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Alkaline Trio

Alkaline Trio: Hell Yes [7-inch]Hell Yes [7-inch] (2001)
Lookout Records

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Alkaline Trio's Hell Yes 7" is absolutely amazing, and both songs are two of the best that the band has made, period. Side A has "Hell Yes," with the chorus in true A3 fashion going "bless me dark father, I have sinned, I've done it before and I'll do it again." This song is one of numerous maste.
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Alkaline Trio's Hell Yes 7" is absolutely amazing, and both songs are two of the best that the band has made, period.

Side A has "Hell Yes," with the chorus in true A3 fashion going "bless me dark father, I have sinned, I've done it before and I'll do it again." This song is one of numerous masterpieces made by Matt Skiba, and if it would have been on From Here to Imfirmary, I would be calling that the best record ever made by anyone at any time.

The B-side, a Dan Andriano song, is "My Standard Break from Life." This is, as usual, a very fine compliment to a Matt Skiba tune. The guitar intros for both are very similar, but still have a very different feel to each; this is something that not many bands can pull off.

I would say "go out and buy this now!," but it is out of print from Lookout!, and I wish you good luck in finding one. When you do, it's worth it...believe me.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 7, 2006)

haha i agree with the guy below me. Alkaline Trio, Against Me! and Teenage Bottlerocket are some of my favorite bands.

warningdevice (December 22, 2005)

chinatown don't know shit! if i were to guess i would say that chinatown is some dick that walks around with a retarded green mowhawk, a retarded leather jacket that has retarded studs and patches all over it, that gos to retarded shows of bands like the exploited and leftover crack. maybe you should stop worshiping bands form 77 now... they're dead, original punk is dead... ucking accept it! this band is one of the best around now along with Against Me! and Teenage Bottlerocket.

Anonymous (December 22, 2005)

Chinatown's got a point.

Russe11 (December 22, 2005)

Chinatown's got a point.

Anonymous (December 21, 2005)

After Maybe I'll Catch Fire all of matts songs sound the same. I think they could of ended their career after good mourning and I would of been happy. Dan needs to start Tuesday back up.

Anonymous (December 21, 2005)

while we're at it...chris or bren in the lawrence arms..ill say chris has the gems bren has the sing along favorites that all can enjoy. i definitely gotta go for chris throughout ghost stories (minus chicago is burning my personal fav song)

Anonymous (December 20, 2005)

yuo can get both these songs off comps.

the first tune is on a vagrant sampler, and the other is on a take action comp.

Anonymous (December 20, 2005)

this is one of my all time fav. alk3 songs! it fucking rocks!

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

Ugh...I hate everything this band has recorded aside from their contribution to R-A-B Vol. 1.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

Merry Christmas to everybody

Godfather (December 19, 2005)

here are my favorites:

dan - this is getting over you
matt - queen of pain

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

"Skiba makes this band, and it would not be Alkaline Trio without him. Whereas, I think the band could easily go on minus Andriano"

Whoever wrote that is fucking insain! Skiba compliments Andriano, and vice versa. Trust me, if A3 never got Dan, we wouldn't have gotten "Another Innocent Girl" or "You've Got So Far to Go" or "I Lied My Face Off". Skiba is great... I agree, and "Hell Yes" fucking rules, its one of the band's best songs, but they both write gems almost every time they pick up pens.

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

My favorite Dan song is "She Took Him To The Lake" and my favorite Matt song is "Goodbye Forever." On any given day either could be my favorite Alkaline Trio song. However, I think Scruffy is right. The two compliment each other extremely well because their voices are so different. Same with Chris and Brendan from The Lawrence Arms or, although I'm bound to get flak for this, Mark and Tom from Blink182. I haven't heard Dan's solo split, but Matt's kicks a lot of ass...

hubitcherkokov (still home on break!)

Scruffy (December 19, 2005)

Well, if you count the percentage of Dan's songs that are sweet versus the percentage of Matt's, Dan scores higher. Dan may not write as many, but sometimes Matt writes too many.
Also, Dan writes far less groan-inducing lines.
Also, Dan grounds the band in reality. Without him, they really would be as bad as MCR.
Also, It wouldn't be Alkaline Trio without either of them. Honestly, I think this whole argument is somewh of a fallacy, since neither one of them is as good without the other. Just look at their respective solo CDs. They both lack something.

tylerdurden8136 (December 19, 2005)

...and if it would have been on From Here to Imfirmary, I would be calling that the best record ever made by anyone at any time.

i don't know why it wasn't included...it would have fit in perfectly with the rest of the album. though wasn't it on the japanese version or something? good stuff though, i love both of these songs and of course the trio...well, ever since they redeemed themselves with crimson.

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

dans got some gems:

actually.

all his songs on 'maybe i'll catch fire' are awesome.
he's only got two on 'goddammit' and if you can get by the whining, 'enjoy your day' is pretty good.
i like his tunes on 'from here to infirmary' also.
then comes the new stuff, which should just be classified as another band.

since when is it 'a3' i was under the impression that it was 'alk3.'

oh yeah. i have this 7". hell yes and my standard break are both pretty weak songs.

thecaptain (December 19, 2005)

I don't see how you could argue that Dan's contributions are as good or better than Skiba's. First of all, the ratio of Skiba songs to Andriano's is about 4 to 1. With that few to choose from, Dan's would have to be pretty amazing for you to rate them higher than Skiba's, but most of them are mediocre and forgettable. He does have the occasional gem, but most are average at best.

Skiba makes this band, and it would not be Alkaline Trio without him. Whereas, I think the band could easily go on minus Andriano.

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

i have these songs on my version of from here to infirmary its the UK version.

Scruffy (December 19, 2005)

I slapped myself in the face, but it didn't change anything. Sorry.

Honestly, it's about a perfect split with me, overall, but most of my favorites (You've Got So Far To Go, Crawl, My Standard Break From Life) are Dan's. Also, his song's on the new one are better. But I'll give Skiba that Jaked On Green Beers is their best song.

andburntherest (December 19, 2005)

somevody review the remastered crimson demo cd for christs sake.

thecaptain (December 19, 2005)

Anyone who said Dan's songs are better than Skiba's needs to give himself a good slap in the face. Right now. DO it.

wannabepunktony (December 19, 2005)

Both of these songs are two of the best Trio songs recorded, hands down. They were put on various comps and also on the import version of one of their full-lengths I believe, so tracking them down shouldn't be too hard.

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

Hell yes=one of the best Trio songs ever. They play it so well at shows as well. I am very fortunate to own this. I got Dan and Matt to sign it too!

cherrycolarain (December 18, 2005)

In a public post website... Does it really matter if you use shitty grammar or gramaticlly correct english? Seriously. As for the 7'.hmmmm Skiba has some gems on his side aswell. "Hell Yes" happens to be one.

Bryne (December 18, 2005)

Two excellent songs.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

you can see why hell yes was cut. Very formulaic. The b-side is better fare, dan turning in another better effort.

Skiba writes the singles, dan writes the gems.

wyz

Scruffy (December 18, 2005)

Oh no! Someone who was smart enough to waste their college education becoming an English major is mad at you Scott!

I'm allowed to say that, too. I graduated with a Bachelor's in English.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

score is for Beck

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

"Hell Yes" is still only alright in my book; it's definitely not their best work but it's not their worst, either.

Hey, Scott!! Find the mistake, bitch!! Hahahaha...Mr. Fat Fuck Grammar Police has been charged with a felony! Oh, I crack myself up!!!!

Seriously, though- -you suck. I'm an English major, and your writing style makes me sick to my stomach.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

I'm pretty sure you can get this off of Interpunk. That's what I did around this time last year. "Standard Break" doesn't do it for me at all, but "Hell Yes" is one of my favorite Alkaline Trio songs.

-hubitcherkokov (at home on winter break!!)

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

if you read, i didn't say that no swearing=waste of talent

i said that as an indicator of how softer bands become as they get older (there will be a few exceptions of course)

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

This really isn't that good.

You could even say that all music made in the last 7 years is fucking shite. You could.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

Not using profanity does not equal "waste of talent"

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

"Hell Yes" is still only alright in my book; it's definitely not their best work but it's not their worst, either.

Absolutely. But it does have a really great part in the "I've been whispering sweet nothings" bit.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

Fanboy Orgasm?

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

hell yes is weak and poppy

alkaline trio, like many bands get slower and poppier as they get older. can we still call them a punk band? intriguing fact - there are mo swear words on the new album. mellowing as they get older. what a waste of talent they are becoming. total shame

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

i own this 7". these were two kick ass b-sides from the infrmary sessions.

p.s. standard break from life's amazing similarity to green day's "redundant" is absolutely classic.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

I remember when this band was good, about 3 albums ago

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

They sucked in 01, too.

-Will

Testiclese (December 18, 2005)

5 stars?

ryanbolger (December 18, 2005)

standard break from life sounds like a green day song from warning.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

standard break from life rules. and i have this 7" too. but no record player. oh well.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

I enjoyed "Hell Yes" in 9th grade.

"My Standard Break From Life" is the second-worst song the band has ever recorded, after "Dead-End Road". Oh wait... I forgot about "Good Mourning"...

KirbyPuckett (December 18, 2005)

I'd rather listen to "Hell Yes" by Beck.

- Kirby

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

I think Hell Yes is one of their best songs - and the UK version of FHTI is definitely better for having it.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

A review from a 7 inch usually doesn't get that much attention...unless it's from a shit band like this.

punkindrublic696 (December 18, 2005)

both songs were on the uk version of FHTI which made a better ending to the cd i think

maverick (December 18, 2005)

Never got into either one of these songs right away, but once "My Standard Break From Life" was first released on CD (the Plea For Peace/Take Action! 2001 comp), it sat with me a lot more and ended up being one of my favorite Danny songs (the acoustic version floating around on the net from the Very Milky Christmas show is worth hearing, too).

"Hell Yes" is still only alright in my book; it's definitely not their best work but it's not their worst, either.

-Scott

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

"alk3 needs a b-sides and rarities disc pronto." - Colin

Please die. I hate this band and even I'm shamed by comment.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

1st: Dan's songs have always been the best...save a couple of Skiba songs off the first two albums...

2nd: It's really easy to burn your own Alk3 rarities/b-sides album...

ElVaquero (December 18, 2005)

Damn this review is enthusiastic but both songs really are fantastic.

colin (December 18, 2005)

never liked "my standard break from life" and i fucking love this band

hell yes is fucking fantastic though

alk3 needs a b-sides and rarities disc pronto.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

hell yes is one of the few alkaline trio songs I like.

AlmostPunkEnough (December 18, 2005)

score is for me actually owning this.

i love both songs, but i would probably give this an 8, they just didn't stand the test of time like some other Alk3 songs have.

SomeoneAnonymous (December 18, 2005)

Wow, those are some bold statements my friend. I actually think that "My Standard Break From Life" is kind of weak.

Godfather (December 18, 2005)

i'm starting to like dan's songs more than matt's

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