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The Copyrights - Button Smasher [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

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The Copyrights: Button Smasher [7 inch]Button Smasher [7 inch] (2004)
It's Alive Records

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Click to read the beginning of the review... But 2004's Button Smasher I like even more. Supposedly these are merely covers of the members' past bands songs, but they'll sure have you fooled: These sound all the Copyrights' own. Cohesive and cool is the record all throughout, but the title track .
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Click to read the beginning of the review...

But 2004's Button Smasher I like even more. Supposedly these are merely covers of the members' past bands songs, but they'll sure have you fooled: These sound all the Copyrights' own. Cohesive and cool is the record all throughout, but the title track is definitely the standout: The Copyrights bounce here with a candid energy and slightly nasal (and honest) delivery, while the group call of "hey there button smasher!" will leave a permanent inkling in your brain for weeks to come (weeks in the least). None of these songs hit the two-minute mark, which means none overstay their welcome either. "Let's Get the Fuck Out of Here" is surprisingly aggressive for them, and they sound great wielding that type of attitude. "I'm Not Calling You" calls for top serious singing along.

These are actually the only Copyrights releases I have, so as you can imagine I have a little bit of catching up to do. As for anyone else who hasn't been initiated into the band's somewhat predictable albeit enjoyable world, these would probably serve as some great starting points, but especially Button Smasher.

 

 
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SilentStorms (January 31, 2007)

Please tell me that "Let's Get The Fuck Out Of Here" is a Hudson quote from Aliens. If so, I will listen to this record.

feeeding5000 (January 30, 2007)

Clever combining the reviews...a nice touch.

Anonymous (January 30, 2007)

"Mutiny Pop" is the shit and now that they're on Red Scare the Copyrights are gonna run the school.

theonetruebill (January 30, 2007)

"Nowhere Near Chicago" is the one where they're all covers of old bands, not "Button Smasher."

When I ordered the Teenage Bottlerocket/Prototipes split from It's Alive, Adam sent me this 7" for free because I was the first person to order it through the mail. What a great way to get into a great band.

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