The Vandals latest effort, Internet Dating Superstuds, is good. The Vandals generally seem to put their CDs together the same way every time - a quick, fast, hard hitting song has seemingly always taken space number one. Then there's some amusing filler - Appreciate My Honesty and I'm Becoming You are good, but nothing to cause you to run screaming up to the front of a pit, singing the words, arms above head. Once agian, the vandals unique creativity and song writing (read as: insanity) shines thru. I Can't Wait you may like, if you've been in such a situation.
In fact, there are many elements of this CD that seem to say "This C... Let's face it - if you're going to decide they've sold out, or changed, or whatever it is bitter punks do when their sense of being nieve dies - you would have done that several albums ago. Look what I almost Stepped in has Behind the Music. It does what the vandals want, gets you set up for the album. Like a love affair with a recently divorced, SUV driving soccer mom. We'll All Get Laid almost makes me think of Live, Fast Diharrea (my personal favorite). Little Weirdo makes you think of that 80s movie featuring John Cuzack, Better Off Dead, where John's little brother escapes the earth while the credits roll.
The Vandals latest effort, Internet Dating Superstuds, is good. Alas, I'm having a really hard time coming up with anything inspired to say. Disproportioned Head is the first song after 43210-1 that really makes a distinctive mark.
Disproportioned Head is about a real person the band knows, as is Where's Your Dignity? And as the lights go dim, don’t think it’s all so grim. CHORUS: Set the controls for the farthest star and fly away. No one here is going to miss you much but I wish you luck on your trip- run away. Planet earth never offered much, just culture shock and and a lot of strange looks from the native assholes.
Both of these people are in bands more popular than The Vandals. At least we all go out together heading off to never-never land. Ground control there’s no one there, we haven’t heard a word from his interstellar patio chair.
Don't try and be nice to me because you think I'm near. Don't offer advice to me, of hats- it's all been tried.
For once in your life before you retire be the leader of the choir set your pubic hair on fire just because [you feel like it]Be that moron screaming in the crowd - HEY! participate it's the end of the wait show up late, masturbate tell your date you're in shape though you're not.
I can't wait, I can't take it- just kick me in the face and go and have some stupid fun.
Well you have all this potential why must you be such a simpleminded, insecure, smothering freak. In fact, there are many elements of this CD that seem to say "This CD is up to par with our past releases and is simply a bunch of new songs for you to listen to, because you like us." While I doubt that this album will be the one to turn anyone on to the vandals, I can say that I don't think this album will turn people off of the vandals. Leave it to the vandals to find things to write songs about that most people just, don't. (I'm trying to come up with an adjective other then rockin, bear with me) My Brain Tells My Body: Great Song. My Brother Is Gay seems personal to whichever band member wrote the song, so I won't criticize it. Vandals to me, in that the subject matter has been pretty much done into the ground by other bands. It's a dirty white vinyl for dirty white people, and people of all races. The band had to go on actual dates with winners all over the world, from Cleveland to Osaka. The whirling dervish Son of Man, repent while you still can.It comes with a 31 track download that includes enjoyable instrumental versions of all the jams. Life-long friendships and inappropriate relationships were formed. The Lord of Lords declares a holy war on the on the onlookers and the wallflowers.Well I know it's gonna happen so I wait for it to happen 'cause it never doesn't happen to- me.