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|Love the Music, Hate The Kids|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||In 7 days, Water Music,|
Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
|Label|| Blackout Records |
Love the Music, Hate The Kids is New Jersey, USA, hardcore punk band Ensign's fourth full-length album. It is an album of cover versions of seminal hardcore punk songs from the early-1980s to mid-1990s. It was recorded in seven days and released in October 2003. It was the band's first album for Blackout Records after switching from Nitro Records after the release of The Price of Progression in 2001.
Ensign's journey from hardcore punk on their first album, Direction of Things to Come , in 1997 through to metalcore on The Price Of Progression – taking a middleground stance on Cast the First Stone in 1999 – saw them now turning full-circle into seminal, old school punk and doing an album of cover versions which had been important to them in their formative years and recognised by many fans as important to the genre.
Personnel for this recording was different from the previous release, with a different guitarist and drummer. The rushed production of the material – seven days from start to finish – did not hinder the sound; in fact it contributed to the overall "garage band" period authenticity of the project. A Killing Time cover, "Telltale", has a guest spot on guitar by Carl Porcaro who was a founding member of a New York band called Raw Deal which later became known as Killing Time. The band did receive some criticism for the Descendents' track,"I'm Not A Loser".
Descendents are an American punk rock band formed in 1977 in Manhattan Beach, California, United States, by guitarist Frank Navetta, bassist Tony Lombardo and drummer Bill Stevenson. In 1979, they enlisted Stevenson's school friend Milo Aukerman as a singer, and reappeared as a punk rock band, becoming a major player in the hardcore punk scene developing in Los Angeles at the time. They have released seven studio albums, three live albums, three compilation albums, and three EPs. Since 1986, the band's lineup has consisted of singer Milo Aukerman, guitarist Stephen Egerton, bassist Karl Alvarez, and drummer Bill Stevenson.
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Enjoy! is the third album by the American punk rock band the Descendents, released in 1986 through New Alliance Records and Restless Records. It was the band's final album with guitarist Ray Cooper and only album with bassist Doug Carrion, both of whom left the group after the album's first supporting tour. Enjoy! was marked by the use of toilet humor, with references to defecation and flatulence in its artwork, the title track, and "Orgofart". It also displayed a darker, more heavy metal-influenced sound in the songs "Hürtin' Crüe", "Days Are Blood", and "Orgo 51". Reviewers were critical of both the scatological humor and the heavier songs on the album. Enjoy! features a cover version of The Beach Boys' "Wendy", the only cover song in the Descendents catalog.
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