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ALL: PummelPummel (1995)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: tiffyboySteve_Tiff
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The latest live All and Descendents album prompted me to go back and listen to all of my old Descendents and All cds, and I felt this cd deserved a review. Out of all the All cds, this is the one I never hear of. Its not their best cd but its got some really awesome songs, so I decided to make it .
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The latest live All and Descendents album prompted me to go back and listen to all of my old Descendents and All cds, and I felt this cd deserved a review. Out of all the All cds, this is the one I never hear of. Its not their best cd but its got some really awesome songs, so I decided to make it my first review for this site. Here is a song by song break down of the cd.

  • 1. Self-Righteous: A good rockin' song to start the cd of with, this song is about straight edge people and how their preaching annoys All.
  • 2. Million Bucks: One of All's many signature love songs. This song rocks hard and has cool lyrics.
  • 3. Uncle Critic: This song is short and fast and pretty uninteresting. Its about the critics who piss them off by always giving them negative reviews.
  • 4. Miranda: A slower All love song, pretty generic to the All sound, but hey its All, so its good.
  • 5. Not Easy: An allright song about break ups. Sounds a bit to generic.
  • 6. Long Distance: Another song about breaking up but much better than the one before it. Definitly one of my favourites on the cd, awesome catchy, lyrics!
  • 7. Stalker: Probably the most boring song on the cd, most of the vocals are screamed, which I believe does not work for the band.
  • 8. Button It: A cool fast song, with lyrics like "You think you're so cool, You're just a stupid ugly girl, and if I would blow out my brains, I would never have to see your face again".
  • 9. This World: A cool slower song, with pretty depressing lyrics. About having no hope for the future.
  • 10. Gettin' There: A fast catchy song, about gettin pissed off.
  • 11. Breakin Up: Definitly my favourite song on the cd, cool lyrics, cool chorus, classic All.
  • 12. On Foot: A pretty stupid song about havin a shitty car. Boring.
  • 13. Broken: An awesome song, another one of my favourites, though i'm not so clear what its all about.
  • 14. Hetero: This is the only song I have an actual problem with, the lyrics being blatantly homophobic. "Maybe I should pierce my butt, or get a few tatttoos, Maybe I should wear a Dress and be a homo like you. This song doesn't make sense to me as they tell critics not to call them homophobic in "Uncle Critic" but then they write a song like this. Stupid.
  • 15. Black Sky: A cool song to close the album with. Slower and somber, but good.

    This was All's first and last major label cd, as Interscope signed them to jump on the Punk bandwagon started by Green Day the year before. The cd didn't sell well among the mainstream though and they were dropped right away. The music sounds like the more recent All cds and the newer Descendents cd, Everything Sux. My Favourite songs include, Long Distance, Breakin' Up, and Broken.

     

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    Anonymous (October 6, 2005)

    Sorry about the spelling but its late:)

    Anonymous (October 6, 2005)

    I have to respond to the person 2 spaces under me. The media has definetly not made being gay cool. How many seasons did ellen last after she came out. None. She recieved letter bombs and was droped. You say that the song is in response to the media pushing gay culture and telling us its cool, which i say is not true, but why didn't they write a song about how much cock rock or teen pop sucks. The media pushes this way more. They chose to write about gay people and not any of the way more hyped minority cultures being pushed byb the media. If this song was called niggar culture sucks would we still be on different sides. Im not for censorship and defend alls right to write a homophobic song but please don't complain about being called homophobic.

    Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

    yea cool man, i respect your opinion
    but i have gay friends, and they are cool people, not because the tv told me, but because they simply are.
    i don't watch tv, if i wanted to go with whats cool it would be to "hate fags" for i live in a small oppressed town in Canada, where they all of course "hate fags".
    but thanks, I love ALL regardless
    steve_tiff

    Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

    "14. Hetero: This is the only song I have an actual problem with, the lyrics being blatantly homophobic. "Maybe I should pierce my butt, or get a few tatttoos, Maybe I should wear a Dress and be a homo like you. This song doesn't make sense to me as they tell critics not to call them homophobic in "Uncle Critic" but then they write a song like this. Stupid. "

    What do you mean it doesn't make sense to you? In my opinion the song basically says that being gay doesn't automatically make you cool despite what the media may try push on the masses. Remember the Ellen Degenerate show about a lez? and that one that's on TV now about a gay dood? Apparently you do beause you have obviously bought into their propaganda and feel you to be PC about the subject. How about this original idea - think for yourself, make your own mind up. Believe it or not it's o.k. not to like gay people, just don't be violent about it. That's one's personal rights. I could care less about homo's, but it does piss me off when people, including the media try to tell me what's cool and what's not cool. I want to make it clear that I don't speak for who wrote the song and that this is only my take on the subject. Otherwise, good review. Their best work.

    Anonymous (May 25, 2002)

    Critics suck. Ask ALL. 4 stars. :)

    Anonymous (December 19, 2001)

    steve tiff is a dumbass loser. what the hell does he think he's doing reviewing cd's on this site. you worthless piece of white trash. your a poser. you don't even own this cd. jesus. get a life dilhole. hahaha. jokin' dude. this review kicks. and all of you fuckers that don't like it can, suuuuck maaaaaa baaaaaaaaaalls. - boobs

    Anonymous (October 18, 2001)

    gay people sux even gay people know that....its a fact

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