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This is Bad Taste, no
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This is Bad Taste, no literally - it sucks
This is Bad Taste Volume 4
Bad Taste Records
One Star (out of five)
This is Bad Taste Volume 4 offers exactly what the title
suggests – bad taste.
Although the exact intentions behind Bad Taste Records putting out
worthless garbage are not known, one hopes it is meant as a long-standing
gag between a few slimy record executives.
Depression, angst and political turmoil are common themes throughout the
record, as bands like Turtlehead and Astream try to deliver the same
down-trodden messages of anarchism to the youth of America.
However, one spin of the record shows these bands to be pseudo-rebels at
Tracks like "Streets of Glory" and "You're The Reason" by Misconduct show
exactly why a bunch of white kids in a "band" should stay in the middle of
suburbia. The tracks lack the essentials of a song – namely beat, melody
and rhythm – and the vocals are monotonous and indistinguishable from the
Perhaps the only bright spot on the album is the track "Confessions of a
Futon Revolutionist (Country Style)" by The Weakerthans, a song about
reflection tweaked to the strains of country-pop.
"ConfessionsÉ" makes an attempt to win the listener with its subtlety and
simplicity, mixing soft vocals with a mixture of farmyard instruments,
Appraisers and connoisseurs of music beware, This is Bad Taste Volume 4
is nothing more than wannabe Sex Pistol songs laced with new-age strife –
it's a kick in the crotch for your ears.