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- Hollywood Potato Chips
It's easy to see why The Vandals have survived as long as they have.
They've got this thing down pat. Somehow I can't shake the idea that
they're sort of going through the motions on this disc, giving the people
what they want. But regardless, it's good. Typically
fast-paced, straight-up punk, with almost no ska inflections, and plenty
of anti-social subversive lyrics. At first listen, my favorite track
was "Be a Good Robot", but then again, how many songs do we need
about the fact that "punk" has become little more than a fashion
statement? And I think it was a bad idea to end with the slower
paced "I Am Crushed", which sounds like it's just begging to be
a hit single in heavy rotation on MTV. Then again, maybe I'm
thinking too much. Just put it in, turn it up, drive fast and enjoy.
- Brian Mosher