Awesome and the Ass Kickers - 'Quit Fucking With Our Crops!' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:00

awesomecover300Take a look at the band name, the album title, the cover art - you should already have an idea how this is gonna sound and if you're gonna dig it or not.

 

If you have a sense of humour, a genuine lust for life, then this album will thrill you. If you are one of those dour-faced fucktards who complains about everything you can then you may as well get back to that Change.org campaign you were starting because some nobody left a shit band.

 

Awesome and the Ass Kickers hail from Orlando (by way of Mexico if you believe their ridiculous bio), wear Lucha libre masks, and play pizza-obsessed punk rock songs that are as stupidly addictive as they are over the top and under the counter.

 

The three-piece - Jose Verga, Johnny Dingleberry and Muchacho - took five years to get this new album, 'Quit Fucking With Our Crops!', onto brave-enough store shelves and, even though it might sound at times as if it took five weeks rather than years to get from initial idea to finished article, it's a riot of ridiculousness.

 

They sound as righteously wrong as Steaming Wolf Penis at times, while also paying tribute to the true masters of their art with skewed homages to songs like 'I Wanna Be Sedated' on their theme tune, 'We Are AAK', with another massive sonic shout-out to Da Bruddas on 'Douchebag'.

 

There's a song about Tombstone pizza, an almost instrumental (emphasis on the mental) surf-style tune in the form of 'Manshit', and a genuine anthem to close the album, the subtle and seductive 'Meatball Spaghetti'.

 

This is the Dickies meets the Mentors by way of the Ramones... and is, you guessed it, AWESOME!

 

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