The Blue Meanies
Kiss Your A$$ Goodbye


3.0
good

Review

by Kithkin USER (4 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 11 replies | 2,849 views


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist


Ska punk (or self described Carnival Punk) band The Blue Meanies were a surprise when I heard this album. I ordered 2 albums by King Apparatus from Asian Man records and they included this album and another album along with it.

Its the craziest ska punk band you will hear. Im not sure if it is a japanese band, but i wouldnt be surprised if it was because other bands that could be compareable are the Polysics and Melt Banana.


Whether or not they are still together I can't be sure. I can't find an official website for the band. This was originally realeased on Fuse and later released by Asian Man which is my favorite label.



1. Acceleration 5000
Listen. A lot of these songs are going to have little explanation. This one is more punk with horns than ska.
2. It Doesn't Matter
Quick ska punk song. Great skapunk song. Less crazy than most.
3. Vote No
Starts with someone singing into a megaphone (maybe). Again, no ska found here. Just a sound that drives supported by horns.
4. Grandma Shampoo
I think this is where they get the carnival punk. If you can imagine Carnivalskapunk, this is what it would sound like. My favorite song on the album. Starts out slow and just keeps getting faster.
5. Tread
Slower ska song (for them). Perfect for dancing along. Its actually a very good song. I love the lyrics.
6. Polka In The Eye
Thankfully no polka in this song. Typical skapunk song
7. An Average American Superhero
Feels almost like a continuation of Polka. Its not though. Its almost a social commentary at first. Then it gets strange. Thats a good thing with these guys.
8. Aquarium Bong
If you aren't paying attention tracks 6, 7 and 8 all run together. Another strange track. The horns are all over the place on this one.
9. The Shit Fuck Man
Typical ska punk with punk breakdowns. Gets carnivalish at the end.
10. Dilate
Slower ska song. Distorted ska at points, but maintains the best throughout. Don't really care for this one too much.
11. Johnny Mortgage
And ends on a song with a clean ska intro. Speeds up almost immediatly though. Heavy use of an organ. I like this song quite a bit.


This album is seriously held back by the fact that it is only 30-35 minutes long. If it were longer I would give it a better rating, but as it is.

3/5

If you like skapunk, you will love this. If you like the Polysics or Melt Banana, you might like this. But if you dont like one or the other, you won't like this.


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Luxor
November 29th 2003



166 Comments


I listened to Acceleration 5000 and it was fu[i][/i]ckin' good.

I would of liked some more mp3's though seeing as I don't have Kazaa or anything like that.

Kithkin
November 29th 2003



11 Comments


Thats the only one I found

Ill host some later and post them

Kithkin
November 29th 2003



11 Comments


Ok, download these and unarchive them with winace or winrar.

http://e.1asphost.com/Kinswick/Songs/Blue%20Meanies%20-%20Grandma%20Shampoo.ace
http://e.1asphost.com/Kinswick/Songs/Blue%20Meanies%20-%20Johnny%20Mortgage.ace
http://e.1asphost.com/Kinswick/Songs/Blue%20Meanies%20-%20Tread.ace
http://e.1asphost.com/Kinswick/Songs/Blue%20Meanies%20-%20Vote%20No.ace

Luxor
November 30th 2003



166 Comments


Awesome.

Thanks Kithkin:thumb:

Kithkin
November 30th 2003



11 Comments


Possibly.

I found at least 2 other bands out there by the same name.

sweboy
December 1st 2003



17 Comments


You cant go wrong with Kitk-rock's skapunk bands.


*checks out*

asdf
June 1st 2005



2 Comments


Love them. I have only found one of their CD's in a record store, and it was in the used section, but it wasn't the one I wanted to buy (I want to buy this one or full throttle).

They got back together to play a show in chicago a few months back, but since then I haven't heard anything about them.

halfdeadhippo
July 27th 2006



52 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've heard the first half or so of this cd, and I quite like it. It's like the bastard child of early Mighty Mighty Bosstones and early Mr. Bungle.

rudy4u51
June 24th 2007



26 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great band from Chicago. I've had the pleasure of seeing these guys live a few times and each time they put out sooo much energy..such a blast! the horn section of the band kicks some serious ass. This is the album that got me into the Blue meanies back in 1996. They have a few more albums that are really good too.

Full Throttle was released in 1997 and is fantastic. I like Full Throttle better than this album but not by much. I HIGHLY recommend their live album (A Sonic Documentation of Exhibition and Banter). It is one of the best live cd's i've ever heard.

IleftyspankedU
June 10th 2011



686 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

full throttle isn't produced as well as this (ie. it's a quiet cd).

"It's like the bastard child of early Mighty Mighty Bosstones and early Mr. Bungle." (2)





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