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Kill Your Idols

Kill Your Idols: Funeral For A FeelingFuneral For A Feeling (2001)
Side One Dummy Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: DanielDaniel
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For years, people have been touting Kill Your Idols as the band that may save hardcore, and now I know why. Despite having seen them live a few times and owning their No Gimmicks Needed CD, I never caught on to how good this band really is. In a live setting they were always overshadowed by flashier.
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For years, people have been touting Kill Your Idols as the band that may save hardcore, and now I know why. Despite having seen them live a few times and owning their No Gimmicks Needed CD, I never caught on to how good this band really is. In a live setting they were always overshadowed by flashier bands, and No Gimmicks... didn't immediately grab me and hasn't received that many listens. After hearing Funeral For a Feeling, though, I'm ready to give it another try.

It's difficult to describe what makes them so good, because they don't tout their expertise. Riffs are catchy but understated, and the vocals, while just as intense as any frontman's in hardcore, are relegated to a modest place in the mix. The arrangements are memorable and diverse, but not in an over-the-top, Dillinger Escape Plan kind of way. This is simply great hardcore punk rock played by people who know how to play it better than anyone else.

And unlike most hardcore bands, they don't give you a reason NOT to like them with homophobic, sexist, or just plain stupid lyrics. In fact, the lyrics are one of the strongest parts of the record. Andy's words both shed new light on standard hardcore/punk themes and explore new topics, and the lyric booklet is scattered with memorable lines.

More than two years later (that's 80 in hardcore years), this band still doesn't need any gimmicks, and you don't really need any detailed descriptions, either. If you like hard, fast, hardcore you'll like this release, plain and simple; there's not reason not to.

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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (January 11, 2002)

ROCK N ROLL, SON!!!
THIS ALBUM IS GREAT! REALLY!...BUT NOT AS MUCH AS NO GIMMICKS NEEDED (WHICH IS THEIR BEST ALBUM!).

David "Tastes like chicken"

Anonymous (January 11, 2002)

ROCK N ROLL, SON!!!
THIS ALBUM IS GREAT! REALLY!...BUT NOW AS MUCH AS NO GIMMICKS NEEDED (WHICH IS THEIR BEST ALBUM!).

David "Tastes like chicken"

Anonymous (September 18, 2001)

being alseep is so much better then this cd.

-faceecaf

icK-x-Strife (September 17, 2001)

I just can't get past the vocals ....
The lyrics and music itself is great however.

- icK-x-Strife

Anonymous (September 17, 2001)

vocals suck, music rocks. seems to be the norm in hardcore these days. -fathead

KirbyPuckett (September 16, 2001)

I'm not a huge fan of the bands music, I'm not really much for the yelling of the lyrics, but the lyrics themselves along w/ the music!

...So anyways, I don't know if anyone on here is from the Pittsburgh area, but here's a recap of some serious shit that pissed me and a few others off @ their last show here w/ Good Riddance, & Death by Stereo...

Ok, so if you ever saw Kill Your Idols, you know the lead singer is a relativly heavy-set guy. Well some asshole in the crowd decides to start yelling, "Get off the stage fat ass!"

...and throughout the first 10minutes of their set similar comments about his weight, and their music.

...So as the show goes on members of DBS, and GR come out and look for the guy, they talk to him, yada yada...

...They left him alone for a little bit, then after KYI's set, they came over and began to talk to the guy. They were pretty pissed, I couldn't really hear what they were saying because soon after DBS took the stage. However I think it was one of the members of GR who was about to fight his asshole, but security did their thing, and that guy got kicked out of the show, which was pretty good!

If anyone else was @ this show @ Club Laga, and knows what else happened post it, because I kind of forget.

Anonymous (September 15, 2001)

OH MAN THAT COVER IS HARDFUCKINGCORE!

Can I borrow a feeling?

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