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Classic Album Review: Guttermouth | Gusto!

The California goofballs crank out plenty of harmless fun for punks of all ages.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Some boys just never grow up. Like Mark Adkins of California punk goofballs Guttermouth.

After more than 10 years and nearly as many albums, he’s still just a punk-rock Peter Pan on Gusto!, gleefully singing dumbass ditties about campfire girls, lemon water, medical marijuana, peeing in the shower and foot-longs. As always, the rest of the band act as willing accomplices to his punk pranks, supplying all the silly musical-parody punchlines — fake Celtic-rock, fake country-punk, fake jazz, even fake B-52’s-style new wave — and playing with all the zippy energy of kids who have been gorging on Halloween candy for days. But even if it’s about as mentally stimulating as listening to your nephew tell fart jokes, it’s still harmless fun for kids of all ages. Play along.