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The Lone Star Scam

by chickenLab

Genre: Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal
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1. Circus Reign
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2. D.P.C.E
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3. Patriotic Cuntry
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4. Texas Rodeo II
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5. Surfing Pterodactyls
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6. The Gayness
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7. intro
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8. George
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9. the Boner song
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Album Notes
What happens when 5 mentally ill people come together to make music and protest against the Bush Administration?

This is definitely one of the most original bands that I have ever come across and trust me, that's a good thing. Everything from their name to their sense of humor shows their complexity. But this kind of band doesn't just pop up over night. It took time and skill to pull together this super band. The talent behind them is enormous and speaks for itself. So where do you start to explain Chickenlab? Is it even possible? I don't know, but I'll tell you what I do know. 13 drummers and 20 singers later, we have what is currently know as Chickenlab and they're here to not only give us good music but show bands that you don't need to take yourselves so seriously in this industry. They have completed their debut album, The Lone Star Scam and they're working on some other things. So, that about sums it all up. They're the new wave of musicians that are in it for the love of music. Their fit is perfect and their sound is even better. Welcome to the world of Chickenlab.
-Chanita Davis

They are awesome it reminds me of a cross between Primus and
System of a Down with a country twist.
--Whitey, Rock 96.5 WWCT Peoria IL,

chickenlab: The Lone Star Scam (4.5 out of 5 stars)

If you're seeking a spark to warm your little hard-rocking hearts, be careful: this one might burn your house down. It's original, humorous, full of surprises, and simply rocks. If System of a Down convinced you there was life beyond the same tired metal and grunge, let chickenlab show you what a little genetic engineering can do.

While stretched around a solid, driving rock/metal framework, the music knows no bounds. I almost want to call it Metal Opera, but that sounds too sissy. It's full of great hard-rocking scream-alongs, giving way to harmonious cooling-off periods, or meandering into a completely different style. It's full of changes, and never overplays itself. The musicianship is obvious.

The lyrics are generally just as original, creative, amusing, sometimes even catchy. A dominant theme is political; fortunately, anyone smart and informed enough to understand it will not be offended. If there is a weak point to the CD, however, it is Track 6. It's just crude and juvenile, and I usually skip it. But I guess it can't all be cutting socially relevant and sarcastic commentary.

Overall the album is excellent, probably the best new music I've heard this year. I would strongly recommend it to anyone with a taste for excellent musicianship and talent applied to the new breed of metal and a biting tongue. You won't be disappointed.

- Fritz Capell,

This Cd is Round!
-Derek Sivers

This is no ordinary band, this band is something that'll make you think twice before blowing them off.

Hailing from Elmwood, Chickenlab is definitely one of the better bands in Central Illinois. They display an awesome array of genres. And judging by the way they can blend those genres together, these guys are definitely not talentless. To show you what I mean: metal, punk, experimental, rock and yes... country are combined perfectly, which is no easy task. They mix music with fun. Their guitar riffs can be a bit goofy, but do not underestimate, they are energetic and extremely catchy as well. To add to it, their lyrics can range from serious, to the funniest they can be. They've got talent. They may have what it takes to be the next Central Illinois superstars, following Mudvayne, but in a less serious manner of course.

--Matt K.

I really like the intro to #3 and #8 then it gets too loud
for me.
----Tom Minton



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It was the cure for my gentle warts
After I bought this cd, my gentle warts went away, and still haven't come back. Thank You chickenLab

Ron Lafond

Running around like a chicken with it's head chopped off
The Lone Star Scam by chikenLab is by far one of the best albums I've ever spent money on. It gets stolen all the time ,if that has anything to say. Think about a band that doesn't have to ask you to move around and get crazy at a concert, but instead your body takes control and goes crazy with out your mind telling it what to do and where to go. They touch on serious subjects with humor and great musicianship. There is not one song on this cd that sucks........SO BUY IT!!!! Supoort local bands and under appreciated musicians. Screw the talentless crap you hear on the radio and on MTV!!! This is real music..

Hersheel Roberts

They Just Rock!
ChickenLab changes the faceof music as we know it! They take from so many focile points and marry together what I call fun/metal. While it is true that they favor the politcal side of things, they tell it like it is and don't hold any punches. That being said, if you haven't heard it you should. It has a way of becoming infectious, and has not left my CD player since i baought the album at their unveiling party on April 17, 2004. So pick it up. And remember to support local music!


It's too bad they eat beef down in TX instead of Chicken
The album kicks longhorn ass dudes. Incredible blend of genres. Doesn't come off as novelty. Just pure down home goodness of angry rawk. Marvelously splendiferous. Buy it losers.

Joey Howards

I lost 25 pounds after learning the chicken mosh
I cannot stop doing the chicken mosh when I listen to The Lone Star Scam

new york times

holy cow, how really great this is to hear.
this cd is so good, that it stands out and it is the best in the long run. this cd is so good, that the music is perfect and it really rocks a snow leopards ass. this cd is so good, that once you hear it you will love it, also it is the greatest of cds now to buy.


Kicks ass
I love this CD! Can't get it out of my stereo. I can't wait til their new songs are recorded. I laughed. I cried. I love the Lone Star Scam.


I Chock My Chicken To it all the Time!!!! Excellent!!!!
Sort of Punk, sort of Metal! 100% strange! The only thing better than this here CD is beer! Worth a listen

Mosh it ezine

thanks to this cd my wife came back
My with was very upset with my love making until I did her with this cd playing in the background!!! This cd is the best thing that has ever happen to me.

Don Holeman

very heavy in a punky way
When I hear this I want to smash things!!!
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