Monday, October 7, 2013

Mean Ass Pop Punk

Writing the Facts About Rats post the other night got me to revisit this 2000 classic by New Hampshire pop punk mainstays The Queers. Beyond The Valley Of The Assfuckers is my favorite in the band's extensive 30+ year discography - a statement that surely will get a small pocket of New Englandahs drunk on Magic Hat gathering their torches and pitchforks in a rage. That was a weird time in music - bands like Green Day and Blink-182 (especially) who were directly influenced by the Queers were controlling the punk scene and the Queers were just trying to catch a wave on the tsunami they created. Fucking strange. Anyways, this album has been criticized for being "too dark" and not quite as funny as their other material. What the assfuck ever. This album is fucking dark and absolutely hilarious. If you find yourself chuckling at shit like "Animal Mother" in Full Metal Jacket or Fulci's Touch Of Death you will fucking love this. A mean-spirited journey by a band who was probably pissed off they never got the credit they deserved. Oh well, you know you guys are called the "Queers" y'know.

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