Leftover Crack
Mediocre Generica


3.0
good

Review

by Pint of stella USER (13 Reviews)
March 25th, 2006 | 72 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


This is some of the heaviest ska you will ever here. Leftover Crack were formed by a few members of Chocking Victim, in the early days of the twenty first century. They incorperated a fusion of ska, punk, hardcore and the odd bit of classical. The band members themselves being angry with a conservative and an intolerant society in the USA. The first album by these guys was released in 2001 with the title of Mediocre Generica.

Line up:
Stz-Lead vocals, guitar
Ezra-Guitar
Alec-Bass
Ara-Drums

The album opens with Homeo-Apathy, which has a strong hardcore riff and sounds more like a metal song with the chorus being grunted out. Interesting opener but not my type of song. Nazi White Trash, follows next. This has a catchy ska riff and is an enjoyable song. It is an attack aimed at the leaders of America and how out of touch they are with the people they are supposed to represent. Cool song. Atheist Anthem is up next. This boasts an elaborate intro with a strong drum beat. The intro itself is about a minute long and then it launches into a fast guitar riff. The band, themselves, odviously have a deep hatred of religion and it has odviously screwed them over in the past.

The Good, The Bad And The Leftover Crack follows next and could probably be the bands personal anthem. Fast druming, great vocals and amazing guitar work Again this song attacks the church. Although it's quite short it is pretty admirable. The next track, Gay Rude Boys Unite, is a strong ska-punk song and is a call to arms for gays to fight for their rights. It also exposes how racism and intolerance are just evil and that people should treat each other equally. Probably my favourite song on the album. NC is the next track and has a hardcore feel to it. It is another short song and there isn't a huge amount to say about it. Interlude, follows and is a classical piece played on the piano. It feels a bit out of place after the previous song but it does bave fairly impressive piano playing.

Stop The Insanity, is a song in which the band call for the destruction of Earth's residents. It is another hardcore orientated song and features strong guitar and bass playing. Crack City Rockers follows and is slower tempo ska song, about being beaten up by the police. The riff on this is probably one of the best on the album. The drum playing is pretty impresive as well. However the album gets a bit weak now. Burning In The Water is another hardcore song and sounds like a metal song. The vocals are also a bit disappointing. To much screaming.

The next song is also a weak number. It is another short track and sounds like an elaboration of Burning In The Water. Their is also some bizarre growling on the outro. However, Born To Die makes up for the last few tracks. A soft intro starts it off with soft vocals and then launchs into the verse, druming and guitar playing is again strong and the song it self is about the futillity of life (as the title suggests). Best hardcore track on the album. The last track is untiltled but is a rather fun little ska instrumental.

Overall, this album is reasonably great. Some of the tracks are bit disappointing, but the ska songs are superb. Guitar and bass playing is pretty excellent through out. The druming is also pretty good (being a drummer I tend to pick out the drum beats). The only let down is some of the hardcore tracks and the vocals are a little slurred in places. Still a pretty consistant album through out.

Recommended tracks:
Atheist Anthem
The Good, The Bad And The Leftover Crack
Gay Rude Boys Unite
Crack City Rockers
Born To Die

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Zebra
Moderator
March 25th 2006


2647 Comments


Great review, descriptive and detailed.
I've only heard the first track and it was terrible. I can't stand the high pitched screaming and horrible vocals.

Rockafella
March 25th 2006


88 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Athiest Anthem, to this day, is one of the best punk anthems I have ever heard.

KingOfSka
March 25th 2006


1 Comments


Couple spelling errors. Overall a good review.

Pint of stella
March 26th 2006


57 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah the first track is pretty bad.

DaveToopes
March 26th 2006


10 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I don't really like this band at all, which is odd because I like Choking Victim.

Revolucion
March 30th 2006


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Choking V are pretty good in my book, I listened to them for a month straight, and couldn't get enough of them...



Until, I met LoC.



Anyways, nice review!

smokersdieyounger
May 31st 2006


672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I would like to know what the Wu Tang Clan think of Leftover Crack, as they cite them as a massive influence.



STZA and EZRA are plays on RZA and GZA

viva la revolucion
June 1st 2006


14 Comments


ezra is a real name.

MAthiAS
July 31st 2006


54 Comments


Basically I think tracks 2-5 are incredible, and the rest of the album is okay. Nice review.

204409
Emeritus
July 31st 2006


3998 Comments


Man, I love "Nazi White Trash."

Human2point0
July 10th 2007


7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great review, one of my favorite albums of all time. Any of the crack rock steady bands are just amazing. They were so happy this came out on 9/11!

dekadicHay
July 29th 2007


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

nice review. I really like atheist anthem.

Goku
August 7th 2007


253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love this album, its a grand work of art. The only problem is that it does not feature yet another version of my favorite LoC song Jesus Has A Place For Me (Rock The 41Oz). This album always pumps me up, I even almost died to the 11th track, Within The Sickness. I've heard that this cd was originally planned to be called "Fuck World Trade" but was forced to change by the label. How crazy would that be if it had that name when it came out on 9-11-2001?

PhoenixRising
August 8th 2007


277 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Good album. LoC seem like total douchbags though.

Athom
Emeritus
February 24th 2009


17241 Comments


as a whole this is kinda eh, but Atheist Anthem is one of the best songs ever written.

thebbqshrimp
July 15th 2009


1207 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

WHEN THE LAWS OF GOD JUST MAKE YA PISSED, YOU BETTER BECOME AN ATHIEST! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! AND GOD IS DEAD TO ME!



Athiest Anthem is indeed one of the greatest songs ever written. An incredible album from an incredible band. Awesome live show, too. Everyone always complains because they're so fucking drunk that they can barely play their instruments, but that's part of the fun! Plus with the whole crowd knowing every word to every song it makes out for awesome sing-a-longs.



Also, you're all nuts for hating "Homeo Apathy." Song rules like the rest of the album.

Comatorium.
July 30th 2009


4794 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah dude theyre always too wasted to play anything coherent. its fun as shit though.

scyther
July 30th 2009


1606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not always.

thebbqshrimp
July 30th 2009


1207 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well, in the 6 times that I've seen them, Stza has been pretty goddamn trashed. The last time I saw them was the worst; last summer up in Berkeley at 924 Gilman St. He was drinking straight whiskey out of a giant Listerine bottle throughout the entire set. By Born To Die he could barely stand-up lol.

Comatorium.
July 31st 2009


4794 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah always...



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