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Lagwagon: Let's Talk About LeftoversLet's Talk About Leftovers (2000)
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Lagwagon recorded 7 new songs originally intended for an EP, but later on chose to add some of their out takes, songs that were previously on come compilations and some early demos and call it "Let's talk about leftovers". This gave Joey a chance to give his record label much needed push within i.
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Lagwagon recorded 7 new songs originally intended for an EP, but later on chose to add some of their out takes, songs that were previously on come compilations and some early demos and call it "Let's talk about leftovers". This gave Joey a chance to give his record label much needed push within idependent music industry.

10 years of existance sees Lagwagon change their musical style a bit with every new release. From more metalish hard core sounds of early recordings, to more poppy sound of their latest offering "Let's talk about feelings".One thing that is really good about this is that their past and present is now on display in this neat little package.

Out of those 7 new songs, one is a Jawbreaker cover (Want), and "Losing everyone" is also a cover of a band called Drag the River, which is one of the catchiest songs on here."Narrow straits" seems kinda slow and boring at first, but it really grows on you after a couple of spins.

Next 5 songs are basically all "Double Pladinum" out takes but have all been featured on some compilations except for one, "Brodeo".What can I say about those songs?Lagwagon experimented and had strange production back then and those out takes could have fit in the album perfectly.

In my opinion, Lagwagon's best sound was "Hoss" period and here is another proof how good they were back then.All 4 songs from that period are great, especially "Wind in your sail" and "Laymens terms". Fast, melodic punk with the best production sound that I think they ever had.Not too poppy, not too loud.

"Trashed", an album that gained them quite a few fans had two out takes and are both previously unreleased."Jazzy Jeff" and "The Champ" are nothing special, and I can see why they didn't make the album, but I like "Demented romours" , which is from "Duh" period.

Finnaly we get to an end of this cd, with 3 songs from their first demo, which is nothing but hardcore with heaps of metal solos.Out of those 3, I like 'Truth and justice' the best, maybe just because I miss how lagwagon use to have at least two political songs on every album.

Just when you think that it's all over, as a bonus, you get 3 live songs recorded from their first visit to Japan, while promoting "Trashed".They even play that secret song from trashed live.

IF you like lagwagon you probably have this already, but if you never heard of them and want to check out lagwagon I recommend that you get "Hoss" or "Trashed" first.

 

 
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Anonymous (February 5, 2006)

ai ai ai

Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

Anyone here thinks they should kept playing that sound from their demo ? hahhah Jaded Ways is so fucking tough.

Anonymous (March 25, 2003)

...agreed

Anonymous (August 20, 2002)

i guess what we learned here is that every albums of lagwagon kick asses.

Anonymous (August 19, 2002)

Actually...BRODEO is a Lagwagon song...Armchair Martian covered it

Great album!

Lunk (August 16, 2002)

well good for you. want a medal?

Anonymous (August 16, 2002)

I've had this album for over a year already!

Anonymous (August 16, 2002)

just so everyone knows the song BRODEO is a cover of the ARMCHAIR MARTIAN song. armchair martian is good and is on joeys record label. i'd check em out if i were you. whoever you are.

emptycauses (August 16, 2002)

plaidinum and trashed are my favs, but their all great, my favorite band, too bad about joeys label...

punky (August 16, 2002)

yeah, it seems like Joey's record label is no more...

Lunk (August 16, 2002)

according to fat spam this is being re-released of fat this month.

Anonymous (August 15, 2002)

I think the wagon gets better with every new release...plaidinum is so underrated....-bigjerk

Anonymous (August 15, 2002)

Angry Days, Tragic Vision and Mr Coffee are just as poppy as anything or "Feelings" blatantly :P

Anonymous (August 14, 2002)

yeah but the new album seems like its gonna be fast and in your face (listen to "dinner and a movie" and "never stops"), two kick ass songs!

Lunk (August 14, 2002)

totally...

punky (August 14, 2002)

lets talk about feelings best lagwagon album?oh come on...none of yous have Hoss i can see that.

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

how dare u not know what "that secret song on trashed" was. ll cool j crys

martin (August 13, 2002)

Yeah this album is alright, I think it is more the long time Lagwagon fans.
Trashed and Feelings are the best albums in my opinion

Vien (August 13, 2002)

Yeah, let's talk about feelings and Trashed are my favorite albums. I hope they keep releasing more and more stuff in the future.

Anonymous (August 13, 2002)

Let's talk about feelings is one of their best.

-Scotty

Lunk (August 13, 2002)

kick arse. i had no idea this album existed. I'm gonna get it asap.
If you've never heard lagwagon, i say yes, you can't go past trashed, but i also think duh is just as good.
Lets talk about feelings was waaaay too poppy.

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