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The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza


1. 5 Deep On Charlie 2. Cliff Burton Surprise 3. Bringin' It Straight From Alabama 4. Bill Dance Lands The Big One 5. Daddy Is Coming Up 6. Tony Little, Jack Daniels, and the Open Road 7. Big Pun's Not Dead Because I Just Saw Him At Krispy Kreme
2004 self-released
Our score 6

1/30/2005

In high school, I knew a dude who would land the hottest girlfriends and then, invariably, lose them by doing some bonehead thing that really could've been avoided. He was self-sabotaging in a serious way. I haven't seen him in a couple of years, but I feel like I should call him to see if he's playing in The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. Everything about this band screams "DAUGHTERS-STYLE JOKE BAND"- from the "clever" album title, the names of songs, to the actual zany band name. So imagine my surprise when the music contained therein is hard-as nails-metal hardcore. I'm going to avoid the metalcore tag for this on because I think that word conjures all the wrong images. This is heavy and well-paced. Like the real Tony Danza, his followers are aggressive and relentless. And like Tony, TTDTE has the sense not to take themselves too seriously. The songs rarely give you time to breathe and there is little filler, but there is plenty of lighter (in the non-literal meaning of the word, trust me, it's all heavy) sides to this album. Guitar parts seemingly lifted from a Rockwell B-side, stop-start sections that don't seem to know what happens next, general chaos. Vocally there is little variation, but there is also no "funny stuff." It seems like every time I get a record from a supposedly genre-bending or irreverent band, their idea of innovation is having a "kooky" singer. With a name like Tony Danza... I kept waiting for the RISD-student-type "cleverness" to emerge. What I got was a seriously pissed individual that can't keep his hands off my throat. This is one instance where I'll say the lack of originality passes my nose without an offending smell. It's just good. Not smart and not pushing the boundaries of anything (save the public's tolerance for shitty band names), but worth listening to, nonetheless. However, this album needs lyrics. None were included, which I suppose is good if the words are bad enough to warrant hiding. But as this band does everything else right, I'd like to hope the lyrics are as worthwhile as the music. Bottom Line: Fun and heavy. Not much more to say about it other than I would've taken this band a lot more seriously had they had a non-goofy name. Like "The Tony Danza Lapdance Extravaganza" or "LFO."

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zero_x_potential_ 1/30/2005 4:45:49 PM

Tony Danza LAPDANCE Extravaganza lolomfgwtfbrbgtg


holycitybradley_ 1/30/2005 4:53:10 PM

that was a hoot


nig_ 1/30/2005 6:08:49 PM

gay band, good review though i suppose


Ohhhhh_ 1/30/2005 6:38:38 PM

I've had it for a while, I still listen to it atleast once a week. Good stuff.


SeveredInTwo_ 1/30/2005 9:36:02 PM

they have their moments


_stab_ 1/31/2005 12:13:54 AM

these guys are better than any of the latest trustkill signings. bit late with the review aren't you?


paradigm_ 1/31/2005 2:06:38 AM

pretty good. i like em.


ghetto_paul_ 1/31/2005 8:46:43 AM

this band has a similar sound to Ion Dissonance. pretty good stuff.


Hunter_ 1/31/2005 9:52:49 AM

these guys are really gay, really, the lead singer, jesse, is burnin it up with the HIV, and they all litterally lick each others scrotums and suck, I have video footage


kevin_ 1/31/2005 10:17:44 AM

i seen them live and ive had their cd for awhile i think they kick ass


Moto_ 1/31/2005 4:58:37 PM

hard-as nails-metal and good job commenting on both the album title and the band name when they are the same thing.


patrick kindlon_ 1/31/2005 5:17:22 PM

they arent the same thing. this is an error on my part and i apologize to the band. the album name is Thank You, Jason Deitz but i may be spelling it wrong even now because i dont have it in front of me.


unknown_ 2/1/2005 10:50:50 AM

Patrick K. is an f'ing idiot, who obviously knows nothing about the grind scence in todays america, things are changing, and this band is doing it. nothing like daughters, dont know where you got that one, this band is amazing, and will continue to amaze me as long as i listen to "hardcore"- they deserve a 10


HolyGhostOfAbraham_ 2/1/2005 8:43:00 PM

I like how the kid above me read a whole 3 1/2 sentences into the review before commenting.


xDREWx_ 2/1/2005 10:16:50 PM

good band


Jessie Danza_ 2/2/2005 11:14:38 PM

Thanks for the review,, and thanks for all the positive comments..Support ,encouragement and criticism, means alot to a DIY band.. We are sorry for no lyrics with the cd.. You can find them on the site if interested - www.tonydanzatapdanceextravaganza.com thanks again, jessie freeland


jeewhiz_ 2/3/2005 8:40:53 PM

Never heard em but their song titles are sweet.


keef_ 2/6/2005 1:56:38 PM

this band f*cking sucks. GAY GAY GAY


layne_ 2/7/2005 10:10:08 AM

keef has REALLY taken it in the ass before! and is losing his hair! damn!


anonymous 2/9/2005 2:49:19 PM

man,,, lambgoat is really going to shit latelly.....


James_ 2/9/2005 2:55:21 PM

yeah,, no shit, ttdte is f*cken rad and they only got a 6/10.. f*ck this website and all you little gays posting stupid ass comments.....


Shan_ 2/11/2005 10:31:07 AM

damn, just a 6? looks like I better put that new fur coat back on the rack and start using condoms again.


tdfxMarkxtdf_ 4/4/2005 2:18:44 PM

what a rad band


Mircea Vlad_ 5/10/2005 3:11:59 PM

one of the greatest bandsbands.....


The REAL Bob Rock_ 6/5/2005 9:56:50 AM

There are a lot of no-neck shitheads on this website with no appreciation for entertaining music. Namely: everyone who posted a negative comment in this review. f*cking buffoons. Get a clue.


alex_ 9/4/2005 12:17:33 AM

U GUYS R THE SHIT


MaryLand murder_ 9/21/2005 2:42:54 AM

this sounds nothing like daughters nor does it matter whats the band name....this band has intresting breakdowns unlike most trash out there and has good tech to it...not the kind that you cant dance to....There f*ckin good


MaryLand murder_ 9/21/2005 2:45:32 AM

a 6/10,u gotta be f*ckin kidding me....let me guess what would he give avenged 7 fold a 10


Lefleu_ 10/8/2005 7:13:34 PM

I was outside of cave9 in Birmingham and i thought the show was over then I heard TDTDE was playing so I decided to check it out thinking it was going to be some lame ska band then I was blown away by how gnarly they were. They`re amazing


jay_ 11/30/2005 12:01:39 AM

yo this shit is crazy sick!!!!!!!!


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