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Full Throttle
Blue Meanies
Full Throttle
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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If the mainstream success of No Doubt and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones has whet your appetite for third-wave ska-and you're an open-minded skanker who welcomes the gonzo mixin' and matchin' of musical genres-you'll agree th...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Blue Meanies
Title: Full Throttle
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Thick Records
Original Release Date: 6/24/1997
Re-Release Date: 10/17/2000
Album Type: Enhanced, EP, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 702044004821, 702044004814

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If the mainstream success of No Doubt and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones has whet your appetite for third-wave ska-and you're an open-minded skanker who welcomes the gonzo mixin' and matchin' of musical genres-you'll agree that Chicago's Blue Meanies are one of the finest bands in the universe. The second full album by these seven over-amped lunatics combines ska, early Replacements-styled punk, free jazz, Captain Beefheart, and klezmer music, with the kitchen sink (or at least a bit of theremin) thrown in for good measure. This is party music for the new millennium, but tunes like "The 4th of July" (about the Oklahoma City bombing) and "The Great Peacemaker" (a diatribe about handguns) will make you think while you're moshing. Jim Derogatis

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CD Reviews

Please...this album is a masterpiece
04/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I HATE the fact that the Blue Meanies, a group that has incredible ingenuity and vituosity and an almost entirely original sound was ever pigeon-holed into the genre of Ska. Their having played alongside mediocre, run-of-the-mill punk/ska acts throughout their entire existance is a true tragedy...they were never given the attention they deserved and never found their way to the ears of a broad enough audience. This album should have inspired a whole new genre of music. The energy in this music is unparalleled. It is hateful, chilling, unpredictable and uncontrolable (and also, in a sort of twisted way, incredibly fun). The Blue Meanies aren't deliberately combining genres. You certainly won't find any Klezmer here, although I would argue that you can hear strong punk and avant-garde jazz influences. It also certainly isn't ska (anyone who can trace a real connection between this music and that of say, the Skatalites, deserves an award). Their sound really is original and different. There are so many things that I love about the band. The wild guitar and organ sounds, the amazing horn lines, Billy Spunke's abrasive vocals and rebellious, exciting lyrics (reminiscent in some ways of Ginsberg)...This is arguably the best rock album of the nineties. If you have open ears this will blow your mind."
A must-have if you are sick of typical,mainstream "ska"
A. Edelstein | 06/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is definately no way to catorgorize this ball-o-talent. Billy Spunke slams out impressive and thought provoking lyrics with every song. The creativness put into this "pshycho clown" music will put a new taste in your mouth. The experimental noise and the cover of Motorhead's "The Ace of Spades" is, by itself,worth buying this album."
My favorite iconoclasts!
A. Edelstein | LA | 07/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Blue Meanies are the true underground of the punk-ska world for the simple reason that they don't fit into any type of category or genre. Easily one of the most creative bands in any genre. If howver you are not accustomed to the B.M's, then give it a while before you make a final decision on your opinion of them. It will take some time before you can appreciate and enjoy their oddball sounds."