RIVER CITY REBELS
"No Good, No Time, No Pride" (Victory)
Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton
Like metal, punk rock has about a quadri-zillion sub-divisions. I'm not gonna even think about listing them here. Suffice it to say that the River City Rebels new CD, "No Good, No Time, No Pride" is such an interesting record because it seems to blend a bunch of different sub-genres at once into a palatable mix that will appeal to the hardest core punks to the fans of modern pop punk.
"No Good, No Time, No Pride" is played as it should be: roughly, loosely and with a lot of heart. At times, their sound will remind you a lot of the Clash, at others, the Ramones, the Dropkick Murphys or even Rancid. Hell, at times the band's sax background even brings to mind bands like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
If you're not a fan of that raw, down-to-earth punk rock sound, River City Rebels won't win you over. If you are, then "No Good, No Time, No Pride" is a CD you'll want to pick up.
This enhanced CD also includes the River City Rebels tour documentary, filmed in April 2002.
River City Rebels: Bopper - Vocals; Brandon - Trombone; Chris J - Bass; Eric - Drums; Chris Hamm - Guitar; Rylan - Tenor Sax. Kerry Martinez and Duane Peters from the U.S. Bombs offer assistance on the tracks "Drunken Angel" and "Such a Bore."
For more information, check out http://www.victoryrecords.com or http://www.rivercityrebels.com.
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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