Novelty Forever (1997)
Photographers: Vinny; Peter Ellenby; Lego.
Bracket: Marty Gregori (vocals, guitar); Zach Charlos (vocals, bass); Larry Tinney (guitar); Ray Castro (drums).
Recording information: Prairie Sun.
||Physical Fatness (1997) |
Physical Fatness samples the punk-pop label Fat Wreck Chords' stable of artists at a budget price, affording consumers the opportunity to discover new acts. Artists include NOFX, Screeching Weasel, No Use for a Name, the Dickies, 88 Fingers Louie, the ...
Tweet Tweet My Lovely (1998)
It's almost maddening. Remember when U.S. bands made the best hardcore and thrash? Somehow, circa 1984 or so, the scene swallowed itself, and everyone started playing (badly) at the speed of sound, bereft of talent, imagination, or songwriting. You can ...
Schminkie Minkie Pinkie (1998)
Another EP that's treated as a single for a previously released song on one of Snuff's full-lengths. This time the song is "Nick Motown" from their sixth album Tweet Tweet My Lovely, which is accompanied by three mediocre songs. One ...
Ballads from the Revolution (1998)
Good Riddance certainly hasn't softened on their third album. If anything, they play harder, louder and faster -- the tunes detonate, one after another, like a volley of mortar fire. Still, the band know how to incorporate pure pop sweetness ...
Collect 'Em All (1998)
Perhaps the "'Em" in Berkeley, CA, punk band Tilt's 1998 release Collect 'Em All refers to the band's past approaches with Bad Religion and Green Day albums, or maybe the title is an outcry to fans of these bands to ...
Crossroads & Illusions (1998)
Recording information: Rumbo Recordings.
Personnel: Jake ? (guitar); Jordan Burns (drums).
Kraut & Ruben (1998)
Recording information: Germany (03/1994-??/1997).
Personnel: Axel Kurth (vocals, guitar); Ingo (drums).
Five Lessons Learned (1998)
Five Lessons Learned, the Swingin' Utters' second album for Fat Wreck Chords, builds on the breakthrough of their first, A Juvenile Product of the Working Class. They don't depart from their hard-hitting retro-punk formula at all -- there's nothing here ...
Breakfast at Pappa's (1998)
Track Listing: Heavy Metal Winner; Bye Bye Fatman; Brutal Tooth; Stand Under Me; Nonsense Cone; Bigger Shoe;
Duck & Cover (1998)
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Keith Douglas (vocals, trumpet); Chuck Robertson (vocals); Carter Benson (guitar); Angus Cooke (cello).
Audio Mixer: Ryan Greene.
Recording information: Music annex; Orange Whip Studios, Santa Barbara, CA.
Photographer: Travis Keller.
Unbearable Lightness of Being Drunk (1998)
Recording information: Premier Studios (03/1998).
Illustrator: Susan Herbert.
Personnel: Vicky (organ).
Audio Mixer: Iain Wetherell.
Sounds Wrong EP (1995)
Originally Released In 1995 On Ifa
Audio Mixer: John Dunleavy.
Recording information: IFA; IFA "The Ranch"; IFA (The Ranch).
Photographer: Jessica Frye.
Skinny Years: Before We Got Fat (1998)
Recording information: Casbah Studios (1992).
Personnel: Adam ? (drums).
Look Forward to Failure (1998)
Perennial Warped Tour participants the Ataris took a break from their hectic touring and Kung Fu Records release schedule to drop this EP for legendary West Coast punk label Fat Wreck Chords in 1998. Look Forward to Failure blasts off ...
||Sick Of It All|
Call to Arms (1999)
Call to Arms found Sick of It All refreshed and ready to rejuvenate its career with a faster, more punk sound that made the band's streetwise songs seem that much more urgent. Spawning the rather successful single Potential for a ...
||Sick Of It All|
Potential For A Fall (1999)
Audio Mixers: Sick of It All; John Seymour.
Recording information: Big House, New York, NY.
Editor: Roger Lian.
Photographer: Dave Hallett.
Hit for Six (1999)
On Hit for Six, Brit punks Consumed deliver a searing swarm of hardcore guitars and drums. A few of the songs have tender, lovey-dovey vocals, but it is hard to tell because you are being jack-hammered into the ground by ...
||Life in the Fat Lane: Fat Music, Vol. 4 (1999) |
Another "best of Fat Wreck Chords" sampler that shows off the what's hip and happening on this label, it's almost worth the purchase ($3) considering that about 90 percent of this is previously released. If you must have everything by ...
||Me First & The Gimme Gimmes|
Are a Drag (1999)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes: Spike (vocals); Joey, Jackson (guitar); Fat Mike (bass); Dave (drums).
On their second outing, ARE A DRAG, Me First & the Gimme Gimmes up the wackiness quotient by presenting a set of songs made famous ...
Operation Phoenix (1999)
Operation Phoenix doesn't deviate much from Good Riddance's established pattern of stinging melodic punk and raging socially conscious lyrics, but it's a fine, well-executed take on that formula that ranks with the best of their work. ~ Steve Huey
Recorded at ...
We're Going Out Tonight (1999)
Track Listing: We're Going Out Tonight; Albino Holiday; Drugged by the Cops;
||Short Music for Short People (1999)
SHORT MUSIC FOR SHORT PEOPLE features 101 different punk bands performing 30-second songs.
Not that this hasn't been done before on albums like Wood Panel Pacer Wagon With Mags and Bllllaaarrrrrggghhh!-A Music War (which was on a 7" format no less), ...
Viewers Like You (1999)
It's rather difficult to stand out from the massive pack of punk-pop bands that has sprung up over the course of the 1990s, but thanks to Cinder Block's feminist consciousness and powerful presence, Tilt manages to rise above the clichés ...
||No Use For A Name|
More Betterness! (1999)
All that needs to be heard is the first song on More Bitterness and that pretty much generalizes the entire album. Just straightforward mid-tempo, pop-punk, multi-layered vocals, and the occasional sample that'll inform the listener when another song is starting. ...