If you liked Stroke 9's previous album 'Nasty Little Thoughts' then you'll love this. 'Rip It Off' is in a similar vein and style so there aren't many surprises, but when the last album was so good, there's no need for this apple to fall too far from the tree. This album has something for everyone - the punk singles with catchy choruses and amusing lyrics (Latest Disaster, Kick Some ***), the intense anguished rock songs (Reject) and some very cool, chilled ballads (California). Also worth mentioning is the brilliant Do It Again, one of those songs that you can't get out of your head and that shows off a slightly larger vocal range than I aware Stroke 9 possessed. If you're new to Stroke 9 then I highly recommend them and would advise you buy either this album or 'Nasty Little Thoughts' rather than starting with their newer 'All In' CD. You'll probably love Stroke 9 if you enjoy bands like Jimmy Eat World. Also, although they are lighter than Sum 41, and punkier than Barenaked Ladies and 3 Doors Down, if you like any of those bands you're likely to enjoy this.
I came across this band while searching through cd reviews on amazon,when i read one for this cd the connection between this cd and the film Jay and Silent Bob struck me-good film and this band are GREAT! Kind of in the same style of american punky-pop bands such as Blink 182 and Sum41,the lyrics are funny and touching,the music is full of energy and up beat. Its the kind of cd that you can play over and over again and it will always make you smile. Not to be taken seariously,its a bit of fun but worth having in your collection if you like soft rock/punk rock such as Third Eye Blind or 3 Doors Down.....Go get it,its great!
This album is brilliant! I don't know many people who have hear of Stroke 9 but I hav recommended this album to most people I know and so far no one's told me anything but how good it is! My favourite tracks on the CD would probably be Kick some Ass, Vacuum bag and Do it again. It's an excellent allbum for those days when you need to feel good!
I first heard about Stroke 9 from the soundtrack of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back movie. At the end of said motion picture, Jay and Silent Bob go around beating up all the people who insulted them on the internet, while "How Many People Wanna Kick Some Ass?" is playing. I had no choice but to invest in this album, and was not disappointed. An excellent set of tracks, therefore an excellent album.
i also first heard the "kick some ass" song on jay and silent bob and knew i had to hear more songs by this band, it is hard to find this cd, every main shop i checked didnt have it, and you have to get an import, i wonder if it was ever enen released in the uk?.... i bought the album and it was amazing, my fav songs are "Vaccum Bag", "Latest Disaster" and "Kick Some Ass" (i always seem to like the first few songs off an album more than others)