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Lower Class Brats - Loud and Out of Tune: Live!!! [CD/DVD] (Cover Artwork)

Lower Class Brats

Lower Class Brats: Loud and Out of Tune: Live!!! [CD/DVD]Loud and Out of Tune: Live!!! [CD/DVD] (2007)
TKO Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: GlassPipeMurderGlassPipeMurder
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The more jaded I become with the music industry and what's popular today, the more I appreciate bands like the Lower Class Brats. Loud and Out of Tune is a live CD/DVD combo, with the CD being recorded at the Allen Theater in Southgate, CA in July of 2006, and the live show on the DVD recorded on.


The more jaded I become with the music industry and what's popular today, the more I appreciate bands like the Lower Class Brats.

Loud and Out of Tune is a live CD/DVD combo, with the CD being recorded at the Allen Theater in Southgate, CA in July of 2006, and the live show on the DVD recorded on May 4th, 2005 at El Corazon in Seattle, Washington.

The DVD, while it does have a few nice features, is clearly the less impressive of the CD/DVD combo. The music video for "Just Like Clockwork" is a cool feature that shows lead singer Bones donning his "Fornicate The State" jacket and has some great live clips fused into the video. The live portion of the DVD was filmed from a single camera in the back of the audience, apparently with no professional audio recording equipment. As you can imagine, the sound is muddy and the camera work is minimal, but the show does include some highlights, like the catchy whoa-along "Bite the Bullet," where two cute blondes hop onstage to help sing while the audience pumps fists through the entire song. The live portion also contains comedic elements, where at one point in the anthemic "Who Writes Your Rules?," a chubby mohawked kid with a Misfits shirt jumps on stage and unsuccessfully attempts to stage dive twice, being immediately pushed back to the stage after both attempts, as he then resorts to walking off the side of the stage. In watching the live concert, it's painfully apparent how out of place guitarist Marty is in the street punk band, with Gene Simmons hair, a Flying V guitar, and Hanoi Rocks cutoff.

Along with the music video, the best part of the DVD may be the sneak preview to the upcoming Lower Class Brats video documentary, This Is Real. From the looks of it, the documentary will feature professional live footage, far superior to that of this live DVD. In addition, it will take viewers along for the ride of a touring punk band, showing realities like sleeping in the van and the simple pleasures that touring bands enjoy to stay sane on the road.

The live CD is, all in all, a fairly good encapsulation of the Lower Class Brats (and their fans), with a nice song selection and quality audio recording. Unlike the band's latest full-length, The New Seditionaries, the song selection includes plenty of clockwork punk, with songs like "Ultra-Violence," "Just Like Clockwork," "Sex and Violence," and "Clockwork Fuse" peppering the set list. Although the Misfits have been dead since Jerry Only decided to exploit their legacy, Lower Class Brats' cover of "Bullet" is pretty decent, though it's kind of sad that My Chemical Romance does a better Misfits cover than an actual punk band. After the last song, "Just Like Clockwork," the band returns for an encore that features "Safety Pinned and Sick" and an impromptu rendition of "Orphans Don't Run."

With the energetic performance and excellent song selection, Loud and Out of Tune may actually be a great starting point for listeners just getting into the Lower Class Brats. It's amazing how certain snobby reviewers can miss the point of the Lower Class Brats entirely. Raucous, rebellious, and fun is what the Lower Class Brats shoot for, and that's exactly what they achieve with Loud and Out of Tune.

 

 
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Anonymous (May 31, 2007)

you would have to be a dumbass not to know what lower class brats sound like just from the name alone. the review is ok except this bnad is shit.

rkl (May 31, 2007)

expounding: say i dont know anything about the lower class brats?
what kind of music do they play, whats it sound like? could i maybe get some lyrical samples?
why should i buy this? or why shouldnt i?
it was a shitty, seemingly hastily, written review.

GlassPipeMurder (May 30, 2007)

Criticism is fine, but blanket flamebait like "shitty review" (no explanation) is completely worthless. Have something to add to the review? Then say it. Don't go piling up this site even more with tasteless comments.

rkl (May 30, 2007)

dear reviewer,
your staff now. congrats.
get used to criticism.
the last thing this site needs is a new Anchors, he does a good enough job of being a thin-skinned jackass himself.

score is for the shitty review.

Anonymous (May 29, 2007)

these guys use punk as a way to celebrate halloween everytime they might get seen by a fan. fuck, you know they did a cookie comercial. that is fact.

Anonymous (May 28, 2007)

score is for fucking faggot grammar nazis

Anonymous (May 28, 2007)

"Seriously? Live and out of tune? Buy a fucking tuning pedal you twats.

There's a series of notes that when combined sound pleasant to the human ear. Can we try hitting some?

Punk music is retarted. Completely 100% retarted."

There's a series of letters that when combined form a word that is pleasing to the human mind. It's R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D, retard learn how to fucking spell before you type something, not once but twice, in an attempt to make other people look stupid. Yeah, this band sucks fucking ass, and that title is R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D, but so is your burn.

As long as I'm spelling things out letter by letter how about a R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D lyric from this band.

"P-S-Y-C-H-O I'm a fuckin' psycho"

These guys suck

Anonymous (May 28, 2007)

Seriously? Live and out of tune? Buy a fucking tuning pedal you twats.

There's a series of notes that when combined sound pleasant to the human ear. Can we try hitting some?

Punk music is retarted. Completely 100% retarted.

GlassPipeMurder (May 26, 2007)

wow, the morons on this site are innumerable. if you really like Marty's outfit to the point of ridiculing those who comment on its ridiculousness, who's the one who's really gay?

Anonymous (May 26, 2007)

Ha, Glasspipemurder is gay

Anonymous (May 26, 2007)

Glasspipemurder seems to have a little eye for fashion...maybe this is the wrong site for you to be revieweing on try this one out Glass pipemurder http://www.liberatormagazine.com/music/reviews/5-3.htm

Anonymous (May 26, 2007)

that's cool and so is the fact that i just got back from the Propagandhi show

Anonymous (May 26, 2007)

"It's good to see someone reviewing a street punk band without bitching about the way they dress or lyrical mastery or lack thereof. This is what punk was and what punk should be fast and loud with a healthy I-don't-give-a-fuck-about-what-you-say attitude, not eyeliner, girl pants and acoustic guitars. Sorry I had to rant a little."

Wait...did you miss this part:

"In watching the live concert, itâ??s painfully apparent how out of place guitarist Marty is in the street punk band, with Gene Simmons hair, a Flying V guitar, and Hanoi Rocks cutoff."

GlassPipeMurder (May 25, 2007)

Homie, Lower Class Brats did a chips ahoy commerical.

Don't know if that was supposed to be a joke, but it's not true.

Anonymous (May 25, 2007)

that' s a gross overgeneralization. i know plenty of punks who are poor and either live on the street or shitty apartments or squats.

Anonymous (May 25, 2007)

People don't like "street punk" because it's a fashion-oriented, mail-order scene. You can be like FuckYouOiOiOi--never go to a local show, order Casualties records and $200 boots online--and be considered a "street punk" without actually taking part in a subculture. It's like becoming an ordained minister through the mail or something.

Also, the fact that most street punk scenes, if you'd even call them scenes, are just a revolving door for teenage drunks and self-hating rich kids surely doesn't help peoples' image of the genre. If you have boots and a mohawk you're probably between 13-19 years old and are either homeless or divide your time between your parents' Victorian townhouses.

Anonymous (May 25, 2007)

"I don't even feel the need to point out that this band is a living joke"

apparently you did feel the need to

ashtraymonument (May 25, 2007)

i fucking love these guys, one of the best street punk bands out there today

Anonymous (May 25, 2007)

The lower class brats are rad. There music is not groundbreaking at all but goddamn if you can't have a good time at their show. I will be seeing them in a month. And most people on this site don't like street punk. They either like metal or pop-punk, when it comes to music like the Lower Class Brats and Rancid people think it sucks. It doesn't make sense.

Anonymous (May 25, 2007)

1) I don't even feel the need to point out that this band is a living joke. Clowns in punk rock? Please! ICP did it better.

2) " itâ??s painfully apparent how out of place guitarist Marty is in the street punk band, with Gene Simmons hair, a Flying V guitar, and Hanoi Rocks cutoff."

For some reason, one of the newer trends in the fashion punk circle is liking hair metal. 80's hair metal revival. No joke. I guess all the ugly girls reached that age where they investigated what their leathery old meth head moms did in the 80's, and decided they liked the clothes (therefor the music, since, you know, music comes after wearing cool clothes).

-Will

maxethunders (May 25, 2007)

It's good to see someone reviewing a street punk band without bitching about the way they dress or lyrical mastery or lack thereof. This is what punk was and what punk should be fast and loud with a healthy I-don't-give-a-fuck-about-what-you-say attitude, not eyeliner, girl pants and acoustic guitars. Sorry I had to rant a little.

GlassPipeMurder (May 25, 2007)

Good thing you took the time to make fun of the "chubby kid in the misfits shirt" as if him being chubby, or in a Misfits shirt has anything to do with the band or the video. Also it's great how you personally don't approve of the look of the guitarist Marty, who you personally feel is "out of place" in the band, yet he's their despite your personal feelings. No one gives a shit how you feel about other people's physical appearance, this isn't Vice Magazine.

Fuck off faggot...review the music...this band sucks...you suck write a real fucking review


Next time, you could use more convincing grammar in your put-downs. This is a DVD moron, nobody watches DVDs with their eyes closed, so why would I just review the music. Your 8th grade logic doesn't even make sense. Furthermore, the guitarist's stature was mentioned by another reviewer so obviously I'm not the only one who feels that way. Get a life and spend your energy on something that matters or write your own damn reviews.

Ianw (May 25, 2007)

stupid gimmick, stupid songs, stupid fans

Holy_Balls (May 25, 2007)

Homie, Lower Class Brats did a chips ahoy commerical.

Anonymous (May 25, 2007)

up da mall punx

Anonymous (May 25, 2007)

"Also, "Death Metal" is a genre that everyone is familiar with. "Noise" is barely a genre at all. If they were called The (International) John Cage's Retarded Bullshit Conspiracy, we might be able to see your point."

That's a funny joke that went unacknowledged in an earlier INC review

Anonymous (May 25, 2007)

Good thing you took the time to make fun of the "chubby kid in the misfits shirt" as if him being chubby, or in a Misfits shirt has anything to do with the band or the video. Also it's great how you personally don't approve of the look of the guitarist Marty, who you personally feel is "out of place" in the band, yet he's their despite your personal feelings. No one gives a shit how you feel about other people's physical appearance, this isn't Vice Magazine.

Fuck off faggot...review the music...this band sucks...you suck write a real fucking review

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