If you don’t know Saturday Night Karaoke, well you should get to know them. They’re a pretty good pop punk band from Indonesia. They’ve put out a few EP’s and so far all of them have been good. Here’s their first EP from back in 2008. The album cover is almost a one panel comic, which I think embodies pop punk pretty well.
‘Flaming Adolescent Passion on a Red Hair Chick From The Other Side Of The World’ Things start out with a song that has an amazingly long title but luckily it’s pretty good. Seems like the joining of The Ergs and Chixdiggit. As with many bands, and every pop punk band in the history of pop punk, it’s a song about a girl. This one on the internet, same ol’ story, new technology.
‘S.I.A.T.’ I could do without the harmonica at the beginning of this song. After that I can’t say that I can understand the lyrics but I definitely like the song.
‘Discipline Girl’ The recording quality on this is pretty bad but the song is pretty good. Reminds me of some of the faster Ataris stuff, back when they were still a good band, or some old Green Day. I miss most of the lyrics because of the recording which is a shame, because this sounds like a real good one.
‘Totally Ass’ I think the band was under the influence of some Angry Samoans for this one. It’s not great, but I wouldn’t call it bad either. Either way, it’s under a minute so you don’t get much time to know it.
‘It Took 18 Minutes to Write This One (crapcoustic)’ This song is fucking awesome, from the title I’m going to assume they weren’t too fond of this song but I think it’s the best one on the EP. An acoustic jam that could hang with many of the great acoustic pop punk songs around. Lyrically it reminds me very much of something Mikey Erg would do, it’s pretty incredible.
1. Flaming Adolescent Passion on a Red Hair Chick From The Other Side Of The World
3. Discipline Girl
4. Totally Ass
5. It Took 18 Minutes to Write This One (crapcoustic)
Kind Of Like Smitten EP
I normally won’t review a cover album or in this case EP, but I figured this needed some recognition. Especially since it’s so damn good. It’s got a pretty stoked looking girl on the front and some pretty flawless versions of ergs songs inside, not to mention an original jam. Released back in April of 2011 on tape (ugh), luckily there were mp3′s too. Ergs fans get into it!!
‘First Song, Side One – A Very Pretty Song For A Very Special Young Lady Part II’ I said some of these were pretty flawless and this is a great example. The band covers things here pretty well and the vocals even sound kind of like Mikey. Hell they’ve even got some clapping.
‘Kind Of Like Smitten’ This one doesn’t quite match up to the original as well, but that’s just because they did such a great job with the first song. This is another incredible cover, the vocals sound a little less Mikey-like but it’s Ergs enough for me.
‘Introducing Morissey’ My personal favorite Ergs song ever, and I like how the band added a live Ergs into onto it. I couldn’t have asked for a better cover here. Saturday Night Karaoke has proved they’re a band that can keep up with the best of em.
‘FM Year Sucks (Boredcoustic)’ Maybe it’s because this was in behind three Ergs covers but this song has kind of an Ergs to it. It’s acoustic, it starts out with happy birthday, it’s got a shaker in it, a little jazzy at times, but none of that is bad.
1. First Song, Side One – A Very Pretty Song For A Very Special Young Lady Part II
2. Kind Of Like Smitten
3. Introducing Morissey
4. FM Year Sucks (Boredcoustic)
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