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Album Review

If emo has an enduring legacy, it's this: it has forced hardcore to think about chord changes. The members of Casey Jones would probably shudder to see the word "emo" mentioned anywhere near them — their stance is straight-up straight-edge, and they don't shy away from preaching about it either — but there's no question that these chord progressions come from someplace other than the Minor Threat songbook. That's not to say that there's anything as wimpy as a melody to be found on the album, but there's an underlying harmonic complexity to songs like "Just Another Day in the Fla," "Meaner Than a Junkyard Dog," and "Pigs Is Pigs" that belies their lyrical obviousness ("This is my pledge," "I refuse," "Grow up/Step up," "Where do you stand?," etc.). The between-song vignettes are dumb and unnecessary, but the album ends with a brilliantly minimalist example of straight-edge hip-hop credited to one Johnny Unstoppable, who drops this deathless slant rhyme: "Back then my mom thought all my friends were Satanists/Now they're not even my friends, they're just acquaintances." Word.

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Grade A Straight Edge Hardcore!

This album is perfect. Awesome breakdowns, cool lead vocals, gang vocals... Most importantly the very best message around. STRAIGHT EDGE UNTIL DEATH!!!!!! Oh and to whoever was saying that they are pretty good for a straight edge band, whether or not a band is straight edge does not dictate whether or not the band makes good music. There are some awesome bands that are edge and some awesome bands who aren't. Don't make ignorant comments like that please. Plus, there is absolutly nothing bad to say about the idealology behind straight edge. Making fun of someone because he or she is edge is like making fun of someone for bathing everyday or NOT cutting themselves. We simply live to take care of our bodies and minds and to somehow influence someone who does not live that way.


One of the greatest straight edge bands and albums ever written

Casey Jones

for being a straight edge band they are pretty effing amazing. seriously this album is really good. buy it.


Formed: 2003 in Jacksonville, FL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Long recognized as one of the Chicago circuit's premier drummers, charismatic Casey Jones has moved out in front of his band over the last decade instead of hiding behind his kit. Casey discovered that beating his way through the world was fun while drilling with his high school marching band back in Greenville. He moved to Chicago in 1956. Before the end of the year, he was drumming professionally with an outfit called Otis Luke & the Rhythm Bombers (for a whopping five bucks a night). One auspicious...
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The Few, the Proud, the Crucial, Casey Jones
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Jan 27, 2004

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