Friday, September 10, 2010

Mean Jeans"Are You Serious"

(Dirtnap) The press release for this album had the nerve to compare it to Screeching Weasel and the Queers, two groups who completely copied the Ramones yet managed to do it so poorly and soul-lessly that they sucked all joy out of the joyfull-est band ever (that is joyful-est, after you subtract all the drugs, depression, violence and Republicanism). What makes Mean Jeans magic is that they get it; their absolutely blatant Ramones ripoff music is completely in the absurd spirit of the Rock n Roll high schoolers.  I'd go as far as to say they are basically making demos of songs that the Ramones' ghosts to consider recording (hell, Marky still might!). Songs about slime and rats and parties and space and pogo-ing and singing like Joey Ramone's clone make me keen on Mean Jeans!

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