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on 25 September 2017
Genius. Pure genius. You don't have to like or understand steampunk to enjoy this, it's hilarious regardless. If you do like and understand steampunk, you really should not be without this CD. At any time. It should be permanently about your person somewhere. Although Michael Caine wasn't in Muppets Treasure Island, that was Tim Curry........ If you want to know why that's relevent you'll have to buy the CD. I really think you should.
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on 28 June 2010
I can't recommend this album enough. Clever, hilarious lyrics. Brilliant performances. This is just a steamy, punky bundle of fun from start to finish.

Highlights include 'Steph(v)enson' with it's terrifyingly catchy chorus and cunningly educational lyrics and 'Goggles', which deserves to go down as one of the greatest and shoutiest songs ever.

Looking forward to the follow up, guys! :)
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on 29 August 2011
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are a punk band that sit in the Steampunk genre. They are a unique band in a parallel universe where Victorian values never really ended. Steampunk means different things to different people, for some it means dressing up in Victorian clothing and acting out the mannerisms of whatever class they want to be, others will make modern items look a century old by modding them and so on. There is plenty of literature and many films that slot in to the Steampunk genre.

TMTWNBBFN do exactly what punk bands should do and rebel against society. It's subtle, but I think the band is rebelling against the crazier aspects of Steampunk whilst at the same time being part of it.

On to this debut album, the band tackles subjects such as Charles Darwin (Charlie), Victorian attitudes to mental health (Bedlam), engineers, war, literature and general Victorian attitudes (Etiquette and Victorian Grindcore).

The first single off this album was Sewer; trouble was you needed a phonograph to listen to it as it was released only on wax cylinder.
Highlights for me include Bedlam and Blood Red (a song about the British Empire).

I find the lyrics funny, with some songs having catchy sing-a-long sections (Charlie), and others crossing the boundaries of good taste (although still funny). Exactly how punk should be.

I guess if you are an evangelical Steampunk fan or someone who doesn't like loud, raucous music, you might not enjoy this, but this album really shouldn't be taken too seriously. The album is fun, the band live are fun, and I hope the next album continues in a similar vein.
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on 26 January 2012
Never heard of the band, bought it because of the cover and crossed fingers hoping it didn't disappoint. It hasn't , mostly. There are a couple of really good tracks on here, (stand out: 'boilerplate Daniel', a 'Victorian Gentleman's boasting song'), some tolerably amusing ones, ('they're Moving Father's Grave', 'Moon') and some you can skip over. Already played it half a dozen times and makes an excellent accompaniment to assembling flat-pack bedroom furniture while drinking mead. In short while there probably are better bands and certainly better Cd's it's definitely £4.99 well spent.

good on yer, look forward to volume 2
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on 20 February 2013
I boulght this after seeing TMTWNBBFN close at the Nie Lessons & Carols for godless people show at the Bloossbury last year.

Blown away by just how good it is, although Andrew O'Neill is a stand up comic as a day job, he is also an awesome metal\Punk guitarist.

Goggles and Boilerplate Dan rank up there with anyone as rock masterpieces, but Steph(v)enson and a victorian gentlemens boasting song blow everything else away.

Awsome. Buy it. Now.
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on 29 August 2011
If you like your music tinted with a smirk then this is for you. A riveting romp :) cant wait for the next one.
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on 29 August 2011
I accidentally heard 'Goggles' while browsing on youtube, and followed up by buying the album. I love the stupid sense of humour and the very clever wit. Great fun, catchy tunes and a wee smidge of political comment in there too.
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on 8 November 2012
More punk than steam, but a fine effort from TMTWNBBFN. It is worth searching out a few of their videos to see if it is your sort of stuff.

Standout tracks for me are Steph(v)enson and Boilerplate Daniel.

I prefer the more recent album "This May Be The Reason Why The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons" and would suggest only getting this one after you have given that a good listen
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on 29 August 2011
First off, if you don't like punk this album may not be for you.

If you DO like punk (even if you don't like it steam) you'll love this album.

Like chaos? There's a song for that. (Bedlam)

Are you a strong, confident woman? There's a song for that. (Goggles)

Confused about engineers with the surname Steph(v)enson? Give "Steph(v)enson" a listen.
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on 23 May 2013
The Steampunk Album! That Cannot Be Named For Legal Reasons The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing..
If you like punk and Victorian History "The Steampunk Album! That Cannot Be Named For Legal Reasons The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing", is the album for you. :)
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