The funny thing about GVSB is that I discovered this band by accident after reading a review of this album (Freak*on*ica) in Alternative Press. I then found a copy of the album on CD for 8.99 later that week and thought that this was going to be the future of music.
I didn't realize how many people (retrospectively) were so down on Freak*on*ica. At the time, a number of bands sprouted from that lapse between Rage Against the Machine albums like Korn, Deftones and Limp Bizkit.
I'm not comparing GVSB to any of the mention bands... but the sound on this record was surprisingly polished, danceable and much better than the stuff you would find on Korn's Follow the Leader.
Anyhoo... it was an incredible gateway album. I discovered Cop Shoot Cop, Soul Coughing, Jesus Lizard and a little band called Firewater - which introduced me to an incredible group of life long friends who all were a part of the Firewater Circus.
Stand out tracks:
- Girls Against Boys – Park Avenue
- Girls Against Boys – Pleasurized
- Girls Against Boys – Psycho-Future
- Girls Against Boys – Black Hole
- Girls Against Boys – One Firecracker
Artist: Girls Against Boys (GVSB)
Producer: Nick Launay
Label: Geffen Records
Recorded: Seedy Underbelly Studios