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Ragdolls: Dead Girls Don't Say No
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Ragdolls: Dead Girls Don't Say No

Horror Punk Rock
3.0/5.0

I get it. Blending horror (mostly the living undead) movie motif with punk rock works. That's the best, most positive, thing that you can say about Ragdolls debut Dead Girls Don't Say No. Well, some more things can be said. Ragdolls understand punk rock; the tunes are raw and abrasive with in-your-face riffage and vocals. Like good punk songs, they're short and to the point. Ragdolls falter when they break this formula as on Shovels, Gravediggers Dance and, god forbid, the ballad Dead Like Me. A punk ballad? It's nice, and that's the problem. What were they thinking?

Mostly Ragdolls, in fine punk style, are blistering and beating you up. Face paint and aggression are clearly evident. But convincing and enduring? I'm not entirely sure. Vocalist Vikki Violence (funny) is wholly monotonous as he/she is uniformly raspy and redundant. Yet, Ragdolls can be clever: Shut Up and Drink is a fine song, especially with the Vincent Price references.

I like punk rock, I really do. But punk to me is the Sex Pistols and The Clash, and not the pussy post-punk variations like Green Day. Ragdolls got the punk vibe, but it's redundant and the whole horror theme gets old real fast. Simply, nothing 'hooked' me here. Clever title, no less. Check them out yourself.




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In Short

I like punk rock, I really do. But punk to me is the Sex Pistols and The Clash, and not the pussy post-punk variations like Green Day. Ragdolls got the punk vibe, but it's redundant and the whole horror theme gets old real fast.

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