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Manic Hispanic - The Recline of Mexican Civilization (Cover Artwork)

Manic Hispanic

Manic Hispanic: The Recline of Mexican CivilizationThe Recline of Mexican Civilization (2002)
BYO Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: moldyMoldy
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This band is a Mexican, punk Weird Al. This is a band that does funny covers of songs just like Weird Al, only instead of taking the latest pop fodder, they have selected to skew some of the greatest songs in punk. Not only that, but instead of writing about polkas, food, and Star Wars, this band .
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This band is a Mexican, punk Weird Al. This is a band that does funny covers of songs just like Weird Al, only instead of taking the latest pop fodder, they have selected to skew some of the greatest songs in punk. Not only that, but instead of writing about polkas, food, and Star Wars, this band sings about all things pertaining to Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. This includes border running, Cinqo De Mayo, drugs, people called Esse, and food (ok so they have 1 in common). The music on this sounds great, they do a really good job of faithfully playing these songs, and the lyrics are pretty funny, most of them play off Hispanic stereotypes and they take each on with humor and a smile.

This is an album that is meant to be dumb and mostly a party album. To me the first and second time I listened it was hilarious, after that the jokes started to get old. I think this has the lasting power of a weaker Weird Al or Me First album, its fun, but it gets old too quickly. If you got some cash to spare and feel like a good laugh, pick this up. For the interested I included the track listening, complete with which songs they are playing:
"Alberto's"- Descendants "Der Weinerschnitzel"
"Mexican Tar"- Richard Hell "Chinese Rocks"
"Get Them Immigrated"- Offspring "Come Out and Play"
"Uncle Chato's Garden"- Bad Religion "Atomic Garden"
"Brown Man in O.C. Jail"- Clash "White Man in Hammersmith Palais"
"If the Vatos Are United"- Sham 69 "If the Kids Are United"
"Mommy's Little Cholo"- Social Distortion ""Mommy's Little Monster"
"Bored with You Esse"- Clash "I'm so "Bored with the U.S.A"
"Rudy Cholo"- Rancid "Ruby Soho"
"Lynch the Landlord"- Dead Kennedys ""Let's Lynch the Landlord"
"Brown Girl"- X "White Girl"
"Tijuana Must Fall"- Catholic Discipline "Underground Babylon"

 

 
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Anonymous (April 24, 2003)

dee dee wrote it, joey didnt like doing songs about drugs,so dee dee gave it to richard hell & the heart breakers,then later the ramones finaly recorded it.

Anonymous (May 27, 2002)

I seem to remember hearing that it was Dee Dee Ramone that didn't like the song.

moldy (April 25, 2002)

i actually read an interview with joey that said they didnt preform chinese rocks that much beacause one of the Ramones(cant remember who) didnt like playing songs about drugs. Next time im home i'll try and dig that out and post the quote. But to defend myself, i only have heard the richard hell version, and while writing this i forgot that ramones also did it, ortherwise i would have split the credit

Anonymous (April 23, 2002)

http://www.jungle-records.demon.co.uk/jungle/jung062.htm

In 1976 The Heartbreakers, then with Richard hell, heard the Ramones rehearsing their new song 'Chinese Rocks'. The Heartbreakers adopted it by adding a verse, played it with more relish than the Ramones ever would, and along with 'Born To Lose', it became their anthem.

Anonymous (April 21, 2002)

It's funny once around but after it gets so boring. Seeing them live is better than buying the record

Anonymous (April 20, 2002)

So far as I know, Chinese Rocks was a Heartbreakers song, that they would have written and recorded it around 1977 for L.A.M.F., while the Ramones covered it on End Of The Century, a few years later, so the review is correct.

Anonymous (April 20, 2002)

I'll say it here first, before anyone jumps down the dude's throat: "Chinese Rocks" was written and first done by the Ramones (although Hell's version is also good).

maverick (April 20, 2002)

Kind of a high score for this album, considering you say it loses it's appeal after a few listens...

-Scott

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