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The Aquabats - Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 (Cover Artwork)

The Aquabats

The Aquabats: Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2 (2000)
Fearless Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: fistchodefistchode
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This is the Aquabats' B-sides album. There are songs that never made it too far in the songwriting process, and are still in their lovely synthesizer form, and there are full out songs that just never made it to a CD or any shit like that. Let's get one thing clear though: It is the fucking Aquabats.
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This is the Aquabats' B-sides album. There are songs that never made it too far in the songwriting process, and are still in their lovely synthesizer form, and there are full out songs that just never made it to a CD or any shit like that. Let's get one thing clear though: It is the fucking Aquabats, and it is fucking awesome.

When I bought this CD, and the first song "Robot Theme Song" came on in my friend's car, I got ridiculed for liking something so stupid. Yes, it's true, my friends at the time sucked. It was a simple synthesizer beat that is fun to do a Dwarf sort of dance to. Fucking rad.

In my opinion, the three gems of the CD are "Pool Party," "Pizza Day" and "I Fell Asleep On My Arm." "I Fell Asleep On My Arm" is perfect when you have that embarrassing urge to listen to some shitty nĂ¼-metal, as it's a parody of that shit (Limp Bizkit, Korn and Kid Rock to be precise, maybe someone else, it doesn't matter). Apparently, the Bat Commander fell asleep on his arm, and he's angry about it. To ruin the ending for you, all the screaming and yelling got the circulation back into his arm and all the rage left him. YAY!

"Pizza Day" is a straight up old-school Aquabats song (a fancy way of saying it's actually a ska song). The chorus is catchy, and great for singing with friends on those long car trips. It's also fun as hell to reference the chorus in everyday conversations. People will think you're a loser, but fuck them. You'll be rocking out referencing the Aquabats, and they won't.

"Pool Party" has a synthesizer part that sounds like "Tom Sawyer" by Rush. Rush fucking sucks. "Pool Party" rocks it hard. It has a catchy chorus, the Bat C rapping for a bit, and oh so sexy female backing vocals. It's rad.

I don't know what else to say. Some songs don't totally rock out. I usually skip "Hey Luna," but that's probably only because "Pool Party" is next, and I can't stand the anticipation. I don't think I've ever sat there and truly enjoyed "Dear Spike," either; however, my memory is not what it used to be. The rest of it rocks out.

Oh, if you're not a fan of the Aquabats, this won't change your mind. You should also get over yourself, and realize that you would probably be a better person if you were a fan of the Aquabats.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
HillHillJJ (July 5, 2006)

The only album I can laugh at and say it is freakin awesome. THE BEST aqubats album.

Anonymous (September 24, 2005)

squese me, but im sorry, the best song is defintly, without a doubt COLD RAW GOLD... now if they would just play it live...

Gowb (September 20, 2005)

Not an amazing review, but I agree that "Pool Party" is probably my new favorite Aquabats song.

Anonymous (September 20, 2005)

who says they wont go to canada? it takes money to tour asshole, these are their first overseas tours for as long as i can remember, they are prob thinking about canada right now, but hopefully they dont go up there cause dickheads like you

Anonymous (September 19, 2005)

the aquabats can suck my cock
they'll tour in the UK and Japan but they won't fucking coming to canada
stupid fucking mormons

Anonymous (September 19, 2005)

reading this review of verbal diarrhea gave me real shitty diarrhea - the cd's not bad though

Anonymous (September 19, 2005)

This is the weakest cd by The Aquabats. This review is not very good.

Hey Luno will still be one of my favorite Aquabats songs, though.

Anonymous (September 19, 2005)

Crappy review by someone who cannot be older than 15 years old

wannabepunktony (September 19, 2005)

Fucking. Awesome.

Ejaculine (September 19, 2005)

This cd is sweet! One of their best. Wish the Aquabats would come to Ottawa once in a while. It's been so long.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

I wish upon a star that the Aquabats would play Cold Raw Gold live

fistchode (September 18, 2005)

The best of which I think is "Cold Raw Gold".

kirbypuckett (September 18, 2005)

Go to their website, there's a ton of misc. rare tracks in the audio section.

Score is for "Pool Party"

- Kirby

BlAquaCadetZstyles (September 18, 2005)

So, none of you guys like The Baker? It's pretty much my favorite Aquabats song ever.

mjg (September 18, 2005)

"worms make dirt" and "adventure today" are both simply genius tracks

inanechild (September 18, 2005)

I like the part on "I Fell Asleep on My Arm" where they make fun of Rage Against the Machine - "Corporate America makes guns for the right-handed, the left-handed, but what about the numb-handed?" or something like that.

fistchode (September 18, 2005)

I remember writing a review for this CD, but I forgot what I said about it. I found it fun to read what I thought about this record, circa April 2005.

I like to admit my biases, as opposed to pretend that there's such thing as an objective music review.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

Letâ??s get one thing clear though: It is the fucking Aquabats, and it is fucking awesome.

Score is for reviewers obvious bias which makes me not want to read the review.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

Danger Woman is the shit

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

Return of is definately a classic floating eye was better than this but they don't play ska anymore.. I have seen them 3 ttimes in the last 3 years and the shows are repetitave and at the last one they just played song off of charge which is complete garbage...

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

Return is their worst album.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

Score is purely on the merits of "Fashion Zombies"...Returns also rocked.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

This CD is quite amazing. Pool Pary is a classic at shows. It was actually the encore in Chicago.
I miss the horn section....

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

I'm sorry, but the music on this album can't even be classified as ska. It's really no better than the shit "Weird Al" Yancovic puts out every few years.

-Chinatown

yayforapathy (September 18, 2005)

No Aquabats album is worth more than a 7, and they went downhill after "Return."

-Chinatownz"

You sadden me sir.

Anonymous (September 18, 2005)

No Aquabats album is worth more than a 7, and they went downhill after "Return."

-Chinatown

AlmostPunkEnough (September 18, 2005)

one of the best b-sides collections ever. some fantastic silly as shit songs on here.

yayforapathy (September 18, 2005)

"Pool party baby
It was a cool party
Cool pool party
La la la la"

genious.

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