Live Oh Yeah!


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Live Oh Yeah! Review

by Ari Wiznitzer

In the liner notes of MU330's Live Oh Yeah! record is a list of every show the band has played since its inception. These some 1,300 dates are an indication of just how difficult it is to build a national following while adhering to the punk rock ethos of an indie label like Asian Man Records and, when listening to the record, its easy to see how those 12 years of practice have paid off -- the record displays a live act that plays just about as tightly as an outfit can. This is particularly impressive as the label shirked the unpopular but widely practiced institution of overdubbing on live records, making the album sound uncensored and raw -- the way punk rock is supposed to be heard. As with most live recordings, Live Oh Yeah! is a must for hardcore fans, but the varied track listing (containing songs from each of the band's records aside from its Christmas album, Winter Wonderland) and superb sound qualify it as an excellent album for new fans to pick up as well.

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