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Love Songs for the Retarded
Love Songs for the Retarded
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest
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All Artists: Queers
Title: Love Songs for the Retarded
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lookout -- Mordam --
Release Date: 4/13/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Gay & Lesbian
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 763361006622

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Evan M. (myrke) from WAKEFIELD, MA
Reviewed on 1/14/2012...
Very catchy (and short) punk tunes that have minimal lyrical depth but, of course, that's nowhere near the point. I think the Queers are a fantastic punk band and this early release of theirs shows their roots in the genre. Also, finally, a song about the frustrations of excessive farting. It's about time someone had the guts to write it.
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May as well be a greatest hits CD
J.J. Langr | United States | 10/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Other bands would kill for having a greatest hits collection this good. This is just one album (albeit probably the best) from a diehard act that's still going strong after gobs of albums (and infinite band replacements to back up Joe Queer). Go to a Queers show and you'll hear just about every one of these songs, including the classic "Granola Head."

So just what are the Queers? Think of the Ramones: take a singer with a somewhat nasal voice, songs with simple but powerful hook-based choruses that you can't forget ("f the world I'm hanging out with you tonight!"), and fast 3-chord guitar downstrums.

Buy this and Don't Back Down for the best introduction to the Queers. Give 'em each 3 listens and you'll either still hate 'em or you'll be hooked. I'm hooked, and have picked up everything else since then."
One of the 5 best punk rock albums... ever
R. Berahovich | Berkeley, CA USA | 09/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Love Songs For The Retarded is the best album by the best punk rock band on the planet (after the Ramones, of course). Originally released in 1992 and remastered in 2007, this album is chock full of brilliant pop-punk gems, ranging from fast headbangers ("You're Tripping", "I Can't Stop Farting") to slower (but never slow), more introspective songs ("Granola Head", "Debra Jean"). Singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe Queer has done what few punk songwriters have accomplished: write catchy, memorable songs filled with punk nastiness AND pop hooks. In addition, the songs are even more impressive because they are flavored with the Beach Boys, Beatles and other 50's/60's music influences. And importantly, the songs are presented with a perfect punk sound: distorted buzzsaw guitar, loud & heavy bass and relatively reserved drums (but with primo fills). Really, this album has to be heard to be believed."