Poppy fun punk rock about monster movies and silly stuff. Not unlike the Groovie Ghoulies, but not sounding much like them at all. Produced by that clever Mass Giorgini, this is a fun-filled jolly good time. Nothing terribly original, but a whole lot of fun and catchy as hell. Just when I give up on pop punk, bands like this make me remember why I loved it in the first place. Hats off to you guys.
What makes this band so good at what they do is that they take their undeniably RAMONES-esque sound and infuse it with their own personalities. Their sense of humor and their odd quirks shine through the punchy rock and roll with ease. It is impossible to listen to this CD and not get sucked into the bopping good times.
-- Jeb Branin, In Music We Trust
Arguably the band's best . . . fueled by a love of pop culture and energized by loud, fast rock'n'roll, the band is putting together a sound that's equal parts smarmy, one-eyebrow-wrinkled humor and classic pop, run through a time machine into 1979. Mixing the occasional metal rave-up with a sing-along chorus, the band's expert at piecing together their influences, while maintaining an original take on life. Maintaining the ability to keep "Spiderman" cartoons at the center of your art's not something everyone can do. Luckily, the Ded Bugs can.
-- Thomas Crone, The Common Space
Ded Bugs won a Slammy last year for Best Punk Band, and it's easy to understand why after a spin of Planet Of Blood, their fifth [sic] full-length. The Bugs' winning goofy pop/punk isn't breaking any new ground, of course, but it never fails to charm and amuse, with zippy, handclap-peppered songs about dead girlfriends and zombies named Bob.
-- Rene Spencer Saller, The Riverfront Times
released November 13, 2001
All songs by M. Meyer c1999 and c2001 IBC Shadows Music
"Why'd You Go And Shoot Me In The Face" by M. Meyer / L. O'Neal c2001 IBC Shadows Music / Zombie Daycare Productions
"Zombie Named 'Bob'" by M. Meyer / D. Williams c2001 IBC Shadows Music / AllMustDie Music
Produced by Mass Giorgini
Recorded at Sonic Iguana (Lafayette IN)
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering (Phoenix AZ)
Art Illustration by Matthew Shultz
Graphic Design by Ed McGowan
Band Photo by Jay Fram
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