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The Never Enders

The Never Enders: Air Raid RomanceAir Raid Romance (2005)
Indianola Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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I've always wanted to coin my own musical subgenre. I always wanted to give birth to a new term, one that people would eventually steal from me and call their own. With the Never Enders' Air Raid Romance, I've finally found the inspiration I needed to conceive one: "LCD rock." That's LCD as in 'lowe.
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I've always wanted to coin my own musical subgenre. I always wanted to give birth to a new term, one that people would eventually steal from me and call their own. With the Never Enders' Air Raid Romance, I've finally found the inspiration I needed to conceive one: "LCD rock." That's LCD as in 'lowest common denominator,' because it's just the type of rock brought here, lowering down to the very trenches of rock itself.

Ever hear one of those albums so clichéd, so formulaic, so demographic specific, you laugh out loud with nearly every passing second? Air Raid Romance is one of those albums. The vocal direction (see: screamed, about seven syllables per line) in the verses of the opener, "Broken," are a direct ripoff of those in the Used's "Maybe Memories," and the tone is set for the rest of the disc: A ridiciulously uproarious, amazingly derivative sing-scream ensemble with just enough big choruses to reel them in, scraping the bottom of the barrel so vigorously you can see wood shavings. I would fully recommend downloading the comedy fest "Love the Way It Hurts" if you can find it; if you're not rolling on the floor when the distortion soaked, super whiny line of "not enoooough" hits home, you're soulless, just like this album.

Our more observant readers, as well as the band's closer followers, will notice the band already have a release under their studded white belts of the same name, an EP titled Air Raid Romance released in 2004. One listen of the full-length in question and you'll see it's because recycling is one of the band's best traits. You should only be allowed to repeat phrases and ideas throughout your songs if it's a concept album, and Romance is far from conceptual, but attempts to be with concurrent themes ad nauseum style of bleeding, alcohol, bullets, and stars. Hey dudes, you forgot hearts! Oh, never mind, there they are.

LCD rock can now begin its abomination of cliché mastery and trendy madness with Air Raid Romance. And unlike the band's name, let's be thankful it does end. The album, anyway...

 


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Anonymous (December 12, 2005)

These guys used to be called The Fuel For The Hate Gamers

stevejonestherealbones (December 8, 2005)

you sure do post a lot!

says the guy who just happened to be on to post 10/15 minutes after me

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (December 7, 2005)

Everyone knows Neil Patrick Harris invented the term tripping balls in Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle.

I have no idea if he actually did, but thats the first time I heard it...

...evildeadalive

cantsitstill (December 7, 2005)

didn't say they invented it, just saying homeboy wouldn't know a phrase like that (who would?) without it.

you sure do post a lot!

stevejonestherealbones (December 7, 2005)

cantsitstill is still tripping balls.

first his original comment is bullshit, second, he thinks buddyhead invented the term "tripping balls"

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (December 7, 2005)

Remember when I made "Tatecore" T-Shirts.

Oh memories...

- Kirby

cantsitstill (December 7, 2005)

i'm not "tripping balls"... nice buddyhead reference/rip-off by the way.

Anonymous (December 7, 2005)

how about feltch-core. because this certainly sucks. google it kids, google it.

-TOBB

theundergroundscene (December 7, 2005)

i'm trying to make "fetch" happen

maverick (December 7, 2005)

Not only did I coin sasscore, I also coined Tatecore (I think). I've also been trying to make the phrase "bullshit rock" -- as in, rock about bullshit -- catch on.

-Scott

Anonymous (December 6, 2005)

the guy below me is tripping balls. he has no clue. probably only listens what kroq tells him too or something

cantsitstill (December 6, 2005)

Ever hear one of those albums so clichéd, so formulaic, so demographic specific, you laugh out loud with nearly every passing second?

yeah, it was called "Every Release of 2005"

stevejonestherealbones (December 6, 2005)

YOU THIEF!

i already coined LCD rock (liquid crystal display rock) for bands like BATTLES

fuck.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- just kidding. thats a lie. but thats what i read LCD as at first and it resulted in a "who the fuck?"

Anonymous (December 6, 2005)

Score's for the Hot Water Music CD.

Sirens (December 6, 2005)

lowest common denominator is a waist of my time.

Anonymous (December 6, 2005)

thats what I thought too. Awesome review.

Barkley

ElVaquero (December 6, 2005)

Hot Water Music?

kirbypuckett (December 6, 2005)

"Sass-Core" beats "LCD Rock" anyday.

Because I think of monitors and monitors and my 19" LCD monitor does indeed rock.

Scott Heisel - 1
Brian Shultz- 0

- Kirby

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