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BEDlight for BlueEYES

BEDlight for BlueEYES: Waste My TimeWaste My Time (2006)
Trustkill Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: Ben_ConoleyBen_Conoley
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I spent considerable time trying to figure out how I could relate BEDlight for BlueEYES' new digital EP, Waste My Time, to punk rock in even the most loosely contextualized sense, but I came up empty-handed. What is it with traditionally hardcore-centered labels putting out albums from uber-soft .
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I spent considerable time trying to figure out how I could relate BEDlight for BlueEYES' new digital EP, Waste My Time, to punk rock in even the most loosely contextualized sense, but I came up empty-handed.

What is it with traditionally hardcore-centered labels putting out albums from uber-soft radio-friendly pop bands? When's the last time Sub Pop released a second-rate hardcore album? This seems to be a phenomenon that exists solely amongst hardcore labels. It's deeply troubling.

Straight up, BEDlight for BlueEYES have no business associating themselves with even the most run of the mill oversaturated pop-punk, let alone a largely once-influential hardcore label that still manages to put out some really good albums. There's no reason for this music to exist. If it wasn't for the Trustkill logo stamped on the back, Waste My Time wouldn't even find its way into college radio stations.

The album's third track serves as the best example of what this EP offers. "Hindsight" would be lucky to pass off as a reject from a Third Eye Blind's B-Sides album. The two songs leading up to it are no better, unless you're a rabid fan of mid-`90s radio pop. Closing off the album is a note-for-note cover of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" with Travis from Crash Romeo joining in on the shit parade.

I wanted to give this to the first person to email me, but sharing CD-Rs of digital EPs isn't the most professional thing to do. I have never thrown out an album -- I still have that June CD somewhere -- but this one just went in the trash.

 


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Sally_Field (October 4, 2006)

WHY do they CAPitalize SOME parts of the NaMe, but not OtherS? And why do the blueyes need a bedlight?

I accused the band of said capitalization in a previous review and was told this by an angry fan:

the whole name is in capitals, dingus, some of the letters are just BIGGER

WhO knEW?

feeeding5000 (October 3, 2006)

Finally, someone draws the line as to what is punk...it needed to be done, dammit.

GreenVandal (October 3, 2006)

WHY do they CAPitalize SOME parts of the NaMe, but not OtherS? And why do the blueyes need a bedlight?

Anonymous (October 3, 2006)

mid 90s radio kicked ass

Laurier (October 3, 2006)

Actually last time i checked bleeding through sucked too, though trustkill isn't complete crap...

Ianw (October 3, 2006)

Dude, no self respecting collage radio would play this.

Anonymous (October 3, 2006)

nee lagwagons

mattp330 (October 3, 2006)

"dude, trustkill sucks"

this band sucks. this is hell, bleeding through, terror, and most precious blood do not

dusticles (October 3, 2006)

dude, trustkill sucks.

so does this band

FuckYouOiOiOi (October 3, 2006)

hahaha. score is for the review.

but you should have ended it with, "at least the title is appropriate."

TeddyTexas (October 2, 2006)

the zing of the day

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