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Unearthed Review: Super Jambo Slut Party. Two stars.

By Barcham - 26 September 2013 0

Super Jambo Slut Party

Unearthed Review time, due to popular demand…

HA!

Sorry I tried to keep a straight face while claiming that.

This week my RNG gave me Super Jambo Slut Party.

Super Jamboo Slut Party are a three piece pop-punkish act who don’t take themselves very seriously. I like that in a band.

Here’s what they have to say about themselves:

Let us read now from the book of Super Jambo Slut Party:

“The plough of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the modest rack and the tyranny of flaccid jugs.

Big in the pants is he who, in the name of easy chicks and cheap booze, shepherds the skank through the valley of Queanbeyan, for she is truly her bogan’s slapper and the bearer of flanel garments.

And I will strike down upon thee with wicked riffs and furious guitar skillz those who attempt to pwn and destroy my bitches. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my noodly appendage upon you.” Ezekielmoad 2:69

They’re having a joke, but just because your tongue is in your cheek doesn’t mean you’re not still being offensive. Your mileage may vary.

Bitch Mage is a dreadful song. Bland and uninspired, the musicians seem to be attempting to elicit a level of emotion that both the song and their musical talents are simply incapable of creating. A joke band making a sincere song.

All of you, is better. Again we find ourself faced with the problem of determining where that satirical line sits to work out if the band is being funny or just offensive. Looking past that however we have a song with a simple gag that references a 15 year old meme, but gets it wrong by saying “All OF your sluts” instead of just “All your sluts”.

A small quibble, but if you’re gonna quote a meme whose humour is based around terrible Engrish you probably shouldn’t misquote it and make it sound more like correct English. That kinda kills whatever humour is there, if any at all is actually left in such an ancient and overworked meme.

Potential offense-taking and my personal anal-retentive qualms about misquotations aside, this song fits the talents of the band quite well. They become fun, which is clearly where their talents lie.

It’s not amazing, it’s not really funny, but it is fun.

However about halfway through something great happens; they switch styles. Suddenly this generic sounding punk rock number has gotten all cabaret-ish. It’s unexpected, it’s fun, and it’s really well done. Then they do it again, suddenly we’re back in punk town but everything has gotten much heavier. This is great! Their delivery changes, you can actually hear the band members having more fun as the song goes. Their joy transfers across and I find that I no longer care about whether the song funny or offensive, it’s just a silly song they’re having fun with. Why don’t I just have some fun too?

In the final half of their second song I find a band that is worth listening to, and I am left feeling rather positive about this whole experience.

The song finishes, the player loops back and starts playing their first song again.

“Oh wait…” I remember, “These guys suck.”

Two stars.

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