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VIDEO: Cinema Beer Nuts
The Original Punk Rock Taste (Hopeless Records)

By: Alex Steininger

Are you depressed you never get to see any of your favorite bands videos because the major video outlets like MTV never play them, or your local indie video show is on at 4am and you always fall asleep before it comes on? Well now you can stop your whining and pick up "Cinema Beer Nuts" the video! Hear the music, see the videos, and have fun!

The Vandals kick it off with "It's A Fact". Clean vocals that are easily understood, but still maintain a snootiness common to punk. The drums beat down in a melodic way, keep everything bright and powerful. The guitar screams through some parts, and walks through with melody in others. The bass slaps its way through the song as well, giving the song some meat to chew on. Mustard Plug bring their ska-punk mayhem with "You". The beginning will get you up out of your chair, and turning your living room into a dance floor. The guitar is infectious, almost impossible to resist. The chorus slaps you on the back of the neck, and makes you listen. Powerful punk chords, hard hammering drums, and an intense bass line mix well with some blaring horns sure to make you feel the energy in the rooms. The vocals are clean and clever, making you feel what they say, as well as make you sing along with them. Another ska-punk band, Less Than Jake, contribute a live version of "Automatic". You've heard the song, but this time you'll hear it as it was meant to be. More energy, meatier drums, and blaring horns drive this song straight to the heart. Queers come on with "Don't Back Down" and follow their own advice. Their Beach Boys meet punk combination is something any surfer or beach dweller would cherish, along with any mosh pit fanatic. Hi-Standard bring "Fighting Fists" to the party. The pop-punk medley go great with the foreign vocals from overseas. The hooks are there to drag you in, and the drums are there to add fuel to the fire. You'll be jumping around, slamming into things while listening to this track. Voodoo Glow Skulls prove they aren't "Bulletproof" with this mexi-punk track with ska tints. The music is noise, and the vocals are nauseating. Assorted Jelly Beans show you how to have a good time and rock with "No Time". Sounding like a younger Operation Ivy (is that possible?), the driving guitar throws in skanking beats to make you dance, before throwing you on the ground and making you cry with their intense punk assault. But they do pick you up and let you have more fun with enjoyable dancing melodies courtesy of the distorted upbeat. Goober Patrol's "Biggest Joke" brings in some ska-punk of their own. The song is poorly recorded, and heavily weighed down by vocals. Maybe putting the vocals lower in the mix, but still making them a force, would have been nicer. Link 80's "Verbal Kint" is an album stand out. Strong horn lines, intelligent lyrics, and a blend of ska-punk sure to please the gods of ska-punk, Operation Ivy. Treat yourself to something nice, and hear this song! Millencolin's "Lozin' Must" ends this compilation with a BANG! Their intense assault of punk beats and teen angst lyrics are a must for any punk rocker out there. And if the music wasn't enough to make you want to pick up this video, do remember, it is a video and you'll get to see a lot of music videos you otherwise may not have seen!

Cinema Beer Nuts does it for me. Lots of music, and videos to accompany them! This compilation is also available on CD, but who wants to listen when you can listen and SEE! I highly recommend this video. I absolutely love it. I'll give it an A+. It was a great idea to make this, nicely compiled, and flavorful, it will fill up any appetite.

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