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The Queers

The Queers: Pleasant ScreamsPleasant Screams (2002)
Lookout Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Pop punk- the genre itself incites fury amongst "so called" punks nowadays. But, in a time when countless Blink 182 clones flood the mainstream pop punk arena, we have a band like the Queers. This is actually my first queers album and I wasn't expecting much at first, I knew they were pop punk a.
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Pop punk- the genre itself incites fury amongst "so called" punks nowadays. But, in a time when countless Blink 182 clones flood the mainstream pop punk arena, we have a band like the Queers.

This is actually my first queers album and I wasn't expecting much at first, I knew they were pop punk and modern pop punk was about as lame as any MTV pop boy band, but I downloaded some songs anyway. Holyshit is all I have to say!

This album makes me think of the Ramones combined with early Green Day, pop punk masterpeices the way they should be. From the catchy opener "Get A Life And Live It" the album starts out with classic Ramone-esque buzz guitars, catchy as hell choruses and some of the funniest lyrics I've ever heard. They play plenty of love songs, but they come of beautifully and actually make you feel something, unlike these stupid whinny voiced pop punkers like New Found Glory or Sum 41. My personal favorites are "See Ya Later Fuckface", the best pop punk song I've heard since Blitzkrieg Bop, "It's Cold Outside"- a cover of a '50's classic that comes off very touching, and "Danny Vapid" with the catchy chorus- "Danny Vapid he ain't no faggot he's alright with me!".

Overall, this is an excellent album and quite possibly a landmark album as well. There have been other great pop punk albums within the past year- Randy's Human Atom Bombs most notably, but this is the best in my opinion, very consistent and entertaining. Plus I'm more into dark hardcore punk than anything and I loved this, so I think most of you will dig this bigtime. This is a must have, buy it now for your own health.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

toss my salad and eat a cock!

awesome (November 25, 2003)

i like it!

Anonymous (January 12, 2003)

album comment: good record, a return to form for the queers .. their last few albums kinda blew.

misc. comment: scott, you really are a douchebag, and you should asphyxiate in a hole somewhere, and take all your asskissing fans with you .. they almost make me as sick as you do.

Anonymous (April 19, 2002)

"who's candlebox?"

man i feel old all of a sudden... what is this world coming to?! :-

moldy (April 18, 2002)

shit dude settle down, go whack off and get rid of the excess testosterone before you hurt somebody.

p.s. candlebox was a alternative band from the early 90's, kinda pearl jam/nirvana/live wannabe band

callinglondon (April 17, 2002)

who's candlebox?

fakesmile (April 17, 2002)

For those of you who like the queers.
check out the apers...they rock hard...
pop-punk like it's supposed to be..
for some mp3's check out stardumbrecords.com

Anonymous (April 17, 2002)

Limp biscuit is pussy music dude, and roids are for pussys who can't workout. Plus I wasn't alive in the '60's so I wouldn't know that smart guy. By the way, I don't who the hell this candlebox crap is, but it's probably pussy music too. God damn I hate little kids like you- you're probably no older than 15.

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

50's, 60's, who the fuck cares? Give him a break

evildeadalive (April 16, 2002)

Who the hell is the guy obsessed with Candlebox talking to?

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

Oh yea, "It's Cold Outside" was written in the 60's pal. Get your facts straight genius.

--Ned

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

Whatever tough guy. Take some more roids and listen to some Limp Bizkit. Or listen to those old Candlebox cd's.

evildeadalive (April 16, 2002)

I applaud your comment Scott. Hilarious.
Haven't heard this yet, but I haven't heard a Queers album I didn't like, so I'll be picking this up shortly.
As for a first Queers purchase, I would go with 'Beat Off'. It's got lotsa sped up Ramones style songs mixed in with some slower Beach Boys style stuff. My favorite Queers album. Catchy as hell.

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

This is the most bitter, pathetic sites sometimes. If you don't like a band, just say you don't like them and move on. Don't be some sort of asshole and horbor ill will towards a band because they aren't "punk" to you. Some of them still play punk music, even if it isn't the style you like. Stop being an asshole because your band sucks, or it failed or your jealous of the attention they get. This gets really fucking old.

Fatty

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

I read once that their lead singer was quoted saying- "Why can't someone like both Black Flag and the Beach Boys"- that's kinda what this record is like- dark in a humorous way, funny, happy, and poppy- but punk to the core

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

FenixTX- fuck those pussys, and fuck Blink, Sum, and NFG as well. TheQueers rule and get pop punk right- those other bands don't.

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

Well, it sure would have been nice for 'Pleasant Screams' to get compared with reference to some of their other stuff. I mean it's obvious they sound like the RAMONES but what about Joe's other favorite band, the BEACH BOYS? Does that style crop up at all? I mean a coupla previous records like 'Move Back Home' and 'Punk Rock Confidential' are practically all pop with one or two snotty little punk songs thrown into the mix. So it woulda been nice to know if the new one was approached from this angle, but anyway it's good that you like 'em because the QUEERS definately don't get enough respect or acclaim. fuck FENIXTX.

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

Hey morons, just because I haven't listened to much Queers before this I can review and like whatever the fuck I want, and this album rules. If you've got a problem with me reviewing it you can say it to my face and watch how far I throw your wimpy ass.

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

"Pop punk- the genre itself incites fury amongst "so called" punks nowadays. But, in a time when countless Blink 182 clones flood the mainstream pop punk arena, we have a band like the Queers."

This is nice when it's coming from someone who actually HEARD half of a band's material that dates back to 83. That's like buying Adios Amigos before hearing a GODDAMN thing the Ramones did before suh.

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

Please stick to your Candlebox records. Thank You.

Next

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

hahahaha...true that scott. Fuck all of them. I havent heard this one yet but I am planning on downloading it soon. I dont really have the money to go around and buy everything that comes out nowadays and there a bunch of new releases that I need to get way before this. I downloaded some of their older stuff and liked it a lot.. it was really funny and also short and too the point. The best music I can think of is a song that doesnt get old and tiring before its over... this stuff doesnt last long enough to bore you and in the short time it is on this stuff rocked my pants off... dont sweat my "5" thats only because they dont have a N/A.

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

queers fuckin rule, can't wait to get this one. to the person looking for a queers album get "move back home" or "grow up". in fact get them all.

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

The Queers are great, but this review page has already been destroyed by Scott. Dude, get over it and let it go. Didn't punk teach you not to give a shit?

Fatty

Anonymous (April 16, 2002)

I have only heard the Queers a few times, but I have been looking to get one of their CD's. Should this be it?

sickboi (April 16, 2002)

Hmmm, obviously you don't know much about the Queers...I commend the effort, kudos, but this is far from a "landmark" in comparison to past shit. Heh, heh I love "Stupid fucking veagan"

maverick (April 15, 2002)

WhAT?!@@! You weren't familiar with the band's ENTIRE BACK CATALOG?@$#?@$% How dare you review this record, you need to know EVERYTHING THaT THE BAND HAS EVER DONE BEFORER YOU are even REWMOTELY qualifked to review this!

Whoops, I thought I was anonymous poster commenting on my Face To Face review, my bad.

-Scott

ChrisGorman2 (April 15, 2002)

Good review, its actually cool that you weren't too familiar with them, cuz it gave you an unbiased perspective. I may actually pick this up, even though I have grown tired of the Queers, this one sounds good.

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