• Green Day - Father of All Motherfuckers (2020)

    Father of All Motherfuckers seems to indicate a really angry punk rock record that doesn't take any prisoners and criticizes everything wrong with politics and society these days. Well, we've got that all wrong because veterans Green Day deliver a traditional garage rock and hard rock release that goes back to the sounds of the seventies. It recalls bands such as Mud, Slade and Sweet.

    The opening title track ''Father of All...'' is a quite rhythmic stomper with simple melodies and slightly high-pitched vocals that bares few ressemblances with Green Day's usual style and rather recalls side projects such as Foxboro Hot Tubs.

    ''Oh Yeah!'' is obviously influenced by the infamous Gary Glitter but the band turned a potential controversy into a good action and donated all royalties from the sales of said song to International Justice Mission and Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

    ''I Was a Teenage Teenager'' stands out as the mellowest and longest tune on the album, recalling rock ballads in the key of The Beatles but also Green Day's own softer side.

    The whole ride already ends after twenty-six minutes and fails to leave a deeper impression. The songs are nostalgic party tunes and might be great fun to listen to at the parties. However, the material lacks the typical band sound and especially profound lyrics and unique trademarks. On the other side, reinventing yourself and doing the opposite of what fans expect from you still goes along with the essence and spirit of punk rock music. Father of All Motherfuckers certainly is an acquired taste but one has to respect that Green Day still continues to explore new sounds thirty-four years into its career instead of keeping things predictable and safe.

    Final rating: 60%

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  • Ottawa on a snowy February night in 2020

    Ottawa on a snowy February night in 2020

    Ottawa on a snowy February night in 2020

    Ottawa on a snowy February night in 2020

    Ottawa on a snowy February night in 2020

    Ottawa on a snowy February night in 2020

    Ottawa on a snowy February night in 2020

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  • Gorod, Killitorious, A Scar for the Wicked & Misshapen live at Ottawa's Mavericks on February 6th 2020

    Misshapen

    Gorod, Killitorious, A Scar for the Wicked & Misshapen live at Ottawa's Mavericks on February 6th 2020

    A Scar for the Wicked

    Gorod, Killitorious, A Scar for the Wicked & Misshapen live at Ottawa's Mavericks on February 6th 2020

    Killitorious

    Gorod, Killitorious, A Scar for the Wicked & Misshapen live at Ottawa's Mavericks on February 6th 2020

    Gorod

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