To the Confusion of Our Enemies

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All Music Guide - Corey Apar
The second track on To the Confusion of Our Enemies is titled "Don't Bury Me...I'm Still Not Dead." But with all the reckless punk fury the Riverboat Gamblers have been dishing since their inception, well, they probably should be. Thankfully for listeners, the guys are not only alive and kicking, but they've also not yet lost their gritty edge or irrepressible exuberance. For their Volcom debut, they've simply developed their manic approach to one that is slightly more sober and aware. After all, having dealt with insincere A&R reps who appeared at their door in the wake of 2003's Something to Crow About -- reflected upon in wry songs like the punchy "Biz Loves Sluts" --...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Corey Apar
The second track on To the Confusion of Our Enemies is titled "Don't Bury Me...I'm Still Not Dead." But with all the reckless punk fury the Riverboat Gamblers have been dishing since their inception, well, they probably should be. Thankfully for listeners, the guys are not only alive and kicking, but they've also not yet lost their gritty edge or irrepressible exuberance. For their Volcom debut, they've simply developed their manic approach to one that is slightly more sober and aware. After all, having dealt with insincere A&R reps who appeared at their door in the wake of 2003's Something to Crow About -- reflected upon in wry songs like the punchy "Biz Loves Sluts" -- the guys are hardly naïve upstarts. But while the Gamblers may initially seem more sharply polished than on prior efforts, there is absolutely no dilution of the volatile energy they've been raucously discharging over the years (check them out live if you want further proof). Things are still very much fun and dirty, just not the all-encompassing filthy sweat of before. If anything, the better production that bolsters To the Confusion of Our Enemies just means that listeners are now able to actually understand the band's spirited lyrics (um, mostly) instead of just shouting along incoherently with a raised fist as on past efforts. Though admittedly less raw in nature, the Riverboat Gamblers still keep their balls-to-the-wall attack very much intact amid incendiary, attitude-fueled anthems for the weary, triumphant rocker in everyone. Learn to love these guys before everybody else is talking about them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2006
  • Label: Volcom Entertainment
  • UPC: 689640482126
  • Catalog Number: 4821
  • Sales rank: 132,229

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Riverboat Gamblers Primary Artist
Scott Gilman Hammond Organ, Baritone
Ian M Guitar
Mike "Teko" Wiebe Vocals
Davey Brozowski Drums, Group Member
Freddy Castro Guitar, Group Member
Ian McDougall Guitar, Group Member
Pat Lillard Electric Bass
Freddy Castro Guitar
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Mudrock Audio Production
Richard Woolcott Executive Producer
Riverboat Gamblers Composer
Kristen Pierce Cover Illustration
Ai Fujisaki Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    denton's finest

    this is easily the most well rounded and entertainin of the Gambler's albums with a number of great songs, particularly Rent Is Due, The Song We Used To Call 'Wasting Time,' and The Art of Getting F#@%ed, but track 6, The Gamblers Try Their Hand At International Diplomacy is one of the best punk... hell, rock period...... songs by ANYONE in the past 5 years

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