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X One Way X - X One Way X [12 inch] (Cover Artwork)

X One Way X

X One Way X: X One Way X [12 inch]X One Way X [12 inch] (2006)
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It's good to keep a sense of humor in hardcore. We all love it for certain elements: the passion, the show experience, the fact that it's spurned by most of mainstream culture, what have you. But some people, and some bands take it too seriously. It's one thing to have passion, it's another entirely.
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It's good to keep a sense of humor in hardcore. We all love it for certain elements: the passion, the show experience, the fact that it's spurned by most of mainstream culture, what have you. But some people, and some bands take it too seriously. It's one thing to have passion, it's another entirely to claim you'd "die for the core," or as would most kids who say that sort of thing, "die for the mosh."

Well, X One Way X is here to remind everyone that hardcore can be hard, fast, and lighthearted all at the same time. With song titles like "x El Chupacabra x," "x Negative Feedback x," and "x I Won't Be Denied (The Myspace Song) x" you know pretty much what you're getting yourself into. The lyrics follow exact suit with the ridiculous song titles, as displayed to a tee in "x Al Roker Is a Fucking Sellout x:"

You sold out our dreams! You chose surgery and took the easy way out! / Left us with no more hope! We looked up to you, but you lied! / You broke our trust! Al Roker you fucking changed! / Can we believe the forecast when you lie about yourself? Changed your fucking image to increase your fucking wealth! / Al Roker, you're untrue! You lied right there on fucking NBC! / You fucking lied to me about obesity! Tried to be what you are not!
But the best part of these songs? They're fucking good. Real good. And unlike their lyrics, I do not mean that in jest. I mean these guys write some really solid hardcore songs, from the gang vocals to the hard-hitting riffs, to the short durations, it all pieces together to form one amazing LP. Forty songs in total, roughly twenty on each side, and only two over two minutes, most barely a minute and a half. This has two effects: first and foremost, none of the songs stick out over the others, unless there's some particular lyrics you really laughed at (being a Buffalo Bills fan, I took a definite liking to "x Fuck the Cowboys x"'s rousing chorus of "Dallas sucks!"). The second effect is that everything flows together in an incredible manner. Yes, it's 50 minutes of hardcore, which may seem like a lot, but it honestly flies by. Kev Sigman's vocals, despite the laugh content of the lyrics, always seem particularly passionate and inspired, his shouting rising above the hard-hitting music the rest of the band provides. The gang vocals are full and present, all just contributing to the solid package X One Way X provides.

If you're one of the people, like myself, that does love hardcore, but gets annoyed at how seriously people take some of its aspects, this my friends, is the release for you. And if you're somebody who just loves hardcore music, these guys do it better than most. Loud, aggressive, and full of humor, if there's something not to love with this record, I've yet to find it.

 

 
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atake (March 6, 2011)

el chupacabras, jaja!!!

Anonymous (August 14, 2006)

Justin is the shit!
Everyone should by this business!

Anonymous (August 13, 2006)

"the LP comes with a CDr of the LP"

This is a brilliant idea for a number of reasons. See, I listen to music in two ways, either on LP, or on my comp/mp3 player. I live in a small apt and this makes sense. I'd like to buy vinyl sure, but check it, have you tried ripping vnyl to your comp before? Its not fun and it doesn't sound the prettiest... anyways, this is great is it prevents me from having to download a rip after I buy the LP. I don't think that is an unreasonable thing to do either seeing as you paid for the damn album already. Anyways, to anyone listening out there this is a brilliant idea as now we can have the best of both worlds without resorting to file sharing or shitty rips. Could I just start buying cds instead you ask? Well, I am afraid you just don't get it. Oh and this album is great times, 9'd.

EyesLikeBombs (August 11, 2006)

So, is this like a scene-er Good Clean Fun? Because I'm up for that type shit.

Anonymous (August 10, 2006)

i heard "generic hardcore song" from a friend and it was amazing, mainly brcause it was making fun of hardcore.

i can't believe they're actually a real band though.

inagreendase (August 10, 2006)

Will is exactly the kind of person he's talking about in the third sentence.

Hahahahahahaha, holy shit.

Anonymous (August 10, 2006)

i think the 2 bands released their myspace songs almost simultaneously.

RyanRockwell (August 10, 2006)

i like it.

Anonymous (August 9, 2006)

didnt good clean fun just release a song on their new record called 'the myspace song'?

jockmcbored (August 9, 2006)

the new good clean fun then?

kirbypuckett (August 9, 2006)

Walkman?

Are you serious?!?!

(just messing around)

- Kirby

Anonymous (August 8, 2006)

you know what this is like?

you ever watch like, a really really terrible, topical humor episode of the simpsons that seems really outdated like a year after it aired?

like one where homer goes "don't go there, sister!" or there's like an ebay joke or that one episode about internet cartoons, or the infamous tony hawk episode with blink 182 making an appearance about 7 years past their cutting-edge prime....if there ever was such a time?

this is like one of those episodes, but in hardcore band form.

JustinUCR (August 8, 2006)

as a furthur explanation of this record...some of the songs were written as intended for splits that never happenned and more songs were written for a 7" that never got pressed, this is all of the songs in one shot. Oh, and the LP comes with a CDr of the LP so you can listen to it in your car/walkman/etc... enjoy.

xonewayx.com

Anonymous (August 8, 2006)

Will is exactly the kind of person he's talking about in the third sentence.

Cos (August 8, 2006)

The Strife Crew used to make up stickers that said "truth" and would cover up the One Way signs back in the day. (One Truth was the title of their first album). The cover just brings me back...

--Cos

Anonymous (August 8, 2006)

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Anonymous (August 8, 2006)

makes me think metalocaplyse...."you folks like coffee/well your gonna get some.....scream for the cream"

rkl (August 8, 2006)

to the commenter below me, i suggest you pick up "picnic of love."

Anonymous (August 8, 2006)

it's not like anal cunt at all because anal cunt's songs aren't even remotely listenable. this band writes cool music. and as silly as they are, they stuff is pretty clever. it's not all just "this is gay" and "that is gay"

Anonymous (August 8, 2006)

i was actually thinking about this the other day when some posted this bands myspace like a year ago and i thought to myself what happened with this band. and well now i know

RyanRockwell (August 8, 2006)

I like this alot!

feeeding5000 (August 8, 2006)

This sounds so incredibly cool.

rkl (August 8, 2006)

so these guys are the anal cunt of hardcore?

otter (August 8, 2006)

This is the coolest shit i have heard in ages

almostpunkenough (August 8, 2006)

the songs on their purevolume are great. i love the spanish version.

Scruffy (August 8, 2006)

I agree with Will.

theOneTrueBill (August 8, 2006)

Will's gonna die for the mosh.

tylerdurden8136 (August 8, 2006)

Pd made me listen to this band, and they do indeed kick ass.

gladimnotemo (August 8, 2006)

"If youâ??re one of the people, like myself, that does love hardcore, but gets annoyed at how seriously people take some of its aspects, this my friends, is the release for you"

This is like, almost, I think, I'm pretty sure, like 5 or 6 sentences.

kenjamin (August 8, 2006)

Will, this is a side project for people in the Procedure. Everyone at their show is in on the joke.

SlowStupidHungry (August 8, 2006)

Eh, jokes in place of actually saying something don't interest me. There's joke bands that can make comedic commentary, but bands like this seem to be worried that if they say anything serious, they'll be laughed at, so they'd rather basically say nothing at all.

A couple meaningless rants are okay, but 50 minutes? Defeats the purpose.

pdlawry (August 8, 2006)

this album rules.

brixtongunman (August 8, 2006)

First.
and this album is great

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