KOTTONMOUTH KINGS

"The Green Album" (Suburban Noize; 2008)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Well, it's good to see somebody taking steps to make this planet greener. Let's see who this band is Kottonmouth hmmm, I'm sure that doesn't mean somebody's smoking a left-handed cigarette and they have dry mouth oh wait what the heck!

These guys have been inhaling since 1998 (probably long before that) and this CD is their 11th disc. Each song is about the wacky weed that fuels this band; I think I'm getting a contact high just listening. I never really got into this band but that's okay, they do their thing and, with the longevity behind them, they will keep going until the bud gets clipped.

The groove music sounds cool and some songs are straight rap while they wax poetically about getting high. It does get a little old after a while; twenty songs about rolling their own and spending their days drinking and inserting pop culture references leaves me bored. If you are still intrigued check out their dopeography for more of the same.

For more informaiton, check out http://www.kottonmouthkings.com/ or http://www.myspace.com/kottonmouthkings.

"Fire It Up" (Suburban Noize; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Kottonmouth Kings are still here, after ten years of smoking grooves and countless jaunts across the United States, taking Parliament Funkadelic's place as the consummate party band. 

Unfortunately, with a band so fixated on getting high, giving themselves props, and then getting higher, there aren't a lot of new topics for this troupe to explore. Because of this, the lyrical content for many of these tracks is designed to shock but instead falls a bit flat. Still, ten years in the game does speak for something these days. 

Potheads, burnouts, and junkies unite: your heroes have returned to share their drug-induced tales of success and failure, backed by a West Coast attitude that's as much Snoop Dog as it is So Cal punk. 

For more information, check out http://www.kottonmouthkings.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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