5/01/2013

THE VICE PRINCIPALS - After School With...


THE VICE PRINCIPALS  After school with ...  CD  2000  
Jack The Ripper / When Girls Collide / Hostility / Satellite Dish / Glad All Over / Splitsville U.S.A. / Donkey Girl / Snitch / Price Of Love / Switchblade / After Detention / I Can't Wait Until Tommorrow .
Produced by the Glitterati .
The Vice Principals: Scott "Deluxe" Drake : vocals / Jeff Drake: guitar, vocals / Billy Burks: guitar, vocals / Rocko: bass / Adonis Von Streicher: drums + Greg Kuehn: piano, organ / John Wahl: saxophone.

High school may be some sort of distant bad memory for you these days, but The Vice Principals are here to show you another side of school that ain't so downright awful. Those looking for some seedy gossip about these particular schooling officials need look no further than seminal punk rock band The Humpers, as Billy Burks and Scott Drake continue in the same vein as their former band. And this time Scott invited his brother Jeff (The Joneses) to play with him !

Jeff Drake (Joneses/Amanda Jones/Vice Principals...)
The Humpers and the Joneses were known for their simple, dreadfully catchy tunes that were laced with smart-ass words of wisdom. The Vice Principals stick to dishing out round after round of this familiar-sounding formula, rocking without racing down your throat at ungodly speeds or attempting to be musically so-fis-tee-cated. It's rock, baby, and the guitars are the Head of the Student Body here. Side A starts out alright as The Vice Principals do a decent job of covering "Jack the Ripper," stalking the streets with a gutsy, raucous energy. However, the band's rendition of "Glad All Over" may cause aural distress for some of you in the listening audience, as it's lethargically played and utterly forgettable. Should the Vice Principals find another line of work?

The Vice Principals
Hold on a sec kids, you don't get off that easily. Think you can just go off slamming your locker door like some piss-poor freshman? Flip the vinyl over, because side B is like hearing a spiritually revitalized group. Squawking horns and R&B piano spike up "Donkey Girl" to give "After School With The Vice Principals" a strong injection of soul. Other promising numbers include the rousing "meet me at the flagpole after school" action of "After Detention," with its ass-kicking, bullying quality, and "Snitch", a mass of chaotic guitar notes and emphatic lyric lines that could easily have fit on a Humpers album. They may be a bit older and set in their ways, but The Vice Principals will not only have you cleaning chalkboards after school, but give you multiple musical ruler rappings that you can't help but enjoy. This could indeed be the first likeable lesson you've had in years!
I don't know much about History, but I do know that when Scott Deluxe Drake grabs the microphone in his right hand and criss-crosses the stage like a possessed Superintendent, you're going to hear an assembly speech that you won't forget any time soon !
Source: A. Magilow - Splendid E zine .
Buy It HERE!
Here's an interview of Jeff Drake talking about The Joneses, Amanda Jones, The Vice Principals and many other things on Sugarbuzz Magazine.com. Take a  look HERE!

12 commentaires:

vex_voxtone a dit…

WOAHHHH!!!!
Maaaan this stuff is the REAL DEAL.
This is how RNR should sound ... smelling of cheap liquoir and naughty gals. Drake brothers did it the best.
As Keef "motherf*ckin" Richards once said ... "I always took candy from stangers" ... this is the candy I'd always take ;)
THANXXX bro

Anonyme a dit…

THANKS FROM THE BASQUE COUNTRY FOR THIS AND ALL THE OTHER ROCK'N ROLL GREAT RECORDS
KEEP ON ROCKIN, BRO!

Anonyme a dit…

THANKS
GREAT SITE. GREAT ROCK'N ROLL BLOG!

Anonyme a dit…

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER HERE YOU'LL FIND A LINK FOR YOUR SAINTS REQUEST.
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ALSO THANKS FOR YOUR GOOD JOB!!!!!

Anonyme a dit…

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER HERE YOU'LL FIND A LINK FOR YOUR SAINTS REQUEST:

http://sharebee.com/324bdb28

ALSO THKS FOR YOUR GOOD JOB

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

Thanks for the link ... I try to buy this cd ...if someone wants to sell it ...or got the covers ...or got a 320 kbps rip : welcome !

Anonyme a dit…

Wow, I think I used to have this on vinyl. Was it on Rip Off? I think it was, and I remember thinking "whoa, full color record sleeve, Rip Off records is going big time."

At the time I didn't even know about Drake or The Joneses.

Wish I still had that record...

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

The cd and the lp are on Sympathy For The Records Industry not on Rip Off...

THE VICE PRINCIPALS: "After School With..." CD 2000

Re-upload by request!

lostindacity a dit…

Here is what Jeff Drake said about The Vice Principals a few years ago (Veglam)...

Why do The Vice Principals (the band with your brother Scott) never released more than one album?

"We broke up. That was never really meant to be a real band anyway. More of a swindle. Hee Hee. Too much genius for one band. Really. I mean it."

Anonyme a dit…

tribute to the saints request ???


DD

Erik LAMF a dit…

I've probably told you this before, but I think it bears repeating-
You have my favorite blog. In the world. Hands down, no competition.
If you were to retire from blogging, I believe I would enter into a depression.
Thank you soooo so much for posting this record. I heard about it a year or two back and I've been beating my head against a wall trying to find it ever since. You have a sterling taste in music.
Thank you so much for doing what you do! Long live the Sons!

-Erik LAMF

gary sargent a dit…

Could you put this Vice Principals album back up please?
garyleejr@outlook.com