THE ANGRY AMPUTEES


"Slut Bomb" (Dead Teenager; 2003)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

All those spongerock bands out there trying to sound like Blink 182 should sit up and take notice of the Angry Amputees. Pop Punk doesn't have to be that watered-down, radio friendly stuff that all sounds the same. It can sound like this: a peppy, energetic, well-performed album of upbeat tunes that don't skimp on the "angry" in "Angry Amputees."

Much of "Slut Bomb's" success can be attributed to lead vocalist / guitarist Stacey Dee, whose voice transcends the punk genre and is so emotionally open that it's incredibly easy to get into the music. Don't get me wrong, Dee can be as tough as anyone, but her vocal work on "Slut Bomb" is aggressive and sensitive all at the same time. Impressive.

Did I say "aggressive"? I meant downright, venomously pissed off. The lyrics to "Dubya," a raging tirade against President George W. Bush, are as blistering and as furious as they come. 

"Slut Bomb" is that rare pop punk album that doesn't sell out and doesn't go overboard. If you're a fan of punk rock and you're sick to death of the Blink 182 clones, then "Slut Bomb" might just be what you're looking for.

Slut Bomb: Stacey Dee - guitar, lead vocals; Dalty - bass, screams; JoAnn Rawkmom - drums, vocals; Gonz - lead hack; Donny Paycheck - drums on tracks 1 and 3.

For more information, check out http://www.theamputees.com


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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