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$40.00

Hanson Brothers - Gross Misconduct

Format: LP
Label: Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 116 (USA)
Year: 1992
Origin: Victoria, British Columbia
Genre: punk, Sports - hockey
Keyword:  Hockey
Value of Original Title: $40.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: British Columbia, 1990's, Hockey Room

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
No Emotion
It's a Secret
A Night Without You
My Girlfriend's a Robot
Sabrina
Butthead
Go Away

Side 2

Track Name
Comatose
Road Pizza
No More Headcheese
Duke it Out
Lovesick
Jack Off
Total Goombah!

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Hanson Brothers - Gross Misconduct single

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Information/Write-up

From the parody of the Road to Ruin album cover to the straightforward punk rock assault, Gross Misconduct is Ramones idolization, pure and simple. This could be filed away under basic hero worship if not for one thing: The Hanson Brothers utterly blow away their mentors in every way imaginable.

It's no secret that the Hanson Brothers are essentially a side project of NoMeansNo's Wright brothers and Tom Holliston (know as Tommy, Johnny and Robbie Hanson here), paying tribute to the band that inspired them to play punk rock as well as allowing their hockey fan side to have a part of their music. Several songs have hockey references and the song "Duke It Out" is about the Unified Team from the former Soviet Union. What the Hanson Bros. do throughout this excellent album is nothing but refine the formula the Ramones created. However, while the Ramones were limited by their own talent shortcomings, the Hanson Bros. are not and in fact play this simple three chord punk with marvelous skill, adding a layer of depth where many bands are unable to tread. The songs are simple but have so much energy that you can't help but pogo along with them. The second side of this album is nothing more and nothing less than a juggernaut of intense adrenaline charged fun punk being played at its finest. The lyrics are pretty silly, as "No More Headcheese" will attest, but they're delivered well by Johnny Hanson. You will be forced to sing along, under threat of a hockey stick being delivered at full force to your noggin. The album is terribly infectious and simply provides a healthy dose of good, violent fun..
-John Chedsey

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