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Various: Punk Rock JukeboxPunk Rock Jukebox (1995)
Blackout! Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5


Contributed by: fatheadMark Williams
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Punk covers are as rare as a George W. Bush screw up nowdays. However,, you don't see too many punk bands covering other punk bands, especially ones of legendary status. This cd is a true rarity. No Brain starts the album with an awesome cover of the Ramones "I'm Against It", with guest vocals .
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Punk covers are as rare as a George W. Bush screw up nowdays. However,, you don't see too many punk bands covering other punk bands, especially ones of legendary status. This cd is a true rarity.

No Brain starts the album with an awesome cover of the Ramones "I'm Against It", with guest vocals by Tim Armstrong. Other awesome songs are The Swingin' Utters version of "I got your number" by Cocksparrer, Bouncing Souls cover of the classic "Code Blue", by TSOL, Murphy's Law does a great cover of the Rezillos' "Somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight", and H20's original cover of "Friend" by Marginal Man.

The best song is easily 88 Fingers Louie's cover of Minor Threat's "I Don't Wanna Hear It". If you thought Minor Threat's version was intense, just list 88FL's version. WHOA! I like Awkward Thought's version of "Evil" by 4 Skins a lot too. If that weren't enough, a live version of Bad Religion's "Were only gonna die for our own arrogance" is performed by Sublime.

There are also covers by Jughead's Revenge (the plasmatics), Black Velvet Flag (fear), Dead Guy does "police story by Black Flag pretty well, and the New Bomd Turks, the Goops, and Sweet Diesel all make their contributions, along with a couple other small bands.

All these songs are classic punk tunes, but one band that was suprisingly missing was THE CLASH. I mean, Waterdog covers the Jam for christ's sake, you'ld think the CLASH would have a spot on here. Aaa, maybe no one had the balls to try it. The booklet contains comments by the covering bands on what influence the original bands' songs had on them, so that makes up for a few of the weaker tracks.

I have never seen this in stores, never seen it in mail order catalogs, or even in used shops. My friend gave it to me after he bought it somewhere in central Ohio.If you can find it, I definitely recommend getting it. It's really cool to hear a punk cover that has substance. Don't get me wrong, the Gimmie Gimmies do it well, but this is the ultimate punk cover album.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 24, 2002)

Hey, this is Jules from Blackout records. Due to high demand, this comp will be repressed and recirculated in the near future. Check out our other releases by bands like H20, Kill Your Idols, and Sheer Terror. The website has been updated so come check it out at

www.blackoutrecords.com

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

yo dude, do just do along with whatever yer dad says, GWB is an idiot, and he and CNN are brainwashing this country.- fathead

Anonymous (November 16, 2001)

He may have pissed off China, but at least he didn't sell nuclear secrets to them, unlike Clinton. We need to show that we aren't this pussy little nation that won't offend any minority groups but a world power that can and will defeat others if we are provoked. Also, we should increase our energy efficiency by replacing fossil fuels with used tires. When burned, rubber gives off as much pollution emissions as coal but gives off much more energy, and it is a renewable resource.

-Sr. Potpourri

Anonymous (August 22, 2001)

he wont vote to start decreasing the number of nuclear weapons, he wont vote help the environment, he refuses to help california with their energy crisis, the economy is struggling to say the least,he pissed off china, and he can speak about as clear as a buffalo. i'll be posting more as they come, which shouldn't take too long.this rating is for him.- fathead

guitarer1c2 (August 22, 2001)

I haven't heard the CD but honestly....how many screw ups as George W. had? Actually, not many at all if you pay any attention to what's going on. Not that I'm a big fan of Bush but come on, is it now "punk" to rip on him? :-)

sickboi (August 21, 2001)

I've seen this in Camelot Music a couple of times, I think the lack of Clash covers come from the fact that there at least 2 albums of nothing but Clash covers.

Anonymous (August 20, 2001)

sorry, but i supplied a dud "related site". blackoutrecords.com has some of the bands that appear on here, including awkward thought, who rock. also, i forgot to mention the awesome cover art in my review, but that is evident now.- fathead

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