Bobnoxious: Superscar

Bobnoxious: Superscar
Title: Superscar
Label: CD Baby

Bobnoxious "Everybody steps in shit one day. It doesn't matter how cool you are. I'm sure Elvis stepped in shit," says Bob J. Reid about the reality of life and it's impact on Bobnoxious. As the brains behind this rebellious London, Ontario-based quartet, he knows his shit...especially that which he's stepped in. By the same token, Reid and crew don't take any either. Renowned, revered and respected across the nation for their driven rock 'n' roll and endless revelling, Reid, guitarist Jeff Bialkowski, bassist Stan Fountain and drummer David Wyles pull no punches musically or personally. Delivering another 13-round beating this spring, Bobnoxious unleashes fourth full-length effort SuperScar via Wannabe Records/Fontana North Maple. Their most accomplished effort to date, SuperScar features another raucous collection of raging, celebratory anthems in keeping with the established, indelible Bobnoxious sound and style: bombastic and guttural while still contagiously hook-laden. Tunes run the gamut from the wily tongue-in-cheek "Valencrime" to the guttural, abrasive thrust of "Flinch" and sweetly infectious melodies of "No Holiday in Disney" and "Hush." Of course these Rockaholics inherently douse it all in their brazen sense of humour and steely-eyed observations on humanity (stepping in shit as it were), evidenced on call-it-as-they-see-it "Stick It All (Up Your Everything)." Rounding out the festivities, is the band's 'noxious take on punk icons The Forgotten Rebels' "Surfin' On Heroin" replete with guest vocals from the Rebels' own Mickey DeSadist. Proud of their diversity, the intrinsic Bobnoxious confidence shines through. There's no need to please anyone else. Reid is blunt about Bobnoxious' refusal to compromise with one solitary classification. "We're that perfect fuckin' drink when ya really fuckin' needed one," he grins. "It's two-fisted, twisted rock 'n' roll. We're not spawning some new genre here. There's no way. How many ways can you serve a turkey dinner? It's all been done before." Still, even if Reid refuses to acknowledge Bobnoxious' impact on the current state of rock, the band's unmistakeable sound betrays him. Opener "13 Roarin' Engines" with it's monstrous, rumbling motor sample foreshadows the power and captivating rock 'n' roll to follow. There's no denying the ravenous prowess and memorable grittiness within. Heavy yet beguiling, Reid notes that SuperScar's subtle shifting between moods is inherent of his own personal outlook. "You don't go around all day screaming. You don't go around all day whispering. The kind of music we write depends on the mood of that day; the mood of the moment when that song is created. You write for yourself," he declares affirms. To that extent, Reid declares that much of SuperScar's greatest inspiration is the unavoidable reality: everyday life, or, as noted, stepping in shit. However, he explicates that in order to be fun those experiences have been turned into humorous, pun-filled relations for SuperScar. "When you're pissed off, your reaction is spur of the moment. When you write a song, it takes a while. You get pissed off, it gives you the idea and you know where you want to go with it. But you can't stay pissed off forever. The anger should become a parody of itself. By the time you're writing it out, it's a whole new problem that day. You have to laugh or you have real problems. I think that's why people relate to our music. They understand what we're talking about because they've been there before. But I'm not trying to save things...I'm trying to save myself," he chuckles. Overall though, Reid has little to ruminate on with SuperScar other than that Bobnoxious is duly proud of it. This record is for them, no one else. The fact that it appeals to beer drinkers and hell raisers across the nation is merely a bonus. "Talking about music once, someone told me, 'Make sure you're happy. Don't listen to someone else if you don't feel right with it. It's you who's gonna have to listen to the record 25 years from now. Always make it for yourself.' I apply that every time. People say, 'You should do this...,' and I tell them to fuck off. That's not cockiness. That's confidence because how can you not feel confident when you're just being yourself?" "I'm just worried about making sure this party doesn't stop," he concludes. "I'm having a blast. It's not fake. It's fun. This is what we do day-in, day-out. This isn't a bunch of Weekend Warrior shit. Every night is Friday night. SuperScar is a party record. What's the difference between this record and the last record? I changed my strings. If the party's good, why leave?" Rockaholics heed your call to arms. SuperScar is the new soundtrack to your Friday night.

1.1 13 Roarin' Engines
1.2 You Better
1.3 On a Front
1.4 Surfin' on Heroin
1.5 Ain't No Holiday
1.6 Valencrime
1.7 Let's Go
1.8 Down
1.9 Stick It All
1.10 Hush
1.11 Late
1.12 Flinch
1.13 Superscar
1.14 Friends Are Friends

Bobnoxious: Superscar

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