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Mr. T Experience

"Our Bodies Our Selves" CD (Lookout!)

Most of the things I'd heard about this album turned out to be true, which means it's pert, humorous pop-punk. It isn't as transcendent as I'd been expecting (then again, maybe I'm expecting too much from punk rock if I want an epiphany), but it's good. Although they tackled a cover of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love," one of her other songs might have been a better choice. On the whole though, this release is up to Lookout's standards. As a bonus, the CD features 3 tracks that aren't on the LP or the cassette and an unlisted track after "God Bless America" ends.

"Everybody's Entitled to Their Own Opinion" CD / "Alternative Is Here To Stay!" CD EP (Lookout!)

This album's title is a fact I'm profoundly glad for, because in my estimation, and compared to the band's later, poppier work, this is just rudimentary garage rock and trite lyrics. Actually, I may be giving it too much credit. The CD EP is a damn sight better though, seemingly tweaking Danny and the Juniors' nose with a song parodying "Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay." Considering it's much closer to their poppy roots, I like it quite a bit better than the reissue.

"Love Is Dead" CD (Lookout!)

Ramones-styled pop-punk, but enjoyable nonetheless. However, there isn't much else to say about it.

"Night Shift At The Thrill Factory" CD (Lookout!)

The Many Moods of Dave and the MTX song it corresponds to:
Don't give a fuck if you live or die = "Wearing Out"
Heartbreak = "Itching Powder In The Sleeping Bags"
Lust = "Velveeta"
Don't give a fuck if you live or die = "A Zillion Years"
... All these songs, stuck in my head, every day for the past 8 or 9 years. This record is STILL part of my decision making process. Glad to see it out again. (DAVE)

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