SQUIRTGUN: Broadcast 02.09.08: CD

Nov 24, 2009

Wow. They must know this isn’t great, because they’ve included the most ridiculous album cover sticker I’ve ever seen. It’s so lame, I just need to quote the whole thing: “Produced by Mass Giorgini (Alkaline Trio, Anti-Flag, Rise Against) With liner notes by Luis Alberto Urrea, Pulitzer Prize Finalist and author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter. Squirtgun includes former members of Screeching Weasel and Common Rider.” Jesus Christ! I mean, they are really hitting all possible target audiences! (Plus, on a side note, if he’s going to be this lame, why doesn’t Mr. Giorgini highlight his production for the Queers, Groovie Ghoulies, et. al, instead?) And the Pulitzer Prize finalist’s liner notes? Six sentences, dear readers. Six sentences. This is so lame. A few halfway decent pop punk songs, but also a horrible Common Rider cover (“Classics of Love”). If this were a cereal, it’d be the now-defunct Fruit & Bran. This is dumb.

 –maddy (Kid Tested)