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Dirtnap 69

Released on May 15, 2007

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The Ergs are ruining bands' dreams, and that could be the best thing for music in a long time. Lots of bands dream of becoming a great punk band, a great pop band, or a great hardcore band. But the truly great bands, the ones that come along and alter the course of music, can never be pigeonholed into just one genre. You don't want to listen to the same type of music all the time, so why would a band want to drone through songs that all sound the same? The Ergs have the talent to play outside the lines. The New Jersey-based trio draws influences from the strongest sections of the SST catalog, pop punk in the vein of both Ramones and Descendents, country, and even jazz. When listening to The Ergs, prepare to have your definition of pop punk challenged. As a band, everything goes; As listeners, everyone wins.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 with 6 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Your Cheated Heart  6%
2 Second Foundation Voted #2  15%
3 Boston, Massachusetts  6%
4 Clocks, The Clocks  0%
5 It'll Be O.K.  6%
6 Bike Shoppe  4%
7 Flourescent Stars  0%
8 See Him Again  6%
9 Things I Could Never Find A Way to Say  6%
10 Hysterical Fiction  2%
11 Stinking Of Whiskey Blues  9%
12 Girls Of The Market Square  7%
13 Trouble In River City Voted #3  11%
14 Books About Miles Davis Voted #1  20%
15 Upstairs/Downstairs  4%
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Lisa from Gaithersburg, MD 
Mar 12 2009 Rating: 5/5 Stars

holy crap, i just got this cd in the mail today, and i must say im in luv! it sux that these guys broke up, cuz now i'm really into them and i might never be able to see them (unless they reunite). but this album has got me jumping around and doing other stuff you do while hyper!

it is completly true, the ergs! have changed my opinion of pop-punk completly. all though i luv the classics like Screeching Weasel and The Queers among other shtuff, the Ergs! have the speed, the cathciness, and the full throtle! this album rawks! the 1st 5 songs have me in that mosh pit mentaity, and make me just wanna jump around. then there are some slow songs like "See Him Again", Stinking of Whiskey Blues" and "Books About Miles davis" (which if not for this song, i wouldnt have been inspired to write this other song for my future band)that have you slowly bobbing along and singing like life has just for once gotten better! not to mention the lyrics have lots of meaning behind them (your able to tell) and they really change things up from the basic 3-chord pop-punk bands out there that dont change things up. and the album ends with "Upstairs/downsatirs" which is like 18 minutes long, but its not like a 2 minute song with 16 mins of silence or voice recordings. its actually 18 mins of music and you kinda get drawn into it, and you begin to feel like your floating over life! in other words it rawks! get this album, because the Ergs! rawk!

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Kevin from Houston, TX 
Mar 8 2009 Rating: 5/5 Stars

For a while I kind of just dismissed the Ergs as another band attempting to sound like one of the elite pop-punk bands of the early 1990's. I was soooo wrong. The Ergs remind me a little bit of the Descendents and Green Day at times, but of course with their formula too. It's too bad this band just called it quits, because we need more bands like this.

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Ed from Bartlett, IL 
Aug 14 2008 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Ok,so this album rules. bottom line, that boston massachusetts song rocks and the line about do you have kill the musicians is frickin' rad. I think the ergs! are a band that is going to be remembered by many and some might not even realzie it down the line,but they definitely to me flip a page in the book of pop punk. I wish more bands sounded like the ramones still,but even though a lot of it sucked some of it was great,and this band can be considered the next riverdales. for real. every decade their is a few bands that rule (kurt cobain was right) and this is one of them. bla! get dorkrockcorkrod too,but I think this one is a lot better recording and catchier.

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Jerry from Palatine, IL 
Mar 30 2008 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This album is fantastic, there's no doubt about it. The Ergs! took pop-punk and added a whole bunch of other elements to it making an album that contains far more than just your typical Ramones-core sounding tunes. "Stinking Of Whiskey Blues" has a great bluesy-country vibe, "Girls of the Market Square" for some reason gives me a Husker Du vibe, "See Him Again" has a neat doo-wop feel to it, and the first three songs remind me of really fast Descendents flavored pop-punk. I especially enjoy the two songs Jeff sings, "Bike Shoppe" and "Girls Of The Market Square." I also want to add that "Books About Miles Davis" might be the greatest Ergs! song ever, such a catchy tune. All the songs on here are great though, the only song I song really care for is "Upstairs/Downstairs" once it reaches the 2 minute and 30 second mark since there was really no need to add an extra 15 minutes to the song. Overall I bought a lot of great albums that came out in 2007 and "Upstairs/Downstairs" sure as hell was one of the best. Please check this album out, I'd say that it's the Ergs! best work and you'd be regretting it if you passed on this.

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Jason from Ridgewood, NJ 
Oct 17 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This is a great album from one of my favorite bands, I can't get enough from the Ergs! and luckily for me they seem to keep popping out songs on 7"s and from affiliated bands. Check out For Science if you like the Ergs. You really should like the Ergs!

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Addison from Richmond, VA 
Aug 22 2007 Rating: 2/5 Stars

I don't know.....i just didn't REALLY like it. it was cool, until it started to sound like a broken record. i guess a hardcore fan would love it though. not enough bad ass for me. 2 1/2 truthfully

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