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Mexican Cheerleader

Mexican Cheerleader: Mexican Mystery TourMexican Mystery Tour (2006)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: Ben_ConoleyBen_Conoley
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I've always had plenty of room in my heart for sloppy bar rock as well as mid-`90s pop-punk. Usually I have had to have my Chixdiggit and my C'Mon served up on different platters, but Mexican Cheerleader make everything a little more simple. The Chicago four-piece featuring ex-members of Apocalyp.
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I've always had plenty of room in my heart for sloppy bar rock as well as mid-`90s pop-punk. Usually I have had to have my Chixdiggit and my C'Mon served up on different platters, but Mexican Cheerleader make everything a little more simple.

The Chicago four-piece featuring ex-members of Apocalypse Hoboken and Oblivion have been around since 1999 with the Mexican Mystery Tour EP being their fifth proper release.

For the most part, the songs on Mexican Mystery Tour lean heavily towards catchy pop-punk with more hooks than you can shake a stick at. However the production, however it was done, leaves the album with a rough-around-the-edges and fuzzed-out feel that also manages to creep through into the songs' writing, best exemplified in "Plenty of Pain" and "Film Festival." While Mexican Cheerleader is able to switch over from pop to garage rock just fine, they are at their best when mixing the two styles together, as they do so wonderfully in "King King." At other times though, the band sticks to writing simpler, straightforward pop-punk. "Showtime" is the best such track on Mexican Mystery Tour.

Sometimes us older dudes like pop-punk, but with a little more scruff around the neck. Mexican Cheerleader provide that in spades. For this, I thank them.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Hey_Asshole (March 20, 2007)

i refuse to take a band seriously who has a song called "do the paul stanley"

just saying.

Anonymous (March 17, 2007)

i love these guys. one of the best, if not THE best, bands around now.

danielsan (March 17, 2007)

I'm going to check this out based on the cover art alone

threechordsandthetruth (March 16, 2007)

Uh.. since when did a few paragraphs = a review?

Anonymous (March 16, 2007)

Oblivian is a great band, but Hoboken is legendary Andy's drumming has always been great. Pete's voice just doesn't have what Todd's voice does

Anonymous (March 16, 2007)

i have everything they've put out so far and this is easily the best.
pete is the funniest front man ever.

red_eye_inc (March 16, 2007)

Pete rules, so did Oblivion and so do these guys.

HeyLittleFingers (March 16, 2007)

score is for oblivion. oh and this EP

freesandwich (March 16, 2007)

Score is for the band name.

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