I have been a fan of David Jones since the days of his previous band, After School Special. I loved his flat, apathetic-sounding vocal style and sometimes lyrics. He is missed. Everything by Enemy You is great and the Johnnies cover song on here is super-great and maybe a little bit (and sadly) prophetic.
Favorite track: Dead.
This was Enemy You’s last 7″ and it is now being repressed on Coke Bottle colored vinyl. The EP contains a cover of the theme song from a cartoon of the 80s, “Kidd Video,” as well as a few obscure covers and two original gems.
The repress of this out-of-print 7″ is being done in order to raise money for Suicide Prevention Lifeline in memory of Enemy You singer David Jones who took his own life in March of 2015.
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This is SF Bay Area Enemy You's last 7". It has a very 80s feel to it, with Atari-style graphics, clear green vinyl, and a cover of the theme song from a cartoon of yesteryear, "Kidd Video." EP also features other obscure covers and two original gems!
This reminds me a bit of early SCREECHING WEASEL but only slightly- it’s got that kind of melodic aggression and it’s edgy in the same way. I totally dig this, it’s got the sound right there, the perfect balance for me. The band name, the cover art, the title... they got it perfect. The clear, green vinyl rocks too.
NO FRONT TEETH UK webzine
San Fran's Enemy You has already received great exposure through various tracks on comps for Lookout and Fat Wreck. And it's deserved. They play very solid power punk that has enough pop to get you addicted. The melodies are awesome and the uptempo beat really keeps you moving. The clear green vinyl is an added bonus.
(CM) IMPACT PRESS, August/September 2003
I first came across this band on the Panic Button "Four on the Floor" comp, where Enemy You shared the disc with Screeching Weasel, Moral Crux, and the Teen Idols (each band contributing four songs). Right away, they were a guilty pleasure for me. I say guilty because they don’t really break any new ground in the arena of pop punk. Still, they held their own with heavy hitters like Screeching Weasel and Moral Crux, and I figure that’s justification enough for me to keep listening. They released a full-length on Panic Button, also, but I like the snippets of Enemy You better than a whole album. A 7” is just right. This one has five songs, three of which are covers. The covers (all songs I’ve never heard of before) are silly. “Video to Radio” is the best of the three. It adds a little bit of early eighties, Wall of Voodoo-style pop to the punk. “Hot Dogs Till You Die” is so stupid it’s awesome. Side B has two original Enemy You songs, which are both pretty good. And, like I said, this is the best way to hear this band: five fun songs and on to the next record.
(Sean) RAZORCAKE, Issue #15, August/September 2003
supported by 4 fans who also own “Video to Radio ep”
short songs that feel unrestrained, raw and yet laser-focussed. there's no sing-alongs, breakdowns, pile-on moments or anthems but there's tonnes of energy and force. if words like "jagged, angular, noisy, post-punk blah blah etc" turn you on then this is for you. RockAndEyeroll