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Citizen Fish / Leftover Crack: DeadlineDeadline (2007)
Fat Wreck Chords
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: sickboiChris
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I must confess, I've never been much of a fan of the crust/squat/whatever punk genre. For that matter, the only "old-school" punk I listen to is what I was raised around: Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, the Clash...you get the point. Something about being able to identify with the music. Cr.
I must confess, I've never been much of a fan of the crust/squat/whatever punk genre. For that matter, the only "old-school" punk I listen to is what I was raised around: Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, the Clash...you get the point. Something about being able to identify with the music. Crust punk and I never really meshed because, frankly, I couldn't relate. I was raised in the Reagan era, but really began to understand politics under Clin-Ton, so the vibes were a lot better during my more formative years. Plus, though I wasn't raised with a silver spoon in my mouth, I never had to worry about mom and dad not being able to provide the basic essentials in life. So when I opted to move out on my own at 18, tackle college and a full-time job together and paying my own way, I was more concerned with making some kind of life for myself, rather than smashing the state.
What do you do after you shoot the kids at school? That's right: Punch babies! If people are too stupid to read the song lyrics and they get offended by this one, then they deserve it...1Obviously this split and the bands themselves don't work for everyone. Either preconceived notions or just different tastes in general will confirm this. However, based on what was expected, a pleasant piece of punk history is the end result. If you've found the crusty-punk scene to be alienating, the sometimes annoyingly giddy vibe of ska will counteract the effect and produce some great tunes. Definitely recommended.
Citizen Fish - "Meltdown"
Citizen Fish - "Getting Used to It"
Leftover Crack - "...And Out Comes the N-Bomb"!
Leftover Crack -- "World War 4"
1 - "Shoot the Kids at School" was the originally planned title for LoC's 2001 album Mediocre Generica, but was changed due to threats by the production plant to not press the album under the name because of numerous school shootings in the news.
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