Family Force 5
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As any fan of Andrew W.K. or The Darkness knows, even the most flamboyant parodies really get by on affection. But Atlanta Christian-rock band Family Force 5 mocks goth-pop, rap-metal, and all manner of danceable rock without salvaging much of the fun (or anything else redeeming). FF5 lays on the jokes so incessantly that it’s actually hard to enjoy on any level. After reissuing its 2006 debut, Business Up Front/Party In The Back, in a 2007 “Diamond Edition”—which unfortunately doesn’t mean it’s been melted and crushed deep within the earth—FF5 churned out another batch of novelty sludge called Dance Or Die in 2008, then remixed that album in 2009 (with the new title Dance Or Die With A Vengeance). The band is currently on their horribly punny Tourantula tour, in support of its latest schtick, III EP, which includes gems like “Dang Girl,” a dubstep-influenced homage to girls that look dang-worthy.