CD Review

Limp Bizkit - "Three Dollar Bill, Y'all"

By Dan Century

Three Dollar Bill, Y'allAround my last year in college I stopped listening to new music. Why? Well, for starters, music cuts into your beer budget. For the price of a new CD I could buy a case of beer. Priorities! Around that time I also stopped moshing. I remember I was at a KMFDM concert and I had this fat, shirtless motherfucker lifted up over my shoulder when I experienced a catharsis: why slam around with a bunch of sweaty, half-nude dudes, when I could be enjoying a cool, refreshing drink with the pit-widows at the bar? I dropped the poor MF on the monitor speaker and headed for the stage.

My point: I totally missed out on this white guys rapping over hardcore music thing. Sure I listened to Beastie Boys and Agnostic Front, but I never expected the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup two great tastes rap/hardcore collision. Rage Against who? Korn? Deftones? 311? What? Where? When? While I was playing out my Dr. Dre album, drinking my Jim Beam and waiting for the next Ministry album, these new motherfuckers flowed in and took over.

If it wasn't for my sister, who is ten years younger than me, I would have never heard of any of these bands. My sister loves Limp Bizkit, Korn, Deftones, Fear Factory, 311 - and she moshes too, all 5 foot 3 inches, "throwing elbows and punching nuts." Go figure.

I dreaded reviewing this album. I thought: "There's no way I'm going to like this white guy rapping over metal thing," but like any hack reviewer, I had to be fair and review it objectively. I listened.

The what I like paragraph:
I like the fact that DJ Lethal is still working. I consumed a lot of beer and did a lot of fucked up shit with the first House of Pain album as my soundtrack to mayhem (as cheesy as it was). A toast to DJ Lethal. For the most part the music is pretty good. Heavy, crunchy guitars and poppin' bass as obnoxious as it gets. Definitely respectable. The last song is a nice trip, like some old Monster Magnet - light up space cowboys.

The what I dislike paragraph:
The singer. He has a weakness to his voice. He's nothing special. He's just like a silly, whiney voice monkey man. His voice lacks balls. And the cover of George Michael's "Faith." Why?

In conclusion, my sister likes the album and has moshed to the band, but she did say the Deftones are better. As for me, I wouldn't buy it. I wouldn't complain if you put it in your tape deck, but I wouldn't request it either. I'll see you at the bar.

Contact Information:
Interscope Records, Suite 1230, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

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