Monday, August 17, 2009

Vapids, the “The Point Remains the Same” ep

The same title as the last CD, but this doesn’t appear to be the single from the full length, like they used to do back in the day to try and re-sell music to folks. The ep seems to have three new tracks, including the title track. “The Point Remains the Same” has got that same driving RAMONES beat, but the pace has been slowed a touch. The opening track “Hazzard County” is an ode to the ‘Dukes of Hazzard”, originally written by another Hamilton band, known as the BAD LUIETENANTS. It is a more favourable take on the show as opposed to the DEAD KENNEDYS “Goons of Hazzard”, which is more a critique of the glorification of redneck culture. And the title track takes dead aim at the rock scene that punk replaced. Jimmy strings lines from bands like LED ZEPPELIN and AC DC to demonstrate how ridiculous they were. My favourite line is “take the Stairway to Heaven or the Highway to Hell”. (Surfin’ Ki Records -

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