a rake.

stevejonestherealbones (October 22, 2004)

"this is the internet. there is infinite space."

not really but i dont feel like explaining it and its easier to just call you stupid

- jones the bones thinks the "to/from" episode of family guy is funny. or maybe it was "from/for" where the dog and peter are talking and its just easier to call peter an idiot.

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

some1 (October 22, 2004)

"wouldn't it be better to save the space and the effort for something a little more deserving?"

this is the internet. there is infinite space.

stevejonestherealbones (October 22, 2004)

by the way. this shit probably does blow horribly. good review

- jones the bones is bones the jones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (October 22, 2004)

YAWN?

how about ...

so i was reading some reviews by jesse

YAWN

- jones the bones is a construct of the people

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

Dear Punknews.org editors,

If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it warrant a review?

I'm all for supporting independent music, the little guy, and 4-track Mozarts, but if something is so pointless and bad as that it warrants less than a paragraph's worth of review, and probably has a pressing of less than 500 copies, wouldn't it be better to save the space and the effort for something a little more deserving?

OC

TheOneTrueBill (October 22, 2004)

Jesse, I pity you for constantly getting the shitty cds.

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