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Johnny Hobo And The Freight Trains/Mantits

Love Songs For The Apocalypse - Split

DIY Bandits 3

Released on August 28, 2005

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Just when everything else seems to be an attempt to copy the latest cool thing, Johnny Hobo & Mantits dish out something truly revolutionary. Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains offer 9 non-electric songs that maintain the energy and rawness that punk was founded on. They'll have you sining along and provide a persective of the punk/anarchist idea that many are afraid to even appraoch. It will make you think, laugh, and possibly piss you off. 40oz nihilism with a shot of politics and a healthy punch to the face make this something to hide from your parents (if Ghost Mice was getting drunk on a bus with Leftover Crack and picked up the Mountain Goats and a stranger with a bag full of coffee & narcotics you'd have a hint of what to expect here.) Mantits provides a solo approach to the situation with 9 songs that redifine the meaning of everything. A mastermind without a doubt, he provides intelligent sarcasim while disecting the problems of the human race. He tells you how it is with witty cynicism and humor; leaving you either shocked or begging for more. If anyone was to ever write a soundtrack of love songs for the (apocalypse) end times, Mantits would get the first shot at it. Everything you were afraid to admit about yourself (and the human race) can be revealed through him.

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Average Customer Rating: 5 with 6 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 New Mexico Song Voted #1  15%
2 Church Hymn For The Condemned  8%
3 Whiskey Is My Kind Of Lullaby Voted #3  13%
4 Acid Song  8%
5 Election Song  4%
6 I Want Cancer For Christmas  10%
7 Harmony Parking Loy Song Voted #2  14%
8 Untitled  3%
9 D.i.y. Orgasms  13%
10 The Extinction Of The Human Race  0%
11 Kicking Your Shins  1%
12 Fear Makes The World Go 'round  0%
13 World War 3  3%
14 Righteous Indignation Saved The World  0%
15 Ode To Freedom  8%
16 Kill Me In My Sleep  0%
17 So Long To The Ice Cream Bars  0%
18 Bitter Hole In The Wall  0%
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Michael from Houston, TX 
Jun 10 2009 Rating: 4/5 Stars

this is definitely worth $6. the whole side with johnny hobo is just amazing. i don't really like the trumpets on his songs but almost all 9 of his songs are good. mantits side is ok but i can't really get into it because of his voice. i gave it a 4 instead of 5 because of mantits. pretty underground too. its like someone put all of the packing for this cd together themself. there was a puzzle piece with it too.

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Jack from Vancouver, BC Canada 
Mar 20 2009 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This is a great album. I'm not into "folk punk", but this cd (Johnny Hobo Tracks) is just f*cking awesome.

Haven't listened to the other band and probably won't, but it doesn't really matter.

Since it is a small time release, i would buy it before you can not get it any longer.

Just amazing.

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Hayden from Jacksonville, FL 
Apr 26 2008 Rating: 5/5 Stars

misery is better shared! johnny hobo keeps me alive. this split with mantits is the perfect mix of misery and paranoia to share with all you teenagers filled with angst, fear, and hopelessness. buy! and maybe it'll hold off your suicide a little longer.

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Alex from Minot, ND 
Jun 8 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

If you like folk punk then get this. Johnny Hobo and The Freight Trains are amazing. Mantits is alright I guess, couldnt really get into it. But The Freight Trains, buy it just for their songs.. you will not be dissapointed.

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Dan from Mosinee, WI 
Apr 4 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

the Johnny Hobo And The Freight Trains Side is amazing, the other side is okay, i only listen to the first nine songs, yeah yeah yeah...i love Chris Burrous, and The whole Hobo and trains shit too, Its worth it 100 percent even with out the mantits, i dont really liek tath side anyways, yeah yeahy eah... Buy it its only like five bucks anyways.... yeah yeah yeah.

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Sean from Frisco, TX 
Sep 30 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This is a great folk punk cd. Personally i like Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains more than the Mantits song, although they are all good. If you have never heard Johnny Hobo, i would suggest you check out a few of their songs before buying this, cause their not for everyone, the singer has kind of a shitty voice, but somehow i love it. If your a happy, love every momment of life type of person, then dont get this cause it music for the people out there who are pissed off and angry, i guess is a way to describe it, although im not that angry. Anyway get if your a fan cause its worth it.










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