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Classic Album Review: Guttermouth | Covered With Ants

Don’t be conned; these boys aren’t nearly the booger-heads they appear to be.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Every punk tour has to have a doofus band — and on Punk-O-Rama 6, headliners Guttermouth are more than happy to play the part.

But don’t be conned; these boys aren’t nearly the booger-heads they appear to be. Sure, they might like to drop their pants onstage, mug for the camera and fire off potty-mouthed musical spitballs with titles like Cram It Up Your Ass. But listen carefully to the rest of their hypercharged, hook-heavy seventh album Covered With Ants and you’ll hear the truth. You can’t write punk songs as wickedly catchy — and wickedly funny — as Can I Borrow Some Ambition?, She’s Got The Look (not the Roxette song), I’m Destroying The World (a country-punk number) and Chug-A-Lug Night without having enough sense to come in out of the rain. Even if you don’t have enough brains to keep your pants on.