Extreme Championship Drinking
These Chicago natives have been at it for over 20 years but due to heavy drinking and a slew of line up changes, the band
have only released a 17 song demo in 89' and an EP titled "Projectile". Over 20 years in the making, Johnny Vomit finally
unleashed their debut full length onto the masses.
There are 14 original tracks in all which average 1:30 to 3 minutes in length, with covers of Gang Green's "Alcohol", Girl
School's "Emergency" and Peter And The Test Tube Babies, "Banned From The Pubs". So not only do you get quality original tracks
but you get three classics played the only way Johnny Vomit knows how to, drunken and full of belligerence. The band cites
bands such as Venom, D.R.I, Meatmen, Discharge, The Mentors, and Black Flag as their main influences, so you get plenty of
thrashing grooves done hardcore style and vocals that are easily deciphered by drunken hardcore veterans. There are some pretty
sweet leads placed through out to keep your more technical side appeased.
I love me some party lyrics and these guys are one of the best at using alcohol as a vehicle for comedy. You have fine
songs such as "Rock ‘N' Roll Pussyhole, which sports fine lines such as "Fall Out Boy makes you cream. You're so dumb,
your stomachs full of cum". A song aptly titled "What The Fuck", which is about pussies who take a sip and let it sit and
drunken slobs who spill and waste beer. Indeed, what the fuck?! And there are plenty more choice songs about fucking, wanting
to fuck, getting fucked up and sluts who deserve a good fucking, and the obligatory shitting on hippies song. What more could
you possibly ask for?
Recorded at Volume Studios and mastered at the Boiler Room, both in Chicago, this album sounds just as rugged as the band
but in a good way. The guitar tone boasts a beefy sound that slays the mix. The bass wasn't as loud and present as I would've
liked but when it did rear its head here and there it sounded good. The vocals sounded loud and belligerent, allowing for
every hilarious word to be heard, so I loved that. The drums sounded dense and full, so I've got no complaints there.
I've always been a fan of this labels layouts, especially the cover art because 9 times out 10 it sports an awesome hand
drawn cover which is sadly becoming a lost art form. It is absolute chaos on the cover of this one, with tons of color and
crazy characters drinking beers and rioting in the pit. The throw up Johnny Vomit logo is fucking clutch. The booklet is pretty
hefty, and not only does it have all of the lyrics but it also has a shit load of pictures of the band over the years, it
also has some nice titty shots here and there. Nice. Very nice. One of best tray arts I've seen done up by Juicy Joel. It
features the band in their utopia with slutty bitches rubbing their clits and acting a fool while they drink some beers at
their pub of choice. This would easily be the best tray I've seen if it had color but I can deal with it because I know the
color on the cover art alone must've cost the label a ton. So even minus that, this layout is fucking killer.
Sections Worthy of Replay: Rock "n" Roll Pussyhole and What The Fuck
Synopsis: Like most of the releases NGS has put out, this one has some funny tongue in cheek lyrics with quality
backing music and a stunning layout that is sure to catch any degenerates eye. You'd be a god damned fool to pass this one
up. For any vinyl hounds out there, there are pilsner and licorice colored records in a limited run of 500, so hop on it while
you can. I'm sure the record looks fucking killer. So don't be an uppity bitch, pick this one up, you won't be disappointed.
I know I wasn't, this one has been getting tons of play. Myspace.com/johnnyvomit
from MIDWEST METAL
JOHNNY VOMIT: EXTREME CHAMPIONSHIP DRINKING-NGS
When someone mentions a Chicago drinking institution some may bring up Harry
Caray’s or Mother’s or even the Exit but the first name that pops into my mind is JOHNNY VOMIT! In existence for
decades it seems to have taken that long for the band to be captured properly on tape and it’s about fucking time! Johnny
Vomit is Chicago’s answer to any band who truly don’t give a fuck about anything other than having a good time.
Similar in ethics as legendary bands like Murphy’s Law and the Mentors, JV play no frills Metallic Punk with lyrics
straight out of an alcohol induced blackout weekend. You know the ones, a bag of this a bottle of that a case of those and
a box of rubbers...yeah, well if you’re headed out for some fun like that, this is your soundtrack. Musically this is
the best the band has ever sounded, recorded by Chicago heavyweight Sanford Parker, ‘Extreme Championship Drinking’
accomplishes the goal of having a kick ass album but without losing the essential vibe. Songs like “Bottom Feeder”,
“Plastic Vac Bac Girl”, “What The Fuck”, “Flophouse”, “Fuck” and “Hippieocracy”
and perhaps my favorite “Breadbag” all prove the lyrical slant may be “light hearted” but this is
a dangerous band no question about it. www.johnnyvomit.net or www.ngsrecords.com