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Diarrhea Planet

Diarrhea Planet: ALOHA!ALOHA! (2009)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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There may not be a point to reviewing this. You, the dignified reader, have most likely already made your respective decision on whether to listen or not based on the band's name. I must admit, with a mind that could be either be considered that of an immature 12-year-old boy or a mature 8-year-old .
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There may not be a point to reviewing this. You, the dignified reader, have most likely already made your respective decision on whether to listen or not based on the band's name. I must admit, with a mind that could be either be considered that of an immature 12-year-old boy or a mature 8-year-old girl, I checked this out because the word "Planet" preceded by the word "Diarrhea" enticed me. Though the name may be corny, I am glad I didn't let this one slip through the cracks.

The playing on this release is about as sloppy as I would imagine a planet made out of diarrhea would be. Now, despite this sloppiness, there is some eclectic influence involved. "Power Moves" could be considered a Latterman-like song, with its positive discordance and yelling-from-across-the-room vocal delivery. Yet, "Get Stimulated" has a garage rock feel and "Where Are You?" has a surf rock feel, while "Ghost with a Boner" seems like straight up pop-punk.

Since there is no MySpace or any such site with info on the band, the Mystery of Diarrhea Planet (sounds like a lesser Hardy Boys adventure) is a hard one to solve. Regardless, this is a solid debut and I am excited to see what they drop next.

(Editor's Note: The band has a page at Bandcamp now)

 

 
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burgs (December 17, 2009)

i totally thought this was the name of a new aloha record, how awesome that would've been.

14theroad (December 16, 2009)

This was surprisingly way better then I thought it was going to be.

Dante3000 (December 16, 2009)

Allow me to clarify, "Too many puns unless you're puncanoes". You are the only one allowed to use puns so freely.
-Dante

puncanoes (December 16, 2009)

"Too many puns in that last line."

impossible. stop trying to soil the fun.

radfrnd (December 16, 2009)

there is a website for this band: http://mybrainflakes.blogspot.com/
their aloha ep is up for free download either right from the blog

or here: http://www.mediafire.com/?jt5zniuiznm

Kurasuke (December 16, 2009)

@overdefined- there are no Planet Piss songs. How would you be able to tell?
Ghost with a Boner=song of the decade.

overdefined (December 15, 2009)

Planet Piss is better.

Dante3000 (December 15, 2009)

Too many puns in that last line.
-Dante

Jelone (December 15, 2009)

"The playing on this release is about as sloppy as I would imagine a planet made out diarrhea would be."

That... wow.

TahoeJeff (December 15, 2009)

Sounds shitty...but Ghost with a Boner is a pretty good title for a song.

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