Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
From the DK's-like rumble riffage that drives "Don't Bother Me," to the raising-hell anthem "What Will the Neighbors Think?" Murphy's Law maintain a heady, adolescent rage--though quite frankly they look a bit long-in-the-... more »
From the DK's-like rumble riffage that drives "Don't Bother Me," to the raising-hell anthem "What Will the Neighbors Think?" Murphy's Law maintain a heady, adolescent rage--though quite frankly they look a bit long-in-the-tooth for that--topped-off with way-loud, stream-of-punk guitars guided spiritually by Fear and Black Flag. By now, we all know the know the drill. My family is screwed up ("Dysfunctional Family"), my future is screwed up ("The Plan") and my friends are screwed up ("Shut Up," "Don't Bother Me"). What to do when life is seemingly a never-ending kick in the groin? The Murphy's Law solution for tough times is lurking in songs like "Greenbud" and "Still Smokin'." Not exactly blazingly original, but it'll put the stopper in the bottle. --John Chandler
Not the band's best, but still worth checking out
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Murphy's Law last release is not the band's best, but it still has a lot to offer. Though it contains several excellent songs, there are also a few less-than-great ones that bring down the overall quality of the CD. That said, this is still a must for any Murphy's Law fan, especially for songs like "Sarasota," "Dysfunctional Family," "The Plan," "Bitter," "Greenbud," and "What Will the Neighbors Think," all of which demonstrate that Jimmy and the boys still got what it takes. But at a running time of 23:35, understand that you're paying full price for what's basically an EP.If you're just getting into Murphy's Law (which I can't recommend enough), this CD is not the one to start with. For pure start-to-finish quality, I recommend "Best of Times," which unfortunately is long out-of-print. If you can find a used copy of it, pay whatever they're asking. It's worth it. But a more useful recommendation is the "Murphy's Law/Back with a Bong" re-release which contains the band's first two albums on one CD. In both terms of quality and quantity, it's an amazing value and serves as a terrific introduction to one of the best bands out there. Stay gold!"
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Murphy's Law are one of the best punk bands around. I don't really know why they're not very popular. I would pick them out as a band that would become known (by more people than the punk underground). I recently saw them live with Misfits and Gwar, they put on a great live show too. Even though this cd has 11 tracks on it, each song is about a 1 minute and 30 seconds long, so don't be expecting a long cd. Highlights are "Don't Bother Me", "Dysfunctional Family", and "Shut Up". If you buy this cd (as you should), tell everyone you know about them. They deserve some recognition."