Release date: August 2003
1. Chewy Chewy
2. Ft Lauderdale
3. Girl About Town (2.7 MB)
4. Sunday Morning
6. With A Girl Like You
9. Barrage Of Hate
10. Saving Private Pierson
11. I Don't Wanna Live In Hell
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!
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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
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
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
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
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