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 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
HairyapesBMX
Expatriape
Artist Workshop

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
The name and the cover of this album give an automatic impression of retarditude. And then you look at the back and see that they have a song called "JIMMY HAT" and the ridiculousness picks up a notch. the first time I listened to the song "$100" and the chorus kicked in, I was rolling. How could you not when over and over its all, "I'm gonna find a hundred dollars on the ground, I'm gonna find a hundred dollars on the ground"?

My girl Khati suggested that I write a huge long ass review about how HairyapesBMX was a bunch of racist mocking motherfuckers who made a big joke about funk and hip hop by writing ridiculous nonsense songs in those genres. And to top it all off, she suggested, they make it obvious by putting a white dude's body on the cover with an ape's head stitched on to further imply their racist ideals. But that's Khati, she's crazy, although hilarious, especially since this band is hardly full of a bunch of white fellows.

Ok, so for real, after reflecting on the album for a while, I have come to the conclusion that they are 100% awesome if you are in the 11-to-15 year old age group. The music is in the new rock/funk/hip hop vein and surprisingly good. They use their synthesizers well to produce cool xylophone sounds and overall is solid, intelligent and well produced. But the vocals, oh my god, the hilarity. They are goofy as all hell and transform the band into something that can hardly be taken seriously. Hence, 11- to- 15 year olds would love it, I just think its all too silly.

Reviewed by Kiki


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