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Vultures United

Vultures United: SavagesSavages (2010)
Red Scare

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: JeloneJelone
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Hot dang, Vultures United. Your tribal album cover for Savages is creepin' me out. Why so serious when you're holding ice cream? Ice cream is too delicious for you to be that stern! Even when ya'll eat ice cream in the inside cover, ya still make it look skeevy. Stop making ice cream cones look so p.
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Hot dang, Vultures United. Your tribal album cover for Savages is creepin' me out. Why so serious when you're holding ice cream? Ice cream is too delicious for you to be that stern! Even when ya'll eat ice cream in the inside cover, ya still make it look skeevy. Stop making ice cream cones look so phallic! I was raised Catholic, for crying out loud. This stuff is freaking my brain out.

But listen VU--can I call you VU? What about Vult-Un?--I girded my loins to the max and put on your compact disc. For a bunch of freaky-deakies, you sure write nice hardcore songs. There are definitely some Black Flag-isms going on here, in addition to the Bronx and maybe even Kid Dynamite. If played in the background, these songs will make everything seem more badass. Puppies nuzzling? Now they nuzzle hardcore. Tickle fights? Hardcore. Pictures of James Taylor? Douche bag, but now he's hardcore thanks to songs like "The Joy Divisions" and "I Am My Father's Son."

Sometimes you come off a little immature, Vult-Un. "3 AM" is about ghosts, which is spooky, but it's specifically about Bloody Mary, which is not very scary if you are over the age of six. Might I suggest changing the lyrics to be about Candy Man? Now that guy is scary.

But I'm just ribbing ya. All of these songs make me wanna fight something that will probably kill me, like a grizzly bear or the mighty sea. But some of the songs also make me think about my life and get all introspective and weepy. "I Don't Need Drugs, I Need Money" is an excellent tune about getting older and having to take responsibility for/control of one's life, which I dig. "Shit Talk from Skull Mountain" is, per the liner notes, "the anti-shitty-party-person anthem," which is heartening. "Haunted Houses in the City of Fountains" deals with unemployment and the economy turning to crap. When I read about jerk-ass billionaires defending evil corporations that raped people financially, I will think of this song and smile. And then hope my credit card bill doesn't come in for another week.

I guess what I'm saying is great job, duders. You rock my socks. I'm so proud to know you.

 

 
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johneedeformed (February 6, 2014)

Every person I play this for has had the same reaction: "semi-decent music with horrible vocals." Guitar player would be better off forming his own band. How many line-up changes has this one had? #AngryVocalist=SadHuman #CalmYerNuts #AngerManagement

UpThePunk (February 6, 2014)

Awful. Dude has been singing for how many years and still sounds like crap. Major contrast from his early "helium balloon" sounding days, but still no improvement.

Kursk64 (August 28, 2010)

One of the best albums of 2010 so far. Essential for fans of The Bronx

bakla (June 13, 2010)

these guys played Las Vegas last Friday & kicked ass!

JohneeDeformed (May 9, 2010)

Good shit!

blanktapesemptybottles (May 8, 2010)

just ordered their discography from them, only like 50 bucks for 8 albums, so sick!

FaithIsForFools (May 8, 2010)

This shit's fuckin' nice!

thepopeofchili-town (May 7, 2010)

First Red Scare release I can say that I'm not a fan of. Good for what it is, but not my style.

telegraphrocks (May 6, 2010)

Pretty good.

danperrone (May 6, 2010)

oh my god, shut the fuck up

thewayitshouldbe (May 6, 2010)

I was gonna buy this when they played over here in Riverside, but they took off before the show ended, shits lame.

jo_punk_promoter (May 5, 2010)

Were you totally wasted when you wrote this review? Or just feeling like a jackass?

xIxKilledxJesusx (May 5, 2010)

ive been listening to this nonstop since I purchased it.. My favorite red scare release by far

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