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Bad Brains / Bouncing Souls / Jello Biafra

Bad Brains / Bouncing Souls / Jello Biafra: live in Asbury Parklive in Asbury Park (2007)
Megaforce Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: TorgoTorgo
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Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think rock can really be learned in schools. It seems to me if you go to one of these schools you'd be doomed to have a career as Kelly Clarkson's bassist. However, if they want to promote their school with a New Jersey outdoor festival hosting Jello Biafra, the Bo.


Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think rock can really be learned in schools. It seems to me if you go to one of these schools you'd be doomed to have a career as Kelly Clarkson's bassist. However, if they want to promote their school with a New Jersey outdoor festival hosting Jello Biafra, the Bouncing Souls, the Loved Ones and Bad Brains, well, all the more power to them.

Even though he went on an hour later than scheduled, the theatre next to the festival lot was buzzing in anticipation for some Jello Biafra spoken word. He came out doing his usual schtick (wearing goggles and speaking in narration of the USA becoming a police state) but soon became the laid-back Jello we all know and love. With the assistance of notes, Jello spoke fluidly and passionately, never fumbling up his words and at no time losing the crowd. He did two pieces from his newest record ("Die for Oil, Sucker" and "Ass Clowns in Toyland") plus some oldies and a newer one he said he never did before regarding growing up in Boulder, CO. Sadly though, through his 75 minutes he didn't SAY anything no one's ever heard before (he even said the line "When Clinton lied, no one died." Wow, who writes your material?). Actually, he was comically on fire the most when he WASN'T talking about politics, but then he went into a long diatribe on band names. What are some examples of bad band names in Jello's eyes? Gym Class Heroes, These Arms Are Snakes and Total Chaos just to name a few. As if Total Chaos' career hasn't been a joke enough.

The Bouncing Souls are a band that hit fans emotionally, so their live show is best appreciated singing along with your comrades in arms. If you're on the fence and you get a show where they're lacking energy, you most likely won't be converted. But today in the cool Jersey shore breeze, Greg and co. had their rock switches flicked on and came out with a fierce rendition of "The Gold Song." Even though Bruce Springsteen was not in sight, the Souls were the kings of Jersey for an hour playing fan favorites "Hopeless Romantic," "Say Anything" (not acoustic, yay!) and of course "True Believers." They brought out the oldie "Joe Lies (When He Cries)" for the NJ residents, but I wonder if they consciously picked that over say, "Quick Chek Girl" or "So Jersey." Even though I've come to the sad realization that "For All the Unheard" has replaced "Night on Earth" as their perennial show closer, the Souls continue to show remarkable positive energy for a band that's creeping on 40.

Set list:

  1. The Gold Song
  2. Private Radio
  3. Sing Along Forever
  4. Hopeless Romantic
  5. Joe Lies (When He Cries)
  6. East Coast! Fuck You!
  7. Kid
  8. Lean on Sheena
  9. The Something Special
  10. Kate Is Great
  11. True Believers
  12. Moon Over Asbury
  13. Ballad of Johnny X
  14. Anchors Aweigh
  15. Gone
  16. Say Anything [not acoustic]
  17. Kids and Heroes
  18. For All the Unheard
The Loved Ones played in a side venue at the Asbury Lanes while Bad Brains were setting up. If you've never been to this venue, or actually own a venue, listen up: What's the only way you can improve the already perfect three-chord attack of punk rock? Why, by being able to bowl while bands are playing. And no, the bowling ball / pin clanking noise is not audible over the music. I've never seen the Loved Ones before but they crackled with life and even admitted that they played the same set list just a few weeks ago at that very venue. The crowd didn't seem to mind and blasted through the likes of "100K" and two new ones for the kids.

The sun was setting and jocks were slowly but surely getting more shirtless by the minute. HR, looking dazed and confused, wandered onto the stage a little prematurely, and as Dr. Know, Daryl and Earl sauntered on they jumped into "I Against I" with little warning, playing it a hair slower than the album version. They launched into a handful of songs from their self-titled album, then a reggae jam. Rinse, repeat. HR is now a far cry from how he acted in the early `80s. No more jumping into the crowd, violently shaking and rarely singing into the mic, he is now the epitome of calm, flashing a large shit-eating grin and peace signs. He even sat on the stage once or twice, watching the chaos ensue in the crowd. I guess being 25 years older and turning into a homophobe will do that to you. "Right Brigade," "Soulcraft," and the seemingly four-minute breakdown that is "Re-Ignition" got the crowd into the most fuss, but the pit was out of control Slayer-type action for every song but the reggae ones, with skinnier guys like me getting Benoit'd all over the place (come on 'Orgers, we can make that the new "owned"!).

Bad Brains were just sloppy enough to where it seemed like they could implode musically, and that's really all you can ask from a hardcore band. Sure, HR missed some vocal cues and Daryl's E string on his bass sounded so god-awful, loud and distorted it could have passed for Darth Vader vomiting, but that's what you expect. Despite a minor uproar occurring when Bad Brains weren't allowed to perform an encore, their set was largely a success, in thanks a lot to Dr. Know's flawless guitar work. Let's all hope the band continues touring and hell, why not tour with the Bouncing Souls, eh?

Set list (I forgot a few, so shoot me):
  • I Against I
  • Don't Need It
  • The Regulator
  • I
  • Fearless Vampire Killers
  • I Luv I Jah
  • Attitude
  • Sailin' On
  • Banned in D.C.
  • Right Brigade
  • Give Thanks and Praises
  • Let Me Help
  • Soulcraft
  • I and I Survive
  • At the Movies
  • Re-Ignition
  • Pay to Cum

 

 
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Anonymous (July 2, 2007)

Just because he's the singer of a well-known band doesn't mean that he isn't entitled to his own personal opinions about whatever subject he chooses. Who the fuck cares if he's a homophobe? How does that affect you, and why should it have anything to do with the music he creates?

GlassPipeMurder (July 2, 2007)

Nice review, Brain. Lucky NJ bastard.

Anonymous (July 2, 2007)

The bible doesn't promote homophobia, it's simply against it, nothing homophobic about that.

Anonymous (July 2, 2007)

If there's any book that you should take at face value it's one written thousands of years ago by dozens of people attempting to interpret words/visions from a diety about topics they barely understood (You wouldn't believe some people's understanding of sex even 60 years ago). Then take these interpretations and put them through countless translations (some into languages that are now dead), until we finally get one in modern english.

We still can't even get 100% accurate translations of japanese movies, and people still try to use the Bible to promote homophobia.

Anonymous (July 2, 2007)

The Bad Brains are not homophobic,although they WERE young over zealous Rasta youth back in the 80's and more likely to condemn such behavior ,but like anybody that "get's in to something" be it a group church,club,tatooing,anything, you start out a little "green"a little loud mouth ,simply over zealous,.. since those days the Brains have grown to understand more and tolerate homosexuality,I say tolerate because one doesn't have to agree,but certainly respect ,they have become wiser and more knowledgable about life in general as you/we all will as we grow older,.,the Brains understand that we are all JAH chiildren regardless of race,color.creed or sexual preference. so please cease the old played out homophobic talk and recognize the Brains for their true worth in this music scene you call Hardcore,the Brains have spread a message of peace and love to the youth and masses long before they embraced Rasta or this blown out of control myth,the Brains have paved the way of versitilty amongst the creative community with their brand of Hard/Punk Rock.so I say to you P.M.A not N.M.A check out the OG's for what they really help to pioneer for the youth of today, the concepts of freedom from race and class and the recognition of a oneness even in Punk Rock,there's more to it Youthman - and to all the haters and lovers of quarrel - If you live in a glass house ,...don't throw stones.. 1 - tha Iyatola

dat dude

Anonymous (July 2, 2007)

"It's called progression. People SHOULD learn things after a while. There is no "cycle". Gay bashing has always been dumb, the fact that more people are realizing that is human thought progression. Hey, look, there was a time when black people were slaves and then discriminated against because of their skin. I'd hope that wouldn't go in a cycle. Eventually the majority of people realized how fucking stupid that was. In 5 years it'd be nice for the majority of people to realize that being gay is okay too."

True, but that depends on whether or not you believe that homosexuality is something your born with or a lifestyle choice. Its a huge debate with still a large number of people believing that its somthing you choose to adopt. Today people are learning to be tolerant of other people and the way they live their lives, but still alot of people see homosexuality as a conscious deviation of the norm. Me i say live and let live, but if you look at it in that way youll see there is a big difference between hatred for someone because of race,gender ect.. and not condoning someones personal choices in life.

That said homophobia is wrong. I just dont see HR as a hate filled person, just needs to be educated.

Anonymous (July 1, 2007)

Oh Sideleau my dear friend. Tigers don't have arms, do you know what you are talking about? And why are you so bitter towards religion, Christianity in particular? It's just as wrong to say something hateful towards homosexuals, as it is when you go on your "I hate people with faith" rants.

feeeding5000 (July 1, 2007)

Well, they edit the reviews, and my simile (not even a joke!) was removed. I guess because Benoit didn't kill anyone besides his immediate family, and because people have gotten used to crazy murder-suicides, but are still shocked by school shootings...

Torgo (July 1, 2007)

Did they censor your joke in a review or something? That sucks, you like Crass, you deserve better. (actually no sarcasm there)

feeeding5000 (July 1, 2007)

Oh, c'mon, this guy can make a reference to someone being "Benoit'd", and I can't compare Dystopia to a school shooting three days after the VA Tech massacre? What the fuck?

Torgo (July 1, 2007)

I am happy that there was something in my review to start the kernel that was this nutty thread. Godbless.

Anonymous (July 1, 2007)

Lets all fight!

Scruffy (July 1, 2007)

"Did the Loved Ones announce that it's the same set list they've played every show for the past year? I love that band, but I've seen them around 6 times, and they have always played the exact same songs. Know how I noticed? Because they always play 100K and Chicken and nothing else off of the EP, and the only song I've never heard off of Keep Your Heart is "The Odds", which is one of, if not my favorite song of theirs.

The band has one full release. How much change do you expect on a nightly basis?"

I thought I made it pretty darned clear that what could change would be them playing "The Odds" once out of 6 different dates in one year, but, hey, reading my entire comment before being sarcastic would be too much to ask of you, now, wouldn't it?

Anonymous (July 1, 2007)

I never knew that this website was full of sympathizers of faggotry. Faggotry is wrong and it will always be wrong. Have any of you read the BIBLE! I swear everyone on this website needs to have a serious intervention with their pastor.

Anonymous (July 1, 2007)

whoa, chill dude

BrandonSideleau (July 1, 2007)

Animals can't consent??? What are you? A fucking idiot? If a female lion doesn't want a male to fuck her she sure as fuck let's him know........the same goes for just about any animal. Actual "rape" in the animal kingdom (outside of humanity) is actualy very rare, because usually it involves too high a risk of injury which could, in turn, result in death to the male....even minor injuries (I mean, where's a male Tiger gonna go with his arm torn off? He's done for...). Consent has nothing to do with spoken words (to the idiot many below touting this bullshit). And, again, homosexuality is present in nature all over the place and it doesn't hurt anyone mentally or physically....so what the fuck is wrong with it? And who the fuck are you to say? What the fuck do you know? Obviously not very much. And don't give me any religious bullshit excuses.....the existence of "God" (in the conventional sense) makes about as much sense as the existence of Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny........which makes you about as smart as a 3 year old.

Anonymous (July 1, 2007)

Kelly Clarkson's bassist? You mean like Mike Watt?

fallingupwards84 (July 1, 2007)

well they could still play Massive from the EP since thats a cool fuckin song

Did the Loved Ones announce that it's the same set list they've played every show for the past year? I love that band, but I've seen them around 6 times, and they have always played the exact same songs. Know how I noticed? Because they always play 100K and Chicken and nothing else off of the EP, and the only song I've never heard off of Keep Your Heart is "The Odds", which is one of, if not my favorite song of theirs.

The band has one full release. How much change do you expect on a nightly basis?

Scruffy (July 1, 2007)

Did the Loved Ones announce that it's the same set list they've played every show for the past year? I love that band, but I've seen them around 6 times, and they have always played the exact same songs. Know how I noticed? Because they always play 100K and Chicken and nothing else off of the EP, and the only song I've never heard off of Keep Your Heart is "The Odds", which is one of, if not my favorite song of theirs.

ashtraymonument (July 1, 2007)

ok torgo, i'll take your word for it, i just don't remember him saying that.

Anonymous (July 1, 2007)

Maybe if you had sex with my severed head.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

if i cut off your arms and cut off your legs would you still love me anyway?

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

If I cut your head off would you consider that more disgusting than gay sex?

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

Hey, it's your life, do what you want with it. That being said, there's still nothing more disgusting than gay sex....sorry.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

"Animals can't consent"? My dog humps my leg all the time.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

Have you ever heard of the Fireside Bowl?

"Benoit'd"? you're not funny

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

Just because he's the singer of a well-known band doesn't mean that he isn't entitled to his own personal opinions about whatever subject he chooses. Who the fuck cares if he's a homophobe? How does that affect you, and why should it have anything to do with the music he creates?

TheProblemWithFire (June 30, 2007)

i can't believe some of the stuff being said here that is so blatantly anti-gay. i should really stop reading the comments. unless those posters are joking, this is ridiculous. any reasonable person should realize that it really doesn't fucking matter if two consenting men or women choose to love each other in their own personal lives.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

christ, you're stupid. ANIMALS CAN'T CONSENT. Two adult men or women CAN. I'm not sure if you know this, but you can't ask a pig/dog/horse/alligator if they want to fuck. Completely different than being in a relationship with consenting adult who can communicate with you. You really don't get the concept, do you?

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

I'd have to say that beastiality is indeed wrong, gay people love each other, so what you're doing is more like rape instaed of making love.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

Yes, hopefuly homosexuality will be accepted, then maybe beastiality, so I can exspress my love to my animals without having phobes tell me that I can't make love to my dog.

Torgo (June 30, 2007)

the only time bowling was allowed was during the bad brains because then there were no bands playing in the bowling alley. how the fuck could people bowl if bands were playing on the fucking lanes you idiot.

That would be right except half the lanes were open and you know, people were bowling while the bands were on.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

"When the Bad Brains were homophobic it was different times. Then it was cool to be a homophobe. Now its uncool. Who knows, in five years it might be cool again. These things go in cycles, and I dont think they should be faulted. Look at crime numbers... Gaybashing has diminished every year since the 1980's. It became faux paux to do that. As long as faggotry exists in this country there will be homophobes."

It's called progression. People SHOULD learn things after a while. There is no "cycle". Gay bashing has always been dumb, the fact that more people are realizing that is human thought progression. Hey, look, there was a time when black people were slaves and then discriminated against because of their skin. I'd hope that wouldn't go in a cycle. Eventually the majority of people realized how fucking stupid that was. In 5 years it'd be nice for the majority of people to realize that being gay is okay too.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

the only time bowling was allowed was during the bad brains because then there were no bands playing in the bowling alley. how the fuck could people bowl if bands were playing on the fucking lanes you idiot.

punknews seriously needs to stop posting every review that gets submitted. i mean look at this crap.

Torgo (June 30, 2007)

Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 2:10 PM (EDT)

ok maybe gay sex isnt [i]that[/i] bad, but think about it: if we legalize homosexuality, whats next? polygamy? legalizing insest? beastiality??
its a slippery slope - you have to draw the line somewhere.
i say draw the line at homosexuality.


This is a joke, right?

Torgo (June 30, 2007)

No, ashtraymonument, he said EXACTLY "when bush lied no one died." The whole impeached thing was a different talking point.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

Consensual sex takes age into consideration. A mother and son may be wrong morally, but if the kid is over the age limit that is his issue. If he is under age it is definitely wrong.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

to the person below me: if a mother and son consent to having sex in the privacy of their home, is that ok?

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

gay sex isn't bad at all. If two people consent I don't see a problem. THis site is full of dolts.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

"As long as faggotry exists in this country there will be homophobes."
Do you think it is going to stop?
Fuckin idiot

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

ok maybe gay sex isnt [i]that[/i] bad, but think about it: if we legalize homosexuality, whats next? polygamy? legalizing insest? beastiality??
its a slippery slope - you have to draw the line somewhere.
i say draw the line at homosexuality.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

getting benoit'd? way to try to stretch a joke. you couldn't come up with anything else?

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

I think HR is dispicable. The faggotry that exists in this country is none of his business, and homophobes are assholes.

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

When the Bad Brains were homophobic it was different times. Then it was cool to be a homophobe. Now its uncool. Who knows, in five years it might be cool again. These things go in cycles, and I dont think they should be faulted. Look at crime numbers... Gaybashing has diminished every year since the 1980's. It became faux paux to do that. As long as faggotry exists in this country there will be homophobes.

ashtraymonument (June 30, 2007)

also jello didn't say "when clinton lied, nobody died" he said something along the lines of how fucked up it was that it took lying about a blowjob to get impeached, where starting a unneccessary war that kills thousands of innocent people doesnt'

ashtraymonument (June 30, 2007)

anybody else enjoy nunuchka in the lanes? they were crazy

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

Anyone see Hunchback's guitarist impale his leg on a toolbox on day 1?

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

but Torgo, they weren't FUNNY

Torgo (June 30, 2007)

If anyone couldn't figure out, here it is: The HR and Benoit comments were JOKES, you know, funny haha. Break it up a bit with some homophobia, why not?

Anonymous (June 30, 2007)

The Benoit comment was extremely tasteless. So were the 12 or so comments in a row, which were obviously all done by one guy, and should be deleted.

...evildeadalive

ashtraymonument (June 30, 2007)

Lucero played really well in my opinion. Souls kinda ended on a boring note, and Bad Brains could have been a lot better

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

This review is more painful than Manos! The Hands Of Fate!

Damn you Torgo!

skolarx (June 29, 2007)

i saw bad brains a few years ago when they toured as "Soul Brains." it was easily one of the weirdest things i've ever seen. HR sat in a chair on the stage the whole set and kept looking at a bird he had brought on stage in a huge cage. that and he had a giant duffle bag under his arm the whole time.

lushj (June 29, 2007)

I think it's important to call people on their hate. That said, I think that sentence in this review was a cheap shot. Hope that's clear.

mclz (June 29, 2007)

Why does it say live in South Hackensack when the festival was in Asbury Park?
anyways awesome festival, on both days, well mainly the 2nd. The Weakerthans and the Ergs! were the only good bands on day 1

video_cognito (June 29, 2007)

Benoit'd? What, you got the Crossface Crippler? You got on some steroids? You committed double murder-suicide?

BrandonSideleau (June 29, 2007)

I'm straight and gays don't make me "nervous"...perhaps that's because I'm secure enough in my own sexuality not to worry about a man attempting to shove his gizmo in my backdoor. Many of you have some serious soul searching to do.....what two men do in the privacy of their own home is none of your damn business anymore than it is what you do with your girlfriend behind closed doors, nor is it any of your fucking business if those same two men (or women) want to get married and actually call it marriage. And don't tell me marriage is only a religious ceremony....last time I checked Atheists, Agnostics and all sorts of non-homophobic religious people still get married. Homophobes (and racists) really need nothing more than a swift kick to the ass.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

Well I don't hate gays, or anyone for that matter. But gay people do make nervous, the very thought that another guy may want to stick his penis in my butthole is enough to make me cringe. As it would be with any straight, twat loving man.

NotPatriotic (June 29, 2007)

A homophobe is a person who fears or hates homosexuals and homosexuality.

Just to clear it up for everyone.
If you think being a homophobe is alright you are a dumbass.

Torgo (June 29, 2007)

1. Lucero played and you didn't watch?
I didn't because they suck.
2. There was no bowling allowed during the band performances inside Asbury Lanes - no one likes a liar.
All you had to do was ask...
3. Bad Brains were terrible. Just because they're the Bad Brains doesn't mean you have to pretend you liked a shitty performance.
I thought they brought the funk. Guess I had my head out of my ass.
---
it's hard to take this review seriously when the facts aren't right.
south hackensack? that's almost an hour and a haly away from asbury park.
bowling? not from what I saw.
get your shit together holmes.


Jesus, yes there was bowling, and Punknews fucked up the location, not me.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

Yeah, the Benoit thing was kind of in bad taste

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

Wow, you don't see your comment as intolerant towards people who don't agree with homosexuality? It's a matter of principles...beliefs, everyone is entitled to their own, it's life.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

There is something wrong with not agreeing, it means you are intolerant and you think they're wrong for their own choices, which makes you a homophobe.

fallingupwards84 (June 29, 2007)

yes it was definitely a cheap shot... and good call with the Danzig and Johnny Ramone thing too

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

Why are you glad that it's brought all the time? The guy simply disagrees with the homosexual lifestyle, there's nothing wrong with that, just like there's nothing wrong with people who are homosexual or agree with the lifestyle.

lushj (June 29, 2007)

I kinda agree with the "cheap shot" comment below, even though I'm glad it's brought up on a regular basis.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

this is the same bouncing souls setlist as the last review. i hope they just hang it up. they are boring now. same old song and dance.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

"I guess being 25 years older and turning into a homophobe will do that to you"

What a lame FN cheap shot man. So the dude doesnt like gays and doesnt agree with homosexuality. We all know this, its nothing new and having to throw a homophobe crack in every time someone mentions HR is just weak. If he was still going on a anti-gay tyrade then fine, but that noise has been dead for quite some time. Dont hear as many people getting all up in their shit bout guys like Glen Danzig or Johnny Ramone with their racially charged comments or guys like Phil Alselmo being a blatant racist prick. How about Lee Ving's homophobic comments regardless if he ment what he said or not. Shit is said and done and we're over it! Misfits, Ramone, and Fear were amazing bands despite their veiws/comments same goes for Bad Brains. How many other 80s HC bands had anti gay sentiments in their songs so comon get over it. Unless HR came to the show spitting hate and anti-gay comments you should stick to the facts about the show itself.

oh and as far as Bad Brains in 07 goes....see them for novelty purposes only.

ill shut up now

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

Yeah, I mean you never see that, especialy on punknews.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

thank you so much for calling out the homophobia of bad brains. too many people let that shit slide.

joeg (June 29, 2007)

Even funnier is making a connection that being a homophobe make you mentally unstable.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

it's especially funny seeing as calling someone a homophobe isn't racist.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

"It took 27 years for racism to finally rear its ugly head at bad brains - shame on punknews ,.... As a vet of rock and roll in general it's sad to see the lack of journalistic knowledge - you guys don't know what it means to be punk- i'll explain:

punk is to express your self within your own capabilities,speaking out on issues that concern you.. Not so much jumping off stage,or even being in tune ,shame on your reveiw of the bad brains show, this only proves that punknews is probaly owned by fox or cnn,
all i can say is shame on the haters,and we the bad brains will not give up our quest,and will continue to thrive to bring you proggressive music regardless your rookie blinded comments- d. Jenifer"

There is NO way that Darryl Jennifer wrote that. It's funny when people pretend to be one of the band members. Very sad.

fallingupwards84 (June 29, 2007)

JohnGentile, its a completely different song. I think it sounds much better than the Black Dots one actually

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

Jello played California Uber Alles and another DK song with the kid band backing him, it was so F'n awesome. Lucero was great too but they got there a little late. Bad Brains was still amazing despite a lazy HR, but just like sex when its bad its still kinda good.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

torgo is a faggot

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

togo likes it in his ass

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

torgo is a homo

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

asshole review

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

the guy/kid who reviewed this is a fuck.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

god didnt create faggots.hahahahha

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

long live the mother fucking bad brains

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

the reviewer sounds like a little kid. you suck.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

dont eat no fudge bums

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

eat fuck you dirty faggots

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

id love to beat the fuck out of the reviewer

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

fuck the reviewer

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

fuck this review

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

Benoit'd? that's fucked up man

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

"I guess being 25 years older and turning into a homophobe will do that to you."

THE WORDS OF A PHOBIC HOMO,

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

It took 27 years for racism to finally rear its ugly head at bad brains - shame on punknews ,.... As a vet of rock and roll in general it's sad to see the lack of journalistic knowledge - you guys don't know what it means to be punk- i'll explain:

punk is to express your self within your own capabilities,speaking out on issues that concern you.. Not so much jumping off stage,or even being in tune ,shame on your reveiw of the bad brains show, this only proves that punknews is probaly owned by fox or cnn,
all i can say is shame on the haters,and we the bad brains will not give up our quest,and will continue to thrive to bring you proggressive music regardless your rookie blinded comments- d. Jenifer

JohnGentile (June 29, 2007)

I heard that Jello was going to do some music with some of ther kids at that show. Was that true and what songs did they play?

Also, does anyone know if "Send you know flowers" off the new Bad Brains album is a different version than the one on the Black Dots album?

fallingupwards84 (June 29, 2007)

"I guess being 25 years older and turning into a homophobe will do that to you."

you're an asshole

that sucks that they only played one song from the new album.. it'd be cool to hear a couple other new ones

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

it's hard to take this review seriously when the facts aren't right.

south hackensack? that's almost an hour and a haly away from asbury park.

bowling? not from what I saw.

get your shit together holmes.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

"What are some examples of bad band names in Jello’s eyes? Gym Class Heroes, These Arms Are Snakes and Total Chaos just to name a few."

When you're pushing 50 & still go by the name "Jello", you're not really in a position to be putting down anyone's name.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

Lucero, Bouncing Souls, Bad Brains, The Loved Ones...

holy cow...GREAT show!

They need to tour.

Anonymous (June 29, 2007)

1. Lucero played and you didn't watch?
2. There was no bowling allowed during the band performances inside Asbury Lanes - no one likes a liar.
3. Bad Brains were terrible. Just because they're the Bad Brains doesn't mean you have to pretend you liked a shitty performance.

BrandonSideleau (June 29, 2007)

no surprise about HR....I've lost all hope that he will return from the dark side of physical retirement (I lost hope long ago that he'd regain his sanity). Hell, today even Danzig says his "perfect day" would be sleeping in late and watching a movie.....what the fuck happened to you guys??? Are Henry Rollins and Jello Biafra really the only pissed off 40 punkers left?? (not to say Bad Religion aren't stil great NMOH is their best album since No Control....but they aren't what I'm talking about here).

tittytwisterbudy (June 29, 2007)

great job by the reviewer- just disappointed with what he had to say, mainly about bad brains

Torgo (June 29, 2007)

It was in Asbury Park, not South Hackensack, not sure why that's there.

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