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Leftover Crack

Leftover Crack: Mediocre GenericaMediocre Generica (2001)
Hellcat Records

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Contributed by: seekrob paxon aka seek
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Warning: This review is long, dragged out, and loaded with lyrics and weird links. Do not read if you are offended by any of the following: fucking cuss words, sarcasm, satanism, crack rock, or genitalia. Remember, Jesus loves you, even though he was a shitty carpenter that died nearly 2000 years .
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Warning: This review is long, dragged out, and loaded with lyrics and weird links. Do not read if you are offended by any of the following: fucking cuss words, sarcasm, satanism, crack rock, or genitalia. Remember, Jesus loves you, even though he was a shitty carpenter that died nearly 2000 years ago. Oh yea, don't be afraid to click all the links, they all open in a seperate window as not to interrupt your review reading.

This album is fantastic, just fucking fantastic. I honestly think Leftover Crack will surpass the shadow of Choking Victim(even though it is basically the same band with a different drummer). First off, this album was supposed to be named "Shoot The Kids At School". To all you fucking wankers who take offense to that title, I suggest you check out this link. After properly digesting the meaning of the word sarcasm, you can read this essay from Ara Crack(LoC drummer). Make sure you keep the definition of sarcasm in mind while reading it, my friends. This is the punkest fucking album I've heard in a while, but enough of this hogwash... onward!

The first track is "Homeo Apathy". This song shreds. These lyrics pretty much sum up the feeling of this song:
"everything i do in life slowly takes it's toll // the bad decisions that i make seem out of my control // and growing up in NYC it never was much fun // ther fumes are like a pack a day & buildings block the sun // fuck the sun that cloud is coming down"

Next is "Nazi White Trash", I love this fucking song. The title is more rad than your dad. This track has a good "Choking Victim" sound to it. The lyrics are about... well, nazi white trash. Here is a verse:
"ya have that special something that "sprite in you appeal" // ya think that we all love you but this is how you make us feel // yer sweaty, fuckin ignorant A product of conditioning // eugenics, social darwinisim, an excuse for yer positioning // yer crass & evil ways are all that got you there today // i hope you get shot, and this is what we say"

Atheist Anthem is the kind of song that reminds of me of butterflies and warm summer days. I don't really know why though. This song, as your probably guessed, you genius you, is about Atheism. Atheism is the best thing since perferatted paper towells. And much like the greatness of said paper towells, this song's lyrics kick ass.
"Nuclear Apox spells your doom // like the t.v. in yer living room // each bomb kills a million dead // it melts your skin and implodes yer head // And now you get yer judgement day // You think you'll float up then away // But yer guilty just like everyone // You turn to ash when the burning's done"

"The Good, The Bad, And The Leftover Crack" is a weird song which reminds me of The Cramps if they were sippin' on a dragon and smoking some rock. That means I like it. Yeah, it's good.
"And in the morning, we'll ride into your town // we're gonna sleep all day & when the sun goes down // we're gonna go to church & then we'll burn it up // and then we'll drink a fuckin' toast from a dixie cup"
This song makes baby Jesus cry(well, maybe not)). And now for the next song...

What do we have here? Why, it's "Gay Rude Boys Unite". The only thing better than an anti-nazi song is an anti-homophobia one. The lyrics are too good in this song, so bare with me as I post them all. Read them, you fucking asshole, maybe you'll learn something:

Unity! HA! yer such a saint today
you may be anti racist but then you're anti gay
you may be ignorant from a lack of education
but if it's sympathy you see you seek
you better turn to another station

Chorus:
Intolerant society rears it's ugly face
you're turning your native music into a homophobic disgrace
the gay ones, the straight ones, the white tan yellow and black
gay rude boys and girls, we're gonna take that dancehall back
we'll take it back!
because without respect there's gonna be nothing left

This double standard just won't sit that well with me
i come to say this and it's just the way it has to be
you know i'm not PC i'll shoot your kid at school
'cuz he's gonna grow up to be a fucking asshole just like you
you can celebrate your unity till every gay is dead
but why don't you stop your fronting with real unity instead
and on a better dime on this shitty little globe
we would crucify the racists and be bashing all the homophobes

(Chorus)

2000 triple zero stand up and take a look around
this ignorant fucking shit shouldn't happen in any town
so come on leave the closet and on your way out grab a bat
cuz there's a battle to be fought and the prize is fucking phat
autonomy from ignorance there's got to be a better way
but the racist, sexist homophobes and piggies gotta pay
but right now you got to get out of your fucking seat
and jam down to the faggot rythm's of that crack rock steady beat

Next is "NC". The lyrics are rather poetic in comparison to the others, and since they are fairly short I'll post them all.
"Where have all the blue skies gone // And to the east a toxic dawn // Poison is the wind that blows // Who inhales it no one knows // Why does so much feel like less // Resigned into death's warm caress // Sickly sweet is melted skin// Greed becomes our greatest sin // Putrefacation, rot, decay // We'll shoot your kids at school today // Why does so much feel like less // Resigned into death's warm caress"

Like whoa! Anyhow, the next song is the organ-ified interlude. It gave me a boner, just like your grandfather.

The next song is the über-rockin' "S.T.I."(or stop the insanity for you acronymphobics). Yes, it is true, this song is cooler than Vanilla Ice, yet more abbrasive than the sand paper I used to try and remove my genital warts.
"we have the // white & blue & bloody red // stars and stripes for the mis-lead // convenince stores with neon lights // where burger kings rule tainted nights // stop the insanity let's end humanity // kill all earth's residents let's start with the presidents ".

Crack City Rockers is probably the catchiest song on Mediocre Generica. That isn't to say it's all that soft of a song, because it's not. It is, however, about being homeless.

"no panhandling they say it isnt a job // oh but i disagree ya ignorant slob // but there may come a day, when yer found down & out // and the hateful replies will fill ya with doubt // ya might be a skinhead ya might be a punk // just give us a quarter so we can get drunk // thank you for shopping and please come again"
another healthy helping of lyrical love:
"i got assualted by officer friendly // on the 4th of july stick a needle in my eye // i said "i didn't do nothin'" & "whats this all about?" // he said "resisting arrest" as his pulled his baton out // spitting bile and blood as they left me for dead // my thoughts leaked out through a fissure in my head // and the last one left is: is my bad luck running out?"

The reviewing process has become more dull than Al Gore at a funeral, so I think I'm going to have to speed things up. Burning in H20 is a rad song. Why? Because I fucking said so. Just peep dese lyrics yo:
"you're obedient dogs, greasing the cogs // running the machine // how many lives are lost in the gears // to cover yer crimes over all of these years?"

With The Sickness sounds almost like a F-Minus song. This is, you guessed it, a good thing. It's short and hard-fucking-core. Here are the complete lyrics:
"The I.M.F, The N.S.A // puppets are planted by the CIA // the new world order of a new decay // it all goes to shit as the ignorant pray // and bullets and bombs kill all // you're to blame as you fall"

OK, now we have Born To Die. This song was originally written and recorded by Choking Victim. It has been revamped for this record, and I can safely say it is much better than the original.
"Born to die and you get to sit and watch yer t.v. set // believe the lies before yer eyes credit cards & apple pies // 50 stars to blind yer eyes 13 stripes to hypnotize // free thought is gone you'll never see yer just a pawn"

It's time for the last song(thank Satan). It is named "Gay Rude Boy Instrumental". Rude? I'd say so. Gay? Well, I highly doubt it has intercourse with instrumentals of the same sex, but you never know. This track is filled with happy-go-lucky toe-tapping goodness. Perhaps that's the kind of gay it is.

For more insight into the bums in Leftover Crack, check out their web site leftovercrack.com. Also, read the interviews on their site. These guys give the best interviews around. Oh, and to anyone who fails to see through the Satanism... it isn't real. None of these guys believe that there is an entity named Satan, nor do they worship him. The same applies to God from what I can gather(unless they speak of burning churches and crucifixes in a good way). If you don't like this album, there is honestly something wrong with you.

Oh yea, I almost forgot. This album was released on September 11th. The weird part(although obviously coincidence) is the lyrics to the song Atheist Anthem. Check out this passage:

When the greed of man is not appeased
All will rot sick and diseased
Once again the fallen towers
The Tortured death of every hour
And at the toll of the final bell
You lead the righteous down to hell
When all the world is dead by dawn
All I ask is bring me along!"
Odd indeed.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Leftover Crack - Fuck World TradeOperation Ivy - Operation IvyChoking Victim - No Gods / No ManagersAgainst Me! - As The Eternal CowboyNOFX - Punk In DrublicAgainst Me! - is Reinventing Axl RoseNOFX - The DeclineThe Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!The Clash - London CallingRefused - The Shape of Punk to Come

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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
BorgieBaby (April 20, 2012)

Album for the ultimate outcast, I remember listening to this and being blown away after being alone and forgotten at school.
You listen to this music and it will change you, but only if you fit into the shoes of these band members.

majorthreat (October 29, 2011)

This album would have been flawless if they didn't add Interlude, the piano outro to Stop The Insanity, and that's it

wighat (March 30, 2007)

fuck yeah dude great album rock the 40 oz bitch

wastachuck (February 24, 2007)

i think their moosic changed a fair bit when they became leftover crack. Way more crusty, less up beat.

This cd get 9 starts, cuz of songs like crack city rockers, atheist anthem, nazi white trash, gay rudies. It loses 1 start due to the experimental death metal shit i.e. burning in water.....i can't stand listening to it.

assgoblin (January 16, 2007)

"god, i fucking hate this band. horrible, horrible. choking victim was good though."

ARE YOU AN IDIOT THIS IS CHOKING VICTIM WITH A NEW DRUMMER. IT IS NOT LIKE SOME COMPLETELY NEW BAND. HOW CAN YOU HATE ONE SO MUCH AND LOVE THE OTHER. THE MUSIC IS THE SAME THE NAME IS DIFFERENT.

assgoblin (January 16, 2007)

Yo fuck censorship and fuck Hellcat Records. Hellcat can suck my dick they are a bunch of homophobic pricks. And fuck Tim Armstrong talk about a tool!

bornagainstcrackhead (October 11, 2006)

Great album. I love crackheads

samshow420 (June 20, 2005)

By the way, Leftover Crack is amazing.

samshow420 (June 20, 2005)

I'd say that Atheism is a FOLLOWING. Being Agnostic, on the other hand, is the belief that God exists and religion should not. Whatever God means....it is only a word. It describes everything and nothing. The free space, the rocks, the sewers, the animals, the buildings....everything and nothing. I'd say that is Agnostism.

Anonymous (October 21, 2004)

"yup, atheism IS a religion...even if you believe in no god, that's still a belief in something. oh, the irony"

religion is a belief in god/s, the divine, supernatural etc, involving worship. Athiesm rejects this. Saying atheism is a religion, in any sense, is trying to be smart.

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

good cd, shitty label. they shouldnt have let them censor the artwork.

Anonymous (July 15, 2004)

wahey! nice review (even if it as long) dnt think you needed all those lyrics, afterall it's the tune that makes the song. gay rudeboys unite is poetry to my ears, (my mums gay) and going to a state school in london (dnt no y it called a state skool) i have to put up with homophobia all the time, people are so fucking ignorant. and to the guy below me, athiesim is not a religion, thats the whole fucking point of it! its the OPINION that god does not exist, and your not thiest just because you dont have a religion, agnostic is when you are UNOPINIONATED on wether god exists! shit head.

Anonymous (May 19, 2004)

yup, atheism IS a religion...even if you believe in no god, that's still a belief in something. oh, the irony

Anonymous (August 10, 2003)

Fucking overrated, CV was good, but this is terrible, and, yes, atheism is a religion.

Anonymous (May 19, 2003)

This album rules and Leftover Crack were the only good reason to go to the City Invasion Tour in Sheffied(UK) this May.

Anonymous (March 2, 2003)

god, i fucking hate this band. horrible, horrible. choking victim was good though.

lalombriz (January 16, 2003)

best review i have ever read... more than incredible band!

eric2guns (May 18, 2002)

First of all that was the best review to a cd I have ever read, but that link to a tornup asshole was the worst thing I have ever seen. LOC is an amazing band. They are answers to the claim that punk rock is dead. They sound like they just hit record and started rocking in a garage, that is the way the best punk sounds. I also like their ska stuff and their death metal stuff. If you dig hardcore punk, then you will like these guys. You can tell they love what they do, and they have the most natural energy I have heard in a while. they play fast, loud, sloppy and from the heart. If you are religious, racist, or if you hate gays, you probably will have your feelings (or your ego) hurt by listening to this, so in that case you too should buy this album. the best song is Nazi white Trash.

emptycauses (April 17, 2002)

whoa not to many comments on this great album, nice fucking review too

Anonymous (January 19, 2002)

Great band. And atheism is not a religion.

Anonymous (January 16, 2002)

Atheism's a religion too, ya know.

Hey, I can be annoying.

Anonymous (December 5, 2001)

Thanks for the link, you dirty fuck. Where/WHY did you find the ass?! great cd greater band

pat41 (December 3, 2001)

Shoot the kids at school has to be the funniest and most genius way to get yourself media coverage ever. I know the band was not going for that but I just think that it is an incredible idea... plus hilarious. This is a great album!

Anonymous (December 3, 2001)

I likes the loc..what can I say? And check out their split with f-minus if you get the chance...for all of you who don't know, on hellbent... www.hellbentrecords.com they have a split under the name Crack Rock Steady 7. Check it out and die as you listen to heroin or suicide bizatch.

-k0k0them0nkey

seek (November 30, 2001)

Well anonymous, I think it's safe to assume that you listen to shitty music©

Anonymous (November 30, 2001)

I really hate this band. Like, they are one of the worst excuses for music I have ever heard.

Anonymous (November 29, 2001)

Choking Victim is indeed a superior band, but you can't go wrong with good 'ol Leftover Crack.

seek (November 29, 2001)

Hey epitaph/hellcat, since i made such a nice review, hows about sending me the cd, i'd like to own it. =/

Anonymous (November 29, 2001)

paxon

hey sweet album review! its a pretty awsome cd!!!! ur still my idol bro!!! catch ya later prolly see ya around
mp
p.s. the mp stands for macy p.

Anonymous (November 28, 2001)

I've only heard a couple of songs off this cd, but this review kicks ass and i'm going to buy Mediocre Generica as soon as i can.
Anti-Hero

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

Yeah,
This album kicks some major ass!!! Everyone should check out the 7" Rock the 40 oz. It's got the original (and in ways, better)versions of a couple of the "Mediocre" tracks. The versions of the songs on the 7" are harder, whereas some of the album versions have cooler sounds to them (like the keyboards in Nazi White Trash). In any case, this is an excellent review...good fucking album. But I gotta stick with the original version of Born to Die (I dig the whoa whoas in it).
-John P

YellowTrash (November 27, 2001)

Can't fuck with this band. They love rap too.

FloppyRandom (November 27, 2001)

fuck yeah!
this album is unheard of..... it's a real beauty

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

I've never met someone that has REALLY listened to CV/LOC and said they're bad.

imabigjerk (November 27, 2001)

bad band.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

i love this cd!

nice review!!!

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

whoever you are, you kick ass! awesome review dude.
tiff

sXe_nick (November 26, 2001)

i like this band...

WeekendSellout (November 26, 2001)

Great review. It's so long and i even finished. Hooray for me. Very interesting I must say....and awesome album too. Woo.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

Great band, New York pride. Though I like Choking Victim better, LOC is still great.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

i really wish i didn't have an attention span problem. i might have read that whole thing. i want a burrito.- fathead

icK-x-Strife (November 26, 2001)

Fucking great review
'Mediocre Generica' has my vote for best release of 2001

Smoke Crizak and Shoot The Kids At School!!

icK-x-Strife

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