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Goldfinger: Disconnection NoticeDisconnection Notice (2005)
Warner Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 2
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Contributed by: StewartDowouisStewart Dowouis
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I have always been a Goldfinger fan. In fact, they were one of the only mid-90's ska-punk bands that I actually found apealing. Their debut album was packed full with catchy choruses, a tasteful variety of tempos and some solid, but not over the top production qualities. It had such an impact on me .
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I have always been a Goldfinger fan. In fact, they were one of the only mid-90's ska-punk bands that I actually found apealing. Their debut album was packed full with catchy choruses, a tasteful variety of tempos and some solid, but not over the top production qualities. It had such an impact on me at the time that I knew I would be a supporter of their music for the long haul.

3 full-length releases, 1 cover album and 2 lineup changes later I still found myself anxiously anticipating new music from John Feldmann and Co. Their ability to effectively pull off so many different styles on each disc (everything from metal to ska to reggae to punk) has always kept me impressed and entertained despite their tendency to write songs with relatively straightforward structures. Would Disconnection Notice be any different?

Unfortunately, I think so.

Their previous full-length, Open Your Eyes, definately showed signs of a slight turn more towards pop-punk. Many of the songs on that record would not have sounded out of place on a Good Charlotte record. That in itself was more than some fans could handle. Personally, however, it didn't bother me much because I had coincidentally switched to a vegan diet around the same time it was released. Honestly, my excitement about their new animal rights message helped me look past the few somewhat weak moments on that disc.

Not even the spoken word by PETA's Ingrid Newkirk on "Behind The Mask" can mask the extreme overproduction and Simple Plan-style tracks on Disconnection Notice though. While I'd still rather listen to this record than anything currently being released by the slew of other pop-punk acts climbing the popular charts these days, I find myself very disappointed in the material we are given here. My overall impression of the album is that it does more to showcase John's abilities as a producer than it does his creativity and songwritting abilities.

"My Everything" kicks the disc off with a Helmet-esque riff driven-attack that would lead the listener to believe that Goldfinger still has its edge; not bad at all. Following that solid song, however, is the most lame and oh-so-typical track I've ever heard from them. I actually had to check the disc sleeve to see if it was a Good Charlotte B-side. Lyrically, it breaks no new ground and seems a little immature comming from a guy Feldmann's age; "I'm wasted again. Black out, don't know where I've been...?" I know he's capable of better than that. Besides, Darrin is far too good of a drummer (maybe one of the best in the business) to play something so stripped down and devoid of passion. Where has the uptempo "punk" beat gone?

Some classic Goldfinger moments do show up in songs like "Too Many Nights" and "Uncomfortable" (the first time we actually get to hear horns from them in years), but they are ultimately overshadowed by songs like "Faith" that do absolutely nothing for me. Ironically, it contains the line "...then you come along to sing this song, restore my faith like nothing's wrong..." In my opinion, something does seem to be wrong here.

Now, I know this review probably sounds a bit harsh, but let it be known that I still consider myself a fan of this band. They've entertained me far too many times before to just abandon them for a few missteps on Disconnection Notice. Let's just hope their next album restores some of the intensity and excitement that originally attracted us to Goldfinger in the first place.

 


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Anonymous (June 9, 2006)

Goldfinger kicks ass, they rock, love the dudes

Anonymous (November 25, 2005)

wow this cd is lucky enough to get a 1 for "my everything." even that song is just mediocore.

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

And just to comment to what someone said below there is no need for animal testing in todayís society there are so many other ways of making new drugs that are much more reliable

There are more reliable methods to predict the safety and effectiveness of drugs for people. These include in vitro (test tube) tests using human cells and tissues and sophisticated computer simulations designed to mimic human metabolism.

Screening new drugs in silico (on computer) is now replacing many animal tests. Investigating diseases that infect humans in any species other than human is useless since pathogens and immune responses to them are species specific.

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

Hi All

Im in the UK and Goldfingers music is hitting everywhere big time, im a vegan since going vegan and cutting out all the animal products feel like I got 100 times more energy feel better then I ever had before. I mean can you even call it meat now a days when itís pumped with so many different drugs and hormones? Just go to www.petatv.com and see some of the videos and ask yourself do you really want to be apart of it? Itís not just about liking the animals, fuck it you donít even have to like them at all but think about your health thatís more important then anything else right? Do you know how many diseases have been linked to eating animal products? Well let me tell you now itís been linked to heart disease meat eaters have higher rates of heart and kidney disease, cancer, obesity and osteoporosis than vegetarians, Fact. This does not mean you are going to get it if you eat meat but what it means is that you are increasing your chances of getting it a lot more.

Peace out

Anonymous (June 30, 2005)

i don't care weather or not it's an ok album
they got muthafuckin' horns on a track
yeee-fuckin-hawww

Anonymous (June 16, 2005)

i see most of you hate goldfinger for this album.
i have to say, its the worst one yet. but, its still pretty friggin good. i'd like to see any of you even come close to feldmann's musical talent.

I loved every single gf album ever written. so there,
go suck ass you mothers.

oh yeah, i joined peta.
and been to goldfinger shows.
best live performance ever.

suck it.

Anonymous (May 3, 2005)

Great Fucking C.D. period.

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

"Or some people want to be IN with todays fads and not eat meat"

I think it's safe to say, based on the dozens of anti-vegan comments below, that veganism isn't exactly considered "cool" right now by any stretch of the imagination.

Anonymous (March 3, 2005)

I think this album is amazing. It's totally not the goldfinger from years ago, but do they have to be? a band can change styles and goldfinger did. this cd is more pop than punk, so for fans of the albums hang-ups and goldfinger this might be a very bad album. but it's just catchy, happy and very relaxed music! :) so stop saying this album sucks. you just don't like it because you are all to limited in your musical tastes.

Anonymous (February 25, 2005)

I couldn't disagree more with most of these reviews. I think this album is amazing. "Ocean Size" and "Damaged" are two of the best songs I've heard in a while. All the song's flow nicely together. As for the song "Faith", it's one of my favorites off the album. So all you people that don't like this album need to get a life.

Anonymous (February 25, 2005)

It is their 5th full length.

I wrote "3 full lengths.." after refering to their debut and while anticipating Disconnection Notice. Confusing, I know.

-Stewart Dowouis

Anonymous (February 24, 2005)

This score is for the song "Get By". Thanks to the guy who posted the link to this mp3. That song is WAAAAAAYYYYYY better than anything on the new cd.

That song gives me hope that Goldfinger could still put out a good album in the future.

sickboi (February 24, 2005)

I thought this was their 5th full-length?

Anonymous (February 24, 2005)

and to the guy giving us the mp3 links, thanks! not sure if the songs are any good, but that was cool of you.

also, thanks for using words like 'darn' and 'keen' ya know we needs more polite people on here

paul

Anonymous (February 24, 2005)

"Damn. I hadn't noticed that before. I would never even attempt to compare the two bands.

-Stewart Dowouis"

LOL. I think this might be the single most hilarious thing i've read on these boards. a burn to goldfinger in your review comparing them to GC, not knowing the song was cowritten by benji. god thats good. fucking awesome actually.

paul

Anonymous (February 24, 2005)

The US cd doesn't include the bonus tracks, so you can get them here

Get By - http://www.nitroradio.com/goldfinger/13-goldfinger-get_by_(bonus_ track).mp3

Find A Way - http://www.nitroradio.com/goldfinger/14-goldfinger-find_a_way_(bo nus_track).mp3

Get By is pretty darn good, sounds alot like Mable

Not too keen on Find A Way though.

Anonymous (February 24, 2005)

ive seen them 5 times live. The first time, they headlined and were fantastic. That was the 2001 uk tour in june

the 4 times since, they have sucked totally. sameish setlist (june 01 gig had 20-odd great songs and hardly any were played since)

Anonymous (February 23, 2005)

I've always heard that Goldfinger is really good live. That's strange because their live DVD FUCKING SUCKS!!! Horrible setlist, way too short, disgusting twinkie joke thing involving that guys ass??? Maybe some people think that jokes like that make them a good live band but I sure don't.

Anonymous (February 23, 2005)

And Mest's logo is identical, but in Red. theres a hint

Anonymous (February 23, 2005)

Damn. I hadn't noticed that before. I would never even attempt to compare the two bands.

-Stewart Dowouis

Anonymous (February 22, 2005)

Amazing that nobody has noticed that Goldfinger's new album rips off the Gorilla Biscuits logo... check the bottom review for proof.

Anonymous (February 22, 2005)

"I actually had to check the disc sleeve to see if it was a Good Charlotte B-side."

you must not have checked it, because if you had, you'd have noticed 'wasted' and 'ocean size' were co-written by none other than benji madden of GC. hilarious i know.

paul

Anonymous (February 22, 2005)

well I've had about 5 listens of the new album and have formed my opinion.

it sucks.

the s/t was one of the first 'punk' cd's i owned, way back in 96 as a 16 yr old just getting into the 'scene'. I busted that cd out last night and its still great. so is hangups, and honestly, stomping ground is pretty solid, especially the first half.

open your eyes was horrible. I thought this could be their rebound cd, but its every bit as bad as hang ups, maybe slightly better , but thats not hard to do.

the only 3 above average songs on here are Uncomfortable (i think this is the only standout on the album) , my everything and ocean size (although having burt from the used do backups in the outro almost ruins it). 'i want' is the only song even worth listening to on the second half, and the closest to a 'classic' sounding goldfinger song on the disc. the rest of the tracks are either shit or filler.

don't get me wrong, i used to LOVE goldfinger. I played the shit out of their first 3 albums, went to their shows, etc. they need to hang it up.

-paul

kenjamin (February 22, 2005)

Then consider yourself a non-conformist. Punk Rock!

Anonymous (February 22, 2005)

Or some people want to be IN with todays fads and not eat meat

kenjamin (February 21, 2005)

good point benjasaurus. Plus a person's choice to go vegan is not always entirely dependent on Animal Rights. Somepeople do not agree with the meat industry and do not wish to give them their money. others are against the pollution caused by the meat industry and others simply do not want to eat food that's shot up with steroids and loaded with anti-biotics.

Benjasaurus (February 21, 2005)

"Vegans do suck. I shouldn't know you eat meat or not. Just like you don't need to know that I don't eat chocolate or drink coffee and think Fribbles are the universe's way of rewarding us good people.

Actually fuck it. I'm now a Choffeegan. Eat my balls."

You can't really say "Vegans suck" any more than you can say "Democrats/Republicans/Greens/Anarchists/Pro-Lifers/Pro-Choicers/ Etc." suck.... it's a position on an issue that people choose to take and act upon. Simply because many people are too afraid to even consider altering their grossly indulgent lifestyles, they refuse to even take in information or give an ounce of respect to those that challenge the morality of such an indulgent and selfish lifestyle. Choosing to not eat meat or animal products is more than just a dietary choice for many: it's the first step towards ending the international holocaust taking place every day. If you're offended, scared, or annoyed by this, chances are that you're part of the problem.

IheartAdam (February 21, 2005)

Vegans do suck. I shouldn't know you eat meat or not. Just like you don't need to know that I don't eat chocolate or drink coffee and think Fribbles are the universe's way of rewarding us good people.

Actually fuck it. I'm now a Choffeegan. Eat my balls.

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

here's a better one.

http://siren11.digital7.com/pics/ddsc0002.jpg

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

sorry, wrong link

petition here! http://www.petitiononline.com/GFNOFELD/petition.html

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

Darrin and Kelly, please leave and start a new band, away form these shitheads. Alot of people would love you guys if you did i that. We love you that much

Im veggie. Feldy and Killah B Turn me right off though

I give this five, for Darrin and Kelly's sake only. I know they dont want to be in that band

and everyone. Sign up! http://www.punknews.org/reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=3747

A disgruntled Goldfinger fan, called stu

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

I wouldn't say that they own all bands live, but they are very good live.

BrandonSideleau (February 21, 2005)

"talk all the shit you want, but live goldfinger owns pretty much every band around"- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's the stupidest shit I've ever heard.

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

talk all the shit you want, but live goldfinger owns pretty much every band around.

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

Vegans suck.

This attitude always amazes me. It's just so silly. A person decides to follow an animal product free diet/lifestyle and suddenly he/she sucks?

Certain vegans are pushy and condescending, yes, but the majority are peacful and out of the spotlight.

I know several meat eaters who are complete douchebags.

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

Goldfinger...i wanna be your stalker

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

Vegans suck.

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

"1 cover album? what the fuck was that?"

Darrin's Coconut Ass

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

1 cover album? what the fuck was that?

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

Wow, he really is dead. Time for Mailer to follow suit.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (February 21, 2005)

Hunter Fucking Thompson is dead, and these idiots are still putting out albums. This world fucking hates me.

Anonymous (February 20, 2005)

As a long time Goldfinger fan, I know what it's like listening to this album. I think this review is 100% right on, right down to the individual songs. "Wasted" and "Faith" are quite possibly the worst Goldfinger songs ever released, but there are a few rare instances of that old GF magic. The production on some of the songs is really great ("Damaged" comes to mind) but some of the songwriting is just awful.

Anonymous (February 20, 2005)

this band is so over-rated. i prefer ashlee simpson.

Anonymous (February 20, 2005)

haha, i thought that was john feldman on the ashlee simpson show too. it isnt though. just some douche.

John was, in fact, on the Ashlee Simpson show for a few seconds. It was during the episode where she was shopping for producers.

joeg (February 20, 2005)

the vitriol and loathing of john feldman and goldfiner has reached astronomical peaks and inexplicable heights as from my analysis of the comments below.

Anonymous (February 20, 2005)

"[21:41] TheFightToLive: brian... brian..........
[21:42] TheFightToLive: you know the new goldfinger is bad
[21:42] Brian: i havent heard anything off of it
[21:42] Brian: but i liked their last album a LOT
[21:42] TheFightToLive: you're making me emo"

[right now] Me: You ain't funny.

Anonymous (February 20, 2005)

Poo on this.

jamespastepunk (February 20, 2005)

*is self-righteous

jamespastepunk (February 20, 2005)

This score is for the pushy, in your face, holier than thou, hardcore scene parasites at PETA.

I don't mind vegans, vegeterians, I'm certaintly not going to knock other people's dietary habits, but please, if every single person I've met at a show representing your organization is a self righteous then I believe that says something about the organization which you represent.

Oh, the Goldfinger CD? I wasn't going to buy it anyway.

Anonymous (February 20, 2005)

haha, i thought that was john feldman on the ashlee simpson show too. it isnt though. just some douche.

ElVaquero (February 20, 2005)

[21:41] TheFightToLive: brian... brian..........
[21:42] TheFightToLive: you know the new goldfinger is bad
[21:42] Brian: i havent heard anything off of it
[21:42] Brian: but i liked their last album a LOT
[21:42] TheFightToLive: you're making me emo

Anonymous (February 20, 2005)

i saw john feldman on the ashlee simpson show

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

"bet you've never even seen a horse in your life, eh?"

huh?

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

Electric love hogs

electric love hogs

electric love hogs

electric love hogs

Benjasaurus (February 19, 2005)

"goldfinger and veganism aside, FUCK PETA.
animal rights is great, but for the love of god, dont do it through peta.
they are a horrible organization, and if you knew what they really do behind the scenes, you'd sever all ties with them right now."

Well, maybe you know something I don't. But I volunteer there regularly and have done so for over a year and apparently "what they really do behind the scenes" has escaped me because I still think very highly of them. Suck my balls.

Jon_the_Skafather (February 19, 2005)

"Their previous full-length, Open Your Eyes, definately showed signs of a slight turn more towards pop-punk. Many of the songs on that record would not have sounded out of place on a Good Charlotte record. That in itself was more than some fans could handle. Personally, however, it didn't bother me much because I had coincidentally switched to a vegan diet around the same time it was released. Honestly, my excitement about their new animal rights message helped me look past the few somewhat weak moments on that disc."

translation:

i hated the cd but because they were following my personal dietary habits, i excused the suckyness.

fucking sheep. bet you've never even seen a horse in your life, eh?

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

Fuck LA was a great song, but as for the rest of this band's music, it can go fuck itself. I fucking hate John Feldman that stupid twanked out piece of horse shit. It's sad how most of the bands that came up with goldfinger hate their guts now because of what they've become. I fuckin hope you rot in hell john, you fucking assmaster.

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

"This is a very well-written album, and it a LOT better than the mainstream crap out now like Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, and Taking Back Sunday."

Those bands all suck but this sucks just as bad.

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

"This record is awesome.
The first two records are so worn out, and just stupid now.
This is a very well-written album, and it a LOT better than the mainstream crap out now like Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, and Taking Back Sunday."

You're retarded.

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

This record is awesome.
The first two records are so worn out, and just stupid now.
This is a very well-written album, and it a LOT better than the mainstream crap out now like Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, and Taking Back Sunday.

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

I may not agree with brandon's musical tastes, but he has some fucking good points about animal rights.

Word, dude.

-Ken (vegetarian, 2 years running)

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

Good review, shat album. Don't eat the tuna...there might be dolphins caught in the net. Well, what about the fuckin' tuna?

rankincompetence (February 19, 2005)

even broccoli screams when you rip it out of the ground...

BrandonSideleau (February 19, 2005)

measuring human animal life against other non-human animal life is all a matter of moral values and priorities. I can think of plenty of people whose live's are completely worthless and the whole "just because they are human" argument means shit to me. If it's alive, judge it as you would judge anyone. I can think of plenty of politicians I'd happily do away with to save any living thing....hell even a tree.

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

This score is for PETA, one of the few voices in the animal rights movement that actually makes a difference these days. Name one other organization or person that has done even a fraction of what PETA has done (and the ALF doesn't count).

So true. NO other organization has done more for animal rights.

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

This is 100% crap. Pack it in John, you're career is over.

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

I have been a big Goldfinger fan for a long time, but this album is horrible and this animal rights stuff is so lame. A human life is more important than the life of an animal. Antibiotics and many other important productst that help to saves lives are here because of animal testing. ..

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

This album is HORRIBLE!!!!!!

This album is SAD!!!!!!

How can Goldfinger stoop to such a low level?? The same band with songs like Fuck Ted Nugent, Spokesman, 99 Red Balloons, San Simeon,...............and now this???

I read somewhere that someone said they thought this cd was "catchy as hell." Um you're wrong buddy. I am a sucker for catchy music, and this is not catchy in any way shape or form.

The only thing good about this cd is song 8. It is a legit punk tune, but it is the only one on the entire cd.

I have got to believe that Goldfinger will return with a better album next time around because I can't believe anyone will actually give this cd a good review.

BrandonSideleau (February 19, 2005)

just because some shitty bands and some whinney people promote animal rights doesn't make it "lame".....unless you're a hardcore Christian (they believe only humans feel pain or have souls), then by all means you'd have to agree all creatures deserve the right not to suffer. I'm not saying that there's something wrong with eating animals for food, but in today's society we only need so much...and there are far too many fat fucks over-eating and chowing down shit that they DON'T NEED. I say, eat fish....eat chicken....just lay off the red meat, needless death is, well, needless. You can argue it, but you'd be wrong.

wannabepunktony (February 19, 2005)

Haha, I mean this REVIEW is not harsh enough, not this album. =P

wannabepunktony (February 19, 2005)

This album is not harsh enough. I bought this album because I love Goldfinger and have followed them since the beginning. But this piece of crap hardly justifies even the free autographed book, sticker and buttons I received with the pre-order.

Even for the huge Goldfinger fan, pretend like this NEVER came out.

I'll drink one for you tonight Goldfinger, for all the good times...now please tour one more time then break up and never make me break my heart with such horse shit again.

kenjamin (February 19, 2005)

What's so bad about Peta? Sure they're pushy but they've also uncovered alot of pretty horrible atrocities ranging from inhumane and completely unnecessary animal testing to acts of indecency towards poultry and cattle. Hey but whatever, you're the ones eating that shit.

TJmoney (February 19, 2005)

self titled is a great album and hang-ups is up there too I still listen to both of them...stomping ground has its moments and I actually bought open your eyes and I have listened to it once all the way through and never gotten around to listening to it again...fuck ted nugent is catchy and so is spokesman but thats about it

I missed out on the last couple times they came here (crouching fish hidden tiger) and then they headlined in 2002...if they came back would it even be worth it?

are goldfinger and reel big fish still friends?

"save a plant eat a cow, I want beef I want it now I'm gonna eat it cuz it's red! I'm gonna eat it cuz it's dead! maybe I should eat it raw let the blood run down my jaw I'd eat people if it was legal I'd eat people if it was legal!"

theundergroundscene (February 19, 2005)

john feldmann should do listen to denis leary's "meat"

and then choke on a dick

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

goldfinger and veganism aside, FUCK PETA.
animal rights is great, but for the love of god, dont do it through peta.
they are a horrible organization, and if you knew what they really do behind the scenes, you'd sever all ties with them right now.

Anonymous (February 19, 2005)

just got done seeing them at the TLA in Philly. they still put on one hell of a show.

Benjasaurus (February 19, 2005)

This score is for PETA, one of the few voices in the animal rights movement that actually makes a difference these days. Name one other organization or person that has done even a fraction of what PETA has done (and the ALF doesn't count).

Goldfinger sucks but John Feldman is the shit.

kenjamin (February 18, 2005)

Rice Dream!!? It's all about Soy-Delicious.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

really, did you have to post anonymously, Scott...

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I can't believe I'm going to admit this, but in 1997 I traded The self titled Operation Ivy CD for the ST Goldfinger cd. That's like trading Led Zeplin 2 for a William Hung . Post away, I deserve it.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I'm going to eat a steak in honor of this band sucking and poke a bunny in the eye because its funny.

take that vegan boy.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

You're all stupid as goldfinger.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

i remember going to a Slapstick show and me and my buddies started talking to these two girls. they told us to check out Goldfinger. they seemed to know their shit so we did. i remember only liking a song called "mabel." we saw them open a show for Gods Reflex a little later on. they had a massive amount of guitars on stage w/ them. and some dude who tuned those guitars for them. he also would bring them water. it left a bad taste in my mouth. i really don't care for this band or feldmann. i'm all for a band experimenting w/ new sounds and growing musically however i have no respect for a band who changes their sound based on what is the flavor of the day.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

As much as it hurts me to say this, being that I really loved Hang-Ups, maybe its time Goldfinger called it a day. John can then eat tofu and Rice Dream while producing Mest and Story of the Year albums until his retirement, and the other 3 can go back to doing whatever they did before.

Joe

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

As a fan of goldfinger, this album sucks ass. i bet they even sounded better when they were a red hot chili peppers rip off. i'd call them sellouts but they were always sellouts, but before they did a good job ripping off good epitaph bands....now they just rip off good charlotte. i hope john feldman gets eaten by a tiger.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

What's sad is this band has always had the potential to write a great pop-punk album, yet instead of realizing that potential they always seem to take steps in the wrong direction.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I listened to this cd while I got road head from my lover than we went and ate some vegan steak at our favorite vegan resturant, I also had my salad tossed and listened to it at home while we drank wine and made out, not a bad cd

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

this band fell off the deep end after hangups.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

this band fucking SUCKS BALLS. if you seriously are into them you are severly limiting yourself. there is a whole beautiful world of music out there that doesnt include this kind of hackneyed, aged bullshit. attack.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

i just want to point out that the top review this week was goldfinger. last wee it was unwritten law. thats kind of funny.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Cory Feldmann and the lackeys? Didn't know he had a punk band.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I really liked the self titled cd.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

They never were a pure ska band, but elements of ska were clearly evident on their first few records. Listen to Hang Ups again.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

goldfinger was -not- ska. never was.

Psychoos231 (February 18, 2005)

This band has always been shitty

TheMarc (February 18, 2005)

I just listened to every Goldfinger album from S/T to Open Your Eyes in chronological order on my 4 hour drive back up to school. It's amazing how far this band has fallen. I won't be picking this one up.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

This album does suck ass-poop, but all those other low scores probably made the album cry.

So, this cd gets a 2, and peanut butter can have the other 8.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I have to agree with sickboi, even though Feldman and the Lackeys is, in truth, what Goldfinger is. Oh, and shit. They're shit too.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

The frontman is usually the voice for the band. Sorry, but in all the bands I've been in, I'd never let the frontman spout out shit I didn't believe in. Otherwise, they should change their name to "Feldman and the Lackeys".

-sickboi

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

sickboi - no, they have the right to call the frontman a vegan. Not the entire band. He's the one with the mic, so he's the one that gets to voice HIS opinion. And don't say "the other guys have mics and could say something" because it doesn't work that way with John Feldmann. If Darrin were to say "eat what you want" the shit would hit the fan.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Peace. Everybody's happy. Incidentally, I just had that bowel movement. And, even though it was kind of painful, my labors produced a chunk-style caserole of choclatey, scab filled goodness. My lips are still brown from the huffing tube.

This has excited me so much that I'm gonna now get down to the, ahem, "real meat" of today's projects. I'm gonna beat it and treat it till it's red and raw. And, for dessert: chunk style clam chowder with tadpoles swimming in it. I might just make myself preggernint.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Have fun, dude. lol

-Stewart Dowouis

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

PS: When I'm through with the bowel movement, I'm gonna get in a 1/2 somersault position, beat off, and shoot cum into my own mouf.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Stu,

I've had my fun. Sorry for messing with you so much. I still don't like Goldfinger, but I don't claim to know what is "punk.' It doesn't really matter anymore, anyway-- quit mattering around, oh, 1978?

And I'm sure you sincerely like the band and your motives are cool and all that.

I'm going to sign off and then engage in an ecstatic bowel movement. That will be the highlight of my day.

Incidentally, when I have said bowel movement I'll be sitting on the toilet with a cardboard wrapping paper tube going from my mouth into the toilet bowl. I like to huff the, ahem, aromatic fruits of digestion.

Peace, --Buddy Dillard

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Hi, Buddy.

I don't think I have any Sum 41 at hand, but I'm chillin' to The Falcon right now. Are they up to your standards, or am I once again listening to "chump" music?

-Stewart Dowouis

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

PS:

My name is Buddy Dillard of Rome, GA

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Apologies accepted, Stewart. Now, rock some Sum 41 and chill out.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I'm amazed at your level of intellect. I will aspire the rest of my life to be just like you. If only I could have a true understanding of what constitutes "punk" like you do, I'd be set. I'm such a pitiful person for submitting an honest review of a band that has entertained me for years to this site and allowing myself to get insulted by someone who insulted my motives. Please forgive me.

-Stewart Dowouis

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Terrible. This is Goldfinger scraping the bottom of their creative toilet.

John Feldman is conducting an experiment here. He is testing us to see how much shit he can peddle and still be considered an artist.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

remember when this band used to be good?

i need to bust out their self titled record.

that was some solid stuff right there.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

he gave the cd a 4 out of 10

Exactly. What the fuck is this dude on?!

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Well, Stewart, maybe we should arrange to duke it out in "the pit" at the next Goldfinger show at the House of Blues?

Really, you're a 29 year old man. Yes, the internet is the perfect venue for anonymous squabbling. And you, my friend, are a sucker for criticism. But seriously, would it be worth your time to get in a stupid fight with someone who criticized your review? I daresay that goldfinger and the bulk of the vegan bunch would both discourage this kind of jockboy behavior. Fuck, YOU'RE A 29 YEAR OLD MAN, a full-grown "adult." In your alleged maturity, you should know better than to engage in silly arguments like this. Perhaps my comments got to you a bit? I think you should focus your "intensity and excitement" elsewhere.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Bad bad bad. Goldfiger was never good. They could be considered mediocre about 3 CDs ago, but now... I don't even know where to start. I hope John Feldman is just fucking with all of his fans to see how much bullshit he can produce and still make money.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

"singing the praises of goldginer"
????
he gave the cd a 4 out of 10

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

The internet is a wonderfull thing isn't it? Where else could you talk smack directly to someone you do not know and will never have to defend yourself physically? YOU FUCKIN' CHUMP!

-Stewart Dowouis

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Well, Stewart, your angry reply certainly had the "intensity" of Goldfinger. If you bought that shit, you've even a bigger chump than I'd previously thought. Instead, you should be getting into the "unbound political righteousness" of Good Charlotte.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Oh yeah, in my anger I forgot to sign my last post:

-Stewart Dowouis (29 years old)
Metairie, LA

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

The reviewer uses the terms "Intensity and excitement" to refer to Goldfinger? Dag, this review simply HAS to be a parody.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

"The "quality" of reviewers on this site is beyond laughable. Once again, Punknews.org has found some kid who is so thrilled to get one fucking free CD that they'll give it a great review."

Dude, I don't know who the hell you are, but FUCK YOU!

I actually bought 2 copies of this cd! This was a 100% honest review of this record. Get off of your holier than thou horse and settle down muthfucker.

rankincompetence (February 18, 2005)

i just dont know anymore.... that song behing the mask really annoys the piss out of me with all that added bullshit.... even broccoli screams when you rip it out of the ground...i dont have a problem with the life style but i bought the cd for the music; not to hear that shit....i really only enjoy a few songs on the album like the first but others just suck ass. I will always be a GF fan but i would rather be listening to hang ups or the s/t...

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Well, apparently you're part of the "staff" at punknews.org. So how about giving us some info on how you go about selecting your reviewers? Better yet, how about defending the quality of the reviews on this site?

I can forsee the old, "a review is subjective opinion" argument coming here.

I'll go ahead and counter that you should choose someone with more knowlege of the genre. I mean, you could get a "subjective opinion" from anyone. Maybe you should rope in some Avril Lavigne fans to tell us what's "punk." Heck, embracing Goldfinger's vision of anarchy (that is said in sarcasm, if'n any of youse aren't savvy enough to figure that out.) is only a step away from Ms. Lavigne.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

The "quality" of reviewers on this site is beyond laughable. Once again, Punknews.org has found some kid who is so thrilled to get one fucking free CD that they'll give it a great review. This site claims to be a "punk" site and then publishes a review that sings the praises of Goldfinger?

How the fuck do you know he got it for free? The reviewer isn't a staffer, so PN.org certainly didn't send him a CD to review. I think you're the twelve-year old around here.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

goldfinger hasn't released anything worthwhile of an entire album since their self titled. i probably will never listen to this record, and am unleashing all of my other goldfinger albums.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Ooh! Angry!

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Well, I doubt that many people will disagree that Goldfinger is a horrible, or at least cookie-cutter band. What I'm wondering here is, was that review honest, or was that one of the best examples sarcasm I've ever seen? I mean, that comment about sticking with Goldfinger because the reviewer had also recently gone vegan as well? THAT'S TOO FUNNY and could've been a skit on Saturday Night Live. (I am not dissing PETA or vegans by saying this.) Another hilarious line: "I have always been a Goldfinger fan."

The "quality" of reviewers on this site is beyond laughable. Once again, Punknews.org has found some kid who is so thrilled to get one fucking free CD that they'll give it a great review. This site claims to be a "punk" site and then publishes a review that sings the praises of Goldfinger?

Really guys, this is a good site to come to for news and gossip. But THE REVIEWS SUCK. Maybe you should change the name to punkfor12yearolds.com or i'mpunktoo.com or better yet, hottopicisasubversiveorganization.com

sickboi (February 18, 2005)

Retard 2 below....

When the frontman rants his "go-vegan!"/PETA propaganda in the music and in the liner notes, people have reason to call them a vegan band.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I spelled a few words wrong in this review:

appealing
songwriting
definitely

Sorry about that. I thought I caught them before I sent it in.

-Stewart Dowouis

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I don't like this album at all. I have been listening to Goldfinger for around 8 years now, and this is easily my least liked album. There is just nothing on it that appeals to me.

And another thing...the band is not vegen or vegetarian, 2 members are. Nor is the entire band sxe, so please don't label them as so.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I listened to this album and was amazed that they could make an album worse than Open Your Eyes.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Fuck Goldfinger, fuck them up their stupid asses.

pwfanatic (February 18, 2005)

i gave up on these guys so long ago, which is a shame, cause they used to be a guilty pleasure. then, they managed to suck so much that they even got dropped from that title.

Crookedsuperhero (February 18, 2005)

This is really crappy, and i didn't mind Open Your Eyes.

CallingLondon (February 18, 2005)

i too had a beef sandwich. corned. with brie cheese. it was deliscious.

CallingLondon (February 18, 2005)

i too had a beef sandwich. corned. with brie cheese. it was deliscious.

CallingLondon (February 18, 2005)

enough with the good charlotte comments in your review. they're not even that big anymore. as for this band, i was a huge fan of them back in the day. that first one was solid gold, but i agree, they did go down hill after charlie left. oh, and also simon. oh well. we'll always have mabel.

TheOneTrueBill (February 18, 2005)

John Feldman wouldn't like me because I had a beef sandwhich for dinner.

IheartAdam (February 18, 2005)

I don't know what to say....all these years I thought Scott was a hopeless fat-a-holic...but he's actually a vegan now?

Good for you Scooter pie. PETA needs more brainless husks for their inhuman army of the lame.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

This band blows and always has. These guys are pushin, what, 40 years old now and stlil playing pop-punk? I wouldn't mind it if they were called, um, the DESCENDENTS, but they're not even in the same league.

notfeelingcreative (February 18, 2005)

I saw the score and read the first line of the review, I've already decided I won't be buying this.

John-311 (February 18, 2005)

I've been trying to enjoy this album, but really the only 2 songs that have really got me are Ocean Size and Uncomfortable. How did this review not mention Stalker? That song is just...is it supposed to be funny or something? Cause it's just cheesy and horrible. The lyrics on this cd are just so bad. I'd probably still go see Goldfinger if they came here just cause it'd be a fun show, but this cd...no.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

i never got this band. when i was 18 or 19 (1996?) they played detroit for the first time with less than jake and i was unmoved. the last time i saw them play live they opened for sum 41 and i was kind of bothered about how they went from what i rememebr as a fun party band to being asses about the whole PETA thing and being sxe. don't get me wrong i love a lot of bands who tour with Peta people and who are sxe but they don't feel the need to beat an uncaring public over the head with it. face it goldfinger's target audience is nad always has been 15 year old kids. kids who aren't going ot base thier life on a shitty pop-punk band. fuck these guys

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

I hate this album, but i cant stop listening to it, its catchy as hell. but its not good, no ska punk, or even pop punk for that matter, its pop shit. The three kinda good songs are behind the mask, uncomfortable, and I want. The rest sucks, all filler in my opinion. After reading their review in AP I expected much much better.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

i didn't bother to read this review

or listen to the album

but this score is based on everything else i've ever heard from this band

these guys were like the simple plan of my youth

-the other scott

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Screw these suckers. Their music has never been good, but now it's awful.

dazed (February 18, 2005)

Score is for Ingrid Newkirk.

I respect animal rights as being a valid issue but PETA is a sad and unfunny joke. Which means they fit right in there with Goldinger's new stuff.

Jesse (February 18, 2005)

"Disconnection Notice" is better as a Sonic Youth song.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

wow, great honest review.

I definitely agree that more and more Feldmann is relying on production to cover up poor song writing. This just makes the band seem less credible.

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Good bad review.

OC

theundergroundscene (February 17, 2005)

this band died once charlie left

i wish i could hand them a towel and tell them to throw it in

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