THE QUEERS / THE MANGES
- Acid Beaters (Split CD- SDR.35)

 


Release date: August 2003

The Queers:
1. Chewy Chewy
2. Ft Lauderdale
3. Girl About Town (2.7 MB)
4. Sunday Morning
5. Wipeout
6. With A Girl Like You

The Manges:
7. Frontline
8. Surrender
9. Barrage Of Hate
10. Saving Private Pierson
11. I Don't Wanna Live In Hell
12. Morphine


The holy trinity of poppunk: The Ramones, Screeching Weasel and the Queers.

Though the first 2 of these are unfortunately not around anymore, the Queers are still kicking it and here they come with 6 newly recorded tunes to prove it! With Dick Dale's drummer Dusty Watson behind the kit those 6 songs, like their “Don’t Back Down” album, have a sunny and surfy feel to it. Party!

But hey, there's 6 more songs by Italy's finest, the Manges! Pulsate to the backbeat of this, baby! 6 army tanks of tunes like “Morphine” and “Barrage Of Hate” exploring the darker side of poppunk, still catchy as hell! Maybe, poppunk has a holy quadrinity from now on.

This shiny sliver platter comes with a 8 page booklet with graphics and photography by the Manges' own Mass Mosrite!

FILE UNDER: POPPUNK TITAN SHOWDOWN


More info about The Queers:
Homepage


More info about The Manges:
Homepage



Reviews:

Review taken from Punkupdates:
'....The holy trinity of poppunk: The Ramones, Screeching Weasel and the Queers. Though the first 2 of these are unfortunately not around anymore, the Queers are still kicking it and here they come with 6 newly recorded tunes to prove it! With Dick Dale‚s drummer Dusty Watson behind the kit those 6 songs, like their ŒDon‚t Back Down‚ album, have a sunny and surfy feel to it. Party! But hey, there‚s 6 more songs by Italy‚s finest, the Manges! Pulsate to the backbeat of this, baby! 6 army tanks of tunes exploring the darker side of poppunk, catchy as hell! Maybe, poppunk has a holy quadrinity from now on...'

Review taken from Baby Sue:
Netherland's Stardumb label has harnessed an impressive array of artists in a very short amount of time. Bands who call the label home include Groovie Ghoulies, The Methadones, The Apers, Darlington, Backwood Creatures, Sonic Dolls...and more. This disc is a split album featuring The Queers and Italy's Manges. The Queers have always had a knack for serving up choice covers...but they really outdo themselves here...offering super satisfying versions of "Chewy Chewy," "Ft. Lauderdale," "Girl About Town," "Sunday Morning," "Wipeout," and "With a Girl Like You." Every cut is a gem. Interestingly, The Queers are starting to sound more and more like...The Young Fresh Fellows (?!?). The second six-pack is fired from Manges...who turn up the heat with five originals and one cover. Manges' buzzsaw rock is a fitting match for the catchy music of the Queers. These guys play loud...but they're smart and they focus on melodic hooks. Fearless rockers include "Frontline," a cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender," "Barrage of Hate," "Saving Private Pierson," "I Don't Wanna Live in Hell," and "Morphine." Manges is a truly GREAT l'il rock band. Rarely do split EPs succeed this well... KILLER stuff...!!! (Rating: 5+++)

Review taken from READ magazine:
I stumbled upon this CD in a used store in Philly - I hadn't even known it was out. Some Queers fan I am. Anyway, the Queers once again reaffirm my love for them, even though I barely recognize their lineup now. But whoever's in the band does excellent covers of 60s bubblegum pop tunes like Jerry Lewis' "Chewy Chewy" and The Troggs' "With A Girl Like You", surf classics "Ft. Lauderdale" and
"Wipeout", and a surprisingly good cover of Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning". Even cooler, they cover Helen Love, whose one of my favorite pop-punk artists right now. The album doesn't end there. While the Manges take a back seat by being second, their six songs (five originals and a great cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender") are a great surprise. This Italian band plays great Ramones-influenced pop-punk, and any fan of the Queers or Screeching Weasel should check them out. If you can find this album, it's highly recommended.

Review taken from Now Wave Magazine:
I must admit that I gave up on The Queers a long time ago. Sure, they were awesome in their day (Who can deny that “Teenage Bonehead” is one of the best songs ever?). But Joe King and co. haven’t put out a truly great album since Don’t Back Down. The teenyboppers who go to their shows today were like eight years old when that record came out. And the teenyboppers who went to their shows back then are now....twentysomething emo dork bedwetters. Younger, better pop-punk bands (like The Apers) have clearly surpassed The Queers.
So I was pleasantly surprised by the six Queers song that appear on this new split. Granted: they’re all covers. But at least they’re good covers! And it’s nice to hear Joe once again focusing on pure pop, bubblegum, and surf styles (as opposed to sophomoric two-chord juvenilia like “My Cunt’s a Cunt” and “Rancid Motherfuckers”). I especially dig their ultra-poppy renditions of Helen Love’s “Girl About Town” and The Troggs’ “With A Girl Like You”. The boys also tackle “Chewy Chewy”, “Ft. Lauderdale”, “Wipeout”, and the Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning”. Good stuff. Dick Dale drummer Dusty Watson is on board for these six tunes.
And The Manges’ six songs? Totally average pop-punk in every way. Not great, not crappy...just sorta blah. There’s not much else I can think of to say. I could have done without the suck-ass “Surrender” cover. Why doesn’t somebody cover “He’s a Whore”?
Worth it just for the Queers tracks. -- Rutledge

Review taken from AMP:
Some of the best tracks that I have heard from the Queers in awhile. Sure they are all covers, but Joe always picks the best covers. Plus there is a energy on these tracks that is refreshing. The Manges tracks are cool on this also. Not the best I have heard from them, a couple of them do have a mighty whallop though. -- JC

Another review:
Here's a real pop-punk treat from our friends over in the Netherlands, Stardumb Records. The Queers, enlisting Dick Dale's drummer, Dusty Watson, do six covers, including two surf instrumentals, a Troggs song, the old bubblegum hit "Chewy Chewy" and a pop-punk version of the Velvet Underground's „Sunday Morning.‰ The Manges ˆ who are considered the Screeching Weasel/Queers of Italy ˆ come right back with their own pop-punk cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender" and five of their own Ramones-influenced originals, including a hilarious number called "Saving Private Pierson" about John "Jughead" Pierson (ex Screeching Weasel). Gabba Gabba and Long live the Ramones, and the pop-punk bands who keep the tradition alive. -- Jim Testa


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