I suppose Joe Queer and the boys went through some shitty times between the last album "Punkrock Confidential" and the new "Beyond the Valley of the assfuckers". "Punkrock Confidential" was the peak of their career. Fifteen songs of pure punkpop perfection. The Album showed a new QUEERS, a bit more (dare I say it?) commercial and polished. No no no! Were not talking wimpy here just good old punkrock with a touch of 60s pop.
If "Punkrock Confidential" was the peak, "Beyond the valley of the assfuckers" is a step downhill. Its several steps back soundwise, to the early QUEERS. The Lyrics on "Punkrock Confidential" were very bubblegummy, "Beyond the assfuckes" are not. Quite the opposite in fact. "Stupid fuckin Vegan", "I Just called to say fuck off" and "My cunts a cunt" may be punk and funny (if youre in the right mood) songtitles but its not the part of THE QUEERS that I wanted more of. The ramonish "Babyface bo hoo hoo", "Im not a Mongo anymore" and "I Wanna Know" make this album worth buying though. THE QUEERS are always good but this is one of their weakest releases to date.
- Andreas Persson
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