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Off With Their Heads / Four Letter Word  - One For The Road [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Off With Their Heads / Four Letter Word

Off With Their Heads / Four Letter Word : One For The Road [7 inch]One For The Road [7 inch] (2007)
No Idea Records

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There's a simple logical explanation as to why I am listening to a split 7" between Off With Their Heads and Four Letter Word. The Fest is in three months. The Fest is in Gainseville. No Idea Records is based out of Gainesville. No Idea Records put out this 7" between bands who come from areas that .
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There's a simple logical explanation as to why I am listening to a split 7" between Off With Their Heads and Four Letter Word. The Fest is in three months. The Fest is in Gainseville. No Idea Records is based out of Gainesville. No Idea Records put out this 7" between bands who come from areas that are also home to bands that are largely responsible for the Gainesville sound (Four Letter Word = England = Leatherface. Off With Their Heads = Minneapolis = Dillinger Four).

See, it's simple.

Off With Their Heads kick things off with a "For the Four." The song is a bouncy romp complete with what one would come to expect from the band. Despite the fuzzed out sound and vocals that have to be attached to a beard, the song still shows a great deal of melody, mostly thanks to its bass line, chorus and perfectly timed pauses. The band's second song, "At Least I Know," follows suit and although it's a shorter song, it'll leave one with ample time to spill their Pabst Blue Ribbon all over their shirt while keeping pace. Although the band has a new full-length, if you've got a record player and a couple extra bucks, it wouldn't hurt throwing this in the "to buy" pile.

Things pick up with Four Letter Word as they take over on the other side of the record. With a faster, cleaner, sound, the band's first song, "Yesterday's News" sounds as though they're taking queues equally from Bad Religion and Satanic Surfers. They have bleaker lyrics than Off With Their Heads, but between "I don't give a fuck what you say or think or do" and other condemnations of modern politics and media, they still manage to throw in enough melody to keep you resetting the needle.

 

 
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Welly (July 31, 2008)

I've submitted my news below twice now, but for some reason it's not newsworthy. I am the vocal guy for Four Letter Word reviewed above, so this seems like a good place to put my news. It's the new issue of my zine, and it has a tour report of the EP above and an OWTH interview. Read on... hope yer interested - read more zines! Thanks.

ARTCORE #25 OUT NOW! 40 PAGE ZINE AND 7‚?Ě PACKAGE

ARTCORE VINYL FANZINE VOL. 2 - BEEF PEOPLE ‚?? PAVLOV‚??S DOG 7‚?Ě EP

The Beef People were a hardcore band from Virginia in the mid 80‚??s. They recorded one session in 1985 with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA. Half of the session was released as the ‚??Music For Men‚?? 7‚?Ě EP while the other, stronger half, went undocumented, until now. Beef People played an inventive hardcore punk that took influence from Washington DC and other touring U.S. bands of the early 80‚??s. You can hear the echoes of Minor Threat, Faith, Black Flag, Negative Approach and other classic hardcore in this lost band. Late vocalist Brian Childers went onto NYHC band Crawlpappy, while guitarist Michael W. Dean went onto S.F.‚??s Bomb. The EP comes with a large foldout sleeve with lyrics, unpublished photos and a complete biography of the band, seven songs, radio edits and a polythene sleeve.

ARTCORE #25 ‚?? THE ZINE

Indepth interviews with:

DOUBLE NEGATIVE ‚?? Great new hardcore featuring members of various great 80‚??s bands for fans of Void and C.O.C.
VIOLENT ARREST ‚?? Members of Ripcord playing old Boston hardcore inspired hardcore, this is Weston not L.A.
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS ‚?? Minneapolis gruff punk crazies blow the lid on some myths and misdemeanours

VAULTAGE:

THE NUNS ‚?? History of this legendary first wave S.F. Punk band with a classic Posh Boy album
RIPCORD ‚?? Tieing in with Violent Arrest, a yet-to-be published biography by Ian Glasper of these West Country thrashers
LOOKOUT RECORDS ‚?? A history of the early years of this legendary Bay Area label with unpublished photos

THE ART OF: JEFF NELSON ‚?? Exclusive indepth graphics talk with the man behind the Dischord covers and more
AIMEE COOPER ‚?? Tells the story of her book ‚??Colouring Outside the Lines‚?? a memoir of the early days of the L.A. Punk scene
TOUR REPORT ‚?? Four Letter Word take you down the East Coast with Off With Their Heads to the Fest last autumn in an amusing fashion
WELCOME TO BOOZE COUNTRY ‚?? Unpublished photos of classic bands of yesteryear
RANTING, RAVING, REVIEWING AND MORE!

The whole thing is housed in a custom graphic stamped envelope.
Strictly limited one-off press of 525 with the first 100 copies come with a numbered item inside.

£5.00 Postage paid U.K. (via Paypal to: flw AT ntlworld.com)
£6.20 ppd. Europe
£7.15 ppd. World

www.fourletterword.org.uk/artcore
www.myspace.com/artco refanzine

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ben_conoley (July 30, 2008)

four letter word = england = leatherface????

lol - apart from the bands coming from 400 miles away


Oh, I didn't realize that bands had to be within a certain number of miles before saying they were from the same country, I just thought they had to be from the same country.

xIxKilledxJesusx (July 29, 2008)

why make england so generalized but not the US?

TommyPickles (July 29, 2008)

This is a really good split, definitely worth picking up.

nocigar (July 29, 2008)

score is for Off With Their Heads. Haven't heard Four Letter Word but I'll check this out.

mikexdude (July 29, 2008)

Who is this "Dillinger Four"?

hvmyselfabear (July 29, 2008)

"They have bleaker lyrics than Off With Their Heads"

I never thought I would hear these words.

damo (July 29, 2008)

four letter word = england = leatherface????

lol - apart from the bands coming from 400 miles away

scientistrock (July 29, 2008)

Someone give me money so I can buy all the splits off with their heads has put out.

baseball (July 29, 2008)

I think I like the Dear Landlord split better, but this one is good too.

mattramone (July 29, 2008)

"For the Four" is so fucking good. This band can do no wrong.

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