American Deutsch Bag 7”
(Fat Wreck Chords)
Germany and punk rock go together like… I got nothin’, but Wyoming’s favorite punk rock sons, Teenage Bottlerocket, clearly knew there was something in combining the two. The result is the first song off their latest three-song 7”, the stellar pop-punk nugget “Ich bin Ausländer und Spreche Nicht Gut Deutsch” (according to the band, roughly translated it means “I’m not from here and my German sucks.” Though I’m not certain that’s correct so to be on the safe side maybe avoid singing it at the top of your lungs at the next German Fest). Lyrics aside, it’s short, sweet and catchy as hell.
“I’m the One Smoking Marijuana Motherfucker” is pretty self-explanatory, and a much harder, faster punk tune (minus the pop), while “Viva Munch” is a nice compromise to both – infectious pop-punk with lyrics you can safely sing out loud without threat of getting your ass kicked by an angry German.
By the way, I just Googled “Famous German Punk Bands” and came across Big Balls and the Great White Idiot; so they’ve got that going for them. (John B. Moore)
Purchase American Deutsch Bag 7” here: http://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/271