Armchair Martian/Bad Astronaut - Split CD (Cover Artwork)

Armchair Martian / Bad Astronaut

Armchair Martian/Bad Astronaut: Split CDSplit CD (2000)

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Contributed by: BrinepacerBrinepacer
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‚?¶Wherein two similar sounding bands cover each other's songs similarly as they were originally. Thus the purpose of these affairs is negated. These covers splits are quite a good idea in my humble opinion (no, sod that, I take back humble, it's my smegging review) but only if both bands have something to bring to the table in terms of interpretations, which is not the case here. That (major) quibble aside, this CD has its moment, but said moment is held over to the closing stages of the CD. BA's cover of AM's "Jessica's Suicide" is an at once poignant, ultimately thrilling respite from the bad country "punk" (typified by BA's "You Deserve This", the inclusion of which shows how stuck for good songs to cover BA were) that fills the rest of this split. Conclusion? Bring back Napster.


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hbwlons (October 7, 2012)

This is the laziest review I've read on this site. I love this split, It's a gem.

brookslikesmusics (June 19, 2012)

I stopped taking this review seriously when I read that they think Bad Astronaut and Armchair Martian sound exactly the same.... for reals??

This album is seemingly impossible to find, but I rocked the fuck out of them in stolen-mp3 format for a couple years straight. Two great song writers tweaking their friend's songs into their own. I absolutely love every song on this album, lots of passion and an ability to shape the music to the mood of the song in a new way.

casualdlirium (November 23, 2007)

sub par review, awesome cd

GlassPipeMurder (November 20, 2006)

this is hands down the worst review i've ever read on this site. this split is perfect though. 10/10 for the split, 1/10 for the reviewer.

Anonymous (April 8, 2002)

I have to aggree with everyone. Don't ever review an album again dude. You just plain 'ol suck dick.

Anonymous (April 8, 2002)

It's a good cd, but a very esoteric review. He's saying that one of the bands, i'm trying to figure out who, really sux, and it's difficult for the other band to cover their songs, bc that band really sux. Glad to be of help


Anonymous (April 7, 2002)

Brinepacer, dude, you really suck. Open your mind a little.

Anonymous (April 5, 2002)

Seriously, probably the best split ever outside HWM/Alk3. And brinepacer, if the best you can do is rip off reviews form aversion.com, don't even bother. And some detail would be nice, even if you don't like something. Mailing this shit in at 150 words is bogus.

Anonymous (April 5, 2002)

this is what happens when you pretend to be smarter than you actually are

Anonymous (April 5, 2002)

Worst review ever. This cd is amazing...But I wanna hear the original BA songs that AM covered...they're pretty good, but Joey Capes voice is sooo much better.

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

yeah, this review doesn't flow at all. never review anything again man.

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

i think this is the worst review i've seen on this site

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

i dont understand your review.

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