HomeMusicReview: Sloppy Meateaters Sloppy Meateaters “Shameless Self Promotion” (Orange Peal Records, Inc.) Scratch any preconceived notions you might have about a two-member, pop-punk band from Georgia. All right, now listen to Sloppy Meateaters. These guys are pretty damn decent- considering that theyre young, lacking a bassist on this album (one guy played drums, the other did vocals, guitar and bass) and, well, theyre from Georgia, for gods sake. Looking beyond that, Shameless Self Promotion is their latest cd and its really good. First of all, they take the pop-punk epidemic and crank it up a few notches, beyond MTV friendly sounds into more of a pop-meets-garage punk, sometimes even sounding a bit Pennywise-esque. Their lyrics range from silly to serious, like in A Dumb Guy in A Stupid Band, they sing, I cant get a job, I find a girl who I practically rob, She thinks Im cool cuz im in a band, But Im just loser with no friends. Then there is the more serious Mom. You sold your soul, so I could eat, you blocked the dark, so I could read. Im really feeling bad, youve been my mom and dad. While there is a song titled, I Sing Like a Girl (is that supposed to be a put-down?), thats not really the case. Shameless Self Promotion is an addictive, thick, punk-pop album that such fans will adore. But beware, the songs stick in your head like that road-kill on my tires.