The first proper full-length album from Wyoming’s favorite sons! In light of the dismal musical climate (shaggy haircuts, make-up, trite screamo vocals, etc), it would seem that isolation has only strengthened this band’s songwriting. Rather than waste their time with low-cut jeans, these young upstarts spend their efforts writing infectious punk songs, and they delivered the best Ramones-core record of the new millennium. I’m not exaggerating, folks. Read on!
Shortly after Teenage Bottlerocket agreed to work with Red Scare, they added a second guitarist. Oh, not just ANY guitarist, it was Kody from Lookout’s legendary pop punk trio the Lillingtons. I feel like the luckiest guy this side of the Cowboy State! Better yet, Kody went on to write and sing half the songs on "Total", making this debut bound for success. The only possible way we could improve on this wondrous kismet is if Joey and Dee Dee rose from the grave to make guest appearances. But we figured that we should leave SOMETHING for the next record…
released March 29, 2005
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