Charles Bronson - Complete Discocrappy Double CD (Cover Artwork)

Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson: Complete Discocrappy Double CDComplete Discocrappy Double CD (1999)

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PURE UNADULTERATED FUN!!!! That's what comes to my mind most when i try to think of how to describe Charles Bronson, the already legendary "Dekalb Youth Crew" thrash punk band from Illinois. Formed in late 1994 in the Chicago suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois, Charles Bronson burned a mighty path of sup.

PURE UNADULTERATED FUN!!!! That's what comes to my mind most when i try to think of how to describe Charles Bronson, the already legendary "Dekalb Youth Crew" thrash punk band from Illinois. Formed in late 1994 in the Chicago suburbs of Dekalb, Illinois, Charles Bronson burned a mighty path of super fast and thrashy, humorous, intelligent, good clean fun, hardcore punk that was without attitude and pretensions and, yet, was completely honest and unswayed in their convictions of having nothing but PURE UNADULTERATED FUN (!!!!), until their "semi-teary eyed" final show in August, 1997. They will be sorely missed, as a band of this caliber very rarely graces our presence.

Their music may not have been polished (hardly the case) but it was well played, with heart and youthful energy, and oozed throughout with the feeling that they were having a total BLAST ripping and shredding at these songs. Fast, blastbeat styled drumming, that relies more on fills than straight beats, blur speed bass lines that anchor down the trashy raw sounding, razor-edged 3-chord thrash riffs, of the sometimes 2 guitars, and then couple that with the laugh out loud song titles and the very funny and satirical lyrics of singer, Mark McCoy, and you have a great recipe for a tasty, much needed hardcore diet. The lyrics dealt with a wide variety of typical xyouthfulx subjects, but in an intelligent manner that was at the same time as mature as it was immature. They attacked numerous targets, taking them down kicking and screaming, and poking fun at everything from Jerry Springer to Walmart ("the painful, yet, unavoidable Deathstar comparison"), people that they like and dislike ("One Life Crew (Fuck You!)), relationships, idiots and xdumbfucksx (the hilariously titled, "i can never write too many songs about morons like you!"), and peoples attitudes and pretensions in everyday life and more specifically in the punk scene (my all time favorite Chuck Bronson title, "what the fuck are you going to do when it's cool to be yourself?"). The whole time yelling in a nonstop, yet, flowing, narrative way that lent a lot to the humor and biting sarcasm that is evident in every word. Good stuff, man.

It's too bad that they didn't stick around longer than 3 short years, as the, far too often, dead horse flogging of punk rock needs a good swift kick to the ass to remind it, them and us, that the main reason that we play, listen and support this beast that we call music, is because it is fun! Plain and simple! Charles Bronson is going down with high marks in punk rock history, as we speak now, and it is so rightfully deserved! This double cd collection is all that you'll ever need, and more, as it collects EVERYTHING that Charles Bronson ever released, and then some! 123 songs comprising, their first unreleased 5 song demo, their 10 song demo, their one and only 7" ep, the split eps with Spazz, Unanswered, Ice-9, Quill, and their "Youth Attack!" 12"/10" release, as well as their 13 different compilation appearances, including the 8 song "skatanarchy" fest on the highly recommended "Possessed To Skate" hardcore comp (on Pessimiser/Theologian Records). And that's just the 1st 102 songs on the first cd!! The second cd not only contains 21 unreleased songs, including an Infest cover, but also comes with a cd rom video collage of various Charles Bronson shows, from CBGB's in NYC to their last show ever, interspersed with clips from a bunch of Charles Bronson's (the real actor/action man) films. Funny.

And if you think all that bang for your buck stops there, think again, kid. The cd comes with a 40 page booklet that is full of all the inserts and info sheets - lyrics, photos, relevant info and funny little rants - that came with/in all their releases, tons of photos, a band history, a full discography with liner notes to all the recording info and pressings numbers (for all you collector geeks), an interview from Disturbing The Peace fanzine, lots of flyers and the "last two cents" of Ebro, their longstanding drummer!! Whew!! That's a lot of Charles Bronson and, sadly, it's the last ever of this amazing, fun, and awesome band!!! Get it while you can, it's my understanding that they didn't make a whole lot of them.


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cheddar (July 24, 2009)

pure speed!!! charles bronson is probably my favorite power violence band of all time. there is better power violence out there, but this is fuckin classic. i would recommend this discography to anyone a fan of any sort of hardcore punk. the first 20 something tracks or so are pretty bad, but once you get passed it, its like getting set on the craziest rollercoaster ride. from what i understand (not positive but) these guys were just kids and pretty young, which is awesome! for fans of fuck on the beach, spazz, infest, and sounds like shit.

etwiels88 (November 27, 2005)

I just picked this up tonight. Fucking classic. Quality could be better though.

Anonymous (March 24, 2005)

I love the track "Marriage Can Suck It". Who the hell actually gets angry about marriage? Fucking great!

Anonymous (February 10, 2005)

this band makes me so proud to go to school in such an otherwise shitty place like dekalb, il.

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

Crazy SOB's complete and uttermadness. Theyre like thrash on tweek. GREATNESS. m/ {>_

irish_joo (June 10, 2003)

i wish you could understand the lyrics better. The video is pretty awesome

Anonymous (November 15, 2002)

Seriously, no joke, one of the best ThrashHardcore bands EVER. YOU NEED THIS.

Anonymous (September 18, 2001)

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooo ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Anonymous (August 16, 2001)

Crazy! ARGHHHHH!!!! These guys are fucking insane!

Holy shit!

Anonymous (August 3, 2001)

it's on 625 Thrashcore but you cant buy it directly from them but you can get it from http://www.ebullition.com/ or http://www.vitalmusic.net

Anonymous (August 3, 2001)

what the fuck.
what label is this on?
can anyone tell me?

Anonymous (August 3, 2001)

I listened to these guys after i read the review and they fucking tear it up.

Anonymous (August 2, 2001)

That's a really good review

Anonymous (July 31, 2001)

Charles Bronson fucking shreds. Long live the crazy Dekalb straight edgers!

seek (July 31, 2001)

charles bronson is insane, ill have to pick this up.

Anonymous (July 30, 2001)

OH MY GOD!!!!! I can't believe THIS site reviewed CHarles Bronson!!!!! These are the fucking hardest motherfuckers i've ever heard. They fucking kick ass!!!!!!

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