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House of Gvsb
Girls Against Boys
House of Gvsb
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Girls Against Boys
Title: House of Gvsb
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Touch & Go Records
Original Release Date: 3/5/1996
Release Date: 3/5/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 036172084920, 718751914926

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Wow, did this one ever grow on me. A great 90s sex record.
Scott M. Blish | 03/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I must agree with the first part of the "music fan from Cali"'s review below. When I first picked up this CD on the recommendation of my friends Ted and Lobes, I was not impressed at all, except for the first song, the single "Super-Fire", which I liked more for one discordant, cool note in the guitar riff than for the song as a whole. :-) "Overrated," I told myself, and filed _House of GVSB_ away. That filing-away turned out to be temporary. Every once in a while, I would get out this CD during a long drive in the car to hear "Super-Fire", and the aural treats of some of the other songs, especially "Disco 666", the discordant, atonal background noise bridge to "Life in Pink", and the driving riff to "TheKindaMzkYouLike" grew on me over time. I knew, almost a year and a half after first purchasing the CD, that it had completely grown on me when, while working delivering pizzas, I found myself singing, loudly enough to be heard by others, the line "Your baby's dress is on fire...." from "Wilmington" (which has replaced "Super-Fire" as my favorite song on the album) while walking up to complete strangers' doors to give them their food. :-)Along with Soul Coughing's "El Oso" (her favorite album), this was the album that my girlfriend at the time and I most liked shall I put this..."get it on" to. :-) And is it ever suited to that purpose. Other than Eli's breathy, low voice, I can't really describe why _House of GVSB_ is that way, but this is an incredibly erotic album. Great mood music for copulating 90s couples. :-) The songs are also well-written and originally-conceived, without subscribing to the usually bland alterna-formula that so many similar bands fall into. My friend John, on hearing this album, said, "This is what that stupid band Filter would sound like if they actually had talent," and after thinking about it a little, I kind of agree with him.If you don't like this one at first, you might want to give it another chance - the charms of these songs are definitely not apparent on the first listen, but they reveal themselves over time. Or listen to it with your significant other; that might speed up the process some. :-) Which is probably just the way Girls Against Boys intended it."
Great band, great songs, 2 bass players!!
wyn cole | cardiff, WALES, UK | 05/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got this three years ago when i saw that the record shop I brought it from accidently confused this with a single so i got it for next to nothing ;-)It totaly blew me away, i'd never heard anything like this before. 'Super-fire' is a brilliant opening track, the two basses are formidable, and the guy's voice is great even if he can't carry out a melody very well (he smokes way too [much]). After that the quality never dips and all the songs sound different and fresh to my ears. I could try and review every track but i don't need to, just buy it and see what you think, you won't be disapointed. A week after getting this I had all their albums in my collection and i didn't have much money at the time so that was quite a big deal for me. I'm just gutted I still havn't seen them live, PLEASE COME TO WALES!!"
Instant classic
wyn cole | 09/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I dunno what guy at the bottom is whining about, this album is one of the best in the last half of the decade, and as for it ripping off GLU, sorry, GVSB was doing this long before God Lives Underwater, and doing it much better than GLU ever will. songs like "Vera Cruz" and "Cash Machine" probably can't ever be topped by these NY bad boys. And seeing them live is an experience like nothing else, especially when Rage Against the Machine hits the stage right after GVSB is finished trashing your eardrums."