Artist: "The Dead Boys"
Album: "Young Loud And Snotty"
Genre: Punk Rock
Label: Sire Records

Reviewer: -RoG-
Posted: 12/1/2008

Review: If you're into punk rock, this is just one of those classic genre-defining albums that needs to be in your music collection. The Dead Boys were a punk band from the late 70s and their debut album, Young Loud and Snotty, still holds up well to this day.

Even if you don't know of The Dead Boys, there's a good chance you've heard their single "Sonic Reducer", which is easily the most popular tune they ever produced. It's a hard, driving track that I honestly can't imagine anybody not enjoying. The entire album is a damned good listen, and "Hey Little Girl" is actually a live recording from CBGB's, where they regularly performed.

I should also mention that lead singer, Stiv Bators, sadly passed away in 1990 after being hit by a car and suffering a concussion. He apparently requested that his ashes be spread over Jim Morrison's grave, but his girlfriend was rumored to have snorted his ashes instead. Awesome.

In an age of over-produced, pseudo-punk bands, it's nice to sometimes go back to the original stripped down roots of the genre and The Dead Boys are right at the heart of it.

Overall rating: WholeWholeWholeHalf
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

Dec 2nd, 2008, 11:49 AM
While I'm not into punk inspired music, I must say that there is plenty of crap these days... And not only in this genre. I find it frustrating how bands like Placebo or Linking Park are so overrated to the point of causing me nausea. But those bands may be a little threat compared to the real thing that looms on the horizon and just seems to be sticking it wretched tongue out for us to see... REGGAETON...
Dec 4th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I really miss the CBGB.
Dec 4th, 2008, 11:09 PM
Yeah, I didn't know who these guys were until you said "Sonic Reducer".
Sine Wave
Dec 5th, 2008, 05:42 AM
Woo, the Dead Boys. Nice one, RoG! 'Ain't it Fun' from 'We Have Come For Your Children' is still one of my favorite tracks, to this day.
Dec 6th, 2008, 05:26 PM
I love the dead boys, anyone hear the heartbreakers album: l.a.m.f. ? It's a pretty good listen too.