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Grimace - Live from the Heritage Complex - The Worst 40 Minutes of Your Life (Cover Artwork)

Grimace

Grimace: Live from the Heritage Complex - The Worst 40 Minutes of Your LifeLive from the Heritage Complex - The Worst 40 Minutes of Your Life (2006)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


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When I first heard Grimace over a year ago I could not believe what I was hearing. It was a mixture of JFA, Minor Threat, the Germs, and the Misfits. It was one of the best things I had heard in a very long time. They brought back hardcore skatepunk, and made it relevent and important again. I liste.


When I first heard Grimace over a year ago I could not believe what I was hearing. It was a mixture of JFA, Minor Threat, the Germs, and the Misfits. It was one of the best things I had heard in a very long time. They brought back hardcore skatepunk, and made it relevent and important again. I listened to all the songs of theirs I could, and was always left wanting more. So with the release of this live album, I finally had my requested offering of Grimace.

From the very beginning to the very end, it does not let up. The band introduces themself, and goes straight into "Youth Uprising." They play such incredible songs as "MTV Destruction," "Assembly Line," "Teenage Zombies," "Take to the Streets". and the ever-popular "Get Outta My Face." They play a cover of Minor Threat's "Minor Threat" and a band compiled of all the same members playing different instruments play a song called "You Suck." They then announce that they were going to play Operation Ivy's "Unity," but never got around to learning it, so they play their own untiy song.

What makes Live truly interesting is the fact that there is nothing cut out or touched up. It is exactly the same show. You hear all the in-between conversations, all the time spent while they have "technical difficulties," and after the last song you hear all the people talking after the show. This really makes you feel like you are at the show, and that is a rare occurrence with live albums.

 

 
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Anonymous (December 14, 2006)

those song titles... yikes.

Hey_Asshole (December 13, 2006)

"but can it kill the grimace?"

"no, nothing can kill the grimace"

lushj (December 13, 2006)

Okay, so they're from Visalia. There's another Grimace from Northern California (Eureka?) from the early 1990s which became Crutch around 10 years ago. Really good, rockin' punk.

Anonymous (December 13, 2006)

im friends with this band, we live in visalia CA. their live show is insane and much better than their music, they do tons for the local scene. you can download this cd and a bunch of other shit at this website http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=611440

FresnoSka (December 13, 2006)

I thought this was a band we played with a while ago. Nice guys and good tunes. They are from Visalia, CA. I found this link on interpunk

http://interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=64129&

Anonymous (December 12, 2006)

nothing can kill the grimace

Anonymous (December 12, 2006)

Aren't most punk live albums just a straight live recording? Maybe in melodicore/pop-punk land they do stupid things with protools and mixing up shows and whatnot, but I think most "real" "hardcore" (not "real hardcore") live albums are just a live recording... And congrats on the first review - you get better as you write more; I know.
-feeeding5000

lushj (December 12, 2006)

Where are they from? When's this recording from? How many other bands with the same name are there? (at least 1)

Anonymous (December 12, 2006)

Here's the obligatory reference to a fat, shapeless purple monster that hangs out with Ronald McDonald. You knew it was coming, so here it is.

GlassPipeMurder (December 12, 2006)

this sounds like something i would like but rarely listen to.

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