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Bomb the Music Industry!

Bomb the Music Industry!: live in West Babylonlive in West Babylon (2007)
Quote Unquote Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: Neill_CawleyNeill_Cawley
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After several solid releases, Bomb the Music Industry! have cemented themselves (or himself) as one of my favorite bands. With the success of ASOB already under his belt, Long Island ska-punk veteran Jeff Rosenstock has let his genius show in the solo side project. After seeing Bomb the Music Indust.


After several solid releases, Bomb the Music Industry! have cemented themselves (or himself) as one of my favorite bands. With the success of ASOB already under his belt, Long Island ska-punk veteran Jeff Rosenstock has let his genius show in the solo side project. After seeing Bomb the Music Industry! once already, it was no surprise that they performed exceptionally well, despite the unorthodox setting of a local CD store called Looney Tunes.

Rosenstock's songwriting skills have made him the object of my affection, and you can quote me in saying that he is a musical genius. He brought along some friends for his performance at Looney Tunes, as is the case with most of the band's live performances. While past releases have featured Rosenstock and a computer, the new CD, Get Warmer, features a full band like the live performances. The in-store performance featured the first nine songs off Get Warmer, and with a full band present, it sounded just as it does on record.

The performance provided comical on-stage banter, in addition to a tight performance. It is clear that, despite the record being released online for only a week, that several songs have already become fan favorites. Specifically, "I Don't Love You Anymore" led to great crowd participation, a difficult task when the crowd consists of people leaning on rows of CDs. One thing was certain: the sing-along chorus of "baby I don't love you anymore" was sung aloud, but not directed towards Rosenstock in the least. The fans, me in particular, would never utter such words directed at Jeff.

After the nine songs, and half-hour set (free of charge, in typical BTMI fashion), I shouted out my love to Jeff, thinking he would leave immediately after. He turned around and acknowledged me in a very sensual way that caused my body to melt with joy. I expected nothing less from Rosenstock, who is known for having a great relationship with his fans. However, to my surprise, Rosentstock spent more time outside with all the fans that watched the show than he spent inside playing the actual show. Other ASOB members were present as well, and fans stayed outside, chatting with the local heroes. With two ASOB reunion shows coming up in September, and the second show not yet sold out, the other members had some promoting to do as well as fan interaction. I will be in attendance for both, and I have no reason to think Rosenstock and friends won't perform with even more enthusiasm than they did today.

 

 
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Anonymous (August 18, 2007)

i see Neill at a lot of shows

he's actually pretty cute

Great review!

klonny (August 16, 2007)

ahahaha.

Get Warmer is teh best BTMI!, and Black & White is way better than Yellow #5.

telegraphrocks (August 16, 2007)

Score is for BTMI! and the new Mustard Plug.
Yup.

Cos (August 16, 2007)

This is better than the AM! thread.

Finding a post by Neill is like finding an easter egg. Finding a review by Neill... well, that's a feeling beyond compare.

conduit (August 15, 2007)

This band truely rules.

skaboom (August 15, 2007)

I know for a fact that you have not been around punknews.org for very long, or else you would get the Neill Cawley joke.

Anonymous (August 15, 2007)

I know for a fact that your hero Jeff disapproves of calling people fags. Way to go, creep.

Neill_Cawley (August 15, 2007)

Dear the person below me,

Please stop being jealous of the person 2 below you. I offered that person butt sex because I didn't realize anyone else wanted. There is plenty of butt and sex to go around. Jeff Rosenstock is a genius, and you're a fag.

-Neill Cawley
AIM-Longlivetheduck2

Anonymous (August 15, 2007)

really not that great. definitely not genius. asob tried to follow whatever they could to break some ground and be successful...never worked. even wrote on their site who they ripped off for each song. some thought it was fun and cute, but it wasn't. go call someone a "fag" for a differing opinion. and the offer of butt sex...seriously, what are you 14 or something and stuck in a time when blink 182 were popular?

Neill_Cawley (August 15, 2007)

Dear the person below me,

You're a fag. Please IM me sometime, and we can discuss when and where to have butt sex.

-Neill Cawley
AIM-Longlivetheduck2

Anonymous (August 15, 2007)

Oh, really? I can quote you as saying he's " a musical genius." Ha. I mean, sure, I have downloaded everything when it's come out since a few months after Album Minus Band and find his songs fairly charming, but a musical genius? What on earth are you talking about?!

As anyone who has observed Against Me on the org in the past 4 years can tell you, fans who sing a band's praises from the rafters can easily, one day, say "I Don't Love You Anymore." So, it's just sort of silly to say it would never happen, especially when yesterday's Tom Gabel story is now well over 1,000 comments.

Additionally, while you say the album hasn't been out very long when pointing to the newly minted "fan favorites" like IDLYA, you neglect to mention that that song and a few others were put up on myspace months ago.... which might explain its place as a crowd favorite... at least in terms of people being very familiar with the song.

What's all of this about melting and swooning? That's kind of creepy.

I can see why people are excited to see a BTMI review on here. I know I really like the band. But this review isn't all that interesting or well-written.

Anonymous (August 15, 2007)

when i saw them live, they played with a lot of energy and it was a ton of fun. the sound kind of sucked though.
i'm also EXTREMELY excited to see "i don't love you anymore" live

someone needs to review get warmer now.. c'mon

SumWon (August 14, 2007)

there is no where to start with BTMI all albums are free on his website so start with them all they are all great. His last album Goodbye Cool World and Get Warmer are the best. He gets better with each record

Oh sweet, that's awesome. Thanks.

Matthew330 (August 14, 2007)

BTMI with Rick Johnson was awesome.

Last I saw BTMI was horrible!

I am confused.

Anonymous (August 14, 2007)

score is for the new mustard plug. i can't think of anything they could have done better on the record. p.s.-this band is pretty cool too.

Anonymous (August 14, 2007)

there is no where to start with BTMI all albums are free on his website so start with them all they are all great. His last album Goodbye Cool World and Get Warmer are the best. He gets better with each record

Neill_Cawley (August 14, 2007)

Start with To Leave Or Die In Long Island, but Get Warmer is a close second.

Archangel (August 14, 2007)

"im starting to get interested in this band...where do i start?"

Get a lobotomy... should take care of the problem. HEYOOO.

baseball (August 14, 2007)

we need more Neill Cawley reviews!

SumWon (August 14, 2007)

im starting to get interested in this band...where do i start?

Neill_Cawley (August 14, 2007)

This set was only all new songs because it was a record release show/in-store performance.

daved4 (August 14, 2007)

aww man! that sounds so fun, there myspace says they want to play here in canada but need help and i spent a good 30 minutes naming venues and the emails that can be contacted for the band but they never replied.

i hope their show doesn't consist of only new songs.

Dante3000 (August 14, 2007)

Saw them Friday for the first time. Great show but man, kids flock to Jeff after the show like he's Jesus. I hope that doesn't wear on the guy.
-Dante
Great review

onegirlarmy (August 14, 2007)

Best review ever to appear on Punknews.

niveK82 (August 14, 2007)

well done Neill

Neill_Cawley (August 14, 2007)

Even I don't believe it.

-Neill Cawley
AIM-Longlivetheduck2

-Score is for Punknews.

GlassPipeMurder (August 14, 2007)

ho.
ly.
shit.
this may just be the best review ever written.

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