Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stupid Americanz


Stupid Americanz - Lost Cause EP [House O' Pain, 1991]

Stupid Americanz were a hardcore punk band from Nashville, featuring a pre-Teen Idols' Phillip Hill on either guitar or bass. According to its catalog number (HOP-001), this is also legendary Music City punk label House O' Pain's first release.

Somehow this record found a great deal of popularity in my home town 4 years after its release, long after the band had dissolved, and understandably so. It's packing a dangerous combo of fury & melody in the vein of Bad Religion, but instead of politics, their songs are all about zombies, beer, and giving your friends a hard time for no reason. If I were in the habit of rating these records with a star system (and I've considered it), I'd give this thing 4 out of 5.


Matt Benson said...

Philly, as he was called on the record, was the third bass player for Stupid Americanz.

Matt Tiller said...

I would give anything to be able to buy that album again. It was truly epic.

Tim Bean said...

Wow... memories. I (Tim Bean) was the drummer in the band. Evan Bloomer on guitar, Phillip on bass, and Rusty Minshall on lead vocals.