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5.0 out of 5 starsThe Smiths gone Hardcore30 Jan 2004
By Trevor S. Platcow - Published on Amazon.com
I love this tribute. All my fave hardcore bands covering one of my favorite bands. I initially got it for The Business cover of London which is absolutely great. Slapshot's version of Big Mouth Strikes again is just amazing. Jack Kelly does it the way I wanted to hear it. This is great for fans of Hardcore who have or had a secret Smiths spot in their aching heart. The Meatmen's version of How Soon Is Now rocks with their campy humor and still pull it off great. I really can not say a bad thing about this release.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 starsPretty cool4 Jan 2001
By Sargent Fury - Published on Amazon.com
As with any compilation thereare a few unmemorable songs, but overall this comp is very good. The standout songs on here are Slapshot, Youth Brigade and Edgewise. I was dissapointed that Meat Is Murder is not on it, but thats a personal thing. Every Smiths song ever written is incredible, so why does Leeway do a Moz song? Anyway, it's a cool record. Buy it.
12 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 starsOK for headbangers -- not for Smiths fans21 Sep 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
It is deceptive that this listing does not have all of the songs/artists listed so that a purchaser can get a sense of what they are actually getting. This CD has nothing but hardcore punk covers of Smiths songs that all sound samey. Every song is revved up beyond belief and shouted over a pogoin' beat. That is fine for a one-off joke, but all of the subtleties that make the Smiths great are gone. If you weren't a Smiths fan in the first place, you would have trouble distinguishing between songs. Only the last track, a cover of Asleep, is slowed down to less that mosh tempo. No-name artists on a tribute album are expected, and it is nice to see that but what this bunch of punks obviously likes and appreciates one of the greatest bands of the 80s. But 60+ minutes of a pogoing soundtrack that has very very very little musically in common with its source material is NOT what Smiths fans will be expecting or looking for. Avoid.
3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starstribute to the smiths14 Jun 2000
By joey - Published on Amazon.com
this album is wonderfull it captures all the good thing we all fell in with about the smiths i would recomend this album to anyone who is a big smiths fan as wel as moz it does not get better than this