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The Apers

The Apers: The ApersThe Apers (2001)
Stardumb Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: FAKESMILEfakesmile
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There are some really fucked-up so-called punk bands coming from the US these days, they are all over MTV. And 4 guys from The Netherlands are going to teach those bands a lesson. I'll explain why. This band's songs are exactly what some people would call pop-punk. Snotty vocals, backup-singers sin.
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There are some really fucked-up so-called punk bands coming from the US these days, they are all over MTV. And 4 guys from The Netherlands are going to teach those bands a lesson. I'll explain why.

This band's songs are exactly what some people would call pop-punk. Snotty vocals, backup-singers singing "na-na-na", "whoa, whoa, whoa" and "pa-pa-pa-paa", lyrics about girls and one thing that's essential for punk rock and what most of the MTV-punk bands lack: rock 'n roll. And that's one thing that's definitly there on this record, and lots of it.

The whole record is an almost 37 minute déja-vu of the sound of classic (pop)punkbands. Main influences of these guys are The Ramones, The Queers, Screeching Weasel and The Undertones and that's pretty obvious when you listen to this record. 12 songs without anything new, just the best of punk rock blended into one sound. Actually there is no need to explain this sound, you've heard it all before. But 12 songs that are just as catchy as a Beach Boys record make this an instant classic.

Europe is going to save punkrock 'n roll!

MP3:
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Gary_Craptalk (April 16, 2003)

yes the apers are good (and they are my hometown buddies), but the saviors of European rock'n'roll?? no I was more thinking of bands like, The Peawees, The Hives or The Yum Yums.

evildeadalive (May 10, 2002)

I always like Abhinanda, but they're broken up now too:(

Anonymous (May 8, 2002)

Theres nothing wrong with singing in German :)
Wizo sings in German, they are pretty cool.

Anonymous (May 7, 2002)

Terrorgruppe?!?!?!? Gimme a break. That band fucking sucks!! They sing in German, the ugliest language known to man, doesn't that say enough?! Besides, the name is soooo stupid (not sayin' Apers is a cool name, but at least it's better).

eyeball_kid (May 4, 2002)

Best European bands? No one heard of Terrorgruppe, King Prawn and Capdown then?

maverick (May 2, 2002)

Mmmm, Consumed... This score is for them.

-Scott

Anonymous (May 1, 2002)

Undeclinable Ambuscade are the best European band, then Consumed

Anonymous (April 30, 2002)

Fuck yeah! The Apers rule! They're the best European band around nowadays (when you exclude Scandinavian bands). Kevin Aper rocks!

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