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Album Review

CKY are smarter than they're given credit for being. So is Bam Margera, but the band's (at this point tenuous) connection to him keeps some quarters from hearing the actual music, preferring to think of the band as knuckle-dragging skate-metal. Well, Carver City is about as far from that as it's possible to be. Moog synths get as much space in the mix as loud guitars, and drummer Jess Margera frequently plays rhythms that owe more to early-'80s new wave-inflected arena prog (think Rush's Signals, or Asia) than hardcore or stoner rock. Granted, there are some seriously heavy riffs here, on tracks like "Woe Is Me" and "...And She Never Returned," and hooks aplenty — "Rats in the Infirmary" will stick in a listener's head for days. "A#1 Roller Rager" has a riff Fu Manchu would kill for, with a hypnotically bizarre synth sound and a chorus that makes it sound like an alternate-universe soundtrack to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. But a track like "Plagued by Images," which sounds like a cross between some of Brant Bjork's weirder solo experiments and Gary Numan, plus bludgeoning guitar riffs, simply has no place in a tiresome contemporary rock landscape that still hasn't gotten over grunge. These guys aren't heavy enough to be considered metal, and they're too weird to get much radio play, without being noisy or random enough to appeal to Mars Volta or Animal Collective fans. By being smart and unique, they're putting themselves in a tough spot, commercially. Good for them. [This Special Edition includes four bonus tracks.]

Customer Reviews

They Were Right

The guys of CKY have been going on and on and on about this being the best album they have ever made on Radio Bam for months now. And finaly i can say they were right. Boardwalk Body and A#1 Roller Rager are the best I think but the whole album is just awesome. And it's about time awell, i have been waiting for ages for this to come out. SO CONGRATS CHAD, JESS, DERON AND MATT. And thanks heaps for the awesome album!

Biography

Formed: West Chester, PA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Originally hailing from West Chester, PA, the roots of CKY stretch back to 1992, when friends Deron Miller (vocals, guitar) and Jess Margera (drums) met in high school math class, eventually forming the group Foreign Objects together; they issued the five-song EP The Undiscovered Numbers & Colors on the Distant Recordings label in fall 1995. By the next year, the two had begun releasing less metal, more radio-friendly music under the name Oil, though continuing to record Foreign Objects work on the...
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Carver City [Special Edition], CKY
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  • $23.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative
  • Released: 18 May 2009

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