TO THE CONFUSION OF OUR ENEMIES
Taking its album's title from a popular toast by the chairman himself, Frank Sinatra, this tumultuous Texas-based crew bring an imminent sense of danger back to the sanitized circles of what is now labeled punk, as a trail of blood and broken teeth seems to follow this quartet wherever they roam. On Riverboat Gamblers' 14-track sojourn, the high-strung unit takes substantial jabs at the mall punk poseurs and posturers by beating them at their own game, providing fist pumping anthems complete with flurries of the outfit's raucous rebellious rants on tracks such as "The Curse of the Ivory Coast" and "On Again Off Again". Placing themselves in a position where Hot Water Music collides with Social Distortion on the way to the dirty rock 'n roll soiree, songs like "True Crime" and "Walk Around Me" are bursting with a sense of true passion, demonstrating that some bands care more about the music than what their label's stylist suggests they wear that evening. Exhibiting a no frills style and no compromise attitude, Riverboat Gamblers hit the jackpot on TO THE CONFUSION OF OUR ENEMIES.