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The Presidents of the United States of America 2

The Presidents of The United States of AmericaAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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The Presidents of the United States of America’s music, as if it were sending out millions of microwave rays, turns ice into puddles of water at the world’s feet. - Daytrotter.com

This isn't your expected so-called "novelty" band. PUSA are the real deal, and they expect you to take them seriously. Well, as seriously as you can, you mixed-up sonofabitch. - ... Read more in Amazon's The Presidents of The United States of America Store

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  • Audio CD (November 5, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B000002BIN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,978 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's come to my attention that the Presidents of the United States of America really seem to piss-off some people. Seems the Seattle trio are just not depressing and dour enough for those who have become accustomed to the miserable angst polluting MTV and radio stations nationwide. Well, if the PUSA have their goofy, little way, everyone will loosen up a bit and stop taking everything so seriously. When did music stop being about entertainment?

It hasn't in the Presidents' tweaked, adolescent world. Like their political counterpart, Bill Clinton, these happy-go-lucky boys just want to make everything OK in the world. What better way to do so than the welcome handshake of "Ladies and Gentlemen Pt. 1" to start things off right? "Good evening ladies and gentlemen, are you prepared to rock?" they inquire and then repeat quite definitively, "Let's rock," just so you know they mean business.

And let there be no doubt, the Presidents are dead serious about not being serious. We find the usual assortment of odd character's ("Froggy," "Little Indian Princess," and others) and wacky scenarios ("Tiki God," "Puffy Little Shoes," "Bath of Fire," and "Lunatic to Love"), but the best lyrical webs spun by frontman Chris Ballew are trivial little vignettes turned into irresistible anthemic pop songs. The PUSA are the finest proponents of mindless escapism of the strangest variety. So, leave all your worldly troubles behind when you pop this baby in the CD player, and take a trip to the Presidents' world as they beckon, "This is the show, we are the band, sometimes it just takes you by the hand." --Adem Tepedelen

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Presidents Of The Usa ~ Presidents Of The United States

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most entertaining bands I have listened to November 26, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The Presidents of the United States of America (phew!) came around a time when I, and most of my peers were either punking out to Green Day or head banging to the grudge sounds of Nirvana. The first time I heard "Lump" (from their self titled release) I found myself infectiously nodding my head and singing along, and in a short amount of time their first album made its way into my collection. To tell you the truth I enjoyed the refreshingly funny lyrics about making love, smashing match-box cars and tiki gods, such a sweet change of pace from the sounds of grunge and punk. By the time "...2" rolled around I was a pretty big fan and I purchased it the day it was released. Up to this day "...2" and their self-titled debut always entertain me and liven up my spirits. I honestly can say this whole album is good, but one song makes it all worth it "Mach 5" it's so much like them that I dare you to listen to it and not smile.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Even Better The 'II'-nd Time Around July 20, 2001
By Chris
Format:Audio CD
The wackiness of The Presidents is fairly obvious from the first guitar lick of their second effort, 'II.' With a rousing intro asking us if we are 'prepared to rock,' we are sucked into a chaotic, twisted world of fun punk-rock that the Presidents enjoy so very much. With the clever, dare we call it a love song, "Lunatic To Love," we are introduced to the fast-paced three chord powerhouse we have come to enjoy. Lyrics abound and silly little na-na-na's in the choruses, the Presidents make this record sound amatuerish and hilarious. This could be the most amusing record ever, with songs not about depression or drugs addiction...songs are about dune buggies, tiki gods, supermodels, singing frogs, shoes, volcanoes, crazy lovers, and bug cities. This is not your ordinary album. This is what makes 'II' such a beautiful record. Amusing, touching, and brilliant. This record brings tears to my eyes. Songs like "Bug City," are so funny because the Presidents take it so seriously. Other times you know they're just having fun ("Froggie," "Toob Amplifier"). The songs are nice, short lil ditties, that aren't too long, and aren't too short. This could very well be one of the finest records of all-time. It's short, not-too-serious and very heartfelt with tear-jerking emotion. (That last part was a joke.) But, in actuallity, 'II' is, in fact, a wonderful, fanciful record. It's like the first puppy you get. You get so attached to it and never want to let it go. Sometimes you hate it, but you know that in truth, you love it more than anything.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The title 'II' says it all March 24, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The name `II' depicts this album perfectly. This is the Presidents' second CD; and in turn is their second best. And although their self-titled debut may be slightly better than this release, II is still an excellent album. A lot of people criticize it for being too unoriginal or too similar to the first one. But that's the reason the band entitled the CD `II'. Even though they use the same basis for success, that doesn't mean the songs aren't good. The lyrics are new; the sounds are new, but the band stayed the same. You have to appreciate this album in its entirety; follow-up albums are one of the hardest things to create in music. Especially when they're after a widely successful debut. With that being said, here's a synopsis of the 14 songs:
Part I of the "Ladies And Gentlemen" songs is a great start. It's short, it's sweet, and it's directly to the point: `this is the show / we are the band / sometimes it just takes you by the hand' says it all. Track two, "Lunatic To Love", has very fast lyrics. And with it the CD has a very fast start. I'd actually say it's one of the CD's best. A single off II was "Volcano", which is an excellent song. The `...happy campers who poop in their pampers' line always makes me laugh. Of the two singles, "Volcano" and "Mach 5", I think "Mach 5" is the better one. The success of the song was similar to the success "Lump" had, but the two are very different. It's more similar to "Lunatic To Love". Next there is "Twig"; which is probably one of the CD's hidden gems. It's one of the more fun songs on the album. The first five songs are excellent, but "Bug City" is more average. It has a creative start, but never really amounts to much; the chorus was a bit weak. Still it's very likable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is this lump out of my head? I think not... March 27, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I weep for the underprivaleged folk who have not heard the magic of a Presidents of the United States of America album. The have a unique sound, which some describe as grunge/alternative with a twist of funk.
I am an 18 year old Freshman in college, and I have been rockin' out to The Presidents since their debut album (thanks to the musical tastes of my father.) Out of the many bands I enjoy, I have yet to become tired of The Presdients.
If you are tired of the repetitive [stuff] on the radio, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this album. And even if you aren't, do yourself a favor. Grab some good old PUSA.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... August 2, 2003
By mr_moth
Format:Audio CD
I must have listened to this CD more than 20 times in the past week. The Presidents' music just makes you happy. Most of their songs have no meaning, and it's refreshing to listen to them and let go of all your worries and have a good time. A bonus for Washington residents is that a couple of the songs are about or at least make references to places in Seattle and the state. Excellent music, fun to sing along to, and I can't seem to get tired of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
As a volcanologist, I wanted to get this album for a long time just for that brilliant song volcano (checkout the music video on youtube, that's so funny & all my fellow geology... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Heng Hu
5.0 out of 5 stars PUSA
Another gem. Played this one for hours and hours. When I was done, I played it for hours and hours. Um, I kinda really like this CD.
Published 17 months ago by Scott Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Fun songs, Prez's always come through! 1st album is still my favorite. The more I listen, the more this new one grows on me.
Published 19 months ago by N. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars PUSA 2
Great follow up from there debut self titled album from the presidents of usa !
From there 2nd album 2 has the hit songs mach 5 , volcano and tiki god. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Chad Frey
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightfully Fun Blast of a Disc
While "more of the same" is usually a kiss of death for many albums, "II" proves the other adage of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Read more
Published on October 22, 2008 by Christopher Neal
5.0 out of 5 stars PUSA at their best!
"II" is a collection of great riffs and memorable stories, whose songs and production blows the debut album out of the water! Read more
Published on April 10, 2008 by Mel Zorro
4.0 out of 5 stars A good time for all
The Presidents may not have been rock 'n' roll gods, but they certainly don't deserve the one-hit-wonder status that they've been relegated to. Read more
Published on January 19, 2008 by Laszlo Matyas
4.0 out of 5 stars Big Fan
I'm a big POTUSA fan and I needed a new copy of this CD. It's one of their better ones, reminisent of their self titled album. It's just good music.
Published on August 27, 2007 by aaron james
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's Rock
Well, every PUSA album is great, you really can't compare them cause everyone has such a great hit, it's really just amazing. Read more
Published on August 11, 2006 by Mr. Magoo
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best CD's ever.
The Presidents manage to pull off their wonderful, elegant blend of silly yet intellectual, on an even better level than before, in II (which I consider to be their best). Read more
Published on December 7, 2004 by aeia
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