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Critical Response

by Critical Response

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1.
Flesh Wound 02:00
Bloody knuckles Beaten down Pick myself up off the ground Rise and shine Fell one more time Too much on my mind Mom is god Dad is dead Just enough to fuck with my head Mom is god Dad is dead Just enough to fuck with my head Chorus Flesh wounds Showing up like a bruise Flesh wounds On the inside of you Flesh wounds I got one or two, one or two Flesh wounds Remind myself I have to crawl Stand tall through it all Empty bag and Never feeling bad About the times I’ve had I scrape my knees Make them bleed For the sake of pain Paper cut what the fuck Head first into love Chorus Awe man, do you have any Band-aids? I don’t know if my blood will coagulate My skin my scabs are starting to break Oh, this fucking hurts My gut is sprained Left alone By my friends In the end Who am I? Look in my eyes Loyalty never pays One more scar On my heart I cut my legs I cut my arms This is me I fall apart To show you all my pain Chorus
2.
April Fools 02:14
Thanks for telling me nothing Thanks for wasting my time You got me falling for me nothing Push me into the fire I know I said you’d say it again I know I said I’d do it again You know you said you’d do it again You know you said you’d say it again Lame brain x2 Ooo ya ch ch Crashing into the bottom I see you standing in line It’s already forgotten You’re kind of blowing my mind I know you said you’d say it again I know you said you’d do it again You know I said I’d say it again You know I said I’d do it again You know I said you’d say it again You said I know I’d do it again I know you said you’d say it again You know you said you’d do it again Lame brain x2 Ooo ya ch ch
3.
And then it hit me with the side of shovel Those whispers, the first sign of a struggle Little men from outer space Walkin’ out to scroll the trolls to see who knows They’re out to get me It’s out to get me They really get me Don’t forget me Chorus Make me make me make me sick Make me make me make me itch Make me make me make me Hit me Make it go away And I’m twisted and I’m spinning out There’s too many of you to please And I play dead because they know I’m alive Shove me shake me slap me twice And then it hit me, and then it hit me They’re out to get me Chorus They come they come they come they come and they go Yell yell yell it’s no use This is some kind of verbal abuse And I’m hungry for the pain to go Cuz it’s eating me eating me slow Too many of you can’t see Argue all alone and the losers are me And then hit me And then hit me Chorus Shut it off Make it stop Shut it off I’m done I’m done I’m done I’m spun I’m dumb
4.
Drugs 02:49
Hey there’s something wrong Help me I’m not strong Here it’s in my arms I can’t control the want Chorus Sane as I sane as I sane as I ever am Same as I same as same as I ever do Dirt beneath my heart Junk is all around I fall I hit the ground Choke behind the drip Chorus Free pain! Sleepin! Free pain! Scheming! Drippin! Free pain! Free Pain! Hey I feel the bite Help me I can’t fight Here it’s in my arm Before I hit the ground Chorus Beat down. Deep down. Bring down. Deep down. Take me down! Take me down! Take me down! Hey.............................
5.
Maggot Magnet Maggot Magnet Digging up my bad habits Searching for the taste and grab it Maggot Magnet Maggot Magnet In 10 days I’ll fly away I can’t stop I need to feed Lick you up Til you aren’t here Find your problems make them real Toss you in the garbage You smell like garbage Crush your broken heart I like it when you fall apart Maggot Magnet Maggot Magnet Dig you up like my bad habit So tempting I got to have it Maggot Magnet Maggot Magnet Drown you in the shit I like it when you feel like shit Then I must move in Leave you in the garbage God I love the garbage Delicate delicate delicate heart I love it when you fall apart Maggot Magnet Maggot Magnet Eat you like my bad habits Stick it poke it lick it grab it Maggot Magnet Maggot Magnet You’re dead to me My poetry Watch you bleed all over me Sick of you Make me puke You’re dead to me Transparency Maggot Magnet Maggot Magnet So tempting I got to have it Maggot Magnet Maggot Magnet Dig you up like my bad habit
6.
You look at me through phony glass It’s that time to take it back Quit checking in with me I’m not angry I’m not angry Words you said to me today Left me confused inside my head I won't let them hurt my feelings Because I like the feeling Please don’t ask me how I’m doing You almost come off condescending I start to think that you’re on drugs I’m not angry Words you said to me today Left me confused inside my head I won't let them hurt my feelings Because I have no feelings I'm not angry I’m not angry I’m not angry I’m not angry I’m not angry Get it out get it out shut it down get it out shut it up get it out I’m not angry... Now I’m ANGRY!
7.
The chuckle down the hall you know I can hear. You ridicule me and I don’t even care In time your mockery will become your fate Tune it out I’m not listening No way you’re better than me Chorus Chase it erase it throw it away I’m not your laughing stock x2 It seems my backs against the wall Downright bored of it all No time to second guess No time to quit Antagonize Push me aside No way you’re better than me Chorus Stop that laughing Come a little closer Say what you gotta say Be man enough to say to my face Your jokes run dry This crowd is crushing me I’m checking the rear view no way you’re better than me Chorus x2
8.
Bad Dream 02:49
It’s been a long night, in a bad dream You picked the wrong girl On the step behind the pew Loaded ready its time shoot Twisted sister pull the trigger Broke my will shattered faith There is an evil inside my brain Hailing Mary screams my name Pull the trigger ready aim Pull the trigger ready aim Chorus Oooo boy I’ll hunt you down Oooo boy I’ll chase you down Oooo boy I’ll hunt you down Oooo boy I’ll chase you down Oooo boy I’ll hunt you down Oooo boy I’ll chase you down And make you mine Hate, anger and disgust Take him out he turns to dust Can’t stand it any longer Urge to kill is getting stronger Go ahead load the gun go ahead loaded gun It’s my turn to fight It’s my turn tonight Chorus You’re not even expecting it I can tell your wanting some Perfect time for satan’s plan No one can save you now Wait no longer, take his breath You can say, you killed a man No more regrets Just him leave to die On the step behind the pew Loaded ready its time shoot Twisted sister pull the trigger Broke my will shattered faith Sweaty palms I slip away There is an evil inside my brain Hailing Mary screams my name Pull the trigger ready aim Chorus Are you real or in my head Images are not clear Can’t believe that I’m not dead It’s that time to take you down Close your eyes I’ll make it quick No one can save you now Maybe… strangely... same dream
9.
Not For You 01:59
I’ve done it all I gave my all My sweat my blood my tears All made up of things you do Nothing left bone dry I can’t stop getting high Pinch my nerve we always try I died inside of Chorus You can’t have me you can’t have me I’m not made for you You can’t have me you can’t have me I’m not made for you Linger from afar You call me to the car I’m scratching at the scars Bleeding out my heart You’re sticking to the glue It’s stuck inside my shoe Back and forth and back and forth... Chorus I just can’t with all the bullshit I hope you trip and fall I hope you eat weird shit and die Emptiness sits on my door step Of course there’s nothing left Waiting to hear from you I grab that bitch pull her back This time you can’t have me back Such a pathetic point of v... Chorus
10.
Damage 01:59
Chorus: Sucking at life Sucking at life Can’t get it right Fucked up this life Something ain’t right Down on my life Cram it Dammit They say it’s my attitude Damaged dammit Could be my point view I’m damaged Why am I always rude? Dammit Chorus Damaged Such a catastrophe Dammit The epitome of agony Cram it What’s the point of me Damaged Unaccepted by society Values lost and morals not valued Nights are so lonely Super hyper focused on things that don’t even matter I lost my job and anyone close to me. Dammit dammit Chorus Slam it Damn it What’s the point of me Cram it dammit Nothing saved Waking up, why do I have to? No one to love Soaked in pain Something ain’t right Can’t get it right Fucked up my life
11.
Rage 01:47
Punisher creator left Center stage the crowd is deaf Take my hand feel the pulse Faint dark mad I’m near death Too fucked to function I don’t care I guess I’m losing mind I’m really missing my soul And I rage My broken heart is cold And I rage I’m spinning out of control And I rage rage rage Coward down colored blue Cornered in my panic room Softly screaming in head Build up stories make me mad I’m running I’m running out of time I’m running out of time I’m really missing my soul And I rage I’m falling into a hole And I rage My broken heart is cold And I rage rage rage It’s fine, It’s fine, I’m fine, It’s fine It’s fine, I’m fine Vocal cords tighten up All my words crusted shut Dirty smile, crocodile, what a slut Fake a kindness, feed the blind Wrap my tears around rut Oh it’s a dangerous mind I’m really missing my soul And I rage My broken heart is cold And I rage I’m crawling out of my hole And I rage rage rage I’m really missing my soul And I rage My broken heart is cold And I rage I’m spinning out of control And I rage rage rage
12.
Alone 02:17
You say alone I cannot feel a thing Leave me alone Kill this pain inside me I lose control Sit down and contemplate All that I know Find out I’m losing it Circle the fear In this reality Where did they go All of the friends I made There’s no one here They keep on pushing me Leave me alone Alone Alone My own thoughts are killing me What you get is what I see There’s a place inside of me I am not always happy These are the days I know I cannot cheat Take all the pills It’s not the remedy Numb but aware Of what is happening I know my fate Leave me alone My own thoughts are killing me What you get is what I see There’s a place inside of me Sit awake I cannot sleep It’s my fault I’m to blame It’s my fault know my name Break the wall Feel the pain It’s my fault it’s my fault You say I’m stuck I don’t give a fuck The torture is real Change all the ways I feel It’s always fake Find a place to isolate It’s always fake Leave me alone My own thoughts are killing me What you get is what I see There’s a place inside of me I’m alive I’m dying It’s my fault I’m to blame It’s my fault know my name Break the wall Feel the pain It’s my fault it’s my fault

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The debut album from NorCal garage punks Critical Response!

From Razorcake Issue 136
"CRITICAL RESPONSE: Self-titled: LP
Santa Cruz beach punk with strong vocals and plenty of snap and buzz. Sounds like the Avengers or The Gits at times, not straying too far from the classic West Coast vibes. Musicianship is top notch, with frenzied blues guitar from some folks who have been around the block. Punk with a big P, which is not reinventing any wheels, but is pretty damn fun. – Tim Brooks (Screwball)"

"Punk at its best! Critical Response’s eponymous first album, delivers a speeding mass of sound! Its stripped down, bare, high stakes, in your face lyrics and searing vocals flying over bass, guitar, and drums played with tsunami force, make Critical Response a band to be reckoned with!" ~ Marc Zegans, author of “P(un)k Poets Too Fucked to Drink,” and other poems.

"[An] absolutely furiously beautiful piece of work".- Mick Griffin, host of the "Queens of Noize" radio show in Australia.

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released January 20, 2023

Celina Bottini: vocals
Mark Hanford: bass, background vocals
Devin Lara: drums
Preacher Boy: guitars

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Critical Response Santa Cruz, California

A punk rock poetess who's equal parts Iggy Pop and Poly Styrene. A towering bassist whose boom is bigger than J.J. Burnel and Lemmy combined. A punk blues pulpiteer whose holy trinity is Strummer, Ramone, and Thunders. A mysterious stickman with a hardcore soul and a trash can beat. Put 'em together and what do you get? Critical Response. Sound the alarm! ... more

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