I was exposed to CKY through the CKY2K and CKY videos, which are hilarious, and I finally got around to picking up Vol. 1. It quickly became one of my favourite CD’s of all time. Their sound is original, filled with innovative gritty riffs; Deron and Chad are very talented guitarists who think up stuff other bands wish they were creative enough to play. The music draws influences from many genres, grunge, alternative, even a tiny bit of techno, as in the beginning of Human Drive In Hi-Fi. The drumming is hard and consistent and really helps give the music drive. They also have a great range of vocals. Some of my favourite songs are Sara’s Mask, where they use a softer sound as effectively as they do a hard one, the opening track 96 Quite Bitter Beings, which has really tight guitars and bass, Disengage the Simulator, My Promiscuous Daughter.. hell, all of the songs are good. This is one of the few CD’s I can listen to all the way through without skipping anything. CKY definitely has enough talent to hold their own against all the other mass produced bands out there and I hope they’ll start getting the attention and credit they deserve!