New York City hardcore punks the Finger collect the piss and vinegar of their first two EPs -- We Are Fuck You and Punk's Dead Let's Fuck -- for the We Are Fuck You/Punk's Dead Let's Fuck album. Alt-country crooner Ryan Adams and ex-D Generation frontman Jesse Malin spearheaded the Finger project, although they wouldn't like you to know that. Both come from punk backgrounds, so this particular release is a way of returning to those rebellious teenage days. Adams is pretty presumptuous as an artist anyway, and the Finger basically pokes fun at that. No mainstream standards surround the aggressive punch and blow of this 20-song set. Those open-minded enough to check out Adams and Malin's playful experiment could be sorely disappointed and unaware of its humor, or some could actually enjoy the Finger's moronic punk impression. Going under monikers like Warren Peace (Adams) and Irving Plaza (Malin) shows just how serious the Finger is. Jim Beahm's (artist Colin Burns) whisky-soaked growl and thunderous drums by Rick O'Shea (Johnny T.) complete the Finger's harmless rock sound. We Are Fuck You/Punk's Dead Let's Fuck, which was supposedly spontaneously written and recorded in one day, was limited to 1,000 copies until now. ~ MacKenzie WilsonPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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