Whiskey Rebels "Create or Die" CDPosted on Monday, June 27th, 2005 @ 3:07am » permalink
This is the first time since the inception of this blog that I've actually chosen to post something current, which I plan to do from time to time, but the reason I chose this disc is because I don't cover much punk rock stuff, so I figure that no matter how much I gush over a punk record, a lot of people still might not check it out unless they can actually hear for themselves how incredible it is. Hence this post.
I think "Create or Die" was released back in late-2004 on GMM Records (which may or may not exist anymore, I'm not entirely sure), but I just got it a few months back thanks to some anonymous kind soul who sent it to my P.O. Box for review. I'm damn glad they did too, because the fuckin' thing's still in my regular rotation, which is a very rare occurrence after a month's time has passed. But anyway, the Whiskey Rebels are from Sacramento, CA and play a diverse brand of catchy, rocked out punk with lots of melody and a healthy dose of good ol' aggression. Read my review of the disc for a much more in-depth account of my fawning all over their material, and check out their website for more information. The songwriting on this CD is absolutely impeccable, just listen for yourself. I'm telling you, that title track is pure gold: One of those rare gems that really strikes a chord and incites a lot of feeling. It blows me away every time, quite beyond words, really.
I said in my review that, "If Rancid can sell a million god damn records I see no reason why these cats couldn't do it with songs like these," and I mean every fucking word of it. So if you like this shit (And how could you not?), buy it, assholes:
On a side note, I'm glad to see someone bought that used copy of the Blood Runs Black disc off of Amazon. Good call! I've also had an unusual number of people suddenly request to see some Deadguy posted here, so I'll probably throw something from their full-length up in the next month or so, I just haven't felt like it yet. I was never a huge Deadguy fan, but their level of appreciation definitely dropped off more than it should have after their demise, so… maybe people do need a reminder on that.
And does anyone out there have a copy (in mp3 form or a tape that they could dub me) of E.Town Concrete's first demo, "Just Move It"? I've been trying to get my hands on that fucker for like seven years now, but no dice. Someone help me out, please!