Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fear in hardcore mode
J. C Duval | cumberland, rhode island United States | 09/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Fear's third and loudest album. As far as the reviewer a few slots below me, the lyrics are very clear, and my hearing is not the best! This one is on par with the first two, but didn't sell at all because they went 10 years between releases. As a full-fledged contributing member of the Green Party, I must take some issue with Lee's lyrics! This guy is a classic Texas right-wing redneck! All the classic anti-Liberal diatribes are here, including references to 'fags' and 'Liberal morons'. However, the music is good enough where one can take the lyrics with a grain of salt (or a can of beer!). The drummer is American Indian, and the guitarist is black, so I can forgive him somewhat! Definitely worth getting."
Fun & Offensive
D. Grant | Bridgewater, New Jersey United States | 12/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is a lot of fun, there were some songs that made me laugh out loud. It's tight, its loud, and honestly I appreciate some of redneck pride lyrics. Some you could certainly call offensive (best example probably being Ubermenschen, with Honor and Obey and Meat & Potatos running a close tie for second though for completely different reasons) but since I regularly spin up bands like Slayer, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, The Crown, and Emperor, lyrics that express my moral views aren't even close to a requirement anymore. And like at least 2 of the above mentioned bands, just because Lee Ving sings about it doesn't necessarily mean he believes it. What I heard before I bought this record is that Ving was a blues and country musician and singer who stumbled on the early punk scene in California and didn't like it at first. A few months later he changed his mind and formed Fear which is short for "Put the Fear of God into Punks". The way he went about doing this was to sing in perfect harmony (sometimes), play tight (sometimes), write offensive right wing lyrics, drink a whole lot of beer, and generally try to do to punks what they tried to do to society. The formula works here. Does he really believe what he writes? He might believe some of it like "Legalize Drugs" (NOT a good right wing topic, at least not with the country-music crowd), but far as I know he's never let on what he really thinks except to say the gay bashing was schtick he started because it sold tickets back when he played crowds full of macho-jock types. Anyway I liked this enough that I'll be picking up "The Record" and "American Beer" in the future."
I Believe I'll Have Another Beer
A. Walsh | MPLS | 12/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I believe I'll have another beer is the best song ever written. The rest of the album is pretty mediocre, but seriously, who cares?"