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Chixdiggit!: Pink RazorsPink Razors (2005)
Fat Wreck Chords

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It was a long wait for this one, the 4th full-length from Canadian power-poppers Chixdiggit!, no longer on Honest Don's, but moving up the ladder to release this one on Fat Wreck in the States and the UK, and available through Sweden-based Bad Taste Records for the rest of Europe. K.J.'s nasal vo.
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It was a long wait for this one, the 4th full-length from Canadian power-poppers Chixdiggit!, no longer on Honest Don's, but moving up the ladder to release this one on Fat Wreck in the States and the UK, and available through Sweden-based Bad Taste Records for the rest of Europe.

K.J.'s nasal vocals haven't changed a bit over the last 13 years, and neither has the sound: joyful, easy tunes (in various tempo) that make you happy and urge to sing and shake along. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way! The guitars have some of that Screeching Weasel/Ramones drive, but there's always those kicking poppy elements in their music, and almost every song has that little intermezzo guitar solo to spice it up a bit more. The only new sound you hear is "Nobody Understands Me," where they add some punchy synthesizer weirdness to the song. You get the inevitable funny everyday life lyrics that are as meaningless as undoubtedly was intented. And for once, I don't care that they are mostly about girls. The nice addition of a closing 27 minutes where the entire record is playing in the background while all the band members are commenting on every song is really big fun, and is a testimony of this band's love for playing music and above all, of their ability to stay modest about what they are doing.

Maybe it's true that these songs wear out after too numerous listenings, but as for now I entirely dig this simple, straightforward album. Play this whenever you have a bad day, the catchy tunes will brighten it up in no time.

 

 
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ak3punk (December 15, 2012)

Underrated band/album. Love these guys!!!

CountDruckula (February 26, 2012)

I love this band, Fuck Off if you don't!

mrlex (September 24, 2010)

People in 2005 were stupid as fuck.

highanxiety (April 27, 2009)

A damn solid pop-punk album.

Anonymous (September 23, 2005)

I tried to floor punch to this, but I just wasn't feeling it. Fuck this fag shit. These guys are pussies and couldn't right a good break down for me to throw down to save their faggy lives. Fucking douchie fags. Songs about girls are for queers."
"

hahahahahahahahahahhahaahhahaha

Anonymous (April 26, 2005)

I bet a girl band could kick the ass of these knob jockies.

Anonymous (April 26, 2005)

listen to the Directors bit. You must be joking! It was hard enough listening to the cd in the first place without listening to it again on the last track!

Anonymous (April 26, 2005)

A 5 year gap to come up with this trash! This band should find something else to do.

Anonymous (April 23, 2005)

once again, has anyone listened to the director's commentary at the end of the CD?????????
fuck you all suck. if you haven't listened to the entire CD, then how can you comment on it? You are constantly judging a book by its cover..pop punk this and that. shut up.

Anonymous (April 22, 2005)

"Peoples tastes change. Are you unable to accept this?"

He probably can accept this. If you listen to what he's saying rather than immediately pegging him as ignorant, because his tastes HAVEN'T changed, you'll understand.

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

great album. can't wait to seem them next week in toronto. my favourite band live.

Inspection12e (April 21, 2005)

"Most of you are pathetic. You're out of you're pop-punk phase? Screeching Weasel, The Ramones, Descendents, The Queers, RKL, Dickes will always be my favourite bands and I will always listen to them.

So going from Pop-Punk to Hardcore is being "mature" or Pop-Punk to "Indie-Rock" is mature. Like I said, there is no "phase" it's just a genre of music. I guarantee you the fan base at a Queers show would be older than a skate punk, hardcore, or street punk show.

I'll be listening to the Dickies one of the greatest pop-punk bands just as much as i'll be listening to Minor Threat, Discharge or Ted Leo"

Peoples tastes change. Are you unable to accept this?

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

http://retarddisco.com/video/tr_mike_tysons_punch_out.mov

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

Pink Razors (the band) need a real singer, and badly. I've seen them open three shows over the past couple months, the most recently being for Paint it Black on the 16th. They seem to get tighter each time, but damn, they really need a full time singer. The lead singer just whines a lot, and the other shouts off-key. When they sing together it sounds alright, but neither of them really have the talent to do more than backup vocals. That said, I too agree that they have more talent than this band.

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

I tried to floor punch to this, but I just wasn't feeling it. Fuck this fag shit. These guys are pussies and couldn't right a good break down for me to throw down to save their faggy lives. Fucking douchie fags. Songs about girls are for queers.

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

I really don't get this weird debate. The Ramones were pop punk, so was Screeching Weasel. This kind of music is inextricably tied to punk rock, and if you don't think a band like Chixdiggit has a place on Punknews.org you're on some kind of drugs.

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

hein please updated punkupdates.com .

and chixdiggit sucks a lot , too.

MarkieStabone (April 21, 2005)

"i am almost entirely sure that the band Pink Razors is better than the Chixdiggit album Pink Razors."

this man speaks the truth! alert the masses!

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

should not even be reveiwed on this site! complete fucking garbage. Girls music nothing less played by a bunch of puffs

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

Way to much overanalyzing, fun cd, period-oldpunker-

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

This is a really great, fun album.

You people who have turned this discussion into a big debate on the merits of pop punk are pathetic.

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

To the guy who likes Led Zeppelin and New Found Glory... get a tuck. The Scenester police deems that a violation of scenester policy.

-Not-To-Regret

These pop-punk bands wear rancid shirts but piss all over the scene by sounding nothing like their idols.

furiousa (April 20, 2005)

First Chixdiggit album I've owned and I think it's really good.

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

I love Celine Dion and the Vengaboys. Do you?

-Chinatown

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

all these arguments are dumb. yes for some people, like a good friend of mine Chris, you feel that you 'outgrow' a style of music. In his case, he first went through the skate punk 'phase' where he was all about the majority of the epitaph/fat rosters, this was highschool and early college, then he got real into pop punk stuff that was big around 2000 like saves the day, midtown, mest, get up kids, then as he went through college he started getting more into random stuff like radiohead, muse, the beatles, but still liked some punk stuff, like thursday. now all he likes is indy rock and the mars volta and bright eyes and postal service. he hates pop punk and does indeed look down on it as an inferior form of music. he's 23 now.

anyhoo, thats one perspective, and i understand it, its just a different thought process. i'm 24. i still love skate punk. i just listened to millincolin, survival of the fattest comp and 3 rancid cd's. I also love 311, the beatles and bob marley. I also think the new bright eyes records are fantastic. I love fall out boy and new found glory. I'mj going to see less than jake soon, and i think allister is great, and hidden in plain view have a lot of potential, and i like their record. I also love the falcon, the lawrence arms, dillenger 4 and the new breed of fat bands. and the old fat bands. and i like thursday, thrice , old taking back sunday. i'm stoked for the new brand new and afi. i think 50cent is fun to listen too, i like slipknot alot and i think the postal service is great. i like archers of loaf and led zepplin. elliot smith is a big loss and earlimart is a smith rip off.

so you see, thats my thought process. i don't outgrow anything, i just keep getting into more stuff. i love primitive and simplistic punk, and i love complex stuff. i think the teen idol's first record is great. i think the new fall out boy is great. theres just different wasy to go about music. some feel like they have to 'move on' to other things as they mature or as their musical abilities mature. and people like me just always hold a place in their heart for albums they love and styles of music they love. i'm 24 and still love pop punk when its done well. who cares?

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

this album fucking rules.

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

I'm still undecided as to whether or not to buy this album. I guess I'll see how I feel about those two mp3s come June.

Still, we can all look forward to some great releases from Fat in the next coming months (NUFAN, Avail, Against Me!, Dillinger Four, and possibly the Mad Caddies). 2005 will be their strongest year in quite a while.

-Chinatown

cramer (April 20, 2005)

hardcore is worse than pop punk but i'm not buying this shit.

pacer (April 20, 2005)

This album really really sucks.

allison_le_gnome (April 20, 2005)

1. I hate My Chemical Romance.
2. I don't mean to say that only the immature listen to pop-punk- just that everyone goes through a phase where that's mostly all they listen to, before they settle into the type of music they'll stick with. For some people, that is pop-punk, for others it's hardcore, whatever.

XmeepX (April 20, 2005)

This and teenage bottlerocket is tough.... haha. Both albums are great and solid and both albums have one song I don't really care for and the rest are perfect. I'd say a tie... yes, a tie!

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

Damn, going through musical puberty is gonna be a bitch! I bet I'll start getting emo records instead of acne this time.

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

anyone heard this CD and the teenage bottlerocket CD? one better than the other?

colin (April 20, 2005)

i dig it and i'm 22 and not even a chick.

goddammit i guess i'm just immature now. or something.

funny how it seems all the kids are up in arms these days about pop punk... while they go to shows like my chemical romance.

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

"Just in response to the argument below, I'm 14 and I've already grown out of my pop-punk phase. Everyone goes through one, you have to admit. It just generally goes by how long you've been into the scene in general, not age."

Bwa-hahahahahahaha*breath*AH-HAHAhAHAHAhAHA!

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

i am almost entirely sure that the band Pink Razors is better than the Chixdiggit album Pink Razors.

XmeepX (April 20, 2005)

kirby is correct. a !

kirbypuckett (April 20, 2005)

This record really feels perfect in the Spring.

- Kirby

allison_le_gnome (April 19, 2005)

Do I listen to some pop-punk? Of course I'll always listen to the Descendents, Exploding Hearts, etc. But I mean I don't exculsively listen to that type of music.

descenall888 (April 19, 2005)

i've been listening to punk/hardcore for 8 years, and I still enjoy pop-punk. good music is good music.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

Most of you are pathetic. You're out of you're pop-punk phase? Screeching Weasel, The Ramones, Descendents, The Queers, RKL, Dickes will always be my favourite bands and I will always listen to them.

So going from Pop-Punk to Hardcore is being "mature" or Pop-Punk to "Indie-Rock" is mature. Like I said, there is no "phase" it's just a genre of music. I guarantee you the fan base at a Queers show would be older than a skate punk, hardcore, or street punk show.

I'll be listening to the Dickies one of the greatest pop-punk bands just as much as i'll be listening to Minor Threat, Discharge or Ted Leo

allison_le_gnome (April 19, 2005)

Just in response to the argument below, I'm 14 and I've already grown out of my pop-punk phase. Everyone goes through one, you have to admit. It just generally goes by how long you've been into the scene in general, not age.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

"Such a shame, I can remember pining for a new Chixdiggit album years ago. Now I've grown out of this bubblegum tripe, and I'm sure a lot of their other fans have too. Way to drop the ball . . . although I'm sure there are tons of new 16-year-old wankers to fill the void"

are you purposly admitting that you used to be a wanker?

XmeepX (April 19, 2005)

I guess you could say that I never grew out of three chord and ramones core type rock, but i'm also not limited to it.. at all. I love it, but love alot of other things as well. I think this is a great album, although I can definetly see it not having long long lasting value, but for the moment I can enjoy it pretty much all the way through, although the last track is a little eh. And to inspection12e, I love in recovery by inspection 12, it makes me giddy.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

"Such a shame, I can remember pining for a new Chixdiggit album years ago. Now I've grown out of this bubblegum tripe, and I'm sure a lot of their other fans have too. Way to drop the ball . . . although I'm sure there are tons of new 16-year-old wankers to fill the void"

It must suck being old, bitter and jaded where the only music that appeals to you isn't fun anymore. Cause you're older now and life is serious god damnit and so should your music. If it's not serious it's not worth your time. Fuck fun and fuck the kids while you're at it.

Bitch.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

This is a FUN album.

There ain't nothing wrong with liking some happy-go-lucky power-pop if it's done well. And this album is done well. Most of the songs are catchy as hell.

I approve.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

First of all, I can't believe none of you listened to the last track on the CD, because if you had that's all you would be commenting on. As far as I know this is the first time a band has recorded a 'director's commentary'. You'd think the vandals were cool enough to do it, but they missed out.
suckas. all of you. suckas.

descenall888 (April 19, 2005)

i'm really liking the mp3's.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

Such a shame, I can remember pining for a new Chixdiggit album years ago. Now I've grown out of this bubblegum tripe, and I'm sure a lot of their other fans have too. Way to drop the ball . . . although I'm sure there are tons of new 16-year-old wankers to fill the void

Inspection12e (April 19, 2005)

I wasn't really complaining. I was just posting my opinion on the album. That is allowed isn't it?

Although i do complain on a regular basis about the over abundance of crappy metalcore reviews as of late.

ElVaquero (April 19, 2005)

Having your music taste mature means you don't complain about this site covering non-punk acts.

Inspection12e (April 19, 2005)

Well Meep either you are still young or maybe pop-punk is your thing and you'll never get tired of it. I wasn't trying to say everyone grows out of pop-punk. I did use the word most instead of ALL.

ElVaquero (April 19, 2005)

Yep, good stuff.

XmeepX (April 19, 2005)

while it is pop punk... I think you can safely say the queers and the like are punk rock bands as well, and I do like alot of shit and have gotten older.. but I still have never thought that three chords got boring when played right, and it still blows away half the shit out there.

www.blacktiebombers.com
www.myspace.com/blacktiebomber s

Inspection12e (April 19, 2005)

To the idiot making the comment on my screen name. This has been my screen name almost everywhere for over 5 years now. I'm gonnoa put two and two together and assume you are assuming I can't know what punk rock is because I listen to a band that USED to play pop-punk? Well you know what they say about assumptions.

Inspection12e (April 19, 2005)

I'm trying to say with age most people grow out of liking typical pop-punk and move on to something new. Three chords get boring.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

I saw this in the used section already so i figured it wouldn't be any good. Is there a site i can listen to some of this on ?

~exploitedyouth~

thirtyseconds (April 19, 2005)

"I liked this when I was 16."

Without wanting to sound rude here, what point are you trying to make by linking your musical tastes to your age?

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

I don't flame newer pop-punk bands like Home Grown or Allister... I just think they take their lyrics about girls and such a little too seriously - i think that's why they get flamed.

old 1997 Home Grown (i.e. That's Business) is really good stuff.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

Simple old-school Pop-Punk at it's best

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

is there really a guy out there named after FUCKING INSPECTION 12(!!!) trying to tell us what real punk rock is? Chixdiggit rules, I12 drools.

Inspection12e (April 19, 2005)

Hey XmeepX those bands are pop punk not punk rock.

I liked this when I was 16.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

i always thought Leatherface was how pop punk should be played

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

Punk Pop?
www.bangupjob.blogspot.com

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

this is how pop punk is meant to be played.

MarkieStabone (April 19, 2005)

scene suicide by the pink razors is 10 times better than this will ever be

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

I used to hate Chixdiggit, but then I saw them live in a small club and my opinion was forever changed.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

i have born on the 4th of july. ehhhh. its not 1997 anymore and i'm not 17, i just can't get into this type of pop punk anymore, but 'my restaurant' is great.

paul

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

strange how bands like new found glory, homegrown, allister etc can get so much shit but everyone likes this, it“s basically the same thing.

Imposs1ble (April 19, 2005)

I love it.

peilocal (April 19, 2005)

Can't wait to here this bad boy. Hopefully my local record store will have it in stock. Chixdiggit! are one of my all time favorite bands, and I'm sure this release will live up to their good name.

aubin (April 19, 2005)

A really terrific record.

XmeepX (April 19, 2005)

a screeching weasel re unite is definetly not gonna happen, but bens new band is really good, plus teenage bottlerocket, new queers album soon, and the pink lincolns are even touring! perhaps soon kids will hear this new breed of music called punk rock and put back on their male pants....

www.blacktiebombers.com
www.myspace.com/blacktiebom bers

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

One of the most underappreciated bands ever. Really good album.

Joe

thirtyseconds (April 19, 2005)

Oh yeah and by "intented" did you mean "intended"?

thirtyseconds (April 19, 2005)

Is it wise to dance and shave at the same time? Despite the advert, looks like I have another CD to pick up at some point in my life.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

first teenage bottlerocket now chixdigit is back! next well have screeching weasel reunite and tour. ok maybe not. but there's hope!

dazed (April 19, 2005)

I bet Forty loves it!

Tim-PunkInternational (April 19, 2005)

I was stoked on how the first track is about a store located down the street from where I work.

XmeepX (April 19, 2005)

This album is great, it's a refreshing change to whats been coming out recently. Definetly as good as their last album and maybe on par with the first two, i've been listening to it every day, and am gonna go buy it tommorow morning.

www.blacktiebombers.com
www.myspace.com/blacktiebombers

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

Chupa... Chupacabras... gonna reach right out and grab ya!

xblakeyoung (April 19, 2005)

i liked a lot of it. not the whole thing. much improvement though. i doubt people will listen.

adam (April 19, 2005)

I can't express how much I love this record. Welcome back Chixdiggit, we missed you.

-adam

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