Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pissed Jeans - Shallow

Label: Parts Unknown
Year: 2005

Prior to some massive (not to say completely undeserved) hype, Pissed Jeans was a noisy punk band in the tradition of the some of the great noisy punk bands; from the grating proto-sludge confrontation of Flipper, to the hardcore revisionism of Drunks With Guns, to the over driven throbbing veins of Shorty, all the way through the herky-jerky post-screamo caterwaul of Abe Vigoda. I get a feeling these dudes have great record collections, because they seem to have synthesized the last two decades of underground loud music into a cohesive assault that leaves little to be desired.
Personally, I kinda dig this record more than their last two albums, but that being said, their last two albums rule, so....
If you thought their newer stuff was a might bit "too Jesus Lizard-y", give this record a whirl and let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

The last one deceived me a lot. The previous was OK. I'll listen to this one. Thx

Mars said...

These guys are okay. They need to learn some hooks. Stealing the main hook from W.A.S.P.'s 'L.O.V.E. Machine', while clever, is not enough! Great lyrics, though! 'Goodbye Hair' off "King of Jeans" is pretty tight.

Anonymous said...

you're dead on about this being their best. great album. closet marine is an all time classic song for me.

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