With song titles like "You're a Fucking Dick", "Busted, Broke & American", and "All Out of Bubblegum", you would think that M.O.D. — shorthand for Method of Destruction — and their founder and fearless leader (the artist formerly known as the Legendary Billy Milano), aren't masking their intentions on their new album. In fact, it would be a logical assumption that Milano and co. are putting their unabashed and unedited thoughts and feelings out there for all to see and hear with their new album Busted, Broke, and American — self-righteous and politically correct social justice warriors be damned!
As to be expected, Busted, Broke & American is fast, it's furious, and it makes no apologies. It also mixes hardcore, punk rock, and thrash and the end result is a thoroughly combustible collection of songs. The words "I'm sorry" are not a part of the album's vocabulary. At the center of the sonic storm remains Milano, who has never been known to shy away from speaking his mind.
Billy Milano, a voracious reader, avid cook and a Proud and Loud Republican, inadvertently resurrected his hardcore punk rock band in a time when he needed it most. You'd be mistaken to assume anything when it comes to Billy Milano. For M.O.D. and their new album, which finds the band returning to original label home Megaforce Records after two decades, there was no pre-determined mission. At all.
It was born of love.
Busted, Broke, & American is an album that will resonate. "Here I am, in my '50s and a grandfather, and I wrote the best record of my career," Milano exclaims. "A someone who has always done what I want to do, I had no intentions of doing what I did with this." Indeed, the album is a balls-out, hardcore x punk rock accident.
In fact, Milano is also proud of the fact that the album embodies a quote that Agnostic Front guitarist Vinnie Stigma has been saying since the '80s. "If you ain't hardcore punk, you ain't shit."
Busted, Broke, and American is hardcore punk and it is indeed the shit.