Stick Men With Ray Guns
Some People Deserve to Suffer


4.0
excellent

Review

by porch USER (7 Reviews)
August 31st, 2012 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


Some People Deserve to Suffer collects the output of Stick Men With Ray Guns, a bunch of Texan punks whose brief existence left us with these songs of putrid, hate-filled bliss. The band had a couple of main strengths that are quickly apparent in the predominately live recordings on offer here, chief among them being a charismatic and genuinely disturbed frontman in the form of Bobby Soxx who shrieks and snarls throughout, and a band that, for the most part, whip up the kind of sonic ***storm he deserves. So, instead of another infamous GG Allin style figurehead with mostly sub-par musical backing, the best parts of this comp are the trudging relentlessness of tracks like the fantastic "What Am I”, “I’ll Kill Mother” and “Scavenger of Death”, where sheets of guitar noise and squall combine with the pounding backdrop and manic vocals to hypnotic effect. Attempts to branch out a little with some rockabilly/country songs are also welcome and mostly hit the mark. Some People Deserve to Suffer should be required listening for fans of Flipper, No Trend and the more recent groups such as Pissed Jeans who have taken some inspiration from this sound.



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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 31st 2012


50674 Comments


wow who neg'd

Digging: Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

porch
August 31st 2012


8459 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i'm at peace with my neggers

anyone who's interested try this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RCLdYgsGE0

Gyromania
August 31st 2012


15941 Comments


solid as ever porch

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 31st 2012


23911 Comments


nice piece, pos

Digging: RATKING - So It Goes

wabbit
August 31st 2012


7012 Comments


GG allin but less shitty both literally and figuratively

porch
August 31st 2012


8459 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

although soxx did enjoy shoving the mic up his ass and chasing people with it

ksplark
August 31st 2012


7 Comments


album art sure is inspired

not to mention inspiring

GhettoHmbrglr
August 31st 2012


587 Comments


this looks cool but there's no way the music can live up to the albums tracklist

porch
September 1st 2012


8459 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

the music rules, trust me

Xenophanes
Emeritus
September 1st 2012


10615 Comments


I want more people to write shorter reviews because ones like this are more descriptive than even the most longwinded. GJ

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porch
September 1st 2012


8459 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

thanks. yeah, not really a fan of bloated multi paragraph reviews either. plus certain albums are only ever going to have niche appeal so essays aren't necessary

TheFonz123
February 2nd 2013


2795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm interested in purchasing this, but i'm having trouble finding oppurtunities from major distributors. Anybody wanna drop me a link?

porch
February 2nd 2013


8459 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

CD is out of print and any copies i've seen floating around are stupidly expensive. not available on wax

TheFonz123
February 2nd 2013


2795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh, that's too bad.

porch
February 2nd 2013


8459 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah hopefully there'll be a reissue at some point, band was too good

TheFonz123
February 2nd 2013


2795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Absolutely, this album is something special.

TheFonz123
February 2nd 2013


2795 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

BUTTFUCKERS TRYIN TO RUIN MY LIFE

BUTTFUCKERS TRYING TO FUCK MY WIFE

porch
March 30th 2014


8459 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

hey i was gonna quote that

ffs
July 25th 2014


4880 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rude as hell

jagride
July 31st 2014


2357 Comments


this is for all you immortal motherfuckers



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