McNulty’s Retro Reviews: Limp Bizkit – Three Dollar Bill, Y’All

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So there are a lot of new albums out there, right? As it turns out, there were also lots of new albums released in the past! In this Toilet ov Hell segment, I’ll be reviewing classic albums from the perspective of when they were released. For the first installment I’m going with Limp Bizkit’s debut LP Three Dollar Bill, Y’All. Join me on this trip back to 1997… *Cue dream sequence music*

Driving to high school as a Junior, I always tuned to a local alternative radio station that played mainly indie rock; it wasn’t great, but it sure beat whatever talk radio that was going on and on about President Bill Clinton’s second-term election. That’s where I first heard “Counterfeit” by Limp Bizkit, a band hardly anyone knew at the time (their George Michael cover hadn’t reached the airwaves yet). I wasn’t accustomed to this combination of hard rock and rap, but I REALLY enjoyed it, so I absconded to my local CD Warehouse where I found Three Dollar Bill, Y’All right between Fat of the Land by The Prodigy and Zoot Suit Riot by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

Limp Bizkit’s debut LP kicks off with an intro featuring a religious extremist giving a speech about “kill the pollution, kill the pollution…” which leads right into the first real song “Pollution”. This is a genre-defining riff for the nu-metal community: down-tuned crunch with a funky bounce, and it did a great job of preparing all 266,490,000 red-blooded Americans (as of January 1st) for the onslaught of this hip-hop/metal band. Next up is track three “Counterfeit”(I already told you I love it, and for argument’s sake I’m going to call it the greatest nu-metal song ever written). Just listen to Fred Durst rapping over a bassline so sexy it could compete with Victoria Silvstedt as Playmate of the Year, leading into the signature line “cause you’re sick of yourself… WHILE I’M SICK OF YOU TOO!!!”

There are two factions (or musical genres) working against each other on this album: the hip-hop and the heavy metal. And while the word “against” brings on a generally negative connotation, it really aids the music in this case. These two elements are going head-to-head against each other just like the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers at the Super Bowl. It’s this rivalry that inspires a creative spark in the music that would eventually become stale and over-used. Fred Durst separates most of the rapping and turntable-ing for the choruses while the heavier portions, riffs and screams, for the verses. This riffing, nu-metal though it may be, is pretty darn heavy, super catchy, and often speeds up to a comfortable speed towards the end of a particular song, approaching what we could consider appropriate heavy metal. I mean let’s face it, this is no City by Strapping Young Lad here, but really what was at the time?

Most of the songs follow a similar formula as “Counterfeit”, but it’s track 7, “Stalemate”, that really stands out. A magnificent song that plays out in really cool fashion, “Stalemate” starts out slow and creepy with rollicking bass riffs accompanying whispers and after about a minute gains in momentum and weight as the thick riffs slowly kick in, with shifting tempos all throughout its 6:14 run time. Are we allowed to call this song “progressive nu-metal”? Heck I’m going to say yes; we might as well, considering Princess Diana called for an immediate international ban on land mines. Progressive indeed! Then, at the 33:29 mark our ears are assaulted with an abomination of modern music, the song everyone knows: a cover of “Faith” by George Michael. It’s obnoxious, unnecessary, painfully unfunny, and sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of the album. Thankfully, once it’s over the album returns to greatness just as Hong Kong returns to Chinese rule; but still if I ever burn this CD for somebody I’m surely leaving the song out.

When Limp Bizkit released their debut LP, it paralleled the U.S. launching its first commercial satellite… unfortunately this album turns out to be similar to The Matrix; subsequent follow-ups never achieve the same level of quality as the first. BUT much like Zaire officially joining the World Trade Organization, Three Dollar Bill, Y’All is joining the ranks of McNulty’s classic albums; I enjoy it as much, if not more, than when it was first released. While Hale-Bop was the closest to the Earth as it would be until 4397, Three Dollar Bill, Y’All came as close as it could to being a perfect album, a collection of great songs with only one real stinker, that I will confidently award:

 

4_of_5

4 out of 5 Dolly the Cloned Sheep

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Ummm……

    • don’t run from your past, bby. we can’t retrofit our lives with Emperor shirts and Dissection, uh, pants (?)

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        In 1997, I was listening to Black Sabbath. Not making that up.

        • lolz, i believe you. i just happened to be surrounded by Korn and Coal Chamber in those years.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Bummer, that’s the way it goes.

          • Also a Céline Dion song from that era. Fuck the world.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Oh wow, Titanic was 1997, wasn’t it?

          • Yeah, somewhere around that time. Horrifying.

    • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

      Yes it has.

  • Vault Dweller

    My most prominent memory of this album involves fighting a kid in gym class during middle school… kid used to sing the lyrics to Faith all the time. ALL THE TIME.

    I won.

  • Spear

    Is this my punishment for not having a TDT for this week?

    • FRED DURST

      TECH DEATH IS FOR POSERS! WERE TALKING ABOUT FRUD DERSTS CONTRIBUTION TO METAL AND FRUD DERSTS ASCENSION TO TRU METAL GOD!

      FRUD “NOT A POSER” DERST

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        Hey didn’t you used to be the Avenged Sevenfold dude?

        • Maik Beninton™

          This is another dude.

          He had an epic fight with M Shadows not too long ago.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            Thx for the update. Looks like M Shadows got kicked to the curb. But wait didnt he used to be David Draiman too?

          • Maik Beninton™

            I don’t think so. I don’t remember David Draidman very well, but I know he was one of the ‘type in all caps with a lot of stupidity’ dudes.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            David was huge on MS right before the exodus….

    • Yup, it’s Tech Durst Thursday now.

  • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

    It’s moments like this that make me thankful I got into metal thru Sabbath and Zeppelin instead of the shit like this that came out when I was a kid.

    • I was into Korn & Limp Bizkit before moving on to more traditional stuff. IMO: Significant Other >>>>>> 3 Dolla Bills Y’all. FIGHT ME, MCNULTY.

      • FRED DURST

        WHY FIGHT OVER WHICH IS BETTER WHEN EVERYTHING FRUD DERST PRODUCES IS BEYOND ANYTHING ANY OTHER POSER COULD PUT OUT? THIS IS HOW FRUD DERST BECAME A TRU METAL GOD AFTERALL

        FRUD “NOT A POSER” DERST

      • Vault Dweller

        Yeah, I’d co-sign that. SO > 3DBY.

        In general though, bands from Jacksonville suck. Including Skynyrd.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I was too. I still consider Korn superior to Bizkit though.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          I actually think Korn’s first album is genuinely good. The rest is a pile of dogshit though, save for Issues maybe. At least that album has somewhat of a deranged, warped atmosphere.
          But the less said about the rest of their discography, the better.

      • couldn’t do it. even at the time (prior to complete metalhead transformation) i noticed the band leaving heavy territory and venturing more into rap-y stuff

        • Gotcha. I listened to (and continue to listen to) a lot of hip hop. I’m a few years younger than you as well.

          • younger and wiser–
            hold on a sec, did LB just get JT hip-hopproval?

          • I liked it as a kid. It’s pretty hard to listen to now though. BUT LB turned me on to Wu Tang. Just like Korn turned me onto Morbid Angel.

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

      There aren’t real musical talents like Limp Bizkit anymore. We need real bands again. Pop music is crap.

      -Random8806, 1 month ago

    • -Pretty much what everyone feels obligated to say now even though nü metal was insanely popular and somebody was obviously buying those CDs. #mertuhlCred

      • Vault Dweller

        I bought a few. No shame here. A few of ’em still get listened to, even (early Deftones and Sevendust and RATM and System of a Down.) No shame in the game, my man!

        Favorite band at that time was Our Lady Peace though, not sure if they’d be more or less respected than Nu-Metal around here.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          I’m guessing Our Lady Peace would be “alternative”.

          • Vault Dweller

            Yup. ‘Alt-rock.’ The *slightly* edgier son of JJD’s ‘Dad-rock.’

          • EVERYTHING was alternative then. Most record stores really sucked ass.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yeah, good point.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            OLP = Smashing Pumpkins ripoff; SP = world’s biggest My Bloody Valentine ripoff.

        • I was already getting a little old to be terribly excited about nü metal but I don’t remember that much hate until its time was over.

          I got really pissed up with the guys from Sevendust ~1995 before they did their first album and actually changed their name to Sevendust. They were opening for some local AC/DC coverband at a dive in Louisville KY. Those fuckers could DRINK.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Sevendust’s vocalist does some of the vocals on the new Earthside. FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!

      • RJA

        I remember getting my first cd player Christmas 90′ – came with a copy of Warrant’s “Cherry Pie”. I’m not going to judge anyone!

        • Eliza

          Now, because you mentioned that, I will have it stuck in my head again. How can something so horrible be so catchy?

        • I still like some glam and listened to it right alongside thrash and other stuff at that time…but I never really got Warrant. I thought they were too Mickey Mouse like Poison.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            What would be your favorite glam band then?

          • Glam metal or just glam? T. Rex in the seventies and Cinderella in the eighties. (Crüe was kinda in and out of glam metal and I don’t count Whitesnake just because the poofed up the hair towards the end of the decade.)

          • Eliza

            T. Rex is great. Cinderella is ok, better than most glam metal. Also, I love Whitesnake.

          • Great White had a good album with Once Bitten. They never really wore makeup though. Kinda had the sound and the puffed up hair. (I’ve seen third-rate thrash bands of that time puff up their hair though. It was just a think in the 80s.)

            All of this is the reason why I give zero fucks about genres and just listen to music I personally like past or present. My digital collection in iTunes is either tagged “Rock” or “Heavy Metal” for any type of rock music. And there is really no hard line drawn between the two. I still call GNR heavy metal because everyone else did when they came out.

          • Eliza

            I applaud you, sir! You have my respect.

          • I know being more specific is the right thing for most people but I don’t listen to music like most people I know. I’ll go from Borknagar to WASP to David Bowie and back in the same few hours.

          • Eliza

            I can do that, too. Unfortunately, most of the time, I’m just to lazy to do it.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I was referring to the ’80s, but your answers suffice.

          • Terms like “glam” really mean nothing to me. Tesla looked nothing like glam bands but fit right in with them sonically-speaking. I believe they’re only respected now by those who hate on all glam because of the look. Which is superficial as fuck IMO.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            It was just a box to put them in, like any genre.

          • Eliza

            Tesla is awesome! Like superfuckingawesome!

          • Having not been there in person, I maybe wrong… but all those bands were not “glam” in any sense in the early 80s.

          • Based on my personal experience I knew people who loved Maiden and Priest and considered Crüe and Dokken to be categorically nearly the same ie: “heavy metal.”

            Bands like Motorhead, Sabbath, Priest, Maiden etc rarely if ever identified with anything more extreme than Megadeth. Maiden used to talk shit about thrash in period interviews…I wonder what they’d say now about death metal haha. Priest toured with bands like Dokken and to this day don’t collaborate with extreme metallers. I’ve seen Halford get on stage with 5FDP though ohs noes.

            TL;DR version: people who want to exclude dated sub-genres from their insignificant Real Metal Canons are the ones who are out of touch and are ignorant of actual heavy metal history.

          • more beer

            What about someone like me Jay. I wasn’t listening to any of the hair bands back then. I was already listing to all of the underground stuff that was out. While I agree those bands have their place in metal history. I certainly don’t think I was out of touch.

          • The fact that you acknowledge their place assures me you’re not at all out of touch. I know their was a minority of metalheads who, like you, only got into the underground stuff. I just think people like you were not nearly as common as younger metalheads currently believe.

          • more beer

            I think the reason for that is more geographic. Since back then it was so much harder to find music. Not to mention who your friends were and what they were listening to. I certainly knew a lot of people who were listening to a lot mainstream music. It just never did it for me.

          • Yeah, the record stores I had access to didn’t carry much underground stuff. I mean, there was a handful of Metal Blade releases and stuff but I wasn’t always willing to take the chance on spending my only ten on a record or cassette when I had no idea if I’d like it or not.

            Things got “better” for me near the end of the eighties. Thrash got way more “mainstream” exposure (like on Headbanger’s Ball) and I just fucking knew that any new Death Angel, Nuclear Assault, or Voivod album was a safe bet haha.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I prefer the albums they did in 1995 and 1996.

          • Never listened to them so IDK. Were they trying to nutride current trends at the time? I jumped off Skid Row after Slave to the Grind because they posed out and tried to get all grunge or something.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            They did grunge better than Nirvana in my opinion.

          • Aaight. I’ll take your word for it haha.

          • Eliza

            I liked Slave to the Grind. It was better than Skid Row’s debut.

          • Way better.

          • Eliza
          • Hell yes. Damn were they great.

          • Check out the live performance, man it is good!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGJCdWIroq0

          • Eliza

            Sebastian was a great vocalist.

          • Sebastian Bach was always one of my favorite screamers. Anybody that says he “isn’t metal” should just walk off a cliff.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom
          • Eliza

            This song is also awesome!

        • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

          First CD I ever bought was Lush’s ‘Split’, which I still got. So I can’t complain about my first pick! First cassette I ever got was Michael Jackson’s ‘Dangerous’, so again, no complaints.

      • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

        partly true, but I never really liked rap back then, so Korn and the like sounded like noise to me

  • Sir Tapir The Based

  • Maik Beninton™

    I cracked a smile as soon as I saw this. Thanks McNulty.

  • FRED DURST

    IT LOOKS LIKE THE WORDS OF TRU METAL GOD FRUD DERST HAS FINALLY REACHED SOME OF YOU. FRUD DERST IS PLEASED WITH THIS REVIEW BUT FRUD DERST DISAGREES WITH ONE THING. FRUD DERSTS COVER OF GEORGE MICHAELS POSER SONG WAS INFINITELY BETTER THAN ANYTHING THAT POSER PUTS OUT. FRUD DERST WAS TRYING TO SHOW THAT POSER WHAT TRU METAL LOOKS LIKE! FRUD DERST IS VERY HAPPY WITH THIS REVIEW OVERALL THOUGH!

    OH AND ONE MORE THING

    WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN NEVER ACHIEVE THE SAME GREATNESS!? YOU HAD A GOOD REVIEW GOING AND THEN YOU TURNED OUT TO BE A POSER! FUCK YOU AND FUKKIN BREAK STUFF

    FRUD “NOT A POSER” DERST

    • JB!

    • RepostedAvengedSevenfoldFan2

      my biggest dream, is go to a limpbizkit concert, i remember the day i heard this band, i didn’t have a way in my flie, and just wanted die fast, bbut that day i loved rock n roll ^^ maybe i didn’t see limp Bizkit in they glory times, but i love this time too because the music still alive to the world and still alive to me, when i play it in my drums.

      – swaybelly321, 17 hours ago

      • FRED DURST

        DONT WORRY A7X FAN! FRUD DERST CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO NOT BE A POSER AND INTRODUCE YOU TRU METAL!

        FRUD “NOT A POSER” DERST

        • PresidentGuy”Whitey”Corngood

          It’s not to late to add an “A” between the “R and the “U” in your avatar comments…..? No?

        • more beer

          How exactly does a poser of epic proportions do this?

      • more beer

        There were no glory times.

    • What were those flat bottom shoes called? Skater shoes I think… Skywalks or something? There were all the rage. Anyone know what I am talking about?

      • COAL ROLL

        Airwalk

        • Bingo! Damn did I want a pair. Unfortunately my parents did not want to jeopardize the skinny-white-boy-farmer look… oh wells.

          #4thgradeforever
          #oregantrail2

          • COAL ROLL

            all I wanted was one of these

          • A truck payment? That is what you wanted?

          • COAL ROLL

            a white power wagon

          • …and a truck payment. Those are two things. lol

          • Varg? Is that you?

          • COAL ROLL

            Gelal Necrosodomy

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom
          • Max

            Back when I was a skater, I never found a brand of shoe that could actually withstand the wear-and-tear of skating for more than about a month, particularly on the soles and on the outer of the frontside foot (where your foot slides up the griptape while ollieing). That included Airwalks.

          • BobLoblaw

            George Lynch has died from dysentery.

        • guilty of that too

      • Dubs

        Soaps? Etnies?

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Keds. Has to be Keds.

          • Dubs

            Ah, you may be right.

          • more beer

            Back in the day Pro Keds. With the 4 strips on the side.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            I wear almost nothing but dress shoes (the only exception is Timerlands if it’s snowing outside, and slippers).

        • Remember Airwalks?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I do. Same with Heelys.

          • Dubs

            Yup. Never owned any. Pretty sure my mom bought our shoes at Payless.

          • I never had a pair of them either. I just remember being jealous of all the other kids that had them. Dumb.

          • could never decide which i liked better, Airwalks or Vans

          • I still wear Vans. All black oldschool high tops.

          • top-shelf

          • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

            Vans. All the way.

        • Stockhausen

          Dude, friggin’ Soaps. What a weird time.

    • Eliza

      WoW

    • RJA

      Were JNCO’s really that fucking huge at the bottom. I mean, I lived through it but I don’t remember them being that ridiculous.

      • Time has a way of idealizing the past… making us forget things that were… tramatic.

      • Leg dresses.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Those pants are Kikwear, not JNCOS.

      • Y u do dis? lolololol

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Lolol

          • HHAHAHAlololololoolololololol

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            GL!

    • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

      Don’t even have to remember, since they’re now back on the market.

  • Full disclosure: I owned this album and enjoyed it for a minute. But as time wore on, I was infuriated by Durst raps and quickly discarded it to the cut out bin of the local record store where it belongs. Also, please return the real Jimmy to us at once.

  • Capra Hircus Hubertus

    It may be garbage, and it is garbage, but at least it’s enjoyable garbage. That’s a step above deathcore right?

    • FRED DURST

      FRUD DERST AGREES THAT DERSTCORE IS BETTER THAN DEATHCORE

      FRUD “NOT A POSER” DERST

    • Spear

      I’d take deathcore over Durstcore.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Nope, suicide would be the only option.

  • Guacamole Jim

    John Otto is a hell of a drummer. I’d forgotten his work on this album.

    • trvth, and i’d have mentioned it if i could have found a 1997 event correlating to it

  • Dubs

    Sorry McNasty, I just never got the Limp hype train, despite enjoying other nu metal at the time. This is some of your best writing though, bb.

    • Vault Dweller

      Co-signed on the writing! GJ duder.

    • thanks man, turns out writing is better when not plastered!
      …and while written for comedic purposes, i really do love this album, but they sure as shit got bad with Significant Other on up

      • Dubs

        Hey man, I’m pretty sure I own every Static-X album still, even if I haven’t listened to them in over half a decade.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          Static X is my shit. RIP Wayne.

  • Eliza

    The only rap metal I tolerate to is RATM.

    • Vault Dweller

      Those first two Deftones albums are worthwhile as well. He (Chino) mostly stops rapping after that.

      • Eliza

        I agree.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Deftones are still the best numetal band

        • Vault Dweller

          They’ve def. aged out of that genre, but it can’t be argued that they were once Nu-Metal.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Tru, if anything theyre still good. And Palms is damn good too

          • Vault Dweller

            I REALLY liked that Palms album, but nobody came with me on that one. Hype train died around release day it seemed like.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Anything Isis involved and im down

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Deftones is just an all around great and unique band. Arguably the best thing to come out of that whole nu-metal scene.

    • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

      For me (at least judging by their new EP), King 810 is the only one I can stand.

  • Matt Pike’s Sweaty Left Nipple

    Fred Durst is banned from the Ukraine for liking Russia too much. True story.

    • Eliza

      I read about that as well. What a moron.

      • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

        I think he’s actually in Crimea or something like that.

        • Eliza

          Yeah, he wanted to do pro-Russian propaganda films if I remember correctly. I’m glad they threw the scumbag back to the US.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the US needs to ship him off to North Korea or Syria!

          • Eliza

            I’m sure those two would send him back as well.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            *gets a catapult ready and aims him towards a volcano in East Iceland*

          • Eliza

            Best solution.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      All he did was say stuff like “I want to move to Crim”, from where his wife is from.
      I think, at least.

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    To put this in perspective: i was 11 in 1997. So, yeah, i thought this was awesome

    • Vault Dweller

      Fuck, same birth year.

      Barney, Sesame Street or Mr. Rogers?

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        None of the above.

  • I’m not really a fan (or hatewagoneer) of Limp Bizkit but I am a fan of getting today’s metalheads to lighten the hell up. I wanna see more shit like this, McNulty. Thanks.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Didn’t get to hear this until many years after it was released – until I had already developed a distaste for nu-metal.
    Jimmy, I love you, but bleugh!

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Retro reviews? I could do so many of these!

    • Eliza

      I’d like to see a review of a glam metal album. That would be hilarious.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        I’m sure that will happen.

        • Eliza

          I can’t wait.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I might do that. I’ll have to pick oe first.

        • Eliza

          Please do! Poison would be the most obvious pick.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Poison is way too obvious. I’m going outside the box for this.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Kix?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Possibly. I’m thinking them or a few other choices.

          • COAL ROLL

            Faster fucking pussycat bro

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            That’s possible. They did an awful industrial album I want to review.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Hey now, I love Kix!

            http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H4953sRTL.jpg

            Oh, the band? Nevermind!

          • Eliza

            Pretty Boy Floyd, maybe? Don’t ask why I know them.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Too obscure

          • Eliza

            Also, they’re probably not too terrible enough. They’re just boring.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m thinking either Kix, Britny Fox, Ratt, Trixter or Slaughter.

          • Definitely Ratt, they are the most obscure.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I might pick them, Kix or Slaughter.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            How about Burzum?

          • Oh come on, Dad.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Eat your carrots, son.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            They’re not glam.

          • Sir Tapir The Based
          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Lol, is that the same guy who did:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNyG-xu-7SQ

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            No, that’s Cal Chuchesta, Anthony Fantano’s roommate

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Who’s Anthony Fantano?

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            The internet’s bussiest music nerd

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Guessing he works with Pitchfork, then.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Nope. He has a youtube channel called TheNeedleDrop. It’s because of him that Death Grips are popular.

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            BTW, some Finnish power metal that even you might like!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaM-4iHCKXI

          • Eliza

            I wouldn’t say so, they had several successful albums.

          • I was being sarcastic. Sorry 🙂

          • Eliza

            Oh, ok then. 😀

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m not picking Out Of The Cellar. I’m picking Reach For The Sky or Detonator. If I pick Kix I’m doing Blow My Fuse or Shoe Business.

          • Eliza

            I see. Feel free to nitpick as much as like on those.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom
          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I meant Show Business. Autocorrect is the worst.

          • Slappy The Squirrel

            LMAO!!!! I seriously thought they did a song about selling shoes or something.

          • Eliza

            I used to like Ratt. They’re not that bad. Britny Fox and Slaughter are shit, though.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            David Hasselhoff?

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Pantera?

        • Eliza

          This idea has potential.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          Oh yeah. Before they ripped off Exhorder.

      • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

        Celtic Frost?

        • Eliza

          Hehe, no. XD

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Dad Rock Duesday

  • That riffing in Stalemate is not terrible. I mean, it is a lot better than I thought it was going to be.

    • the music on this album is closer to heavy metal than what casual LB fans know them for. …….and i’ll stuff myself into a locker (high school, bringin’ it full circle)

      • RJA

        whether this album is any better or worse than the others is not an argument I care to have – they are all questionable. But, you’re right the first one is way more metal.

  • TheCheezFace

    I started watching The Wire last week. Reading everything in Dominic West’s voice now.

    • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

      I bummed the DVDs for seasons 2 and 5, but never got around to watching them before I had to take them back.

      • more beer

        You should watch every episode. Some of the best TV ever.

        • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

          I’ll get around to it eventually. Finished Fury Road earlier. LOVED IT!!!!!!!

      • TheCheezFace

        It’s worth it.

  • Stockhausen

    I had my Korn and Limp Bizkit phase in middle school. My middle schoolers have their Black Veil Bride/Pierce the Veil/androgynous emotioncore phase. I’m not really looking forward to what it will be for my offspring in 12 or so years.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Probably just more shitty music.

    • Keep’em hooked on the metals. It has never served you wrong, yet.

    • Dad tip: Play your kids stuff you like. My almost three year old can get down with Harm’s Way. Patting myself on the back for good parenting.

      • BobLoblaw

        My 5 year old and I watched various live Emperor and Deeds of Flesh songs for about 30 minutes yesterday. Ze proud Papa.

        • COAL ROLL

          My dude LOVES Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Rainbow is the shit.

      • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

        My roomy’s 6 year old kid is getting into Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, which is pretty much par for the course at her age. Thankfully I got her into Amberian Dawn, Xanthra, Epica and various other symphonic metal bands.

        • I think once they start to make more friends and gain interests, that may change so I’m taking advantage of it right now.

    • Maik Beninton™

      Let the kids play what they want, as long as it isn’t shitty pop.

      • hey now

        • Maik Beninton™

          I mean shitty pop, not good pop like Tay Tay.

          • <3

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            >tay tay
            >good pop
            Choose one

          • screengrabbed before you wedged your way in!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Wat?

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Like Carley Rae Jepsen.

            FTFY

    • Every time I see a teenager with a Black Veil Bride t-shirt or sweatshirt I just think, “Oh, honey. No.”

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      My sister loves Pierce The Veil. She’s 20.

    • no kids have ever liked something good
      #kridfacts

  • Paris Hilton

    Chocolate Starfish was the pinnacle for The Bizkit and perhaps music itself. This doesn’t come even close to capturing the simpler times of listening to Rollin’ on your way to a party with a case of beer and pack of Cherry Prime Times. Or Get Your Groove on after successfully fingerbanging your gf in the theatre during XXX. Try as it might, this album does not capture that 00’s spirit. 2/10 would not Break Stuff.

  • I’m pretty fucking happy I’m just barely too young to ever get into Korn or Limp Bizkit. Bullet dodged. *stealthily listens to nsync, backstreet boys, and britney spears*

    • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

      I was around when nu metal became big (which is sadly happening again), but I was so entrenched in industrial and extreme metal that it thankfully flew over my head.

  • Count_Breznak

    ’97 I was busy wondering how suddenly everyone knew about Rammstein, the little band that released a pretty interesting album in ’95, mainly distributed via punk mail order….

    • Dubs

      They got big because of the Family Values Tour and The Matrix.

      • Saw the Family Values tour, which means I suffered through Limp Bizkit in order to see Korn, Rammstein, and Ice Cube.

        • more beer

          I would have considered seeing Korn suffering too.

          • I like their first few albums okay enough.

          • more beer

            I was well entrenched in the underground way before they came out. I just saw it as commercial MTV crap.

      • Count_Breznak

        That was overseas, here they got big via Engel.

      • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

        And well, the whole controversy that surrounded them with the Columbine shootings.

        • Dubs

          Yes, that’s true.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Which was rather odd. Several of my friends thought their lyrics were about killing, violence, etc. At that time, at least, most of their songs were about love and fucking.

          • Dubs

            If you remember, Manson was also blamed, despite Klebold and Harris not even being fans.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            And KMFDM was pinned as Neo Nazis because of them, which couldn’t possibly be further from the truth.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      I like Mutter
      #ToiletOvConfessions

      • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

        It’s pretty class!

      • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

        Good CD! I might still have that CD around after all these years. #ToiletOvHundredsOfHopelesslyUnsortedCDs

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          #ToiletOvSortYourFuckingCDs

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Why? I hardly listen to them anymore now that I got everything on digital.

    • back then, my best friend’s father threw away his Rammstein CD because “they sounded Satanic”. i guess the fact that it was in German completely eluded him.

  • Max

    ” Then, at the 33:29 mark our ears are assaulted with an abomination of modern music, the song everyone knows: a cover of “Faith” by George Michael. It’s obnoxious, unnecessary, painfully unfunny, and sticks out like a sore thumb from the rest of the album.”

    Jesus, was it really that far in? I’d forgotten how unnecessarily long that record was.

    Anyway, gotta disagree. I thought “Faith” was one of the better cuts on it. There was only about three tracks I liked; that was one.

    What I really liked was Ross Robinson’s production. I often wondered what sort of magic he might’ve been able to work for a death metal band had they been able to afford him. (Of course we partly know that due to Sepultura’s Roots and Fear Factory’s shelved debut, which I really should get around to hunting down and hearing some day.)

    • glad you weighed in, i remember discussing the production with you a while ago.
      when i first got the album, i really dug “Faith”. almost 20 years later (and without rose-colored glasses) the novelty of that track really sticks out.

      • Max

        You’re probably right.

      • more beer

        As much as I like you. I always hated this band. I was way past teen angst when this came out.

    • It’s on YouTube if you get curious.

    • Dubs

      That Fear Factory album should be on Spotify if memory serves.

      • Max

        I’m not a Spotician so I’ll just have to try the Tube ov You.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          A Spotician, lol

  • Celtic Frosty

    That Counterfeit video is lolbuttz x 1,997

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I’m working on a review of Reach For The Sky followed by the Faster Pussycat industrial album followed by a review of the Byrds album Ballad Of Easy Rider.

    • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

      Faster Pussycat, the hair metal band, put out an industrial CD?!?! Toss me a vid!

      • more beer

        They sucked at hair metal. Do you think they are any better at industrial?

        • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

          Eh, who knows? Keep in mind that Cevin Key, the main guy behind Skinny Puppy, was in Images In Vogue, which was a 4th rate new wave band. And just look at old school Ministry before they became what we now know them as. And Trent Reznor would LOVE for people to forget about this atrocity:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m5fKUHMw5c

          • more beer

            I just don’t see any way that can be a good thing.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It’s on Spotify. It’s called Between The Valley Of The Ultra Pussy. It’s industrial remixes of their songs.

        • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

          Ohhhh, remixes. I thought you meant original songs.

        • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

          I challenge you to a Record Swap! Deal?

  • JWEG

    Much prefer this particular cover of ‘Faith”. It’s 4 years older so accusations of copycatting (which are inevitable when this pops up on the YouTubes) are baseless:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODhHfGhw2P8

    I’m admitting here that as a teenager I didn’t have much better taste than nu-metal, but at least Chixdiggit were intentionally goofy from day one (the name alone ought to be a big hint).

  • more beer

    I’m old, I thought this was shit in 97 and nothing has changed!

    • Bosse de Hosse Rosse

      You’re the man, more beer.

  • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

    Think the world of ya, McNulty, but this CD is…………….

    https://45.media.tumblr.com/bcb1447af11db783f6ddd75a11b6102a/tumblr_nwlursW2z81tmlgseo1_500.gif

  • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

    And some brand spanking new David Bowie, posted on his Vevo an hour ago.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8&feature=em-subs_digest

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Lol that’s been out for a while

      • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

        Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! It said it was posted a few hours ago on his Vevo page, so I figured it was new. I haven’t kept on his stuff in quite a while.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          The music video is new, but the song’s been out for a while.

          • Heroic Nipple Farts Of Doom

            Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, gotcha! DOH!

  • Ess Gee Dee

    Definitely glad for this article. I agree 100%. The album is still fun as hell, even all these years later. Drop all the pretense, Limp was fun.

    • the point of the article was humor. i hope most people caught that.
      having said that… i spun it a few times during this review and my rating is genuine.

      • Ess Gee Dee

        No doubt! I think people just take everything ultra seriously for no damn reason. Read the article and laugh, spin the album and have fun. Simple as that.

  • Lacertilian

    As soon as I read *cue dream sequence*, a wave diddly doos echoed through my mind.
    http://labbunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/waynes-world-gif.gif

  • CyberneticOrganism