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"STOP AND SMELL THE STINKING CORPSE LILIES" (2004)
Stop And Smell The Stinking Corpse Lilies
CD Out Of Print DIGITAL DOWNLOAD w/art now available HERE!
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A nearly flawless platter of perfect pop gems. Longtime underdog godfathers of the St. Louis punk scene, the band has steadily evolved...into a rocking powerhouse of a pop group. There's a new lyrical depth sneaking in on a few tracks here, detailing characters and situations that, although treated in a light manner, seem to be rooted in more real-life, adult problems than you'll find in B-grade monster movies. The humorously titled "Xanax for Everyone!" transforms a traumatic hospital visit - and its chorus's sticky opening line, "Good morning, please check in" - into one of the catchiest hooks of the year. It's an ideal pop single, one that only gets better with obsessive, repeated listens, and when Meyer yells, "And that don't rock my socks like Ray Davies!" at the end of the stuttering chorus, the energy is irresistible.
--Brian McClelland, PLAYBACK


"Poppy punk in more of an '80s vein than the modern connotation. There's less overt Ramones influence this time 'round, but they do have some wicked hooks that'll imbed themselves in your noggin if you're not careful."
--Jimmy Alvarado, RAZORCAKE

"PLANET OF BLOOD" (2001)
Planet Of Blood
Poppy fun punk rock about monster movies and silly stuff. Not unlike the Groovie Ghoulies, but not sounding much like them at all. Produced by that clever Mass Giorgini, this is a fun-filled jolly good time. Nothing terribly original, but a whole lot of fun and catchy as hell. Just when I give up on pop punk, bands like this make me remember why I loved it in the first place. Hats off to you guys.
-- MaximumRockNRoll


Arguably the band's best . . . fueled by a love of pop culture and energized by loud, fast rock'n'roll, the band is putting together a sound that's equal parts smarmy, one-eyebrow-wrinkled humor and classic pop, run through a time machine into 1979. Mixing the occasional metal rave-up with a sing-along chorus, the band's expert at piecing together their influences, while maintaining an original take on life. Maintaining the ability to keep "Spiderman" cartoons at the center of your art's not something everyone can do. Luckily, the Ded Bugs can.
-- Thomas Crone, The Common Space


Ded Bugs won a Slammy last year for Best Punk Band, and it's easy to understand why after a spin of Planet Of Blood, their fifth [sic] full-length. The Bugs' winning goofy pop/punk isn't breaking any new ground, of course, but it never fails to charm and amuse, with zippy, handclap-peppered songs about dead girlfriends and zombies named Bob.
-- Rene Spencer Saller, The Riverfront Times


What makes this band so good at what they do is that they take their undeniably RAMONES-esque sound and infuse it with their own personalities. Their sense of humor and their odd quirks shine through the punchy rock and roll with ease. It is impossible to listen to this CD and not get sucked into the bopping good times.
-- Jeb Branin, In Music We Trust

" . . . SONGS FOR THE POSSESSED AND INSANE" (2000)
Songs For The Possessed And Insane
"A solid pop-punk release and I like the different vocal stylings . . . some nice background harmonies in spots too . . . there's even a DEVO-inspired tune ("We Like Girls") that takes me back to '82 . . . the whole package is pro."
-- Phil, Motion Sickness


"Slick arrangements full of hooks. A good product."
-- MaximumRockNRoll


"You can appreciate the full glory of the Ded Bugs on their third full-length CD . . . clever without being stupid . . . the Bugs know a good handclap song when they hear it and somehow manage to incorporate a cello into their punk without it sticking out!"
-- Randy Roberts, The Riverfront Times

"SUGAR-COATED SNOT POPS FOR KIDS!" (1999)
Sugar Coated Snot Pops For Kids!
CD Out Of Print
Cassette: $5
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"If this group lived in St. Louis -- or better yet, Orange County -- they'd be regarded as the songwriting geniuses they are, because shining atop the goofy lyrics and other assorted foolishness are stellar, gripping pop hooks!"
--Thomas Crone, St. Louis Today


"Are DED BUGS the most underrated rock band in St. Louis? Maybe, on the basis of the sugar-sweet bouncy punk they churn out on Sugar-Coated Snot Pops . . . their inspired-by, but seldom derivative-of Ramones style has never sounded as refreshing as when king Bug Matt Meyer sings 'Summer blows/I got no muscles and no summer clothes/I got a broken AC hangin out my broken window.' The song is worth the price of admission alone."
-- Randy Roberts, The Riverfront Times


"Gleefully punk-rocking . . . mixing Ramones-style riffage and B-movie humor with just a pinch of Beach Boys sweetness, the Bugs have concocted a high-fructose confection that's heavy on hooks and short on mopey, grunge-rock attitude"
-- Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"WE ENDED UP HAVING TO EAT EACH OTHER!" (1996)
We Ended Up Having To Eat Each Other!
CD Out Of Print
Cassette: $5
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"I sing along with every song. Every Bugs song is a pop spunky-punk gem"
-- Aaron Lanterman, Night Times


"Moments of pure power-pop. Big swatches of goofy tongue-in-cheek punk."
-- Thomas Crone, The Riverfront Times
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