Rip It Off

Rip It Off

by Stroke 9
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Rip It Off 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Go out buy this cd, its so worth it. buy and you'll see. all the songs can fit into whatever mood your in...even horny!! Its enhanced too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to admit - after listening to very few cds besides Stroke 9's "Nasty Little Thoughts" for 3 years, I wasn't even sure THEY could put out another cd that I could grow so attached to. But sure enough, Stroke 9 accomplished just that with "Rip It Off" (which hasn't left my cd player since it came out!). Stroke 9 has managed to mature while not eliminating any of the elements that brought them praise with their first major debut and that their listeners so love. Old fans who loved the catchiness of "Washin' and Wonderin'" will enjoy the sex-driven tune "Do It Again" and the fun, punky "Latest Disaster," while those who admired the passionate lyrics of "Tear Me In Two" will appreciate "Anywhere." This rocking album will not disappoint Stroke 9 fans and will surely gain many first-time listeners.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is the best. If you are thinking about about buying it, just do it. You will not be disappointed.The music is so great and these guys are wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the first song I knew that those Stroke 9 guys had done it again! This is a must have for anyone who likes straight up rock. You can identify with all of the songs! I will be shocked if this CD doesn't get them the attention they desrve!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, they have done it again. Despite the long waiting period for this album, the guys of Stroke 9 have proved themselves worthy of my buying their CD once again. The lyrics are great and the guitar riffs are wonderful! I love the bass entrance in "We Were Wrong." Even if you only "liked" their first album "Nasty Little Thoughts," you'll LOVE this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rip It Off ROCKS!!! Stroke 9 has made another CD where every song is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album rocks! I loved Stroke 9 when they released Little Black Backpack (as im sure most of you did) and this second album really helps their image along! This is an awesome album and it definately should be at the top of your list because it is at the top of mine!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought this album last week and I haven't stopped listening to it. I am a huge alt rock fan, but everything is starting to sound so generic lately. This CD is definately a breath of fresh air. There is a great combination of fun and soulful songs, all with the unique sound that characterizes Stroke 9. All of the songs are great, but my favorites are: "Latest Disaster" (I can't think of good adjectives to describe this song except for the fact that I can NOT stop singing it and making everyone listen to it), "Vacuum Bag" (a great emotional song about a past relationship), "Do It Again" (watching them perform that one live is what did it for me!), "Kick Some A**" (need I say more?), and finally "Don't Worry" (great breakup song). My only final thoughts on this, besides to GO OUT AND BUY IT are try to see this band live. They put on a GREAT show!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is amazing...I cant say enough about it! If you liked Nasty Little Thoughts youll LOVE Rip It Off...and if you get a chance see them live!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rip It Off is everything I expected and more! Great Tracks!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stroke 9's new album is just as strong as their previous album, if not stronger. It has a slightly different sound, but the general style of the band remains consistent: awesome and never over the top. Although the album has mainly rock-ish songs, it still includes several traditional Stroke 9-sounding songs such as "Vacuum Bag", "Reject", and the west-coast shout out "California". Every song is enjoyable and every song is exactly what is expected of Stroke 9: solid beats, great lyrics, and all around great music that you just can't get sick of. Don't expect these guys to stop rockin' any time soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
1-12 quality songs that'll have you singing along too. with vacuum bag, and the 2nd half of the cd gettin emotion involved and some great and clever lyrics
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album rocks in a big way.. The guys came through once again in the track 100 girls and prove that their unique sound and lyrics are not a Reject..Don't worry this album is definitely worth buying...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Luke, John, Eric & Greg: You guys have done it again. I didn't think you could top, NLT, but this album is one of the finest follow-up albums I have ever heard. The writing is supurb. The energy absolutely engulfing. The CD stays true to the Stroke 9 vibe while demonstrating evolution as a band. Much Love. If there's anything I can do...let me know...ps--hey Bob & David, hope all is well...
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Stroke 9? Aren¿t they the 'Little Black Backpack' people?¿ That¿s what I normally hear when I mention something about the band. Actually, I was one of those people until not too long ago. Then I was at a show (to see another band) and I was floored. Not only did they put on a fabulous show, but I have never had a band¿s lyrics register so completely with me hearing them the first time. They played about 40 minutes or so, and afterwards I needed to see them again. I had become a S9 junkie. So I went home and counted the days (17 to be exact) until the next album came out. That album was "Rip It Off". It¿s been three years since their last CD (of "Little Black Backpack" fame) came out. It is clear that they didn¿t just quickly churn out a regurgitated version of the previous CD ¿ they spent the three years touring and seeing which songs worked live ¿ making this album one made up of ¿the good songs¿ and which mirrors the concert experience. The writing on "Rip It Off" is fabulous. Every listener can find personal meaning in the words, and lead singer Luke Esterkyn delivers them with emotion-filled sincerity. ¿Wherever you go, whatever you do, don¿t say I never loved you,¿ Esterkyn sings in "Vacuum Bag", another of S9¿s post break-up songs that make you sadly wonder if these guys have ever had a happy relationship. Unlike many of today¿s bands where the vocals are everything, Stroke 9 backs theirs with actual music. I would be equally excited about an entirely instrumental version of this album. John McDermott on lead guitar is a true musician, and, not trying to sound like a 12 year old, he rocks. You can¿t help but play a little air guitar. Kudos also to bassist Greg Gueldner, who shines on such tracks as ¿Reject¿ and the beautiful ¿California¿. And finally, drummer Eric Stock will have you pounding on your desk or steering wheel. In the words of my 57 year-old mother, ¿he is really talented¿. S9 has reworked this album since its initially-scheduled release of September 2001 to ensure it flowed, and it does, making it one of the few recent releases I actually listen to from start to finish rather than putting one song on repeat (although it goes without saying that you must hit the repeat button whenever the temperature-elevating ¿Do It Again¿ starts playing). The album starts out hard and fast with ¿Latest Disaster¿ and ¿100 Girls¿, the first two singles from the album, which really make you want to get up and move. There¿s the satire ¿Kick Some A**¿ (from Jay and Silent Bob fame), and then the album slows down a bit from there, but doesn¿t really get slow except for the ballad ¿Anywhere¿ and ¿California¿. "Rip It Off" is not your usual second (studio) album. Stroke 9 are polished performers who clearly love what they are doing, putting all of themselves into their music. So buy, download, burn, borrow or otherwise get your hands on this one, and by the time John belts a falsetto ¿take me home¿, you¿ll want to.