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The Adicts: Sound of Music [reissue]Sound of Music [reissue] (2002)
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O' my brothers, this starry disk is real horrorshow. Some of the most smecking good music I've ever slooshied, almost like old Ludwig Van. Spend your pretty polly on this, not some oozhassny Lower Class Brats disk. It's real fun, and made me smile right across my litso. This is the second record by .
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O' my brothers, this starry disk is real horrorshow. Some of the most smecking good music I've ever slooshied, almost like old Ludwig Van. Spend your pretty polly on this, not some oozhassny Lower Class Brats disk. It's real fun, and made me smile right across my litso. This is the second record by the Adicts, a bunch of malenky punks dressed in the height of droog fashion.

OK, I can't write a whole review in Nadsat. If someone else wants to try, go ahead, but I'm not gonna fucking do it. So yeah, this is basically a really fun Ramones-style pop-punk album, with a few forgettable songs, and a few really great ones. The best moments are probably the "oh"'s in "How Sad," which does sound like it would go well with scenes from "Clockwork." The catchy-as-hell "Chinese Takeaway" is another standout track, with its inclusion of acoustic guitar and simplistic lyrics. Another song, "Joker in the Pack," benefits greatly from the use of fiddle.

Included on this 2002 reissue are three bonus tracks, including the almost Celtic-sounding "You'll Never Walk Alone." The CD ends with a fantastic cover of "I Wanna Be Sedated," which only suffers because the singer, Monkey, isn't nearly as talented as Joey Ramone. Anyway, Sound of Music is a fun record, and definitely worth getting out your bowler hat, oversized boots, and sword-cane for.

 

 
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Jprnotld87 (January 6, 2012)

The Ramones cover just sounds like the Clash doing the Ramones, makes sense. I love this album, this and Songs of Praise are 2 really fun easy listening poppunkish records.

punx12 (August 29, 2008)

LOVE THIS CD Its awsome PUNK IS VIDA!!

C-Men (June 29, 2008)

the adicts are one of the best punk bands ever! awesome shit in this record!

anti-conformity (April 5, 2008)

This is a pretty good album it has alot of great tracks including "how sad", which i like listening to after ive heard the casualties straight for 5 hours.

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

the longest going punk band with original lineup right herrree! and put on hell of a fucken show

Anonymous (March 10, 2006)

u are so awesome hope u really come to chicago il
i would love that

feeeding5000 (January 17, 2006)

Thanks for translating it. That's...awesome. I didn't have the patience to keep looking at the book, then back to the computer. Also, Will: just so you know, if I was gay, I'd totally be into you. But I'm not, so...have any female friends that listen to the same music?

sirens (January 17, 2006)

whoever did that translation, my hats of to you sir.

fox82 (January 17, 2006)

Didn't this band change their name to ADX so they could 'crack america' or something?

Anonymous (January 16, 2006)

How do you like these apples bitch!

O' my bratties, this starry disk is real horrorshow. Some of the most smecking real dobby music I??ve ever slooshied, almost like starry Ludwig Van. Spend your pretty polly on this, not some oozhassny Lower Class Brats disk. It??s real fun, and made me smile right across my litso. This is the second pop-disc by the Adicts, a bunch of malenky punks dressed in the height of droog fashion, O my brothers.

OK, I can??t write a whole review in Nadsat. If someone else wants to try, itty ahead, but I??m not gonna sodding do it. So yeah, this is basically a really fun Ramones-style pop-punk pop-disc, with a few forgettable warbles, and a few really bolshy ones. The best moments are probably the ??oh"??s in ??How Sad,? which does zvook like it would itty horrorshow with scenes from ??Clockwork.? The catchy-as-hell ??Chinese Takeaway? is another standout track, with its inclusion of acoustic guitar and simplistic lyrics. Another warble, ??Joker in the Pack,? benefits greatly from the use of fiddle.

Included on this 2002 reissue are tree bonus tracks, including the almost Celtic-sounding ??You??ll Never Gooly On my oddy knocky.? The Pop-disc ends with a fantastic cover of ??I Wanna Be Sedated,? which only suffers because the singer, Monkey, isn??t nearly as talented as Joey Ramone. Anyway, Zvook of Music is a fun pop-disc, and definitely worth getting out your bowler shlapa, oversized boots, and britva-cane for.

lushj (January 15, 2006)

"They don't really have any connection to anything relevant in punk, and probably neither does half the fan base."

"Songs Of Praise" is still a great record (and dates from when they were still relevant).

joeg (January 15, 2006)

"Oh well, then"

exactly.

gladimnotemo (January 15, 2006)

"yea, those damn kids having fun. what the fuck is this world coming to?"'

They played an overpriced venue (Peabody's) four times a year (15 dollars a ticket each time, plus a cover?), headlining overbooked shows each time (when I saw them it was 8 bands beforehand; this was at 7pm, not 2 in the afternooon) selling merchandise that was ramped up (15-20 dollar shirts...and you can't justifiy that with "they're from overseas, they need it") . They don't really have any connection to anything relevant in punk, and probably neither does half the fan base. Oh well, then.

Anonymous (January 15, 2006)

"Good music, but I'm not crazy about the Clockwork Orange gimmick. How was it considered to be so good that not one, but two bands (the other being Lower Class Brats), used it?"

Uh, quite a few bands used this gimmick after Adicts and way before LCB.

Um... Also, quit calling kiddy street punks "crusties." It shows that you obviously have no idea what crust is.

-Will

lushj (January 15, 2006)

The only Adicts record every punk fan should have is the first one "Songs of Praise"- absolutely fantastic!

If you've gotta have more than one, go for this one or "27".

P.S.- "Joker In The Pack" is a kick ass tune also, but it's on a number of compilations like "UK/DK".

ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (January 15, 2006)

Is the You'll Never Walk Alone song a cover of the old classic Liverpool anthem? I bet it is.

joeg (January 15, 2006)

"I think they played the same venue here four times in a year, and the same kids probably went each time"

yea, those damn kids having fun. what the fuck is this world coming to?

joeg (January 15, 2006)

the adicts would seem like a fun band live and they've got a handful of great songs on their first 2 records but also a bunch of filler.

Anonymous (January 15, 2006)

For the best book on the Ramones read,
"On The Road With The Ramones"
http://www.ontheroadwiththeramones.com

This is a MUST-HAVE book for all Ramones fans. It's an inside look from the people who were actually there witnessing and experiencing all the extreme highs and lows of one of rock's greatest bands. The Ramones' music has influenced nearly every power pop, punk, alternative, and metal band. Monte A. Melnick served as The Ramones tour manager from their early New York club days at CBGB's in the '70s to their farewell gigs in 1996. Filled with memorabilia including photographs and interviews collected along the way, this is his view of life on the road with the band as "baby-sitter to psychiatrist, booking agent to travel agent, paymaster to van driver." It's such a fascinating read, you'll have a hard time putting it down. Buy it, read it, and then revisit their albums. You'll never look at the Ramones in the same light.

Anonymous (January 15, 2006)

...Which is pretty fucking funny, seeing how the stupid preteen crusties showed up at the DIY show last week sporting mad patches of this band. They proceeded to suck mad balls, play ska and then get drunk and trash the house. Fuck them.

TheOneTrueBill (January 15, 2006)

I have "Songs of Praise" and it's decent, but I can only listen to it when I'm in the mood for it. I never understood why so many "UK 82" kids latch onto these guys. And I blame them for the whole Clockwork Orange shit too.

rkl (January 15, 2006)

. I'm surprised more pop punk fans aren't into this stuff.

davey havoks stagedress is a cross between the lead singer of the adicts and danzig.

"ill never walk alone" is the bestcash cover, ever, i wont tolerate any dispute.

SalsaShark (January 15, 2006)

Good music, but I'm not crazy about the Clockwork Orange gimmick. How was it considered to be so good that not one, but two bands (the other being Lower Class Brats), used it?

Anonymous (January 15, 2006)

I got my leg messed up pretty bad and had to take a retractable cane to school and a teacher took it away one time because she said it looked like a swordcane.

Um, this band is okay. I used to listen to a few of their songs I had DL'd of Kazaa. I'm surprised more pop punk fans aren't into this stuff.

-Will

gladimnotemo (January 15, 2006)

The Adicts are one of those bands that get a ton of hype and never really deliver on it. Seeing them live was really great, but I don't own any records, and other than a greatest hits, I wouldn't really want any. I think they played the same venue here four times in a year, and the same kids probably went each time...it's probably time to hang it up, now. Nostalgia is great and all, but we do have the records to play over and over...

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