We are only now getting around to this because it's just not that important to us.
From the beginning lines of MP Johnson's review, it's clear he doesn't like grunge music
("Even if you spent the early ‘90s worshipping bands from the Pacific Northwest and wearing the same flannel shirt every day until your armpits smelled like a pile of dead rats...").
SO WHY THE FUCK
IS HE REVIEWING A "GRUNGE" ALBUM?
That would be like asking me to review a country/western album or an opera. Ridiculous.
Okay, so we know that Johnson is going to try and not like this album, so it's really not all that surprising when he doesn't like it.
For some reason he picks a mindless, testosterone-fueled song like Stems (about a girl and her beautiful legs)... and then complains about the simple lyrics. No mention of the brilliant and insightful lyrics of serious numbers like Welcome to Human Civilization or All The Things.
We checked some of Johnson's other reviews; apparently he doesn't like ANYTHING he reviews. While we certainly understand what it's like to be a cantankerous, malignant asshole, at least we are [more than] fair about the things we complain about, things that affect all of humanity.
We sent Razorcake a copy of our CD (at a cost of like €15 to us) in good faith. We didn't necessarily expect a good review, but for some dumb reason we expected a fair one. (Yeah, that was pretty foolish. We should have read our own lyrics!)
FrankenKitty Theo Kogan Vs. The Robot Empire The Mask Beneath The Mask Emma Peel Top Fuel Hippie Song Agoraphobia Marginalized Fear And Loathing In Detroit A Parable About Fairytales Maskbook Dark Mind Stay Off The Grid Dragon Lady Undone Cure For Boredom Sonic Smith, Man Or Myth? S.R.N.C.
(The CD includes a lovely, 24-page booklet with lyrics.) You can order the CD directly from the band here (PayPal): firstname.lastname@example.org (link) (send an email with your information you'll get an email back with instructions)
(release date: September 2, 2013) (includes a lovely, 12-page booklet with lyrics.)
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Full On Sonic Assault, Tell Me All Your Secrets As You Drown, This City's On Drugs, Planet Of The Apes, Consumer No More, The Bones Of Brian Jones, Edie Superstar, All The Things, American Infection, Stems, Welcome To Human Civilization, Retribution for The New Capitalism, Forgot To Shoot The President, I Am A Monster, Stone The Ravens, Thorn In My Soul, Baby Doll