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Mustard Plug

Mustard Plug: Evildoers Beware!Evildoers Beware! (1997)
Hopeless Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: ChrisGorman2Chris Gorman
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Damn, I write a lot of reviews. Oh well. These bands deserve it. This band is one of my personal favorites, although their last album, "Pray For Mojo", sucked the big one. This CD however, remains as one of the top ska-punk releases out there. Its not on a caliber with Op Ivy or Slapstick, but its.
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Damn, I write a lot of reviews. Oh well. These bands deserve it. This band is one of my personal favorites, although their last album, "Pray For Mojo", sucked the big one. This CD however, remains as one of the top ska-punk releases out there. Its not on a caliber with Op Ivy or Slapstick, but its close. Its definitely worth hearing, even if you aren't a fan of ska music.

The highlights from the this CD are plentiful. The first song, "Box" has one of the best horn parts I have ever heard in a ska-punk song. Once Dave Kirchgessner's vox kick in, you know you are in for a treat. This Michigan ska band crafted some of the best ska-punk I have heard, with great tracks like "Never Be", "You", "Jerry", and "Beer". The latter is one of my favorite drinking songs, as good as any street punk or reggea tune for tossin back a brew. Even lesser tracks like "Sadie Mae" and "Miss Michigan" have no problem getting the dance floor active. Its a solid release from beginning to end, with the only clunker being the song "Mendoza". This song just bugs me. Its a small price to pay though, for so much good punk music.

I suggest this disc for anyone who likes ska-punk, or even if you dont, I still suggest you check it out. Unlike many ska-punk bands, Mustard Plug don't cheat you on the punk, pumping out power chords at break-neck pace. The songs aren't all about girls and being dumb, but they address quite a few topics. Despite a lack of success (In my opinion) on their last CD, Mustard Plug are keeping it real. Buy this CD today.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

awsome cd

PS: mendoza is great

Analog_Boy (September 1, 2003)

I like mustard plug. I like 'beer'.

WHAOOOOAAAOoO HAAOooOOOOOOO

ok.

Anonymous (September 28, 2002)

Pray dor Mojo doesn't suck. You suck.

Anonymous (September 28, 2002)

Other than RBF's "Turn The Radio Off" this is my favorite ska CD.

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

why doesn't anyone understand that mustard plug rules?

Anonymous (April 18, 2002)

hey why dont we all just pick up our guitars and play repeptive ska guitar and write bad lyrics!

Anonymous (November 1, 2001)

i've seen these "fuckers" live 4 times so far...THIS YEAR...i'm going to see them again in November for their 10th Anniversary show...(i live an hour away from their hometown, and theyve played alot of local shows this year)...6 times altogether...this is by far their Best album

Anonymous (October 31, 2001)

grate albim, and i think mendozza is a good song! i wish i cood see these guys live, just be glad u fuckers live in a cuntry wear a band can go on the road and stil eat food!

Anonymous (October 31, 2001)

Hey, I liked Pray For Mojo as well. But anyway, this record still tops the cake.

Anonymous (October 31, 2001)

coincidence

-CG

Anonymous (October 31, 2001)

they have songs called "beer" and "never be." are these reel big fish covers, or vice versa? or is it just a weird coincedence?

sickboi (October 31, 2001)

Yeah, I think I've heard maybe 2 songs by these choads that I've liked, they are just so damn corny live...

JimmyArndt (October 30, 2001)

mustard plug sucks.

KirbyPuckett (October 30, 2001)

Pray For Mojo sucked? I think not...

Anonymous (October 30, 2001)

This CD is ok. I found myself skipping alot of the songs. But songs like "Box" and "You" make the album worth buying.

Anonymous (October 30, 2001)

man this is ace but "pray for mojo" is excellent as well!

jheisel (October 30, 2001)

every time i hear GW talk about "evildoers" i think of this album.

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