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Fearless Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5
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Contributed by: colincolin
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The hardest part of writing this review was actually listening to this album. Fearless must have paid a heapload of money to get the rights to most of these songs. Perhaps this would have been an interesting compilation if they had paid some actual punk bands -- or, if not even punk bands, any sort .
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The hardest part of writing this review was actually listening to this album. Fearless must have paid a heapload of money to get the rights to most of these songs. Perhaps this would have been an interesting compilation if they had paid some actual punk bands -- or, if not even punk bands, any sort of original or talented act -- to cover this array of radio rock hits from the decade.

Instead, we get B-list pseudo-rock acts who have very little, if anything, to do with the "Punk" moniker the album subscribes to covering songs that, well, they don't really deserve to. I'm sure there's a wide array of feelings about the 1990s, but I was a big fan of the alternative, grunge, and college rock genres...and this is just an absolute insult to anyone that really enjoyed that music.

I know Trent Reznor is usually fairly guarded about letting acts cover Nine Inch Nails' material, and this time around he should have kept his guard up. Mae dillutes and disgraces what Reznor revolutionized. It isn't hard to cover "Song 2" by Blur, as it's really a good song for bands just starting out to cover. I've never heard Plain White T's before, but any band that manages to botch this song and lose the energy of the original is not going to be on my playlist anytime soon. The Red Hot Chili Peppers have a fairly unique sound that isn't well replicated by bands that aren't them, so Gym Class Heroes had their work cut out for them...and didn't succeed. "Black Hole Sun" was one of my favorite songs of the mid-`90s and Copeland does an interesting rendition, but it lacks any of the rock that the original mustered.

I could go on and on, track for track, about how adding screaming to "Losing My Religion" actually destroys the emotive qualities of the song, or how the horn breakdown in the Killing Moon's rendition of "You Oughta Know" makes it laughably bad, and Alanis Morisette sounds like she's got more balls than the lead singer of that band. As far as I'm concerned, none of these bands should be allowed to cover Nirvana, and the version of "In Bloom" by So They Say makes me want to vomit. I think for that song alone, those guys should never be allowed to play their instruments ever again; it's the type of rendition I'd imagine used as a method of sensory torture against grunge fans being interrogated for a crime. Even one of the poppiest songs on the list, "Jumper," is botched by some band that doesn't know how to properly capitalize words.

Plain and simple, this album sets the lowest bar for the worst of the horrible for 2006. Albums like this make me want to push the "Submit A Bug" button up on the navigation bar and say, "Guys, there isn't a 'no stars' option in your scoring for album reviews."

 


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istapledmyfoot (August 15, 2006)

the real question, which I think everyone else has failed to notice, colin, did you pay for this album?

Anonymous (June 1, 2006)

This album is the best thing to happen to earth
not kidding

damnitsderek (May 26, 2006)

Hahaha

Go listen to the original songs. I don't even like most of the originals, but I can still acknowledge that they sound better than these covers. This album is not good, and it never will be.

badbadbadbadbadbadbadbad

Shayna (May 25, 2006)

oh, yeah..and ontop of my comment below...how about you 20-some year olds go back to school and learn correct grammar. Or, are you going to use the excuse that you use 'shorthand?' Because that makes you even more lame.
Hey guess what? I'm a 17 year old girl and at least I know the difference between an intelligent person and an internet freak

Shayna (May 25, 2006)

you know, I think all of it is pretty good. I mean, granted, it's not going to sound AMAZING because they aren't the original singers OR writers. But aside from that, I think it's damn good, actually. And what pisses me off is how all of these people post anonymously like their opinion REALLY matters on whether or not it gets released. It's going to be put on shelves and bought regardless whether or not you, or the next person like it. I just love how everyone's all 'It's bullshit how emo/pop-punk bands are ruining good songs" well, ya know what ya fuckin critics?? I'D LOOOOOVE TO SEE YOU COME OUT AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. These people are doing what they love, getting paid for it, and having SOME people in the world who enjoy it. As for you? Well, can you say the same?? Because I'm sure all of you McDonald's and Hardees workers probably piss customers off daily, but they STILL come, now dont they???

chipsahoycookie (May 24, 2006)

billy jock bullshit. emo pop shit goes 90s. i'll take soundgarden over this shit anyday.

damnitsderek (May 24, 2006)

What shit.

Covers can't be fun when listening to them is more painful then getting ass fucked by a horse. The worst of all the covers is Gym Class Heroes trying to play "Under the Bridge". That was just the smelliest turd in the toilet.

Aaronfromsweden (May 23, 2006)

Damn, why is the reviewer (and apparently everyone else as well) taking this so serious? These are covers, covers are for fun. I admit most of em are bad covers, but come on. It's noting to get so upset about. Calm down :P

However, there is one cover that makes me feel really sick (which is not from this record), and it's the Yellowcard cover of Lagwagons Violins. That one actually made me mad and upset, even though I generally think covers are fun. It was so F U C K I N G T E R R I B L E ! Did the guys in Lagwagon get to hear the song before it was released on the comp? I guess not, they would've stopped the disaster.

ItsAGHOST (May 23, 2006)

Punk is going... going... gone?

Anonymous (May 22, 2006)

Hey, Nivana sucks ass, period.

Anonymous (May 22, 2006)

""Punk Goes Actual Punk"

This would be friggin hilarious.

Some ideas:
Fallout Boy covers Descendents
Rufio covers Black Flag
The Starting Line covers Bad Religion
Relient K covers Dead Kennedys
Motion City Soundtrack covers the Buzzcocks
Sugarcult covers Ramones"

Haha, they did that for the soundtrack to Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

The Bled covered Bad Brains
Fallout Boy did Gorilla Biscuits
Alkaline Trio did TSOL
Taking Back Sunday did Descendents
and so on..

JayTee (May 22, 2006)

Most of the bands that were covered are closer to punk than the bands that covered them. Pathetic.

cantsitstill (May 22, 2006)

isn't it about time to start discussing sandwiches?

Anonymous (May 22, 2006)

The sad things is of course we already had a kind of "Punk goes Punk... and failed."

I'm thinking of:

* Yellowcard covering Lagwagon's Violins
* The Ataris covering Bad Religion's Heaven is Falling

fox82 (May 22, 2006)

This record should have a sticker on it that reads "Now contains 95% LESS PUNK ROCK!!! XTREME!"

Scruffy (May 22, 2006)

"I'd rather lick a dirty Brit's asshole than waste my time trying to impress some messageboard nerds."

Obviously not.

kill_fftl (May 22, 2006)

more like emo goes 90's

welcome_to_1984 (May 22, 2006)

I really just read the reveiws of the Punk Goes... because it cracks me up. These are sooooo bad. The first one was good (Punk Goes Metal) and after that they ar horrible. Sorry Fearless but I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

CaptainQuirk (May 22, 2006)

"Punk Goes Actual Punk"

This would be friggin hilarious.

Some ideas:
Fallout Boy covers Descendents
Rufio covers Black Flag
The Starting Line covers Bad Religion
Relient K covers Dead Kennedys
Motion City Soundtrack covers the Buzzcocks
Sugarcult covers Ramones

shot_in_the_dark (May 22, 2006)

let's just forget about this.
-math

Anonymous (May 21, 2006)

punk goes classical

Anonymous (May 21, 2006)

I haven't heard that track off the album, but the Gin Blossoms were pretty fun, even if all of their songs sounded the same.

Anonymous (May 21, 2006)

Eh, I actually like the "Hey Jealousy" cover.

Anonymous (May 21, 2006)

shutup chinatown

SlowStupidHungry (May 21, 2006)

No way. These attacks on me are super mature and well-constructed.

I like how nobody even reads what I write without the stigma surrounding my name. Really, my suggestion and wording was not that offensive.

And Darkstarm always has to pretend to call me out in order to impress all of the Org guys. Awesome I guess? I'd rather lick a dirty Brit's asshole than waste my time trying to impress some messageboard nerds.

jamespastepunk (May 21, 2006)

Will needs his hands tied behind his back and a dick stuffed in his mouth so he can't post here anymore.

You know, as much as I dislike Will, that's going a little far.

Anonymous (May 21, 2006)

Wow, Darkstarm, all your awesome messageboard friends are really impressed with you. You've proven yourself a man hahaha

Anonymous (May 21, 2006)

the reason albums like this need to be reviewed is the same reason all albums that borderline on the pop/mainstream genre need to be reviewed - people listen to them.

Ahem, Colin, then what about the Most Wanted review?

Anonymous (May 21, 2006)

Will needs his hands tied behind his back and a dick stuffed in his mouth so he can't post here anymore.

darkstarm (May 21, 2006)

"Hi, my name is Will. I will find a way to disagree with you even if I AGREE with you. I rule!"

Go suck Johnny Rotten's ass, ya bitch.

GreenVandal (May 20, 2006)

Wait a second. I'm 23 as well, but scene credibility means the world to me! Is something wrong?

jacknife737 (May 20, 2006)

90smusic>2000smusic
90smusic>1980smusic
90smusic>19702music

RiseAgainstSSCC (May 20, 2006)

Ska goes 90's eh.....

feeeding5000 (May 20, 2006)

Am I the only person who thinks cover albums, as a concept, are awesome? In practice, it doesn't always work out like that, but still...more individual bands need to do cover albums. Only Me First and the Gimmes Gimmes should stop, because they've already covered every good song.

Anonymous (May 20, 2006)

Then why not review good albums like I did?

Instead of pretending that anyone with shitty enough taste to like this garbage will take your advice, maybe try to turn them on to something new like I did with my reviews.

But it's true. I don't really care. That's the art of punk rock, my friend.

colin (May 20, 2006)

I don't see how my comments are elitist. Especially compared to some dick who wrote a negative review of an album in a smarmy attempt to up his "punk cred" under the guise of "teaching the children."

sorry will, i'm 23 years old and i gave up on any sort of "credibility" factor a long time ago. i could care less about the punk "scene," especially the internet version of it where kids like you spout off a lot.

reviews do help. when i was a teenager growing up, i didn't have access to a local punk scene because there wasn't one. sites like punknews helped guide me in perhaps the albums i'd enjoy - maybe not all of the time, but sometimes it worked out.

so yes, for your words, it is about "teaching the children" in some ways. what else is there, but trying to help some kid get in to music that is good and honest - of which this is not.

maybe i should only review albums that i love or maybe i should take your roll and not care about anyone but myself, but hopefully this may help someone see that this album, even though it is labeled as such, is not the end-all be-all of punk rock that the title claims it is.

SlowStupidHungry (May 20, 2006)

Oh, I see, Colin. You're saving "punx" one review at a time.

I don't see how my comments are elitist. Especially compared to some dick who wrote a negative review of an album in a smarmy attempt to up his "punk cred" under the guise of "teaching the children."

jockmcbored (May 20, 2006)

as for the personal attack on will, i could care less. he's nothing more than an internet troll, using his mentality to try and better himself in his own eyes by trying to demean the taste and motives of others without truly knowing (or, probably caring) what they are. i have at least some respect for every person on this site who contributes even the dumbest of ideas, but someone who takes their time to make themselves look smarter or more punk or just above everyone else isn't worthy of the words they type

fair point

R3venge_Therapy (May 20, 2006)

"the reason albums like this need to be reviewed is the same reason all albums that borderline on the pop/mainstream genre need to be reviewed - people listen to them. perhaps you don't, and maybe will and whoever were born with the most stunning musical taste in the world, and haven't listened to anything but what "real punk" is since birth, but i'm sure there's a 13 year old kid out there somewhere who doesn't know the difference.

if someone comes across this site and sees that the backlash, maybe they'll read the rest of the reviews and pick up the ignite record instead, and then suddenly in 3 years they can be as elitist as the rest of us instead of turning into an absolutepunk clone.

every cd needs to be reviewed for the standalone point of objectivity. punknews can't say an album is or isn't punk (i mean, to a certain extent) - this is a "punk goes..." release (of which the "metal" was pretty popular) on fearless, so of course it's 'worthy' (in some way) of being reviewed.

as for the personal attack on will, i could care less. he's nothing more than an internet troll, using his mentality to try and better himself in his own eyes by trying to demean the taste and motives of others without truly knowing (or, probably caring) what they are. i have at least some respect for every person on this site who contributes even the dumbest of ideas, but someone who takes their time to make themselves look smarter or more punk or just above everyone else isn't worthy of the words they type."


I agree 100%.

Anonymous (May 20, 2006)

When I saw this album was coming out, the first thing I thought to myself was "The snake has eaten its own tail."

But, as bad as this record may be, it will never ruin the original versions by the original artists. They're still out there to be listened to and enjoyed or loathed, depending on your tastes.

colin (May 20, 2006)

the reason albums like this need to be reviewed is the same reason all albums that borderline on the pop/mainstream genre need to be reviewed - people listen to them. perhaps you don't, and maybe will and whoever were born with the most stunning musical taste in the world, and haven't listened to anything but what "real punk" is since birth, but i'm sure there's a 13 year old kid out there somewhere who doesn't know the difference.

if someone comes across this site and sees that the backlash, maybe they'll read the rest of the reviews and pick up the ignite record instead, and then suddenly in 3 years they can be as elitist as the rest of us instead of turning into an absolutepunk clone.

every cd needs to be reviewed for the standalone point of objectivity. punknews can't say an album is or isn't punk (i mean, to a certain extent) - this is a "punk goes..." release (of which the "metal" was pretty popular) on fearless, so of course it's 'worthy' (in some way) of being reviewed.

as for the personal attack on will, i could care less. he's nothing more than an internet troll, using his mentality to try and better himself in his own eyes by trying to demean the taste and motives of others without truly knowing (or, probably caring) what they are. i have at least some respect for every person on this site who contributes even the dumbest of ideas, but someone who takes their time to make themselves look smarter or more punk or just above everyone else isn't worthy of the words they type.

Anonymous (May 20, 2006)

I'll tell you what would be original for one of these comps, put an actual punk band on there. Put that in your pants.

rkl (May 20, 2006)

i agree with will.......Who would pick up this album and pop it in their player hoping for something thats enjoyable?
the problem with that statement is that punk goes metal had good bands and some damn good covers(check out link80's remake of harvester of sorrow to see what im talking about), this comp, just like
the aforementioned punk goes 80's has absolutely no good bands.
but one could suppose that you might find some band youd never heard of.

as far as some 9th grader buying it, guess what. comps arent so much meant for people who know the material as those who dont.
i bought the first four punk o ramas, but after a while i already had most, if not all, of the music, so there was no need to purchase anymore(not to mention that the price went up $4 in between 4-5).

Anonymous (May 20, 2006)

Actually, it only costs 9 cents a song per record pressed. Covering a song on a record is a granted right by copyright laws and all you have to do is pay the statuatory rate of 9 cents. You don't even have to get permission, just pay.

jockmcbored (May 20, 2006)

Wow, talk about picking hard targets! This review is about as controversial as saying "Hitler sucked." If music is honestly this bad, which I know for a fact it is, it doesn't deserve the coverage. Spend that time thinking of ways to eat spicy hot cheetos in school.

-Will

talk about predictable comments. will comes on to a review or thread or anything and acts high and mighty, like he's above the rest of us? that's about as obvious as saying, "hitler sucked."

if you had an original thought in your head one of these days, i think the world might explode. that, or people around here would actually respect your opinion and listen to you. but honestly, you don't deserve the coverage.

you're just as mundane, just as generic, and just as predictable as this album. score is for you.

that's a shithole personal attack on Will for no reason! what's up wi thi?

Anonymous (May 20, 2006)

i agree with will.......Who would pick up this album and pop it in their player hoping for something thats enjoyable?

Im sure there will be people who do.....the same ones who enjoyed such bullshit comps like "PUNK GOES 80S....POP PUNK BANDS PLAY POPULAR 80S SONGS".
I see an awkward 9th grade male buying this because of that.

There will be the "fans" of the bands who cover the songs who buy this.......the same ones who bought the tony hawk compilation (which im sure is trash as well...I BET IT SOLD WELL).

Will is right.....why bother with an Album/compilation that has NO hope of being good? Look at the cover....think of WHY they would make such a thing? To pay tribute to the mainstream music of the early 90s? OH YEAH

GreenVandal (May 19, 2006)

Will has a screenname now? Craziness.

Calm down kids. We all know everything fucking sucks. Every last fucking thing. Except for that one thing. Ya know. The one that only I know about. Yeah. That one.

Score is for the current musical landscape.

It is also for how hungry I am.

SlowStupidHungry (May 19, 2006)

Colin,

Thanks for the limp personal attack. I'll emphasize the point that you didn't address what I said at all.

Also, I think it's far more unoriginal to write an attacking review of an album EVERYONE agrees sucks, to the point where people with good taste in music don't even check it out (ie: me).

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

I had fun reviewing the last Punk Goes record:

http://www.punknews.org/review/4069

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

jesus fearless, these aren't even punk bands anymore on these stupid comps. good idea for the comps except it's pretty dumb to have pop bands doing pop songs. i thought the point was to get bands that sound way different than the people they are covering. that's what i found clever about the punk goes metal comp.

colin (May 19, 2006)

Wow, talk about picking hard targets! This review is about as controversial as saying "Hitler sucked." If music is honestly this bad, which I know for a fact it is, it doesn't deserve the coverage. Spend that time thinking of ways to eat spicy hot cheetos in school.

-Will


talk about predictable comments. will comes on to a review or thread or anything and acts high and mighty, like he's above the rest of us? that's about as obvious as saying, "hitler sucked."

if you had an original thought in your head one of these days, i think the world might explode. that, or people around here would actually respect your opinion and listen to you. but honestly, you don't deserve the coverage.

you're just as mundane, just as generic, and just as predictable as this album. score is for you.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Wow, talk about picking hard targets! This review is about as controversial as saying "Hitler sucked." If music is honestly this bad, which I know for a fact it is, it doesn't deserve the coverage. Spend that time thinking of ways to eat spicy hot cheetos in school.

-Will

ryanbolger (May 19, 2006)

i put on "you'd prefer an astronaut" ten minutes before i checked out the site today.

score is for that album.

flame away.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Punk goes Polka, punk goes jam band or punk goes eskimo throat singing is where my vote is for the next in this dreadful serious.

MedioCore (May 19, 2006)

I don't know if it's been said yet, but the only worthwhile edition of this series was "Punk Goes Metal"... good bands, good songs.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

"This isn't that bad. There are a few good covers and either the Emery or Gym Class Hereoes was the best one.

And here's some ideas for future compilations:

Punk Goes Rap
Punk Goes Disco
Punk Goes Country
Punk Goes Actual Punk

And how bout Punk Goes 50s, 60s, 70s.

Whatever they do, it should be funny."

Punk Goes Apeshit?
Punk Goes Gay?
Punk Goes to Hell: The Final Friday?
Punk Goes On?
Punk Goes Home?
Punk Goes Away?

R3venge_Therapy (May 19, 2006)

I was aboslutely fucking PISSED when i saw that Mae covered NIN. and i still am. i get angry every time i think about it. and i haven't even listened to it. Mae are fucking awful. this certainly dserved "no stars", so this review is right-on.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

How there can be a 90s comp without something from Pearl Jam, STP, Smashing Pumpkins, or Bush is just beyond me.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

I don't have a problem with these comps, on priciple, but while I liked a lot of Metal and some of Acoustic and '80s, I think the that this is the worst album in the series by far.

The songs selected don't lend themselves well, or at least, the bands dping the covers all do pretty poor jobs. I don't have a problem with someone covering whoever. It's possible to do a good job, look at the Tony Hawk comp. I liked the bands I thought I'd like, but I was also particularly surprised by My Chemical Romance and Emanuel (bands I don't care for covering songs I love), so I'm willing to be open-minded. Also, I'm open to band's staying close to the orignal or doing something new. I thought Gatsby's American Dream did a nice, albeit relatively different sounding version of one of my favorite Cure songs, whereas Midtown stayed close to the original and did well for themselves.

But the bands on this comp are just awful, boring, drivel. There's simply no reason why you'd want to listen to these. Not if you liked the originals and wanted to hear new versions of them or even if you hated the originals, but thought it would be fun to hear them redone with a punk sound. New Found Glory (and this is an extreme statement) could have done one of the covers and been flat-out the best song on the disc. These aren't even cookie-cutter pop-punk bands, but some sort of weird-ass rock jabber.

Boo.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

"90s songs that should have been covered instead:

sit down - james
who?where?why? - jesus jones
the only one i know - charlatans
reverend black grape - Black Grape
set adrift on memory bliss - PM Dawn

don't forget "Deeper Shade of Soul" by Urban Dance Squad"

Why? None of these bands/songs defined what was huge in the 90's musically.

Vincent_M (May 19, 2006)

I think Me First has the 'Punk Goes 50's, 60's, 70's segment well-covered.

nietzsche (May 19, 2006)

bedlight for blue eyes is so awful.
i didnt think it was gonna be hard to cover jumper.. but my god, they raped the livign shit out of the song. piano? fuck off.

crazytoledo (May 19, 2006)

This isn't that bad. There are a few good covers and either the Emery or Gym Class Hereoes was the best one.

And here's some ideas for future compilations:

Punk Goes Rap
Punk Goes Disco
Punk Goes Country
Punk Goes Actual Punk

And how bout Punk Goes 50s, 60s, 70s.

Whatever they do, it should be funny.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

I can't wait for punk goes punk

coldwaffles (May 19, 2006)

Gym Class Heros are the only decent act here...

And they fucked a Chili Peppers classic up. Fuck this.

cantsitstill (May 19, 2006)

excuse me, i meant Dog's Eye View

cantsitstill (May 19, 2006)

i thought that was Dishwalla?

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Everything Falls Apart by the Odds would have been a great cover.

cantsitstill (May 19, 2006)

90s songs that should have been covered instead:

sit down - james
who?where?why? - jesus jones
the only one i know - charlatans
reverend black grape - Black Grape
set adrift on memory bliss - PM Dawn


don't forget "Deeper Shade of Soul" by Urban Dance Squad

sickboi (May 19, 2006)

Aubin,

DO NOT be talking shit on PM Dawn.

aubin (May 19, 2006)

set adrift on memory bliss - PM Dawn

That songs is basically some guys rapping over a Spandau Ballet song, so it's not really that much to cover.

Scruffy (May 19, 2006)

"to the guy below Disintegration came out in the early 80's."

I knew that wasn't true, so I looked it up. Disintegration came out in 1989. I was close.

jockmcbored (May 19, 2006)

also, any carter USM song

jockmcbored (May 19, 2006)

good review

90s songs that should have been covered instead:

sit down - james
who?where?why? - jesus jones
the only one i know - charlatans
reverend black grape - Black Grape
set adrift on memory bliss - PM Dawn

aahhhh (May 19, 2006)

the only good song is the gym class heroes cover of under the bridge.

mattp330 (May 19, 2006)

to the guy below Disintegration came out in the early 80's.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

That rules... I have heard all but two of the tracks off of this, and I feel blessed that i didn't loose that extra 6 min. of my life, but I am glad that this reviewer was as brutaly honest as they were.... Good show, good show...

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

where is the devil dogs review from 30 sizzling slabs

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Just wanted to clarify - you don't have to pay a heapload of money to cover and release a song, you just have to pay the "mechanical license" fee which is set by the gov't and is currently 9.5 cents per CD produced. It's compulsory too, so you don't need permission from the original artist.

Nap (May 19, 2006)

You dont need "Punk Goes Punk" cause "Tony Hawk American Wasteland" could be titled as so.

I liked Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Cartel, Copeland, The Killing Moon, Gym Class Heroes

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

haha, i only read the review cuz I knew it would be fun. Good review! I can't believe this comp was even made.

Paul

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

yeah, i mean i don't think bands shouldn't be able to cover Nirvana. But i definilty think this version of In Bloom is horrrriiiibbbbbllllleeee. I mean seriously, it is just bad.

i hope for the same. take him and his racist attitude out of baseball.

the_other_scott (May 19, 2006)

as horrible as this cd is. i don't agree that bands shouldn't be allowed to cover Nirvana.

if Nirvana are going to be praised like fucking Gods every day of the week, then any shit band coming after them gets to play their songs.

cantsitstill (May 19, 2006)

Colin, I think you have to give it at least a half-star for it's trade in value at the record store. I mean, it'll be at least 99 cents, right? That's a KFC Snacker!

Who is still on Fearless? I'm not even going to bother going to their site. I hope Bonds stays on 713 by career-ending injury.

Scruffy (May 19, 2006)

Did "Disintegration" come out in the nineties? Because, if it did, both Anberlin's cover of "Love Song" and Stavesacre's cover of "Fascination Street" should've been on this.

Anyway, I'm sure I agree with Colin on this one.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Worst Compilation ever, please find something else constructive to do.

cash_money_hustla (May 19, 2006)

I wonder what's next, Punk Goes Mariachi?

HAHAHAHA, man its late.

cash_money_hustla (May 19, 2006)

Where is the token "When is 'Punk Goes Punk'" comment? C'mon guys, you're slacking.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Fuck this turd of a record. Where's the review of the new NMDS?

ghostmonkey (May 19, 2006)

Dear Fearless Records,

Please stop putting out shitty covers records. They are truly fucking awful. You are the K-Tel Records for a new millenium. Do go away and take your stupid fucking gaylord compilations with you. What next? "Punk Goes Noughties"? Give it a fucking rest,

Love, ghostmonkeygeneral xx

colin (May 19, 2006)

i wanted to say something along the lines of "this is proof punk died with the 80s" or a witty equivelant, but i didn't want to waste my time with this cd. fuck it.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

I hate how these songs are never covered by punk bands.. it is always totally suck balls rock bands that are the farthest thing from punk and make me want to throw up.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

stop with the cover albummmmmsssssaaarrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

is it okay that my grind band covers some propagandhi songs? i mean, you can't really tell with grind.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Copeland's version of "Black Hole Sun" is boring, they barely changed it. That is not a track i would mention as one of the better ones on this record.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

the Gym Class Heroes cover was by far the best thing on here. I sort of enjoyed that cover of Depeche Mode though i fucking hate Anberlin. the rest was easily crap, i mean Scary Kids Scaring Kids, what the fuck? whatever

swank (May 19, 2006)

Is is wrong that, while I agree this whole album is pretty terrible, I actually sort of dug the Gym Class Heroes cover of "Under the Bridge"?

MikeStupid (May 19, 2006)

Bands I don't like covering older bands I don't like. Nope. Not interested.

niveK82 (May 19, 2006)

March of the PIgs is my favorite NIN song, and those fuckers in Mae ruined it.

:(

theOneTrueBill (May 19, 2006)

I'm glad to see that this got a one star review. There haven't been enough of them around these parts lately.

cash_money_hustla (May 19, 2006)

I think the problem with this whole series is that it started out as a light hearted, tongue in cheek ordeal, but it's lost that feel with the past couple of offerings. The song selection is what is off about this one since many of them are considered classics. I think it's the bands taking it too seriously is what makes it fail.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Why does everyone agree that this is utter shit, yet the 7,000 locust clone-bands that come out this year will be oohed and ahhhed over ad nausea?

kozaihod (May 19, 2006)

Haha, I've been waiting for this review. Seriously, most 'un-punk' punk CD this year D: Practically no initiative, every song is just like the original or even worse. Well, the only song I kinda enjoyed is the Oasis cover.

TheNightProwler (May 19, 2006)

this review is amazing; I can only wish that the review of this could be mailed out to Fearless and all the bands that were on this comp.

aubin (May 19, 2006)

I've always liked the "punk rock cover" like Lagwagon's take on "Brown Eyed Girl" or Ignite doing U2 or NOFX doing, well any cover, but the thing is that these songs are (a) too new and still loved to be appreciated ironically and (b) not enough of a departure to make them fun.

I don't take the project as seriously as most people seem to, but it's still one of the lesser comps in this series. I still think Punk Goes Acoustic was one of the best overall.

skaboom (May 19, 2006)

I mean "worst", not "first"

skaboom (May 19, 2006)

I sort of liked the Gym Class Heroes song. The Third Eye Blind cover was the first, I was actually cringing the entire way through.

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

Word. I may have fallen for this shit when I was 16-18 but my music tastes have evolved back to recognizing how great some of the songs were that I like when I was growing up then shuned when I got into "punk rock"

Thing is the Punk goes metal comp was good becasue it was sort of a joke... I mean c'mon MU330 coveing Metallica is classic but, shitty pop punk bands covering some bands that were serious and changed music is just wrong.

Dante3000 (May 19, 2006)

I don't know ifI agree with that review but it's nice to see that album bet smashed.
-Dante
p.s I laughed at the comments on "you oughta know".

darkstarm (May 19, 2006)

I too am coming to terms with my love of the 90s rock music I grew up on as a kid. Bitchin' review, colin.

mcgregor107 (May 19, 2006)

snap.

inagreendase (May 19, 2006)

Well, the Cartel song is pretty good.

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