The Network
Money Money 2020


3.0
good

Review

by USER (43 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Nearly every GD fan has heard of these guys. The supposed Green Day side project have released their debut CD and, having got it way before it came out here by my "american friend", I listened to this new wave record.

I have to say it's surprising how you can use effects effectivly and The Network have done it. Their "Aquabat" style seem sto work for them and the album almost sounds space-age.

JOE ROBOT (7/10):
A fairly boring song but it works. The idea of Billie's voice echoing for a second time after it's sung is very good and well made. The song however has a boring verse but the chorus isn't bad.

TRANSISTORS GONE WILD (6/10):
Not my favourite song, Billie's voice is very high pitched and has had lots of effects put into it for the verses, but the chorus is again very effective. Not a bad song I guess.

RETO (7/10):
This is a pretty catchy song. It has that Green Day vibe to it and makes the song very worthwhile to listen to. No chorus' here, just verses about "Reto"...

SUPERMODEL ROBOTS (8/10):
The main song off this album and listened to off [url]www.adelinerecords.com,[/url] this is traditional Green Day. Drumming intro, 3 chord verses and hard rocking chorus. A favourite on the album.

MONEY MONEY 2020 (8/10):
The "ein, zwei, drei, vier" intro leads into this rocking song. Not very imaginative, one verse and chorus repeated throughout the song, but Billie has made it work and it is a good track to listen to.

SPIKE (10/10):
Well done Billie! He's managed to make a new style of song! This is a Billie on the phone tlaking as "Brandon/Spike" who has moved out with his girlfriend and is making his own way in life WITH THE BAND PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND. It is a genius song and easily my favourite on the album. This really makes you think the album is gonna produce something special...

LOVE AND MONEY (8/10):
...But no, more simple songs. Almost Misfit like, this is a catchy song. This song is screaming that this is Green Day and without the effects it probably could be. A simple chorus of "Love and money, well spent" makes for a good song too. But it is very short (1:21).

RIGHT-HAND-A-RAMA (7/10):
Almost "Joe Robot" like, this is a catchy song to. Billie's voice is distorted throughout the song and it is a basic song. A main riff played throughout the verse, chords on the chorus. A nice song to listen to.

ROSHAMBA (5/10):
Not a favourite. With an album as simple and lifeless as this, you'd expect some imaginative songs. But this is another pretty boring song.

HUNGARY HUNGARY (2/10):
Oh dear. Where did they go wrong? This is all synthesised and they haven't done it well. If I heard this without hearing the whole album I would bin it straight away. No one should listen to this!

SPASTIC SOCIETY (4/10):
Pretty much another "Roshambo" but with Billie's voice all gay and such. The lyrics don't make any sense, the music is boring and lifeless and it just get's tiresome after such good songs from the start.

X-RAY HAMBURGER (4/10):
Like I said, get's boring very fast. The end of this album and the band has made me think that all their tracks are the same. I have heard two more of their songs (Hammer Of The Gods and Teenagers From Mars (Misfits cover) ([url]http://www.thenetworkband.com/networknews.html[/url]) and they aren't bad, it's just that they aren't all on one album.

At first this seems like another Green Day album with effects and synthesisers but then about 3/4 way through you begin to see there is nothing imaginative about this side project, just another way to get music out. Sorry Network, this isn't as good as I expected it to be.

3/5



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TiNk
January 1st 2004


2 Comments


Oh,Man,By The Way........There Is No Proof That This Is Green Day.Im A HUGE Fan Of GD And They Deny It Fully.Dont Get Me Wrong,I Have My Suspicians But Ya Know.

Peace F*ckers
TiNk

brycey
January 2nd 2004


205 Comments


LMAO! :lol:

it's the most obvious thing ever! the pictures of the singer are billie-joe without a doubt, and you can't be a HUGE fan if you believe that the network aren't members of green day.

everyone knows it's members of green day. live with it.

and that was a great review, i was planning on buying this album, but after all the disappointments i'm not going to, thanks for giving an honest and unbiased review.

:thumb:

TiNk
January 4th 2004


2 Comments


Dude,i didnt say i didnt think it was them.i was just stating that no one can prove it.

Greendaynofx
January 23rd 2004


4 Comments


I really like this album. It's alot better than how CKY explained it in my opinion.

Blood Sugar Sex Magik
January 23rd 2004


3 Comments


I like how he gave every track a rating

br3ad_man
Emeritus
June 25th 2004


2125 Comments


^^
You'll find that most reviews in here do that.

Good review. I'm interested in this band, can anyone point me to a description of them?

Steerpike
April 17th 2006


1861 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Another review that showcases the importance of fact checking.

And to be honest, I'm not terribly to take seriously a review that uses phrases like "all gay and such." There are far more eloquent ways to express an opinion.

Personally, I really enjoyed this. It certainly wasn't anything groundbreaking, but it was never intended to be. It's simply fun. And Mike has a great voice for New Wave. I actually enjoyed the tracks with him singing the most.This Message Edited On 04.17.06

JimmyPopAli
November 4th 2007


144 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love the CD, but Roshambo is not a 5/10. 7,8, Not a 5.

Masochist
November 25th 2008


8048 Comments


Their cover of "Teenagers From Mars" is the only song of theirs I've heard, really...

Digging: Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

StrizzMatik
May 20th 2009


3207 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The band is Green Day with their touring guitarist and Josh Freese. Duh.

Digging: Lagwagon - Hang

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
July 3rd 2011


3450 Comments


dude check the tracks' names Hungry Hungry Models not Hungary Hungary and RoshambO. Also, Hungry Hungry Models is one of the album's highlights , it's really fun. neg

Digging: Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio

Pharoh
July 29th 2011


3326 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Obvious Greenday band is obvious.

Metalguy908
March 8th 2012


284 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

good album

TrantaLocked
December 9th 2012


1529 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not bad actually. It has been a while since I listened to this. I read that Roshambo was possibly on
Ciggarettes and Valentines in some form (the master recording that was stolen, leading Green Day to
start again and make American Idiot). I would say it is safe to assume this album has bits of influence
from C&V, especially since 2003 was around the time when C&V got stolen.

foxblood
June 5th 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

man this is surprisingly awesome



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