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Big D And The Kids Table

Big D And The Kids Table: How It GoesHow It Goes (2004)
Springman Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Riding the third wave was never this much fun. Okay, you can ignore the obvious press rip attempt and just rest assured that Big D And The Kids Table take you on a memorable trip through How It Goes, their epic ska-punk manifesto that easily proves itself as the band's best work yet. From the en.
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Riding the third wave was never this much fun.

Okay, you can ignore the obvious press rip attempt and just rest assured that Big D And The Kids Table take you on a memorable trip through How It Goes, their epic ska-punk manifesto that easily proves itself as the band's best work yet. From the ensuing keyboard-led, Slackers-esque instrumental opener "The Sounds Of Allston Village" - much akin to Good Luck's "Find Out" - to the final blaring trombone wail in "Moment Without An End," the band entrenches you in 72 minutes of absolutefuckingfun.

Musically, whatever the band did in the past that influenced their biggest followers, ASOB, is ever-present here. To state the similarity is obviously unfair for the party at hand, but it's hard to argue with where the progression of both bands has led them. They even sprinkle sparse dashes of more accessible pop here and there. But what gives Big D the identity is that they can pull off anything from a "good times punk rock song with some horns" song ("Girls Against Drunk Bitches" [which could easily pass for a "Checklist" sequel], "You're Me Now"), to laid-back roots-inspired cuts ("Safe Haven"), to upstroke-laced, head-bobbing optimism ("Chicago") to straight ska-punk fun ("New Nail Bed"). They carry this diverse ideal throughout all twenty songs, mixing things up to keep nearly every minute interesting. For the most part, the band keeps my interest for the better part of the hour-long disc. Their variety is assisted evenmoreso by their liberal use of interspliced audio clips from old-timey advertisements/voicemails/vinyl-playing instruction/etc. etc., the proper sequencing of the five-minute mini-epics, and the mercurial horn lines, which can softly soothe or strongly command.

However, the one major problem here are the lyrics, which are too silly most of the time. Although it's a straightforward approach that seems to walk (or skank) hand in hand with the nature of the album, they're overbearing in places and hurt the album from really making a big impact. "Bender," "My Girlfriend's On Drugs," and "President" are pointed but immature even for the style. One of the better efforts of such narration is the aforementioned "Girls Vs...," which gives a vague play-by-play of the telltale action at hand in an almost-hardcore punk rock fashion and female vocal additions, making for one of the standout tracks amongst a decent handful of candidates. And of course, they have their appropriately grandiose "fuck you" - "LAX" (the original of which appeared on their 2001 split with Five Knuckle) calls out upper-class elitists dwelling in the Los Angeles area. The band jumps from parodying L.A.'s self-questioning fashion technique to the band's own serious self-questioning, asking if their struggling act as a non-corporate-funded band is still worth it.

While I've always loved Rob Dobi's artwork (and there's no exception here), his style doesn't really "fit" the album's apathetic yet happy, fun feel - which is why I absolutely love the fact that his song-by-song illustrations were included in a small "book" completely separate from the actual liner notes. You get morbid but clever black/white/periwinkle-color drawings showing Children Of The Corn-esque situations, perhaps not perfect to glance at as you're smiling along to the chorus of "You're Lost, You're Crazy," but appropriately cynical contributions nonetheless.

Any anticipation that may have been built up by the long wait for this record is mostly rewarded by Big D And The Kids Table. The band still doesn't take themselves at all seriously, and although I'd like even a sporadic handful of more topical issues to be dealt with, be it continually personal or otherwise, their no-worries mindset is both understandable, approachable, and enjoyable. Stellar production and still sloppy, jumpy, rocking, and fun as hell, How It Goes is, despite some occasional dragging moments, indeed an opus and easily the best ska-oriented effort the year has brought us.

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nedsammy (May 30, 2010)

i wouldn't call this album "fun" (and certainly not "You're Me Now"). it can be danced and moshed to, but it deals with a huge amount of pain and suffering and translates it into epic, forceful and sometimes fun music. it took me forever to get into but this is one of the best Ska Punk albums ever, along with Hello Rockview, Keasby Nights, Question the Answers, Destruction by Definition and even the bespoke Holy Grail of the genre, Energy.
(look all those up and buy this)

ifgabeldiesiwilldie (January 19, 2009)

why does my cover art look different?

soundclash (February 21, 2007)

"The band still doesn't take themselves at all seriously"
are you kidding me?!!?

Anonymous (December 22, 2005)

This is my favorite Big D album yet. Good Luck and Gipsy Hill are a good listen, but none of the songs on those releases come close to How it Goes. The band really found a way to mix it up. In previous albums the songs all were good, but sounded the same. A little upstroke guitar here, and a well placed witticism there. But this album, well, it's a whole caliber apart. The band really found their sound. Plus I loved the variety. High energy songs like "Girls against..." to mellow tunes like "Safe Haven" really gave it range. Every single time I finish listening to "How it Goes" a certain euphoria washes over me. Congrats boys a real "hit record."

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

wow ! amazing album
Im surprise to see the rate of this album because it's the best cd in th wodrl... the instrumental is so nice! Big d and the kids tables is on of my favorite band and with this album, they'll stay there

Anonymous (April 11, 2005)

i was originally blown away by big D wayyyyy back when at some ska show on long island (for some reason mentioning that edna's goldfish, skavoovie and teh epitones, big D and teh radiator kings being there always gets a "me too!", so here it is). theyve grown leaps and bounds since shot by lammi, and i think this album is absolultely amazing...tho ill admit it took me a couple of listens before i was drawn fully in. Tho while there might be a few stumbles (president, snxxxxx...leave it to anti-flag and co, guys), almost every song is either fun or thought provoking. at least one u can empathize with. so yeah, do reccomend it to your friends! hell, bucket did @ warped tour last year....(time for a million posts on how the toasters suck). and btw, howzabout we dont wait and hope for a 4th ska wave? do we really need more shitty ska bands created by records companies, and not people who actually care about what theyre doing?

Anonymous (February 14, 2005)

stop recommending this album to your friends.
stop acting like it's good.

worst album put out by Big D yet.

it might be worth listening to if you could mute the singer/the lyrics because the music itself is decent. as much as i like to listen to whiney vocals, this is rediculous. the lyrics are just terrible - even when they try to be "fun."

don't touch this album.

Anonymous (January 9, 2005)

this was a brillaint album from a great group of guys. big d makes me proud to be from boston.

absolutley the nicest group of people ever. ive seen them too many times to count, and each time they chill at their merch table, walking around and talking to everyone. i even see them at shows, supporting other local bands....like the explosion who i saw on tuesday, i saw paul and sean hanging out in the back. it was wicked cool. definitley this band is on the top of my list.

Anonymous (January 6, 2005)

This is an extremely good album i seen big d live a few times...mostley at pearl street and northhampton... they kick ass there

~Jake

Ne one who likes skacore
www.TheFlamingTsunamis.com
www.ABillionErnies.com

th ere both on pure volume too

Anonymous (December 10, 2004)

well i kinda doubt they would be racist having released two records on Asian Man.

Anonymous (December 2, 2004)

This album is friggin awesome and for all of you who are trying to categorize everything, they just play their music and they play better than most bands, they refuse to sell out no matter what, and are amazing. Compare them to the Rx Bandits? I like Rx Bandits but they're nothing compared to Big D, and whoever compared them to Blink 182, 3 words? POSER PUNK SELLOUTS! enough said Big D would never drop down to their level. So instead of just trying to label every band just listen to the music and let punk and ska be what it is and play whatever everything doesnt need to fit into a genre. Also whoever the hell said they're racist is way off track i'm Spanish and i'm friends with the band and they are the coolest bunch of guys you'll meet they're anything but racist. So in closing instead of supporting all those sellout overrated bands support local music and honest bands that are just trying to get by. OOOO ONE LAST THING NO ONE HERE HAS ANYTHING ON THE BOSTON RED SOX ESPECIALLY YANKEES FANS THE BIGGEST CHOKES IN THE WORLD! ~ Diego, Boston, MA

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

Love it!!!!!!!

Anonymous (November 19, 2004)

this cd is not very good. i like the band, but damn this guy cant sing.

Anonymous (November 2, 2004)

Well, this CD is awesome. Great songwriting, refreshingly fun lyrics, mixed in with more serious songs. Great variety of music too. Love it!

About 4th wave: has anyone here heard Streetlight Manifesto? They are pushing 4th wave more than RX Bandits. I love RX Bandits, but Streetlight is definitely more skilled, forceful, and amazing Ska.

Anonymous (October 31, 2004)

"I can also support the fact that these guys are racists. "

This is totally untrue... They are NOT by any chance racists.. I'm not going to name drop or anything stupid like that.. but please believe that they aren't bad people.

P.S. I think that Chicago has been completely bypassed in being a ridiculously well-crafted song that really shows off the fact that they came from Berklee. Also I think the reviewer and some of the comments are forgetting that the songs may have silly lyrics but the actual songwriting happens to be quite good. This band has definately been able to show off the fact that they are knowledgable musicians but at the same time have some fun with it. Besides that, most of the comments seem to also be ignoring the other songs anc only concentrating on the silly ones such as bender and my girlfriend's on drugs.

done.

sean_o (October 29, 2004)

"I ment in an overall comparison to other bands... not a finite similiarity in select songs.

Putting Rx Bandits in the same category as Bling 182 is like saying Scarface is in the same category as Goodfellas."

They're both gangster movies, and fucking awesome gangster movies at that.

P'WNED!

anyways...

this is boston, not l.a.

Not-To-Regret (October 29, 2004)

I ment in an overall comparison to other bands... not a finite similiarity in select songs.

Putting Rx Bandits in the same category as Bling 182 is like saying Scarface is in the same category as Goodfellas.

Anonymous (October 29, 2004)

first and foremost I can vouch that nobody in this band actually has a "big D" no matter what size it is...it should not be anywhere exposed near the kid's table

Anonymous (October 28, 2004)

"Try comparing Rx Bandits to another band... you can't.
That's just part of the reason they kick ass."

In a few songs, they sound a lot like Blink 182.

-Chinatown

Not-To-Regret (October 28, 2004)

Anyone know any good songs by The Expendables?

Not-To-Regret (October 28, 2004)

Try comparing Rx Bandits to another band... you can't.
That's just part of the reason they kick ass.

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

"sorry, my mistake. thank you for correcting me about whos dick they suck"

No problem.

stevejonestherealbones (October 26, 2004)

"I never thought punk would sound so pathetic as it does now. At least some bands are trying originality, unlike most of the scene.

Plus, if there is any dick they suck its the Specials. They have a hell of a lot more in common with them than the Clash."

sorry, my mistake. thank you for correcting me about whos dick they suck

- joneser

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

"i never thought the fourth wave would consist of bands who want to suck the clash's dick."

I never thought punk would sound so pathetic as it does now. At least some bands are trying originality, unlike most of the scene.

Plus, if there is any dick they suck its the Specials. They have a hell of a lot more in common with them than the Clash.

stevejonestherealbones (October 26, 2004)

"The band for the 4th wave are the dead 60s."

i never thought the fourth wave would consist of bands who want to suck the clash's dick.

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

this score is for the rxb

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

nothing special . gets far too much credit for nothing .

way overrated .

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

"should i be emo and just cry
maybe i'll go ska-core and skand until i die
how bout hardcore?
really hardcore
i fucking hate that metal shit"

I love Guttermouth.

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

The band for the 4th wave are the dead 60s. the rx bandits suck choad.

Not-To-Regret (October 26, 2004)

Rx Bandits are way better... their live show and albums are insane. If anything they'll help push to 4th wave... they incorporate amazing sonic and atmospheric elements that put most punk bands to shame. Think what The Police did.

Anonymous (October 26, 2004)

should i be emo and just cry
maybe i'll go ska-core and skand until i die
how bout hardcore?
really hardcore
i fucking hate that metal shit

stevejonestherealbones (October 26, 2004)

"I can also support the fact that these guys are racists. After their set I over heard one of them saying to a friend how they hated that a bunch of "fill in slurs towards blacks here" were in the same area of the venue. "

they probably just didnt want any of there shit to get jacked.

- jones the bones

- lets seewhats next.

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

sean_o (October 25, 2004)

nu-skacore = Leftover Crack/Choking Victim

Rogan ain't racist.... can't speak for the rest of the band... maybe it was taken outta context.

Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

I can also support the fact that these guys are racists. After their set I over heard one of them saying to a friend how they hated that a bunch of "fill in slurs towards blacks here" were in the same area of the venue. Shitty music made by shitty people.

Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

Its not ska punk or skacore, its sha it.

Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

"I was at a party that some of these chumps were at. They were dropping racial slurs left and right. Fuck this band, whatta bunch of goddamn biggots!"

was it in jest? cause everybody does it in jest, nigga.

Crookedsuperhero (October 25, 2004)

Bosstones do actually blow Big D away.

I like this album, but like all their stuff, some songs just seem like there making them up as the go along. Still, an 8 for the good songs.

Anonymous (October 25, 2004)

I was at a party that some of these chumps were at. They were dropping racial slurs left and right. Fuck this band, whatta bunch of goddamn biggots!

bizzlebrizzle (October 24, 2004)

It's been done, man. Early Bosstones. They coined the fuckin' term. Big D isn't what should be considered skacore. They still fucking rock.

I know the Bosstones coined the term, but these guys are what skacore should be.

sean_o (October 24, 2004)

Big D fuckin' rocks!

Sean Rogan, the guitarist, was my assistant band teacher back in 8th grade... he sat next to me every day, cause he played trumpet, too.

To the guy who called them skacore...

It's been done, man. Early Bosstones. They coined the fuckin' term. Big D isn't what should be considered skacore. They still fucking rock.

Also, regarding L.A. X...
It's kinda carrying on a mentality from the classic Boston HC scene...

THIS IS BOSTON NOT LA!

... cause LA sucks. On Choke. Cause he's gay. But he's still the fucking man.

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

"indeed an opus and easily the best ska-oriented effort the year has brought us. "

As said on 'punk'news.org.

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

This is actually their worst album to date. The quality of.....everything has gone way down and the original energetic feel is now totally forced.

Good bands grow and keep it interesting, Big D regresses and gets a larger, younger following.

bizzlebrizzle (October 24, 2004)

also...

Big D
ASOB
AAA
Link 80

I think bands like them should be their own wave of ska...it's not skapunk, it's skacore!

bizzlebrizzle (October 24, 2004)

"are these guys gonna help bring the next wave of ska?"

Yes, I think they are. But the band is still stuck in the third-wave. To me, a wave has to incorporate the new sounds of the day with ska. Punk has far stayed its welcome, and its tome for something new. There are only two bands that do it so well, A Billion Ernies and the Dead 60s. A Billion Ernies for the Emo scene, and the Dead 60s for the indie/hipster scene.

http://www.purevolume.com/abillionernies

http://www. thedead60s .com

You forgot Folly...

Less Than Jake Bannon

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

"are these guys gonna help bring the next wave of ska?"

Yes, I think they are. But the band is still stuck in the third-wave. To me, a wave has to incorporate the new sounds of the day with ska. Punk has far stayed its welcome, and its tome for something new. There are only two bands that do it so well, A Billion Ernies and the Dead 60s. A Billion Ernies for the Emo scene, and the Dead 60s for the indie/hipster scene.

http://www.purevolume.com/abillionernies

http://www. thedead60s.com

niveK82 (October 24, 2004)

are these guys gonna help bring the next wave of ska?

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

i thought it was LAX like the airport abbreviation

bizzlebrizzle (October 24, 2004)

as somebody who has lived in l.a. and in other parts of the country, l.a. is the least fashion-obsessed punk rock scene i've ever seen

no girl's jeans there

I don't think he's talking about the punk rock scene, I think he's talking about the people there in general.

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

kind of like goldfinger but shittier, seriously try to imagine that... yep there you go.

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

wow, this right here is a steaming lop of crap.

Anonymous (October 24, 2004)

" L.A.'s self-questioning fashion technique "

as somebody who has lived in l.a. and in other parts of the country, l.a. is the least fashion-obsessed punk rock scene i've ever seen

no girl's jeans there

stevejonestherealbones (October 23, 2004)

"I'm still waiting for my copy (i ordered online), but I've heard a couple tracks, and while instrumentally are good, i think the singing is not that great. He's trying to have some vocal range now, as opposed to that rapping mc thing he did before, and it doesn't suit him well. I dont' think he has the ability (yet) to do that."

i think you dont have a clue

stevejonestherealbones (October 23, 2004)

"What is the deal with all these bands naming their songs "LAX"? This band, Q And Not U, and Hot Snakes a couple years ago. Intriguing."

well, this one is actually, L.A. x'd out. like crossing out L.A.

bizzlebrizzle (October 23, 2004)

I didn't read the review I was in a hurry... but is this album like a Sublime album (with horns), or a Reel Big Fish album?

If it's like a sublime album I'm definately interested... many ska bands stray too far from reggae/dub, and that's when it sounds cheesy.

No, it's more like an Against All Authority album.

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

What is the deal with all these bands naming their songs "LAX"? This band, Q And Not U, and Hot Snakes a couple years ago. Intriguing.

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

I'm still waiting for my copy (i ordered online), but I've heard a couple tracks, and while instrumentally are good, i think the singing is not that great. He's trying to have some vocal range now, as opposed to that rapping mc thing he did before, and it doesn't suit him well. I dont' think he has the ability (yet) to do that.

colossalbandit (October 23, 2004)

This is an okay review, I think everyone should read the liner notes written by Dave Mcwayne. Reguardless of how you think he writes the lyrics, or how they put the music together, rest assured, you will always get an honest Big D and the Kids Table cd/song. They always have a kick ass show (I saw them last night), and i think theres a lot of kick ass tracks on this. Props to this band for not sellin out, I appreciate their hard work, and I love the new cd.

boba_fett (October 23, 2004)

no wait... it doesnt. they say fuck about 28 times according to those lyrics down there. in hot dog i think they say fuck 47 times.

boba_fett (October 23, 2004)

i think LAX contains more uses of the word fuck then hot dog by limp bizkit. thats pretty impressive if you ask me.

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

he calls that singing?

inagreendase (October 23, 2004)

I read the book in its entirety before I let three tracks pass by.

I did let the lyrics sink in for one or two listens, thinking maybe they were more serious than the feeling I was getting, but then I kept hearing absolutely straightforward lines like "I'm going on a bender this weekend," or "Yeah you President / you're full of shit," or "She showed up at my work on something and said 'She's a daisy!'"

Now, obviously, drinking, politics, and the mental declination of your companion are all serious topics. Maybe Dave even had his girlfriend showing up at his work saying that. The point is, they come off a lot less serious when expressed like that. I was simply thinking that they have the ability to settle for a nice medium between this and overdramatic; they just didn't fully use it.

Fuzzy (October 23, 2004)

Just to further discuss the "no-worries, no topical, no personal" comment, please refer to "Safe Haven", "LAX", "Bender", "If We Want To", "Moment Without An End", and many others. All intensely personal songs. Brian, you review was good, but I don't think you read the book that came with the cd. Or understand the lyrics on the album.

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

"LA.X"

hey, elitists from L.A.
(Los Angeles, California):
you know who you are
you’re driving fancy cars
your allowance exceeds my rent
listen to what I have to say
remind yourselves every day
let’s get the message on its way --

well first of all
fuck your fucking attitudes
how can you be so fucking rude?
you fucking look at me like when girls are jealous
and fuck your fucking L.A. bars
you're all a bunch of wannabe superstars
yeah, fuck your fucking act
you're a bunch of dressed up fucking rats

you get anything you want
mommy's dressed up fucking runt
you're fucking lounging in
daddy's fucking mansion
and all your fucking stupid names
Blair and Titus, that's fucking lame
Z-A-C does not spell Zack,
what the fuck is with all that?

you think you're so fucking impressive
if you get your name on a fucking guest list
raise your nose to the people in line
give the doorman a fucking high five

and then go:
do my shoes match my shirt?
does my shirt clash with my pants?
do my pants match my eyes?
do my eyes look good tonight?
will this place be cool enough?
your hair looks oh, so tough
this looks so good for us
tonight my money’s gonna buy me love

and fuck all of your deceiving
what is your fake heart fake fucking bleeding?
and all the girls you lay on your mat
are the same fucking girls you fucking laugh at
and fuck your fucking fake ass world
and all your handed out fucking thrills
some of us, we have to work hard
just to get our little part
and maybe your clan lives right in Boston
but my friends are fucking awesome
and we'll keep on doing our best
even though our lives are a mess

and we go:
will this check support this tour?
will this tour lose my job?
without my job, where's the rent?
should we all just call it quits?
and dinner dates sure cost a lot
when 28 bucks is all you got
and your life is at a stop
and all your dreams are all self-taught

and this is the difference between our lives
no wonder tonight you feel alright
and I'm sorry if my mind is occupied
I'm trying to forget to wonder why
we're built up from nothing
I'm trying to forget to wonder why

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

Saw them last night on the Ska is Dead Tour. Pretty good. Definitely a different brand of ska. Some songs were among the best Ive heard by any ska band, some threw me into boredom while lulling me to sleep.

8dollarclarinetsolo (October 23, 2004)

yeah, big d is defintely serious music, i disagree with the reviewer saying it wasnt serious. its not like political or something but its just about their life experiences.

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

Hey kids, i was wondering what program you use to download songs? Thanks

Anonymous (October 23, 2004)

yeah LAX is a great song live, but I don't think he pulls it off on the studio album.

Still, I'm interested in hearing more.

ZLNFTOC (October 22, 2004)

Excellent album. "Chicago" has some excellent horn lines.

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

"many ska bands stray too far from reggae/dub, and that's when it sounds cheesy."

ska came before reggae.

robdobi (October 22, 2004)

definitely big d's best work to date, its rare that a band in this genre actually gets better with age.

and brian, the booklet i did is actually a parody of edward gorey's gashlycrumb tinies, it was all dave's idea and i think it played out kind of funny relating to each song.

Fuzzy (October 22, 2004)

It's a Ska album.

Not-To-Regret (October 22, 2004)

I didn't read the review I was in a hurry... but is this album like a Sublime album (with horns), or a Reel Big Fish album?

If it's like a sublime album I'm definately interested... many ska bands stray too far from reggae/dub, and that's when it sounds cheesy.

Fuzzy (October 22, 2004)

LAX is a gutteral reaction to the obscenely snobbish experiences that Dave's had in LA. He used to apologize before playing the song live because of all the fucks.

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

I always thought Big D and the Kids Table was a great band live, and I still do.

But I heard LAX and i hate it, so immature and childish. they are trying to say something important about the snobbish nature of liberal yuppies in big cities, but sadly they come off like six year olds.

Vote Libertarian

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

Sounds like some good stuff. I'll have to pick it up when they hit Chicago.

-ObeyYourParents

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

where the ted leo review at? Think I'm gonna have to pick up this BIg D CD. It looks good.

Fuzzy (October 22, 2004)

This band is fucking awesome. This is the best ska album to come out in the last for-fucking-ever. I do disagree with your assessment that they don't take themselves very seriously. Read the intro in the booklet to the CD, they take themselves deadly seriously. They make fun music though. They also make music about themselves and their experiences. It's not "serious" in the way that some consider other (good) bands like Against Me!, Rise Against, or others, but it's not goofy like The Suburban Legends or Reel Big Fish. Good review though, but you get tons of points off for not mentioning the cover of the Specials "little bitch".

gladimnotemo (October 22, 2004)

I heard 'LAX' on the Springman comps, and next to streetpunk, it's the most "fuck"-filled song ever.

sweetsugarpezz (October 22, 2004)

fuck, i fail at the internet.

sweetsugarpezz (October 22, 2004)

[i]You know to be honest, and i know i'm going to sound like a pussy for saying this, but LAX has way to many fucks in it[/i]

fucking goldmine. truly hilarious.

i love this band but recently they have slipped off my listening patterns. i need to pick this up and fall in love again (totally not gay, i swear)

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

boston

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

good times, but they're no Dinkus 9

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

where are these guys from?

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

Z A C does not spell Zach, what the FUCK is with all that?

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

You know to be honest, and i know i'm going to sound like a pussy for saying this, but LAX has way to many fucks in it

pwfanatic (October 22, 2004)

this album is almost too long. but still, great effort.

maverick (October 22, 2004)

This is a really, really fun CD. It doesn't get old at all, considering how long it is. And I've never heard so many "fuck"s in that short a time span than I did on "LAX."

-Scott

8dollarclarinetsolo (October 22, 2004)

ohh i wish i could afford this. it will be one of my favorite releases of the year, i can already tell by the oh, 7 songs they have or have had online for it

Chason (October 22, 2004)

fucking awesome record and pretty damn good review. I don't think it matches up with Good Luck or Lammi, and I like the original LA.X more, but this album is a concrete continutation of what the band was doing on the Gypsy Hill ep.

Anonymous (October 22, 2004)

This album is the shit!

stevejonestherealbones (October 22, 2004)

this shits a ten. my review was way dope. you staffers didnt like it.?

20 songs and never boring.

- jones

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