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Elway: ...Too Bad (as 10-4 Eleanor)...Too Bad (as 10-4 Eleanor) (2009)
Death to False Hope

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Ah yes, 10-4 Eleanor… I remember getting the privilege of seeing these classy punk rock gents last New Year's Eve like it was yesterday. A 10-minute long medley composed of artists ranging from Will Smith to NOFX, attempted circle pits around an entire basement in some kid's house, drunken punker.


Ah yes, 10-4 Eleanor…

I remember getting the privilege of seeing these classy punk rock gents last New Year's Eve like it was yesterday. A 10-minute long medley composed of artists ranging from Will Smith to NOFX, attempted circle pits around an entire basement in some kid's house, drunken punkers unabashedly disrupting some brosephs' crucial beer pong games, sing-along after sing-along with stupid 2009 glasses on…I think you get the picture. Bullshit aside, I've known some of the dudes in this band for a long ass time, and truth be told, they eat, breathe and fart punk rock (I mean this in the best of ways!).

10-4 Eleanor as a band isn't fixed on solving the world food crises (though I am sure they care about it), or usurping the evil capitalist regime we all live under (though I am sure they wouldn't mind); the point being, is they just want to have some fun, AND FUN IS WHAT THEY GIVE! Their new release titled …Too Bad is roughly 40 minutes of clinking empty bottles, riding bikes with your friends on summer nights, Midwestern punk rock. To me, and this could just be my bias of having former knowledge of some of the members, …Too Bad sounds like if you gave Greg Graffin and Chris McCaughan's love child a mic, and put him on stage with As the Eternal Cowboy playing on repeat in the backdrop.

For me, the CD keeps getting stronger as it goes on. The first song, "Whispers in a Shot Glass" instantly puts a smile on the listener's face with its anomalous intro, and from there on out it's nothin' but drowned out livers, shattered hearts and all those other idiosyncrasies that make adolescence so wonderful. I would go into every song, and extract which lyrics I personally enjoy, but for all of our general welfare, I will spare us.

If you like punk on a "less serious" note (don't mistake that for insincere), and just want a solid soundtrack to BBQ with your buddies to this summer, then pick this up. I am attaching the link where you can download their CD, and if you happen to have a few bucks you could donate in these trying economic times, then I am sure they would appreciate every spared penny.

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timahelm (September 25, 2010)

good album! good review! thank you!
I like almost everything from this label!

sporadicpunk (June 2, 2009)

Favorite record of 2009 so far.

Poopie (June 1, 2009)

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This is horrible....seriously. If the "Larry Arms" weren't bad enough, now this? I've had to suffer through this band a few times in Colorado and not only is their band horrible, they have total rock star attitudes. Also, this is not punk rock at all. Sorry fellas.

TommyPickles (May 30, 2009)

Really good.

dev (May 29, 2009)

Fantastic album. Very well done.

xshoutoutx (May 29, 2009)

...ya i have been wanting to give this a higher score ever since i submitted this review (i know it's only half a star higher, but i think that makes all the difference). I LOVE THIS RELEASE!

laserguidedbygod (May 29, 2009)

This band gets so many points in my book for sampling "You Make Me Touch Your Hands For Stupid Reasons" on one of their songs.

theandrew (May 29, 2009)

Forgot to put a score...

theandrew (May 29, 2009)

This is a really fucking good album.

thesandwiches (May 29, 2009)

this album is soo great, once a week listen at least.

the guy who runs death to false hope drinks like it's fest every night.

wonton (May 29, 2009)

this is jawsome music.

ashtraymonument (May 29, 2009)

i'm pretty sure Tim has a shrine to Chris Mccaughan in his room.

first time these guys played my basement, all my fans got destroyed!

Blackjaw_x (May 29, 2009)

I always start this on the third song, and really dig the rest of it. A lot.

mikexdude (May 29, 2009)

Very good.

canaandrumzz (May 29, 2009)

"The guy who runs Death to False Hope smells like cigarettes and dried pussy juice and drinks vodka from a sippy cup."

...and that's why we love him.

mattramone (May 29, 2009)

The guy who runs Death to False Hope smells like cigarettes and dried pussy juice and drinks vodka from a sippy cup.

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