Music Reviews
Straight Outta Junior High

Straight Outta Junior High

Kiss of Deaf

Mindset Records

Straight Outta Junior High’s Kiss of Deaf is a basic run-of-the-mill punk album, only worse. Hailing from Lincoln, NE, this quartet already has three strikes against them.

They started off as a joke and for some reason have seemingly grown into the next big thing, playing the Warped Tour for two straight years. Strike one for not being a serious band to begin with.

They do a horrendous remake of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” The original was bad enough, but every remake since has been worse. This is the liquid at the bottom of a sack of garbage. Strike Two.

They appeal to junior high and high school “punks” who enjoy diary entries like, “Jenny and I really hate your guts/We cannot believe you’re such a slut,” and “Girlfriend I wouldn’t care if you smelled like cat piss/I’d still think you were great.” Strike Three.

With the basic punk pattern and twisted lyrics down pat, Straight Outta Junior High comes off as a poor man’s Guttermouth, and that is not a compliment. SOJH is a joke that has worn thin, and Kiss of Deaf proves it. Their fan-base started off with just a few and has grown thanks to the Warped Tour. Fortunately, these prepubescent fans will grow up and mature, ultimately leaving Kiss of Deaf in a box in the back of their closets with all their other junior high school memories. Three strikes and you’re out.

Straight Outta Junior High: http://www.sojh.com


Recently on Ink 19...

Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.

The Shootist

The Shootist

Screen Reviews

John Wayne’s final movie sees the cowboy actor go out on a high note, in The Shootist, one of his best performances.

HEALTH

HEALTH

Event Reviews

HEALTH continue their mission to make everyone love each other, bringing their RAT-BASED WARFARE TOUR to the Mile High City, where Steven Cruse gets to be a very lucky middle-aged industrial fanboy.