Go check your record collection (or mp3 library) real quick and see if you have any of the following bands: The Ramones, Teenage Bottlerocket, Screeching Weasel, The Vapids, The Queers. If you do, then you’ll definitely dig Mean Jeans “Are You Serious”. If you don’t have any of those albums, what the hell is wrong with you?
Oregon’s Mean Jeans play Ramones influenced punk rock (in case you didn’t get that from the above paragraph) and… well, ok, calling it “Ramones influenced” would be an understatement. These dudes dish out straight Ramones punk, with even the vocals sounding very much like Joey Ramone. Does that mean you should skip right over Mean Jeans and just go listen to the Ramones? Hell no, as “Are You Serious” has plenty of catchy songs and Mean Jeans manage to mix their own energetic sound with their influences.
Sure, it’s nothing groundbreaking, but Mean Jeans “Are You Serious” is one hell of a fun listen.
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The Lillingtons – Too Late Show
Teenage Bottlerocket – Another Way
The High School Dropouts
The Vapids – Most Underrated Ramones-Esque Band Around
Teenage Bottlerocket – They Came From The Shadows