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We've Come for Your Children [Import]

Dead BoysAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (November 22, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • ASIN: B00002DEA5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,429 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 3rd Generation Nation
2. I Won't Look Back
3. I Don't Wanna Be No Catho
4. Flame Thrower Low
5. Son Of Sam
6. Tell Me
7. Big City
8. Calling On You
9. Dead & Alive
10. Ain't It Fun

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget Felix, the Album is Still Great December 15, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Despite Felix Papalarddi's frankly hideous/generic production values, the listener cannot ignore the power of the Dead Boys performance. The group as a whole had matured into a true musical powerhouse with a tag-team, fairly intricate guitar duo like Chrome and Zero, and a rhythm sextion as tight as Jeff Magnum and Johnny Blitz (pre-knife fight). The true magic is exuded by Stiv Bators though, with his slurred, under-enunciated, pure-attitude vocal performance. "I Won't Look Back," "Third Generation Nation," and the cover of the Stone's "Tell Me" stand out as my favorites, but the clincher of the album is the closer, "Ain't It Fun." (Later covered by the now defunct Guns N' Roses on the album 'The Spaghetti Incident?!') With a band as volatile and dangerous as the Dead Boys, "Ain't It Fun" stands as a great coda to the most underrated band in rock n' roll.
The only thing that could've improved this album is the absence of Pappalardi, but you can find versions of these songs at their rawest on live recordings. I found the alternate takes of the sessions in the hopes that it could be a repeat of the YL&S mixes, but sadly, they aren't any better. I prefer this mix, and these songs are favorites. Don't bother beong bogged down by Felix, just know that all the Dead Boys probably called him a load whenever his back was turned.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars what was he thinking? July 14, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Felix P. screwed this LP from the get go. Way to 'radio friendly' as other reviewers have noted. On 'Young, loud..', Genya Raven captured their sound. Great bass, guitars in front (and LOUD) and Cheetah Chrome's lead even louder!

'..Children' production is just too homoginized--too slick. The tunes are DB classics though, Tell Me, Ain't it Fun, Catholic Boy, and of course Son Of Sam.

After Stiv's death, the scope of unreleased studio/live/rehearsal material of the Dead Boys became a fact.

Some good---most barely tolerable

get the 2 DB studio LP's to start and then get the Live @ CBGB.

Although video of the DB is semi-rare, try to find it and then match up the live versions with the studio versions and you can see that they were a GREAT live R & R band
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars These guys were good. August 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I didn't even know this was still available, my copy is an old vinyl record, and I got it at a time when I bought and taped recordings by numerous punk bands, and was WIDELY criticized for doing it. I must've been precocious, because the music I liked back then earned me a lot of ridicule, only for the same people to come around later, and actually see something in it.

The Dead Boys have all the elements of late '70's punk; torn clothes, weird hair, disheveled all-around appearance, violent reputation, and so forth. But underneath, is a top-notch band. I admit to not knowing all the specifics about the knife fight that nearly killed drummer Johnny Blitz, but listen to him here; he plays as well as anyone I've heard elsewhere. I remember reading that the person (people?) who attacked him "tried to cut his balls off," and I've always wondered how he fared after.

This was a band that could play anything they put any effort into, and did it well. Their version of "Tell Me" is every bit as good as, and I think a little better than, the Stones' original. The opener of this set, "Third Generation Nation," sets the mood, they were what was happening at the time, even though they weren't chart-toppers. Real talent often isn't.

They show that they had no sacred cows, as you hear in "(I don't want to be no) Catholic Boy," and the addition of two guys from The Ramones is a nice touch. "Ah-Men!"

My own personal two favorites are "Son Of Sam," and "Ain't It Fun?", "Sam" being about the killings at the time by serial killer /prison inmate turned minister (imagine my surprise), David Berkowitz.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There ain't no future and there ain't no past May 7, 2007
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Despite the fact that Cleveland's The Dead Boys' "Young Loud & Snotty" is considered a punk rock classic and "We Have Come For Your Children" a lesser effort, you shouldn't sell this CD short. It's even reflected by the fact that Sire has yet to release this CD stateside. Ignore the naysayers. If "Snotty" never existed, "We Have Come For Your Children" would be placed on the pedestal it deserves.

Attempting to channel all their nihilism and violence under producer Felix Pappalardi's over-slick production, this album is still loud, fast and chaotic. Stiv lets loose with his Iggy Pop idolization on the classic "3rd Generation Nation," and "Son Of Sam" is an exercise in Alice Cooper worship (circa "Killer"). "Son Of Sam" is harrowingly theatrical, complete with screams, gunshots and dog barks punctuated by Bators' snarl.

Bators had the full support of his bandmates. Cheetah Chrome and Jimmy Zero may be two of Punk's most under-rated guitarists. They could pull off the Ramones Roar on "3rd Generation Nation" and "I Won't Look Back" but also had a rarely mentioned sophistication that underpins "Son Of Sam" and "Ain't It Fun." There is also a great deal of irony of Stiv Bators singing "Ain't it fun when you know that you're gonna die young" (since he really did) and the haunting voice of co-writer Peter Laughner moaning "I'm dead" as the song fades. (He died from pancreatitis brought on by drug and alcohol abuse before the song was released.) "Ain't It Fun" is a classic moment where the irony and punk-theater matched up perfectly, stellar enough for Guns and Roses to have recorded it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They have come for your children!
I you listen to any kind of rock, not just punk rock, you will appreciate this album. Stolen riffs be damned! Every good band steals sometimes. Punk rock was built on it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by John Stoffick
5.0 out of 5 stars Still packs a punch
I loved the Dead Boys debut album, "Young Loud & Snotty" but this sophomore effort was just as good in its own way. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
5.0 out of 5 stars Great punk album
This is one of the best punk rock albums of all time, Gun n Roses even released their own version of "Aint it Fun".
Published 11 months ago by Richard D. Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Boys Were One of the Great Punk Bands
Their first album Young Loud and Snotty got me into punk rock in the late 70s, and I still love it. I didn't realize this album was still available until recently, and I'm glad I... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Cronos22
5.0 out of 5 stars The intro of Son Of Sam alone is worth buying this
I've listened to this album and the first Deadboys album (Young, Loud and Snotty) numerous times, and I've come to like this one even more. Read more
Published on September 5, 2012 by Ian Mark Rosen
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dead Boys have come for your children!
I'll start by saying what everyone else says... Ready? It's not as good as the first album. The album's production is usually blamed for it's poor reception, but I would disagree. Read more
Published on July 3, 2012 by J. Sundheim
3.0 out of 5 stars Dead Boys
Gotta say, this album is definitely not as strong as "Young, Loud and Snotty." The attitude is missing as is the Raw Power. Read more
Published on November 8, 2010 by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars The imfamous Stiv Bators!
We Have Come For Your Children is a full speed follow up to Young Loud And Snotty!
These two discs should be sold together,for any person into the PUNK scene. Read more
Published on February 10, 2010 by Thomas A. Warberg
3.0 out of 5 stars sophomore slumpin, still not terrible tho
yeah it's nowhere near as dope as young, loud and snotty but it's not the worst record ever. i mean, just stiv's 'accent' or whatever makes it totally worth a few spins, and since... Read more
Published on April 30, 2009 by c rex
5.0 out of 5 stars True Punk, must buy this cd
If you love good old skool punk you'll love this one. I can listen to the cd over and over again, Ain't it fun is one of my favorite's.
Published on February 24, 2008 by Gift Card
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