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Straight Outta Junior High

Straight Outta Junior High: Six StoriesSix Stories (2006)
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Contributed by: thirtysecondsthirtyseconds
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Straight Outta Junior High's new EP follows the not quite massively successful Mongoloid Monarchy full-length, which had some insanely fun songs and some crazily boring ones. It also had some fast songs, something Six Stories does not. I don't know if the band went out of their way to make all of th.
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Straight Outta Junior High's new EP follows the not quite massively successful Mongoloid Monarchy full-length, which had some insanely fun songs and some crazily boring ones. It also had some fast songs, something Six Stories does not. I don't know if the band went out of their way to make all of the songs pretty much the same tempo, but either way I'm left thinking just when are SOJH going to get their arses in gear and make a record that's solid all the way through...

Don't get me wrong, a couple of the tracks on here, namely "Stuck in a Rut" and "Insulin" are instantly catchy, and the intro to "I Knew I Never" seriously reminds me of the Vandals' "The New You," but this EP is seriously lacking in the wacky and goofy department; it seems a bit forced at times. A decent injection of speed Kiss of Deaf style would have worked wonders and made everything a million times more FUN. It's a real shame as the guys are still coming on leaps and bounds in terms of songwriting.

So there you have it. A short review. What more needs to be said? Keep an eye on this band, I have a feeling they have a cracking full-length brewing away somewhere, somehow. For now, if you're a fan of no-thrills pop-punk flavoured with your high school years, half of this EP is pretty damn good. Just don't expect to listen to it all the way through.

 


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Anonymous (March 1, 2006)

Oh, don't get me wrong, I love Heart of Darkness--that leant itself very well to analytical discussion. Plus we got to watch Apocalypse Now! in class. How fucking sweet was that?

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

im from nebraska...and these guys played my small town punk sow when i was in like 7th grade.

its weird to see them on here.
They are lame now compared to their kiss of deaf days.

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

Mistah Kurtz; he dead . . .

You better not be knocking the Hearts of Darkness

Anonymous (February 27, 2006)

We never read Catcher in high school. I feel robbed.

What did we read? Of Mice and Men and Heart of Darkness. Can't remember the other ones.

Anyway, I feel robbed.

feeeding5000 (February 26, 2006)

The hunting hat symbolizes how he wants to change who he is, like how he gives a fake name to the woman on the train to NY. In my essay on Catcher, I said that the "greatest irony is that while Holden accuses everyone around him of being phonies, he is, himself, a 'phony'". Oh, here in MD, we read Catcher sophmore year...bitch.

Anonymous (February 26, 2006)

These bites were made for poppin'.

Anonymous (February 25, 2006)

I enjoyed the book, i dont even care.

8dollarclarinetsolo (February 25, 2006)

im with you dude, go with what you think about the hat not meaning too much. just write about all the different theories and why their all probably wrong.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

dude below. i'm guessing you're in 8th or 9th grade if you're writing an essay bout holden caufield's red hunting hat.

just bullshit it. if you have suffienct quotes in the book to back up your assumptions then your teacher will have a lot of trouble telling you that you're wrong

-the other scott

BlaquacadetZstyles (February 24, 2006)

Speaking of Catcher In The Rye, I have to write a research paper on the importance and imagery of Holden's red hunting hat. Now, I can google and check Sparknotes for whatever ballyhoo people have come up with about the subject, but I feel very dirty writing this paper when I personally believe that the red hunting hat means absolutely nothing other than the fact that Holden is really into red hunting hats. Most of the explanations I see online are ridiculous stretches of the imagination, grasping at any possible connection between his hat and the events in the story.

I read one explanation that since Holden wore it backwards and the only hat worn backwards on the baseball field is the catcher, it was his way of showing that he missed his brother. Because of his brother's glove. I guess.

I think there's a reason that Salinger never talked about the book in public, and it's because he finds some sort of humor in seeing people not realizing that some things should be taken at face value, even if it is great (Good, I thought) literature.

Just fuming and looking for ways to procrastinate with this paper.

BlaquacadetZstyles (February 24, 2006)

I like Catcher In The Rye. But as a junior in high school, what I don't like is how many cats want to liken themselves to Holden.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

Banana Fish fucking suck

YoureNotFunny (February 24, 2006)

really lame band name, unless in fact they are just out of junior high, then the name is only tollerable for a year.

who liked Catcher in the Rye?

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

straight outta stupid

almostpunkenough (February 24, 2006)

i have this but haven't listened yet. i really should get on that.

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

A Perfect Day for Bananafish.

Vincent_M (February 24, 2006)

The Darkness did a better 'Stuck In A Rut.'

Jus' Sayin

rkl (February 24, 2006)

possibly b/c thirtyseconds is an established reviewer, while you post as anonymous

thirtyseconds (February 24, 2006)

I really like it too, I just think it could have been so much more. Individually the songs are all OK (some great) but the EP as a whole just falls short of the mark I reckon.

aahhhh (February 24, 2006)

i really like this ep. i think all of the songs are good except "I Knew I Never"

just because they arent fast doesnt mean they arent good

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

why is this review picked over mine?

Anonymous (February 24, 2006)

OMG!!!!!!!!! their so hilarois!!

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