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Mad Caddies

Mad Caddies: The Holiday Has Been CancelledThe Holiday Has Been Cancelled (2000)
Fat Wreck Chords

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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Submitted for your approval: 5 tracks of varying lengths and difficult horn parts, with lyrics that really make you wonder how emo this band really is. I know that sounds wacky, considering that the Mad Caddies, for all intents and purposes, are a Fat Wreck punk/ska band with blistering drum beats,.
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Submitted for your approval: 5 tracks of varying lengths and difficult horn parts, with lyrics that really make you wonder how emo this band really is. I know that sounds wacky, considering that the Mad Caddies, for all intents and purposes, are a Fat Wreck punk/ska band with blistering drum beats, super fast power chords, and a goofy stage show to be reckoned with. But come in closer, and take a look at just how emo the Caddies really are:

EXHIBIT ONE: Lyrics
Track one, "Falling Down" -- "the day we met upon a cold December, the day we met and I started to fall."
Track two, "Nobody Wins at the Laundromat" -- "A blackened wick is all that remains when the verdict has been sent."
Track three, "Something's Wrong at the Playground" -- "A cherry burning bright, but a future that's not."
Track four, "Destro" -- "I wanna see you when everything's gone."
Track five, "S.O.S." -- ok, so this is an ABBA cover. But ABBA was pretty emo, right?

EXHIBIT TWO: Liner Notes
Contained after the thanks list, there is a little note from a band member:
"[W]hat you hear on this record is not so much a labor of love as it is an impromptu jam. It is a spur of the moment thing we couldn't really recreate if we tried."
Does that not just completely sound like thrown-together emo supergroup Radio Flyer? Come on, you have to be starting to see it now. And finally, the final piece of evidence.
EXHIBIT THREE: Pictures
Inside the booklet, there are associated pictures put together, like in most CDs. Does this mean that all CDs are emo? No [although by the looks of it these days, that might change. Rap Rock can only live for so long. But I digress]. What is emo are two different series of pictures: one being the same shot from a live show repeated in a vertical row, each frame being a different color, the other being a line of photos running across the bottom of the booklet horizontally, each being a seemingly random shot of the outside and inside of a motor home. Fat has realized that emo is the next big thing, so It is only a matter of time before we see No Use For A Name in V-neck sweaters and Good Riddance in horn-rimmed glasses. Regardless, this EP still sounds great, emo or not, and it is a wonderful follow-up to "Duck and Cover."
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Anonymous (August 28, 2005)

This is the most fucked up review ever.
Although he was right about No Use, haha!

Anonymous (August 29, 2002)

the thing i've heard about this ep that i can truly completely sign my life on is "it should have been a full length"

this ep has such diversity through its perfect beginning, with the italian eatery with candlelight sound then blowing at you with ear popping precision of guitar and horns together. then to a beautiful rendition of the abba song (ok thats bullshit i've never heard the original but i dont think i'd like abba anyway, right?)

a must have to show off to your friends.

Anonymous (October 8, 2001)

great, so you know it's not emo. it's funny. ha ha ha. you still haven't reviewed the damn cd.

maverick (April 17, 2001)

People, people, people --
The "emo" thing in the review is a joke. I didn't think it was that hard to figure out, I was just trying to be funny. I KNOW the Caddies aren't "emo". Calm yourselves down.

Anonymous (April 11, 2001)

what a perfect cd

a lot of people in the punk scean really use the term emo too much just to sound like they know what their talking about. Much the same as rolling stone uses the term punk too much.

Anonymous (April 8, 2001)

Not even fucking close...could we get someone to review this cd? I mean, actually review it?

Anonymous (April 4, 2001)

not emo

Anonymous (April 4, 2001)

these songs are really good. best band i've seen in a while

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