Consider Yourself Rocked
Released on April 5, 2004
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Germany in the year 2004. A whole nation is in a state of depression and is sinking into lethargy and self-pity in the face of continuingly bad news. An entire nation? No. A small punk rock band from Berlin don’t stop transforming kicks in the teeth into musical creativity and spitting it back into the face of the numbed public.
On this mission, the 7 guys of the Brainless Wankers use a mercilessly direct songwriting producing catchy and individual tunes without falling into the trap of interchangeability. The traditional no-time-for-solo punk rock outfit (voc, bass, git, drums) is supported by 2 trumpets adding compact and fronting melodies while the lyrics deal with social and political problems as well as personal emotions in a tongue-in-cheek way beyond the usual stereotypes. Among the 12 tracks of “consider yourself rocked” you can find the high speed tune along with the mid tempo song with pop-appeal immediately drilling its way into the brain cortex. Instead of obeying the narrow rules of the scene police, the Berlin combo follows its own definition of punk rock on their second studio album. Here, the Wankers shout against the slowly economization of every day life, mosh against the flood of shitty cover versions only seconds later and wrap the whole thing in 12 handy energy bars shooting directly into the listeners’ veins to make them realize: It’s better to rock than to whine.
Since their 2000 debut album “Endorphin”*, that e.g. brought the Berliners support-shows for bands like Bad Religion, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Donots and Millencolin, they have attracted an ever-growing number of punk rock fans across Germany by constant touring and numerous festival gigs. In 2001, their song “holiday from happiness” was released as a single through V2 Germany resulting in airplay, incl. heavy rotation, on several major German radio stations. The band also appeared in a news feature on MTV Germany and VIVA TV and the video of “(it is gonna be) all riot”, which is also included as a multimedia track on the new CD, was shown on German music television. In addition to this, the seven contributed songs to several national and international compilations.