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Bowling For Soup

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Bowling for Soup (acronym: BFS, or sometimes B4S) is a pop punk band based in Denton, Texas (but originally from Wichita Falls, Texas) formed in 1994 from the remains of an old metal band. Quoting Jaret Reddick, the lead singer, "we wanted to make happy music". They're known for their often humorous lyrics, upbeat guitar riffs, and Jaret's distinctive voice.

They are best known for their singles "Girl All The Bad Guys Want" in 2002 on Drunk Enough Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: Warped Tour UK 2012 Endurance Test

November 11th, 2012

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Yesterday the Vans Warped Tour made its first return to London since 1999. We didn’t go. We do know some people who did go, and their reactions on Twitter ranged from “Oh my God! Onesies everywhere!” to “Lasted just an hour at Warped”. We know that (some) of us here at Thrash Hits have a reputation as being surly No Fun Club-types, but by gosh, did we not see this as a challenge to make a listenable Sunday Spotify Slaylist about it.

Oh God, did we try.

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Download Festival 2011: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

July 4th, 2011

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Yeah baby! The Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page is back! All of our Download Festival 2011 coverage from the weekend is going be linked to from this here page, so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours and gossip, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.

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Album: Bowling For Soup – Sorry For Partyin’

October 12th, 2009

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Bowling For Soup
Sorry For Partyin’
A&G Records
12 October 2009

by Luke Morton

Back with their seventh studio album, Sorry For Partyin’ once again sees Bowling For Soup happier than a puppy eating candy floss and makes about as much sense. Since forming in 1994, the Texan pop-punkers  have been consistently fun, juvenile and light-hearted in their music which seems to have gone pretty well for them so far. But aren’t they getting a bit too old for it all now?

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DVD: Bowling For Soup – Live And Very Attractive

August 11th, 2008

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Bowling For Soup
Live and Very Attractive
A&G Records

by Hugh Platt

Live videos are tough to get right. Get it wrong, and it’s a dullard’s cut’n’shut of live clips and lung-numbingly dull shots of the band lurking inside airport lounges. Get it right though, and you’ve got something as fascinating as Lamb of God’s warts’n’all Walk With Me In Hell.

Now Bowling For Soup have decided to cement their position as the kings of toilet-humour punk with Live and Very Attractive, shot during their last year’s UK jaunt at the Manchester Apollo.

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The gig itself is 90 minutes of songs you’ll have absorbed like punk rock radiation. ‘1985’, ‘Punk Rock 101’, and ‘Girl All The Bad Guys Want’. It’s a fine performance – it’s everything else on the DVD that’s the problem.

Live and Very Attractive talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. The band talks and talks about the antics they get up to on tour, but they don’t actually do… well… anything.

Older, married, and less likely to set fire to each others farts these days, the only thing duller than this, is that time at a gig before the headliner when all you have to is gauge whether you’ve got time to hit the bar or not.

Watch an interview with director of the “fun and crazy film”, King Hollis

The band even manages to make the commentary track even greyer than that of a regular DVD. The most exciting bit is when two of them go to the toilet at the same time.

Towards the end of the DVD, there’s a rare moment of collective post-gig drunkenness. “Usually within 20 minutes,” the bus driver slurs, “Bowling For Soup are in bed,” while BFS bassist Erik Chandler creases up in a silent cackle of tacit agreement.

It’s hard not to find this moment to be all too precise a summing up of the whole Bowling For Soup DVD experience.

3/6

Live And Very Attractive by Bowling For Soup is out now on A&G Records