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Useless ID

Useless ID: The Lost Broken BonesThe Lost Broken Bones (2008)
Suburban Home Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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I first discovered Useless ID about 10 years ago, when I still used to listen to the Ataris and the Kung Fu Records bands. These four guys from Israel did a split with Kris Roe's band on that label called Let It Burn, and I remember they had the best song on that split album. I quit listening to.
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I first discovered Useless ID about 10 years ago, when I still used to listen to the Ataris and the Kung Fu Records bands. These four guys from Israel did a split with Kris Roe's band on that label called Let It Burn, and I remember they had the best song on that split album.

I quit listening to them after that, and I just heard some random songs on their next few albums -- No Vacation from the World and Redemption ("State of Fear" is just simply an amazing song). I liked them, but I never got into them too much.

Now, after leaving Kung Fu, the guys from Haifa are releasing their brand new album on some different record labels (depening on where you live in the world -- the USA, Japan or Europe) but the music's the same: 12 tracks of melodic punk rock that still means something to the hardcore fans of the genre.

Produced by Bill Stevenson at the Blasting Room in Colorado, the record is a serious display of how NOFX influenced bands all over the world. "Isolate Me" is a perfect opener, with catchy choruses and fast guitar riffs in true Useless ID fashion, as well as the others -- "Killing a Ghost" and "Blood Pressure." The production is stellar and listening to the songs I had the feeling that without Stevenson's touch, this record would not be the same. Musically, the fast and energetic punk rock sound reminds me of late `90s melodic punk bands, while vocally, lead singer Yotam Ben-Horin sound like a cross between Josh Kemble of Dogwood and No Use for a Name's Tony Sly.

If you like the Fat Wreck `90s sound but miss those bands (especially More Betterness by No Use for a Name), I think you can put your cash on this record without being disappointed. If you moved on, or back, this record will be a nice listen on a sunny winter day.

 

 
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weezer76 (January 3, 2009)

Driving, pounding, syrupy, sweet. This album is for anyone who pines for driving melodic punk. Every band is different, but it's something like Good Riddance, Bad Religion, and Dynamite Boy. It's nice that Virgil at Suburban Home put this out. This disc is one to be proud of.

Be sure to check out the video for "Blood Pressure" on YouTube.

westofwaco (November 24, 2008)

Kudos for the Dogwood mention..."Building a Better Me" was sick. The vocal resemblance is slight, but I can hear it a bit.

martinNZ09 (November 24, 2008)

Just like the reviewer, got into these guys via the let it burn split, lost touch and now impressed once again with this release

martinNZ09 (November 24, 2008)

Just like the reviewer, got into these guys via the let it burn split, lost touch and now impressed once again with this release

punk_rawk_show (November 21, 2008)

cant wait to get this album, they never let me down

thatsyouth (November 21, 2008)

i think im going to buy this.

i miss audio karate.

onegirlarmy (November 21, 2008)

This record is so catchy.

What he said.

blanktapesemptybottles (November 21, 2008)

this record is great but I don't think it sounds anything like NOFX

bryne (November 21, 2008)

This record is so catchy.

inagreendase (November 21, 2008)

Decent effort.

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