Oderus of GWAR reviews The Nasties CD
Dec. 10th 2012
People have been bugging me to review records and give them top tens and I am like why? I don't know anything about music. I am demonic overlord, not a rock journalist! But I was persuaded to review The Nasties new album primarily because the dude that asked me is a huge GWAR fan and also my human slave Brockie totally fucked-up and was like hours late to a festival gig that dude had booked because he was in LA getting wasted and screwing whores. So after actually listening to about 30% of the album before I got distracted and wandered off I have to say it doesn't suck. Considering I don't listen to music (except when I am playing it) and really know nothing about it, I would have to say that by my standards, it's pretty fucking good. The Nasties are old-school punk rock of the with a vocalist that sounds kinda like the dude from Bad Religion, only he doesn't suck. I never liked Bad Religion and the reason why was that I hated the vocals. So why does this guy sound like that guy except a version that doesn't suck? I don't know, I am going to go have sex.
Alan Cross reviews The Nasties CD..
Juliette Jagger reports
Dec. 17th 2012
The Nasties have that same crude attitude and loud, brash sound that most early punk bands did. You can’t understand a damn thing they’re saying which totally fits the bill, and it really doesn’t matter cause they they’re feeding it to you with a fist full of force.
Sounds like: Nasty ol’ punk rock.
Velvet Rope Magazine reviews The Nasties CD..
Dec 12th 2012
I remember the Ramones. I mean I really remember the Ramones because I had the mind-blowing opportunity to see them live at one of their last concerts in Canada. Although I can’t compare any band to the Ramones due to sheer awesomeness, The Nasties have been able to take the old-school punk sound from the ghosts of the Ramones and Sex Pistols and blast it from Guelph, Ontario.
When I first turned on their debut album, I didn’t have much to go on as their Facebook page had virtually no info, nor could I find any online. This didn’t stop me from listening to the album full blast on my headphones. First things first, I wanted to get up, get sweaty, and stomp around my living room. My wife and kids may not have appreciated this at midnight, so instead I poured another beer and rocked out quietly to The Nasties.
I really like the energy that pours out of the band. The best thing about old-school punk is well, that it’s old-school punk. There are no apologies for songs like “The Shits”, which by the way took me for a bit of a surprise. This is not music that you are going to hear on your radio, but that’s what’s great about it. If I wanted to hear pop music, with its inane lyrics and same old tired loops than forget the Nasties. These guys are in your face the whole album through with hilarious song titles like “Broads can’t Drive” and “Piece of Shit”.
There is nothing complicated about the Nasties, and that’s okay with me. The next time I want to get up, swing my arms like the “Bushwhackers” (YouTube for those of you who are under 25), stomp, and rock like it’s a Sex Pistols concert circa 1977, I’m going to reach for this CD. Lord help whoever is going to get in their way!