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The Campaign 1984

The Campaign 1984: Jazz for BurningJazz for Burning (2005)

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In a scene where a few screams throughout an album will get you monstrous sales and a plethora of pre-pubescent, tight pant-dawning fans, the Campaign 1984 surely fit in. However, they surely do more than just pick up easily-drawn in fans with tendencies to cross-dress with their independent release.
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In a scene where a few screams throughout an album will get you monstrous sales and a plethora of pre-pubescent, tight pant-dawning fans, the Campaign 1984 surely fit in. However, they surely do more than just pick up easily-drawn in fans with tendencies to cross-dress with their independent release Jazz For Burning.

Jazz for Burning is 27 minutes of Southern rock-influenced post-hardcore that's both addicting and satisfying, with certain, unparalleled qualities to keep you coming back for more. Vocalist Matt Anderson, who can undeniably be compared to the ever-so-raw Keith Buckley, delivers unrefined, in your face lyrics, while backup vocalists Dakota and Justin contribute effective screams time and time again throughout the album.

"I'm not a rockstar / I'm a fucking asshole" begins the album with an accurate depiction of what's to come. "This Band's Got T-Shirts" is riddled with smart vocal alterations and drum beats that would be hard not to carry out on one's body. "Salem" follows in the same pattern with the almost infectious rhythms and moments of clapping.

"A Different Kind Of Hurt So Good" will surely captivate the most indifferent fan and introduce them to the world of the Campaign 1984 where the lyrics are the only thing dirtier than the guitar riffs. Though the Campaign attempt a similar breakdown in "Last Week's Tragedy Between Commercials," the follow-through is both cautious and efficient in "A Different Kind Of Hurt So Good."

Jazz for Burning manages, for the most part, to dodge genre boundries. The album boasts a more hardcore sound in tracks like "Nascar Jihad," while others rely solely on the Southern rock guitar riffs (see: "Your Revolution Believes In Magic.") With such a variation in composure, hearing one song alone won't give you the proper idea of what the band's all about.

With such an impressive self-released full-length, the Campaign 1984 should definitely prove themselves to be more than worthy to stand in front of undeserving acts such as Fight Paris, who even with the help of Trustkill couldn't produce a record worth more than having sex to. Axl Rose just may be a proud papa.



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Anonymous (May 15, 2006)

the new cd is better

Anonymous (April 13, 2006)

love it! as for the haters on here...fuck you!!!! this band is great!!!!

Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

Awesome awesome!

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

i know these guys, ive seen the guitarist with just his underwear on. their music is great, it comes from the heart. everysong is based on a story from their life. they rock

Anonymous (October 17, 2005)

pretentious and fake. if these guys were actually punk instead of redneck dropouts, the music might be better. as it stands, it's little more than a thinly veiled and poorly done ripoff of every time i die and the bronx. don't bother listening.

stevejonestherealbones (September 26, 2005)

scores for reagan

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (September 25, 2005)

Love this...it's so trashy. i bet they would be great live.

Anonymous (September 25, 2005)

cd rocks- it's even better live

Anonymous (September 24, 2005)

still, better than secret lives.

Anonymous (September 24, 2005)

Is this review serious? This band is not not not good.

fallingupwards84 (September 23, 2005)

saw these guys live earlier this year and i was very impressed. i'll have to check this out.

Anonymous (September 23, 2005)

This stuff is so badass - it's nice to hear some dirty rock n' roll and not just something else totally generic. it's especially good to be self-released...can't wait to listen to the whole album!

Anonymous (September 23, 2005)

go here

Anonymous (September 23, 2005)

farts are jazz to assholes

Anonymous (September 23, 2005)

everyone talks about the 'tight-pant' wearing scene, but what about the whole early punk scene? they all wore tight pants. actually everyone wore tight pants back then, maybe the whole us was punk. too bad the scene cant be like that today, it would be cool if so many people liked what is good.

Anonymous (September 23, 2005)

these guys are great

lol_omg_wtf_nambla (September 23, 2005)

The stuff on purevolume sounds pretty awesome. I'll bet they put on a kickin' live show too. But then, I've been known to actually listen to Nashville Pussy so take what I have to say with a grain of salt.

Anonymous (September 23, 2005)

Don't care about this, I do like Cap'n Jazz though.

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