Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution - A Call to Arms (Cover Artwork)

Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution

Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution: A Call to ArmsA Call to Arms (2001)

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Every so often, an album comes along that totally blows your mind. For me, it is always an album with very unique qualities to it, something that is fresh, and edgy. "A Call To Arms" fits all of that criteria, and I can say proudly that after hearing this 5 song ep, B.O.T.A.R. is one of my favorite .
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Every so often, an album comes along that totally blows your mind. For me, it is always an album with very unique qualities to it, something that is fresh, and edgy. "A Call To Arms" fits all of that criteria, and I can say proudly that after hearing this 5 song ep, B.O.T.A.R. is one of my favorite bands. This band is comprised of former members of One Cool Guy and Catch 22, and they mix up many musical styles for an amazing sound that is not comparable to anything out there.

The first thing I noticed about the EP when I received it in the mail is it's unique packaging. It is a handmade case, constructed out of cardboard, and tape. The booklet is well written, and contains explanations of the songs as well as some really cool art. Also, it lists all 12 of the band members, and what they play. The instruments making up this sound include violin, upright bass, fench horn, alto and tenor sax, trombone, cello, congas, and others. And, as the name of the band says, it is all acoustic.

Tomas Kalnoky did an amazing job writing and putting together the 5 songs on this cd. All the parts of the album were recorded at different times throughout 2000 and 2001, and were put together by Tomas. The string section mixes very well with the horns, and gives the sound a much more "full" feeling than a regular "ska-punk" band's sound would. You can order this cd here, and I recommend you do so. This EP is for fans of all genres, and all bands. It is a MUST for any OCG or Catch 22 fan. Viva La Revolution!


People who liked this also liked:
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes NumbThe Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!Catch 22 - Keasbey NightsAgainst Me! - is Reinventing Axl RoseThe Lawrence Arms - The Greatest Story Ever ToldNOFX - Punk In DrublicLess Than Jake - Hello RockviewBig D And The Kids Table - How It GoesStreetlight Manifesto - Keasbey NightsAlkaline Trio - Goddamnit

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Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (April 25, 2006)

hola todos... aguante el ska soy de paraguay.. me gusta la banda y me gusta catch 22 y streetlight manifesto tambien... listen to the ska is your better way. ska is your medicine... agu_bac22@hotmail.com

derekjeter7774 (January 22, 2005)


Here's to Life is amazing...so much better than Streetlight's version.

Anonymous (August 27, 2003)

yep. this and the streetlight cd rock.

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

Too bad you can't give albums 20's. That's how good this fuckin' ep is. When i got this in the mail a few months ago, i was fuckin' blown away. The music, lyrics, packaging... fuckin' everything... astonishing!!! This is defintely one of the best bands out there.
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For those that realized it's now hard to obtain this... Asian Man Records is putting out that unsigned band comp, and BOTAR is feature on it, so i'd pick that up.

Anonymous (September 13, 2002)

An amazing album. Truly unique, truly amazing. With Keasby Nights, BOTAR, and now Street Light Manifesto under his belt, is there anything that Tomas touches that doesn't turn to gold?

SkaPunKoriK (May 14, 2002)

Wazzaaa!! my english suxs thats why im gonna make my review in Spanish, i hope you understend this...
"Los Bandidos de la Revolucion Acustica" son la mejor banda que escuche en mucho tiempo! cuando creia que ya nada nuevo podia aparecer y sorprenderme llegaron ellos con algo fuera de lo comun! una banda completamente acustica! llena de instrumentos poco comunes!! violin, viola, contrabajo, chelo, viento frances, congas, timbales y otros. Y las letras son profundas en algunos casos fantaseosas, no buscan ser el hit del momento como cualquier tema pop que habla de amor o de lo malos y locos que son. Es un EP que te vuela la cabeza y te deja pidiendo mas de los "Acoustic Bandits". Para los fanaticos de Catch 22 y One Cool Guy cabe destacar que aca hay algunos integrantes de esas bandas, y el que esta detras de todo en la banda, desde las letras, arreglos musicales y hasta el arte del disco (que es impresionante) tambien es el antiguo cantante de Catch 22. Impredible la version acustica de "Dear Sergio" y el mejor tema lejos "they provide the paint..." sin ningun temor a equivocarme puedo decir que este es un CD PERFECTO!! Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution RULZ!!!!

Anonymous (April 2, 2002)

Actually, it doesnt have either sound... it's a sound all it's own......

As for being able to order it, you can order it at www.acousticbandits.com.

And yes, you are right, the intro doesn't give you enough time to read the manifesto..... i will fix that...

CallingLondon (April 2, 2002)

first of all, that site does not give you enough time to read that intro. second, there's not enough song samples for me to get a real feel, though what i hear, i like, a lot. second, i don't see where i can even order the EP. you say order it here, but then the only site that's anywhere, doesn't have an ordering page from what i can tell. You really should describe the album a little more too. does it have a rock or punk sound to it?

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