Pink Razors - Waiting to Wash Up (Cover Artwork)

Pink Razors

Pink Razors: Waiting to Wash UpWaiting to Wash Up (2006)
Robotic Empire

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: ScruffyScruffy
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I bought Waiting to Wash Up by the Pink Razors earlier this month after catching an amazing set by the band. The CD isn't quite as good as their live set, but it's a good way to start 2006. First off, to anyone questioning the comparisons that have been laid on this band, yes, they will appeal to.
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I bought Waiting to Wash Up by the Pink Razors earlier this month after catching an amazing set by the band. The CD isn't quite as good as their live set, but it's a good way to start 2006.

First off, to anyone questioning the comparisons that have been laid on this band, yes, they will appeal to you if you like Dillinger Four and Screeching Weasel. Both influences show up much more live, though. On CD, however, one would guess that these guys listen to a lot of Buzzcocks (see the bridge of "Sew It Seems"). That may be why they sound like the Explosion at times, as well. Now, enough with the lazy journalistic comparisons.

The album starts off in a somewhat similar fashion as Bad Religion's Recipe for Hate. A distorted guitar stumbles through a riff, free of tempo, as if the band had just picked up and was finishing a sound check. Then, the band comes together for two notes before the vocals kick in. And boy, do they kick in. Once the album gets going, it only slows down for a 37 second a cappella song sung into an answering machine. Every other song is an under-two-minutes blast of snot and spit.

And they're funny. The booklet is all handwritten, and it's hilarious. I won't spoil it for those who may buy the album, but they have a list of rejected album titles, which includes Smells Like Chixdiggit!

The songs are instantly memorable, for the most part, even if one hasn't heard the album in a while. This is a good thing, but I only found this out because the album isn't quite engaging enough to stay permanently in my stereo. The songs are catchy, but nothing life-changing. I can't even come up with much to say about the songs, other than that they are fast, tight, loud and fun. I don't think that's a slight. I think that's exactly what the band was aiming for.

Waiting to Wash Up is a good buy for fans of Pink Razors' obvious influences. It'd be an incredible buy used. But if you want the best deal, see them live. They blasted through a long list of songs in a basement with barely any room on stage, and it was one of the best shows I've seen in years.


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demian (December 29, 2008)

just bought this. solid. fast but catchy.

bobbett (January 26, 2006)

between this, the loved ones and the lawrence arms, i've been busy this week.

Anonymous (January 25, 2006)


Anonymous (January 25, 2006)

pinko razors would be much cooler.

skaboom (January 25, 2006)

I'm gonna pick this up at the NMB show in a week. I saw them a bunch when they just started playing shows, but it has been almost a year since I've last seen them, I'm excited to see what their show is like now. .

Anonymous (January 25, 2006)

"2nd best punk record of 2006 so far."

hahahah. theres been like 2 punk records so far. not even one month into the year!

ok ok dont bitch and list all the punk records released this year. i dont care. my point stands. and i dont care. nor should you. i hate m,yself

Anonymous (January 25, 2006)

2nd best punk record of 2006 so far.
It's gonna be a good year.

Anonymous (January 25, 2006)

You guys should check out torche from robotic empire also.. Great band... Will and jesse youd like them

Anonymous (January 25, 2006)

Heavy Weights....Staying Truuuuueeee!!!!!

Anonymous (January 25, 2006)

thats not the same adam from landmark...come on.

danperrone (January 25, 2006)

there's a professor at rutgers who teaches word power who used to play guitar in the lemonheads

it's pretty awesome, i'll probably take his class next semester because he's rated really well on ratemyprofessor.com

a very handy tool i must say

BizzleBrizzle (January 24, 2006)

For vinyl nerds pick up their split 10" with Electric Youth Crunch, it includes an acoustic cover The Lemonheads' "Uhhh".

Scruffy (January 24, 2006)

The merch guy at their show gave me a cassette of their EP for free. I tried to give him a couple more bucks to help the band out, and he wouldn't take it.

MrStabone (January 24, 2006)

to the dude below me

just order it. 10 bucks post paid from robotic empire.

you aint gonna beat that

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

is there any hope of finding this at a music store do you think? or am i gonna have to order it?

sirens (January 24, 2006)

Robotic Empire?

I guess im seeing these guys at the Final Wow, Owls! show.


Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

trav good call on those bands.... i live in miami so i see capsule and shitstorm pretty regularly....im going to check more of this band out

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

Landmark rva

darkstarm (January 24, 2006)

i'll pick this up so i can feel cool when they sign to fat and dissapointed when they sign to universal.

BlaquacadetZstyles (January 24, 2006)

EVERYONE is going to be at the show. And I don't mean that in a good way, I was fucking with this bitch in my psychology class and told her that Paint It Black was a Rolling Stones cover band. Hopefully she doesn't bring her gawth crew in tow.

MrStabone (January 24, 2006)

"I hate hearing them compared to D4."

well, they do. a lot. that's the first thing i thought when i got their tape.

and sickboi. i may come to that show.

sickboi (January 24, 2006)

That Richmond show is gonna be better than sex.

I'll be there.

FuckYouOiOiOi (January 24, 2006)

the link is fucked up.

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

None More Black, Pink Razors, NMDS and Western Addiction are all playing together in richmond. I wish i lived there. They have all the fun.

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

I hate hearing them compared to D4.

Scruffy (January 24, 2006)

The show we saw them at was obviously booked before they were added. The opening bands were jam-based jazz and drawn-out, nearly instrumental post-hardcore (read: boring), and they both got schooled when Pink Razors took the stage.
Also, by that point, the drummer and (i believe) bassist had identical beards and looked like twins.

sickboi (January 24, 2006)

I was at the same show as ol' Staboner, and they were fucking great.

For those of you into the artsy-fartsy, screamo-lame-o, or pop rock with an attempted punk image....this is not for you.

This is fun, punk music. No gimmicks.

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

ehhh Can't get into it...

..I'm shitting myself Ultra dolphins, shitstorm and capsule though.


AlmostPunkEnough (January 24, 2006)

this shit is so fucking good. i don't even really disagree with a lot of what you say, but i'm still gponna put through my own review.

Scruffy (January 24, 2006)

I'm not calling them a D4 knock-off, and I haven't seen anyone do so. But they are similar.

Also, a 10?! This is a good CD, but it's not up there with Dear You or No Control, which is what a 10 should be.

MrStabone (January 24, 2006)

this cd rules

this band rules. i saw them do a whole weasel set on halloween and was amazed at how many people got in to it.

i've been saying this since i got there first demo tape and i'll fucking say it again here. keep an eye on these fuckers. if you could somehow buy stock in punk bands, i'd be saying buy, buy, buy.

you can't help but like this band. the songs are just a lot of fun. i have seen them a few times and dont remember them being overly funny on stage, but i have been pretty buzzed, so i will pay more attention next time.

the one time we played with them was at a frat/sorority bar and all of us were pretty out of our element, but they still played a tight set.

stevejonestherealbones (January 24, 2006)

someone STILL ISNT OVER danperrone not being over fuckyouoioioi not being over IT

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

dan perone STILL ISNT OVER fuckyouoioioi not being over IT

danperrone (January 24, 2006)

fuckyouoioioi STILL ISN'T OVER IT

BizzleBrizzle (January 24, 2006)

This record is definitely a 10, this band is off the hook, more people should love them, and less people should call them a D4 knock-off.

xote (January 24, 2006)

These guys are good and its not my thing. VA represent with this shit I cant help it.

Anonymous (January 24, 2006)

When I first saw stuff about this band at a Haram show I laughed thinking pop punk on Robotic Empire then I heard an mp3 and kinda dug it then saw the guys in Richmond and know I am fan. Same kinda thing happened to me with Loved Ones except their label makes sense

FuckYouOiOiOi (January 24, 2006)

i was just joking. kinda summarizing all the comments for my review.

kenjamin (January 24, 2006)

I agree, this band is comedic gold live. I think the guitar player was in Stop it!! too. The similarities end there but I like to name-drop.
Good review.

Scruffy (January 24, 2006)

Do you really have something against my review, or are you joking?

It really isn't that good of a review. Ya gotta start somewhere.

FuckYouOiOiOi (January 24, 2006)

what a shittily horrible review. my retarded 12 year old cousin could write a better review than this! you should stop listening to music. you fucking suck!!

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