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Amazing Royal Crowns

Amazing Royal Crowns: Amazing Royal CrownsAmazing Royal Crowns (1997)
Velvel/Monolyth

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: JoKe2KStevie Saint Paul
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This review was brought to you by the letter W: Ahhh... 1997. The swing craze. I could still smell your parents walking in to my record shop. Your dad, complete with his pink Lacoste shirt with the little alligator on it (who said pink on a guy wasn't hip?) your mom with her "looks like a shoe.
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This review was brought to you by the letter W:

Ahhh... 1997. The swing craze. I could still smell your parents walking in to my record shop. Your dad, complete with his pink Lacoste shirt with the little alligator on it (who said pink on a guy wasn't hip?) your mom with her "looks like a shoe but feels like sneakers" walked in just ready to jump in on the swing craze.

Now what pisses me off doesn't have anything to do with the meticulous kings of hip, the Amazing Crowns, but the fact that when this LP first came out it was placed in the "swing section".

Let's face it kiddies, punk has a shitload to owe to rockabilly. Let's analyze: Punk starts with the Ramones ( no argument, look it up or ask Legs McNeil) who have rockabilly/surf drumming laced into their lunges. The Ramones, heavily influenced by the Stooges ( who also have rockabilly in their veins, besides other things) start a whole new wave of sound closed in to a future genre all to itself.

So , oh yeah the Amazing Royal Crowns. Allmusic.com lists them as Punk revival but theres no punk here. No ska or swing here either but there are horns and nothing more than the most brutal and amazing sound you ever layed your hands on.

The self titled LP starts off with "Shivering In The Corner" and brings you into a Pulp Fiction-esque void that even if you wanted to, couldn't leave. " Do The Devil" leaves you doing the mashed potato in your Dodge Expresso, doing 110 down Main Street with the strange urge to run over small animals. The rest of the album carries itself, only to be placed in the favorites section of your lair.

So I end this review with no intention of a history lesson, no disrespect to any of you guys out there that like pink Lacoste shirts ( second thoughts follow on that one) but only a suggestion to all you motherfuckers who want to hear something different for a change. nullAMAZING CROWNS

 

 
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Ike_Ness (November 14, 2006)

What the fuck ever happened to these guys??

I guess they broke up after the court-ordered name change. What a pity.

Anonymous (November 21, 2001)

one time i was eating when suddenly, my dick fell off. Now they call me dickless bill. i miss not being able to wack off at night. But the funny thing is is that i found out that my girlfriend has cock, so we can still have kids!

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Anonymous (November 20, 2001)

one time my cat and my dog took a leak on me at the same time!

Anonymous (November 19, 2001)

I stepped in some jesus once.

savesthedaypunk (November 11, 2001)

Well, I dont know what to say its a very interesting CD ive downloaded just about all the songs. Its definatly not punk, the singer sounds a tad like elvis. But yeah "the scene of the crime" is a good song and i think this CD is definatly something to look at if you've got some spare money and like creativity (LOTS of creativity) stuff...

Anonymous (November 11, 2001)

I heard "scene of the crime" and have been hooked ever since. who cares what they are called, buy this cd!

Anonymous (November 8, 2001)

this is something that's been bugging me...what the fuck is punk revival? Is that just another name for this surge of mtv punk? anyway, this cd sounds cool. i think i'll download some stuff.

Anonymous (November 8, 2001)

ok so there's no punk in the cd. are you saying it's a rockabilly cd? you brought up the rockabilly point but then never went anywhere with it. kinda like this startreck rerun i once saw at 12:00 in the morning...

PsychobillyWereCat (November 8, 2001)

This deffinately one of my favorite CD's. I saw these guys live--fucking amazing. Their new CD is not as good, but this one is gold.

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