Burning Flesh and Broken Fingers
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||The Angry Ouija Board Has Sent Us to Destroy the City of Berkeley California So Run for Your F*****g Life||The Criminals||1:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tomorrow's Too Late||The Criminals||2:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||State Sponsored Slaughter||The Criminals||1:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm Vintage Baby||The Criminals||1:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Five Years On||The Criminals||1:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Zarah's Got a Brand New Bag||The Criminals||1:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Union Yes||The Criminals||0:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Scene Monkey||The Criminals||1:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Monomania||The Criminals||1:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||F**k You All||The Criminals||1:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Were Cute But You Got Ugly Again||The Criminals||1:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Corruption||The Criminals||2:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Whiskey Business||The Criminals||2:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Jesse Luscious' voice shows the obvious signs of someone who drinks a lot; with that sloppy tone and perminate drunken slur -which at times resembles Tim "Rancid" Armstrong- guess this is what happens when someone fronts Blatz for as many years as he did. But no way are The Criminal comparable to his former band -aside from Luscious' distinctive vocals- going by there lack of two girl singers and the fact that it's just not as catchy. There are still some fun elements to "Burning Flesh and Broken Fingers, " songs like "The Angry Ouija Board Has Sent Us To Destroy The City of Berkeley California so Run For Your F*****g Life" sound like they're at the brink of falling apart, but in a thrilling sort of way. Still, the loosely put together production might win them some punk points, but it doesn't give The Criminals that "waking up the neighborhood" jolt. Produced by Green Day's Billie Joel if that means anything.
One of Berkeley's Finest gone too soon..
This was the first album I bought by The Criminals. I had heard their song Union Yes from Short Music For Short People so I thought I'd check it out. This band is awesome. Jesse Luscious has some of the most vicious, snarling vocals I've ever heard and Brady's buzzsaw guitars sound great on this one in particular. This is definitely their best release. I picked up their CD "Never Been Caught" but this one is better. I recommend Tomorrow's Too Late, F**k You All, Zarah's Got a Brand New Bag and Corruption but you can't go wrong with any of'em really. Anyways, for fans of hardcore punk like Blatz (Luscious' other band) check it out. 5 Stars..