If you could only hear the original lineup
ross_marshall | Seattle, WA | 12/16/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ever seen the movie "Clerks" by Kevin Smith? You know, his first movie before he did "Mallrats", "Chasing Amy", "Dogma", etc. He had a song in that film called "Chewbacca" (long before the South Park guys did one at the end of one of their episodes, btw)"Chewbacca" was by Supernova. It is not featured in this first full length album. This album was made after the original guitarist left the band. Some of the songs here are from the days of the original lineup. But they don't seem the same. After the lineup change, their live act continued to be the same too, what with the silver spacesuits and helmets and all.But I remember when they were one of the coolest bands on the planet. I remember songs like "Mechanical" and "Supersong", "Drool" AND "Chewbacca" that totally ruled the world. There was even one time that a guy gave them 5 bucks to play "Chewbacca", and they obliged, ripping up the place with energy and fun that you don't see much anymore. This album takes the energy and fun and adds a "goof" factor. If the "goofy" part existed before at least it was portrayed with some irony. This album seems like an attempt at making a formula out of those original, awesome songs. Listen to those orignals as they appear here and imagine what you missed."
Ross is an old fuddy duddy!
Bobo | San Francisco, CA United States | 01/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the best CDs ever! All of my friends like it, regardless of what kind of music they listen to. I first heard the 7"s and "Chewbacca" and all that before this came out, but this kills all of their earlier stuff. Although the early stuff is awesome too. But I digest!This is the funnest CD ever. I don't care if funnest isn't a word! It is to me. And I bet it was to Supernova. I got to see these guys twice, even living in the Midwest, and I had a smile on my face the whole time. I can't really compare the original guitarist to the 2nd one, but could the original dude do the throw-the-guitar-around-the-neck thing? And he did a little Roger Rabbit type dance the entire time he played. But back to the CD.From the second that "Vitamins" starts, you can't help bobbing your head. And when his goofy voice kicks in, you can't help but smile. The best word for this band is goofy. But not in a stupid way. Well, maybe in a stupid way, but not in an annoying way. I can't really see anyone NOT liking this. Don't even listen to the song samples. Just buy it and then listen to "Vitamins," "Daredevil," "Hippy" and "Supersong" in their entirety."