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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
The first time I heard this was in a mate's car last summer. It was on a tape that also contained some Millencolin and NOFX. At the time no-one knew what it was! Most my friends thought it was brilliant and some of us copied the tape, still not knowing what Side A was, until by chance my friend happened to see Uncle Brian live in a pub in Cambridge. I'd describe this as...
Published on 23 Jan 2002

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3.0 out of 5 stars quite funny, but better heard live
I first saw uncle brian on the 'nu moon rising' tour. They coordinated their shirts with a hawain theme...Their live act was a good laugh and i bought the album. The album was disappointing in comparrison to their live act. However there is something comic about it and still quite listening to it despite the overly ditorted guitar, whiney vocals etc...
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Published on 19 Sep 2003 by Amazon Customer


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 23 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Barbeque Music (Audio CD)
The first time I heard this was in a mate's car last summer. It was on a tape that also contained some Millencolin and NOFX. At the time no-one knew what it was! Most my friends thought it was brilliant and some of us copied the tape, still not knowing what Side A was, until by chance my friend happened to see Uncle Brian live in a pub in Cambridge. I'd describe this as ska punk, even though there are no brass instruments/horns etc which i normally associate ska with. The only instrument apart from vocals, drums, guitar and bass on the album is the occassional synthesizer. Uncle Brian's music is a little bit pop-like but in a very unique way. All the guitar riffs are incredibly catchy which makes the record so much fun to listen to. Like with a lot of punk and ska punk the songs all sound fairly similar at first but after a few listens you realise how there is quite a bit of structural variation within the album. This is great to listen to as primary entertainment or as background music at a party, and is therefore very appropriately named. The overall sound is very easy to listen to and quite commercial-y, I'm almost worried about it becoming very popular since that would cause it to be dismissed by the people who describe themselves as true fans of the genre, the people who tend to not like anything that becomes popular. I'm sure that if more people heard this it would become that popular since it's absolutely brilliant. It will definitely come up at my birthday next week :) I'd recommend anyone, big fan or occasional listener of punk/ska punk to give it a go.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing bit-punk-pop-ska, 31 July 2002
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i'd heard Uncle Brian for the first time at the Camden Underworld with out knowing who they were. and now after buying the record i still think its thought out, well written and fun. basicaly brit ska. Well done to them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only problem is it isnt longer, 8 Sep 2000
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Uncle Brian are fucking brilliant, i saw them at the Astoria and they rocked like it was going out of fashion. Im in mexico now and all my mates love it too and are going to order copies . The best songs, well, its impossible to say, there isnt a bad song on the album. Everythings there, weird but totally original vocal stylings, rockin guitar work and phat bass lines. If your a punk fan and you dont buy theres sommit wrong with you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should I shoot through? Wooooaaaahhhh..., 17 Feb 2003
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When I first heard this CD, I really didn't like it. The vocals were bad quality, the lyrics didn't appeal to me and the guitars were pretty bad quality.
Then I listenedn to the album about 10 times, and now I totally love it. Every song is so catchy... mixing in some upbeat ska, pop-punk and even some synths and a drum machine to kick things off.
The swtich between vocals is great, add more variation. I prefer Robb's (now of Whitmore) voice, but Dan still has a good voice and I think it suits this albums tone.
The lyrics have more depth than you innitially might think, like Better Off Gay, etc.
It's a shame that Uncle Brian couldn't stay as the original Salisbury foursome, but now we have TWO great bands, Whitmore and Uncle Brian.
The best songs here are.... well, most of them. This is a pure fun, summer album to lift you out of that dark mood.
Highlights are.. 'Dingle', 'Super Powered', '53', 'Better off Gay', 'Shooting Through'.
Great stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best pop-punk album by uk artist ever................, 27 Aug 2000
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This CD is one of my favourites, the music is catchy and well arranged, the band are very down to earth. The best tunes are "Superpowered" and "Bed hair", while the Venga Boys cover "Going to Ibiza" should not be missed. "Superpowered" is headed for commercial success, and you wont be able to forget "Bed Hair". "Brothel Creepers" is really out there, combining funky dance keyboards and rocking guitars. The title "Barbecue Music" sums up the mood of the album, happy songs for happy days. An invigorating debut, it really is worth checking out; and if you get the chance, dont miss them live .... amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great album, beats [spunge] any day of the week..., 15 Aug 2002
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What can I say this is an amazing album, and more so that it comes from this side of the atlantic. This is finally something us brits can be proud of, and though it might not be very long or very original, its played with such enthusiasm and if youve ever bounced along to any pop punk song in your entire life, youll like at least a couple of the songs on offer here. The best song on here by far is 'kelly' or 'dingle' the former being quick, bright and to the point, the latter being just great bouncing fun. If you can't find anything to enjoy on this album, you're either deaf or just plain miserable. So buy this album now, you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Catchy , Rockin , Brit pop-ska-punk, 6 Sep 2000
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I think this album is wicked, me and my friends love chilling out to it. Its pretty rocking too! My favourite tracks have gotta be 'dingle' and 'lemons' this album is the coolest brit punk i have heard in ages. It was about time that we had something to rival the likes of blink182 and less than jake. I can't wait to hear what they have got to offer next!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Pop Punk Album Since Green Day's 'Dookie', 15 Aug 2000
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I first saw uncle brian play at the London Astoria supporting Millencolin, i was totally blown away to say the least. Its amazing to see a band from the UK playing the same standard of music that has only ever been done by the likes of Green Day and Off Spring. This album is really really good, i totally reccomend it, it is THE best thing to come out of the UK in ages. They are like punk and ska but very poppy making it easy to listen to, happy and good to dance to. I love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent music from UK's top ska punk band, 15 Aug 2000
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Rockin keyboards, big guitars, cool songs best ska punk album so far in 2000. Stand out tracks include Lemons and Super Powered, another Blink 182 waiting to happen.....
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars quite funny, but better heard live, 19 Sep 2003
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I first saw uncle brian on the 'nu moon rising' tour. They coordinated their shirts with a hawain theme...Their live act was a good laugh and i bought the album. The album was disappointing in comparrison to their live act. However there is something comic about it and still quite listening to it despite the overly ditorted guitar, whiney vocals etc...
Worth buying cos it puts you in a good mood
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