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While I was off frantically searching for the new Raised Fist the other day, I stumbled upon the latest Fat Wreck compilation and thought, what the hell, its only five bucks. One thing I like about compilations is that they are cheap, and generally, I usually end up buying a CD because of a complet.


While I was off frantically searching for the new Raised Fist the other day, I stumbled upon the latest Fat Wreck compilation and thought, what the hell, its only five bucks. One thing I like about compilations is that they are cheap, and generally, I usually end up buying a CD because of a completion. However, I am not sure this will be the case with Uncontrollable Fatulence. The latest Fat Wreck comp boasts unreleased songs from the likes of Strung Out, Mad Caddies, Lagwagon, Anti-Flag, and of course NOFX (just to name a few). All in all, 11 of the 18 tracks are brand new. I have no problems with that, in fact that is one of my biggest beefs with the Punk 'O Rama series is their lack of unreleased tracks, however, I would've really liked to see new tracks from Propagandhi and Good Riddance rather than Back to the Motor League and Yesterday's Headlines, respectively. It's been a while since they each released full length cds, so, it would've been nice. Other than that, let's get down to business.

Mad Caddies have a song called "Leavin" which is brand new. I think its pretty good, not Duck and Cover good, but still good. Towards the end of the song, there is a great trumpet solo with a mute (something that the Mad Caddies seemed to start to fade away from). A couple tracks later is Lagwagon, and they sound great as always. If this is any indication to what we can expect in the future, then I don't think they will disappoint anyone.

Strung Out has another good song, like always, but it seems to be a song that didn't make the cut for American Paradox, which would make sense. Since American Paradox has been my bar for Strung Out recently, I was a little disappointed in "Your Worst Mistake." I was a little disappointed in the Anti-Flag song. I have always been a fan of most of what they put out, but the chorus of "Federation" really started to get on my nerves after awhile. I always thought these guys were a little better song writers than "federation, federation, federation, hey hey hey." For those who aren't fans of Justin Sane's voice, they are in luck as it is another #2 sung song.

The NOFX song "Mattersville" is NOFX. I don't know how to explain how these guys get away with what they do, but it's NOFX, nothing new from the likes of them.

In the end, Fat Wreck's 6th installment is worth the five or six bucks it costs to get them. It isn't the greatest in the series, but one can never hold compilations to the highest of standards.

 

 
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Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

fuck you nofx is one the best punk bands ever!

i want this cd. i think i'll buy it someday.

-reeko

Anonymous (December 12, 2002)

Funny how Fat Wreck has three of the best bands in punk today, yet they receieve the littlest promotion and accolades from the lame mall punkers.

Dilligner Four, Avail, Rise Against, basically the only bands on Fat worth discussing.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

yea faction is probably in the top 5 best ltj songs off boarders, one of the only ska songs on it. to bad that cd is just ok. i long for another losing streak, or even another hello rockview.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Um, yes, Wizo is definitely from Germany. Where the hell did you get Russia?

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

you forgot to mention LTJ, granted the song was on borders and boundaries but its still damn good. faction i believe it was.

Anonymous (December 11, 2002)

Wizo
are from germany

idiotssssssssss

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Russia? I thought it was Germany.

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

What about Avail?

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

Wizo has by far the best song on the comp. Hands down. Wizo kicks ass and their from Russia.

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

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ambiotical_sophisticrat (December 9, 2002)

the rise against and lagwagon songs are unbelievable

SOYBOMB (December 9, 2002)

I'd buy this CD just for the Lawrence Arms track... Great great band.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

I agree with the last comment

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

Love this comp! Lawrence Arms are the future of true punk rock!

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

Terror is good, but I like my hardcore with a bit more of a groove.

Vien (December 9, 2002)

Better yet...Check out the 7 inch released on Takeover records from the band "Terror". Todd from "Carry On" is in that band and they sound amazing.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

If you want good hardcore

The Killing Tree

WILL

FUCK

YOU

UP

!

Geetarchick (December 9, 2002)

Aaaaactually to the kid down there commenting on The Killing Tree.. The Romance of Helen Trent is semi-new cause it came out earlier this year, but its their EP that came out later. Just being a smartass.. Everyone should totally go buy The Romance of Helen Trent though because that album is one of the best albums released this year. I might do a review on it since no one ever did. Boo.

waste_elite (December 9, 2002)

what does PiL have to do with fat?

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

rise against is in the studio, the new lagwagon song didnt suck (suprising), and why are all the new songs (Rise against not counting) so fucking short? the Lawrence arms song was good but a blip, strung outs song just as quickly digested, and when is the no idea records EP from D4 coming out, that fuckers been on no ideas page before horseless buggys.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

"i want to round up all the towel heads and set them on fire"

Sounds like some little boy is trying to impress us by saying that ethnic genocide is funny. But... it's not.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

Any PiL fans in here?

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

This comp. kind of stinks. The Rise Against song rocks. To bad they have hit shit city.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

Why does no one comment about Good Riddance, I think their hardcore is some of the best out there.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

i meant ever heard by those bands (wagon, goodridd) my bad

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

unless anyone forgot to poin this out...........1.larry arms/d4 are probably the 2 most underrated and kick ass punk bands going right now. get their releases (the songs on this comp by them are no indication of how good they are 2. if u think lagwagon is getting old, go listen to bad astronaut, joey capes side project. its the fuckin tits. best album of the year i think. lata
cawknocker
ps. survival was probably the best....or was it just becuz we all got into punk around that time..don't deny it, u know sleep and mother superior were the first songs you ever heard.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

The new Rise Against album is due out in Spring. And the Killing tree album has been out for awhile now. Just to correct the guy two below me.

The RA track on this comp is a little different from their norm, but still a stand out song.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

The Rise Against song is by far the best on the CD....no mention of it on your review though...
Review 1/5

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

The Rise Against song is great, I was hoping they would put out another full length cd eventually, but oh well. Anybody who liked Rise Against should check out The Killing Tree "The Romance Of Helen Trent". It's Tim's (R.A. lead singer) new band. The cd just came out & it kills.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

This score is for good riiddance,they carry this label all by themselves-oldpunker-

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

K.E.N. Kill Everyone Now. You fucking racist peices of shit.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

God I thought I was done after I jerked off to the fat guy in the tub on the cover but the Lawrence Arms song made me go another round!!!

Obscene_Jesture (December 9, 2002)

"What the hell is this racist fuck talking about...I mean, the music does suck, but why make fun of someones race?! Afghan eyebrows?! Get the fuck off this site you fucking nazi fuck. Fuck you. I know I'm gonna get bashed for being "too sensitive" but fuck this "anti-arab" shit, Sadam is an asshole, but you can't judge a whiole fucking culture by one man, that's like judging americans by Bush!
"

man FUCK YOU

I never said anything anti-afghan you vagina bloodfart! I just said he had Afghan looking eyebrows... you piece of corn infested feces. Im not judging shit by the way, just bagging on his looks not a fucking culture you damn hippie...

ps- i want to round up all the towel heads and set them on fire

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

um, i listened to that "song" and surprise! it is fucking garbage. that song makes blink 182 look good.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

Whoever said LTJ was on Fat is wrong, they are now on Warner Bros.

and NOFX still sucks.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

well put

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

What the hell is this racist fuck talking about...I mean, the music does suck, but why make fun of someones race?! Afghan eyebrows?! Get the fuck off this site you fucking nazi fuck. Fuck you. I know I'm gonna get bashed for being "too sensitive" but fuck this "anti-arab" shit, Sadam is an asshole, but you can't judge a whiole fucking culture by one man, that's like judging americans by Bush!

Obscene_Jesture (December 8, 2002)

If that piece of fucking SHIT song is the best "pop-punk" song in Colorado, I hope Saddaam launches his first nuke and it hits you right in your Afghan looking eyebrows. That has to be the most horrid trash to ever grace my computer speakers since I watched David Hasselhoff strut his stuff at this website:

http://www.hellonetwork.com/demo/toysclub/video.asp?s peed=hook300

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Hey sorry to waste your time, but it would mean sooo much if you guys checked out my band, the norads! Go to http://www.mp3.com/the_norads and give our song a listen, it's the #1 pop punk song in all of Colorado! Also, if you care, we have a website at http://thenoradssuck.cjb.net We're still just starting out, so any suggestions or comments would be more than appreciated. just e-mail us at thenoradssuck@yahoo.com and tell us how pitiful our song sounds! Thanks!
*arvind!
p.s. I'll be copying and pasting the above into various news posts and reviews, so just ignore it if you see it... and, sorry in advance...

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Gamecube= RESIDENT EVILs. That deserves something.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

I didn't heard the comp and I don't want to, but the "everything on fat sucks" needs to end.

Propagandhi is fantastic, Strung Out, TLA, and Sick of it All are great, Rise Against, Less than Jake and Bracket are good.

Good Riddance is getting old, but it's still good. D4 is great, but I'm getting tired of their sound.

Lagwagon were great for 2 albums, but now they suck. NUFAN as always sucked, but now they are pathetic. NOFX should stop making music. Anti-Flag makes me cry. Finally ska suck (too bad for Mad Caddies).

For the rest of their line-up, I don't know or I don' care.

Word for word, cul de sac means ass of bag

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

so now we're gonna argue about video games....this site sucks.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

uhmm yeah, how long has sony been saying that about the playstation?
don't think its gonna happen before the others.
And by the way, Xbox has already done it. Didn't take them 10 years of talking about it, they said they would and they did, so shut the hell up. PS2 could be great but sony is too dumb.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

I agree with the guy 2 dow...i dont play games much, but PS2 has GTA Vice City and that game is just too fucking fun to miss. Killing cops never gets old. I still wouldn't pay $150 or $200 for the system though, waste of cash in my opinion, I'd rather just use my friends. lol

Geetarchick (December 8, 2002)

Hey you didn't even mention the rise against song on there. Hmmph. Anyway, i heard it and liked it. Nice breakdowns in it... I had no idea that Tim the singer could sing that fast. :) Good song though.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Game cube sucks, and so does X Box.

PS2 has the two best games to ever come out...

Grand Theft Auto 3

and

Grand Theft Auto Vice City.

It will also be having the first MASSIVE (MEANING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE) ONLINE GAME IN THE HISTORY OF SYSTEMS.

Or you could buy a good computer.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Fuck gamecube. Gamecube is for little fat boys with chocolate pudding smeared across their face. Whining to their mommies that their boobies hit them in the face when they run to the ice cream truck. Right scott?

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

The last paragraph of this review is absolutely retarded and makes little sense.

The wuss has probably typed one of the most retarded statements ever on this site. The hardcore related one. I don't get a headache after listening to it. If you can't understand the vocals then read the lyrics sheet. What the fuck do you think it's there for?

There was some other retard on here that mentioned something about hardcore not being punk, but hardcore punk is punk. You're a moron. Your statement makes no sense.

Gamecube is a great system. Buy that one.

-Scotty

evildeadalive (December 8, 2002)

To the guy who said he's been in the punk seen for 7-8 years, and thought Fat pretty much IS punk, are you serious? I like a few Fat bands, but come on man, you need to expand your horizons a little. There are hundreds of labels out there putting out kick ass albums.

Another thing, are None More Black even Lifetime related? Are any of the members actually from Lifetime, or just from Kid Dynamite? Two of the greatest bands of all time by the way. And yes, Zero Zero sucks ass. Very, very disappointing.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

"and all this stuff about hardcore, hardcore isnt punk... hardcore punk is punk, but hardcore isnt punk... IMHO"

Worst. Comment. Ever.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

metroid prime is the greatest game ever created!

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

what about gamecube? its got all the sega sports games, plus metroit prime is amazing.

Obscene_Jesture (December 8, 2002)

bro

if u dont like the xbox controller, but the controller S its smaller

sports game the xbox kicks ass .. i have nfl 2k3 and xbox live and it kicks ass playing online

as for the graphics, i had a ps2 once, and it SUCKED ass compared to the xbox believe me.

WussEmoRock (December 8, 2002)

Yeah, we do play actually 16player halo once..on everyone elses. but I'm looking for more sports games, which one is better for that? Plus I hate the xbox controller. oh and are the graphics for ps2 and xbox considerably noticeable

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock******

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

How in the fuck do you not mention MFATGG?

Hubitcherkokov (December 8, 2002)

Wuss - Get an XBox, and get Halo: Combat Evolved, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, and find a friend who's got an XBox and connect them and play 4 on 4 battle mode games on Halo. Trust me, its amazing.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

the comp is great, the review was awful.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Ok... i'm on PUNKNEWS.ORG, and what i am basically reading here is that people don't like punk?? to someone who's been part of the scene for the last 7 or 8 yrs, ive thought that FAT pretty much is punk... if u dont like FAT bands, what are u doing commenting on a site that's all about punk...

and all this stuff about hardcore, hardcore isnt punk... hardcore punk is punk, but hardcore isnt punk... IMHO

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

hey mav- i thought zero zero was great, not punk or whatever, but great. opinions are like assholes, you know...

-exhaustra

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Fat Mike made the worst mistake ever when he decided to drop Consumed!! theyre so good!

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Why don't you ask Santa to help you reach puberty Wuss

WussEmoRock (December 8, 2002)

Big question, what should I ask for, for Christmas. XBOX or PS2?????

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

irish_joo (December 8, 2002)

the utters rule

maverick (December 8, 2002)

To the guy a few comments down about how anything Lifetime-related is gold, I have two words to prove you wrong:

Zero Zero.

I rest my case.

-Scott

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

"Its simple how they "get away" with it. They dont! The band is one of the shite shite shite-i-est bands that people worship. FAT MIKE'S VOCALS SUUUUCK! "

NOFX as a whole sucks. Man are they boring.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

you guys are fucking gay. woo woo.

TheOneTrueBill (December 8, 2002)

please don't tell me no one here gives a damn about the utters.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

dreamworks does not have thrice. thrice is putting out their next cd under island and so is thursday. i have no idea who autopilot off is with. other bands on dreamworks are like jimmy eat world, sparta, papa roach and many others. duh, i mean come on! haha

chonkchoners (December 8, 2002)

the larry arms song is best on the album and has a zany title to boot. i enjoyed the rise against song. this was better than vol. 5, but im not sure which is the best fat comp. they're all winners.

"Cock is the new pussy"

hahaha oh gosh!!! do these guys ever stop??

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

"The NOFX song “Mattersville” is NOFX. I don’t know how to explain how these guys get away with what they do, but it’s NOFX, nothing new from the likes of them."

Its simple how they "get away" with it. They dont! The band is one of the shite shite shite-i-est bands that people worship. FAT MIKE'S VOCALS SUUUUCK!

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

stand by me is my favorite movie of all time

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard??? Whatever happened to hi-standard???

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

""There's a good trumpet solo at the end of the mad caddies song?" There is so much wrong with that statement. First of all, there is no such thing as a good trumpet solo. Second of all what the hell are you doing listening to ska? Have you fallen down recently? Do you eat paste? Also you've heard every single song these bands have played past, present and future. Don't buy any more of them. Save your money to send Scott to fat camp, or me to Sizzler. You know when you get hit in the balls and it fucking kills your nuts, but it also hurts in your stomach too? That's what listening to rise against does to me. Christ they suck hard. All of these fucking bands do. Want another one? Ok, listening to these bands is like watching the same episode of Absolutely Fabulous every minute of every day. Bad huh? Last but not fucking least. Do you people wonder what Scott does on Saturday nights? Any of you ever seen the movie “Stand By Me?” Remember when that fat kid is at the pie eating contest and pukes into the crowd? There ya go. I’m just a ball of sunshine. twat"

hahah......... this is one of the best comments on the site. i should relinquish my title of "bitter" to this guy.

and quickly, here's where i stand:

new NUFAN rocks hard. tony sly pulls off the amazing-but-not-neutered voice better than anyone in the whole entire fucking world.

besides dillinger 4, i still haven't found anything in the midwest-punk scene that is of any interest to me. alkaline trio, larry arms, rise against... all bore me. just sounds like boring mid-tempo punk to me; maybe i need a lyric sheet. (and i know that's what a lot of people would say about the new nufan album too, but... meh)

none more black, or whatever the new band with the kid dynamite dude, should put out a killer album. anything lifetime related has been gold. really. look into it. even the song ari katz did with grey area... fucking gold.

the new hope conspiracy album is killer. one of the best of the year.

I, for one, am not hungry at all, and do not wish to go get a sandwich, and stop with the "i'm going to get 'x' piece of food" in news pieces. it's played out.

that's about it.

BITTER.

satchel (December 7, 2002)

It's a joke and a travesty that Consumed has been dropped from Fat. Amazing how the British bands have all been purged from the label.

The Swingin' Utters song is better than I could have hoped for. It sounds a lot like their earlier work. Maybe the Filthy Thieving Bastards side project will help them focus more on the Streets of San Francisco street punk sound, although their folkier stuff is great too.

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

um aren't thrice and autopilot off on Island/Def Jam?

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

"The Lawrence Arms are rock"

really what kind? limestone? no just kiddin, but TLA kicks ass

NUFAN should be on drive-thru

and to the guy who said D4 and TLA makes fat....couldnt have said it better myself

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

And yeah dreamworks now has thrice auto-pilot off and others on their label that people label as punk.... Lame

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Fat wreck chords is awesome....... Ok did anyone forget about joey cape!! he is a genius! lagwagon is fucking awesome... Trashed and hoss are pure brillance.... Double pladinum is rad as well not as good as the other 2 but still good. Ive seen most of the fat bands numberous times.... Nofx lagwagon good riddance strung out less than jake put on the best shows..... Oh yeah propahandhi does also! fat kicks ass
all the bands are fucking awesome.... People are getting sick of em! who cares, i guess they are tired of appreciating good music. Fat, epitaph, and victory are the best labels out there... Look at the other so-called "punk labels" that people love--drive thru.. They blow!! dreamworks is trying to be punk.. Didnt know speilberg values punk, but u dont need major labels to become well known and respected... It takes talent and a good label running the show.. Fat mike does that with fat and the bands are great!

FAKESMILE (December 7, 2002)

"Hey guys....for a good laugh check out Launch!.com's picks for best live performers of the year....it makes me laugh out loud and makes me feel sorry for their idiotic souls at the same time!

Well you didn't really think they'd know any artists beyond the stuff that is spoon-fed to them, did you"

come on... that page also contains a ring tone top 5... it's for 12 year olds...

The only real good band listed is coldplay...

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Cock is the new pussy

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Fucking No Use For A Name is way poppier. Yes this is true. SO FUCKING WHAT? Have you listened to "Hard Rock Bottom"? It is amazing. Some of the best song writing I have ever heard. Fuckin boggles me old craniun waves it does. Lagwagon has an unrealeased song. Its good but nothing worth an 8 year wait thats for shiz my riz love Sammy

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Big Ole Head isn't too bright. If anyone thinks like me, he's gonna get a lot of junk mail now. :)

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

It's sad.

No Use For A Name is the band that got me into punk, and all I want for Christmas is for them to break up so they stop embarassing themselves.

It's hard to admit. It is sad. "Making Friends" is still my favorite No Use album, and that seems such an eternity ago. I wasn't really disappointed with "More Betterness." In fact, there are quite a few songs I like on that album, but I have quit listening to their recent release. Overall, boring.

As for Fat Wreck Chords, it's still a fine record label. Too many good bands to argue otherwise.

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Scott: What are you thinking, fatty, NUFAN are better than they ever were! Sorry, but I could care less if they "got you into punk," they got me into it too. The fact remains, their new album rocks hard. You whine about NUFAN changing their sound and "embarrasing" themselves (I guess cause they don't just rehash Don't Miss The Train over and over ad nauseum), yet you also bitch about the entire FAT roster NOT changing its sound, despite the fact that bands like Propagandhi (way more progressive), Less Than Jake (way less ska) and and Strung Out (way more metal) are changing their sound and releasing some of their best work! I'm curious, what's YOUR idea of a kickass label, cause this one is pretty damned good as punk labels go.
-- [Big Ole Head] lukeknox@hotmail.com

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Hey guys....for a good laugh check out Launch!.com's picks for best live performers of the year....it makes me laugh out loud and makes me feel sorry for their idiotic souls at the same time!

Well you didn't really think they'd know any artists beyond the stuff that is spoon-fed to them, did you?

evildeadalive (December 7, 2002)

You never cease to amaze wuss. These have got to be some of your stupidest comments yet.

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Hey guys....for a good laugh check out Launch!.com's picks for best live performers of the year....it makes me laugh out loud and makes me feel sorry for their idiotic souls at the same time!

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

I just saw a shitty hardcore band tonight. They basically played sorta technical hardcore while standing around looking stupid. Hardcore, if it is about emotion, should be enjoyed while rocking. Hardcore bands that just go through the motions get less respect from me than Simple Plan.

The Lawrence Arms are rock.

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

fuck you wuss....you sound like some past it moron who got married at 21...get a fucking life. Hardcore isn't all screaming and no lyrics, you must be listening to too much Sick Of It All & Slipknot....Black Flag, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, etc. etc. were all "hardcore" andyou could sing along just fine....unless of course you're some prozac fed, rich boy, with no sense of right & wrong like yourself. Anybody who says they will "laugh" at this music they are listening to in 20 years obviously doesn't take music seriously and should be fucking shot. As of right now you officially should be killed Wuss....you are an insult to music. You think it is something to take lightly?! HA! No wonder your republican!

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

IMHO, the songs that hold this album together are the ones by the Larry arms, Swinging Utters, Me first, Rise Against, and Strung Out. The Strung Out song has great lyrics.

WussEmoRock (December 7, 2002)

I'll explain it to you.

"I hate hardcore"--completely true statement.

It is fucking noise. You can't make out any lyrics (i.e. poinson the well), and you end up with a headache after it.

I know now I will be called an emo pussy but come on people, picture yourselves listening to that shit in 20 years. you will look back and laugh and laugh (as will I with my music too)

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

it's all about S.O.I.A

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

how could someone "hate" hardcore? It's (atleast MOST of it) is an honset expression of anger and emotion, atleast that's what it is to me. I like all music, but to say you "hate" hardcore is pretty narrow minded. I mean, my favotie bands are brutal as hell, but i also don't mind some creative "lighte" music for time to time.

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

Dillinger 4 and Larry Arms MAKES Fat, really. Avail is also great. Rise Against, yes I like them, I guess theres some others but as a whole Fats really not that great. A lot of bands on there that I think I would like (or DID like) when i was 14. But, gotta give Fat Mike credit, its a very well run label. Or so it seems.

pope_schlomo (December 7, 2002)

The best Fat comp. is and always will be "Survival of the Fattest". The No Use, Lagwagon, Propagandhi, Me First, Tilt, and Snuff songs fuckin ROCK! As for this comp

Highlights: Larry Arms, Rise Against, D4, Avail, Lagwagon, Me First, Mad Caddies, Strung Out

Low spots: NUFAN(what happen guys???), NOFX(same shit), Swingin Utters, Wizo, Frenzal Rhomb, Propagandhi and Good Riddance(not becuz they're terrible songs, its just songs I have)

Ramo
(FAT release Consumed's new album damn you)

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

i dunno i thought this comp was ok, there were alotta songs that i hated and some that i liked. I enjoyed the d4 track, larry arms,me first(i mean come on, i cant believe no one menitoned this track),swingin utters,good riddance and wizo. bands that i couldnt stand on the comp were strung out(i like there poppier melodic stuff much better, like stuff off of twisted by design)anti flag(never liked them, except for nine one one for peace)no use for a name,madcaddies,sick of it all(i cant stand hardcore). ok tracks were frenzal rhomb,lagwagon,rise against, nofx and less than jake. and one last thing were the fuck is hi-standard. best band on fat by far. come on hi standard put out another record like angry fist!!!!

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

I so sick of all this label labeling each band is different and good in there own right. The so called FAT sound is the most retarted thing if heard. I don't think any band on that label really sound anything alike. It's like looking at a burger and calling it chicken pot pie. Each band over the years has changed for the better with exception of no use(i can't figure out way they want all there songs to sound just like why doesn't anybody like me? but hey whatever theres a market for it).
I also want to say that lagwagon before badastronaut was starting to get really soft i hope that bad astronaut is solf outlet and Lagwagon will become a little harder again.

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

wow, you really are a moron "guy below". I don't like many FAT bands either, but Rise Against are great. Good Riddance are great. NOFX have great lyrics but their sound is starting to wear me. But thats just my opinion, we weren't jabbing at yours....so why nail us. Maybe you should tell us what bands YOU like and let us have a go!

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

"There's a good trumpet solo at the end of the mad caddies song?" There is so much wrong with that statement. First of all, there is no such thing as a good trumpet solo. Second of all what the hell are you doing listening to ska? Have you fallen down recently? Do you eat paste? Also you've heard every single song these bands have played past, present and future. Don't buy any more of them. Save your money to send Scott to fat camp, or me to Sizzler. You know when you get hit in the balls and it fucking kills your nuts, but it also hurts in your stomach too? That's what listening to rise against does to me. Christ they suck hard. All of these fucking bands do. Want another one? Ok, listening to these bands is like watching the same episode of Absolutely Fabulous every minute of every day. Bad huh? Last but not fucking least. Do you people wonder what Scott does on Saturday nights? Any of you ever seen the movie “Stand By Me?” Remember when that fat kid is at the pie eating contest and pukes into the crowd? There ya go. I’m just a ball of sunshine. twat

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

caddies, no use and lagwagon?! I think those are the only bands that ARE getting old.

WussEmoRock (December 7, 2002)

These comps are getting old. As are the bands. (minus no use, lag, and mad caddies).

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

i see good things for rise against

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

This was much better than the last fat comp with great songs from lagwagon, lawrence arms, avail and good riddance. But by far the best track is rise against

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

I'd have to say that I LOVE Good Riddance's hardcore stuff, it reminds me of Black Flag....but I only think their melodic stuff is alright, if still good, but too generic. Liked most of the songs off the last album, and I hope the new is a lot like "Operation Pheonix".

Hubitcherkokov (December 6, 2002)

I am not quite sure why everyone states that all of the Fat bands that have been on the label for so long are recycling their old material, particularly you Scott. I really value your opinion and views, to be honest. But, Propagandhi's newest album is a lot farther away from their two prior full lengths, they've stated its almost "progressive thrash". Strung Out sounds a lot different from their older material: they're all fairly technical however they've progressed so much. Twisted By Design still had a "skate punk" sound (I hate trying to describe sounds...its so difficult), The Element of Sonic Defiance was so much harder and almost futuristic in its sound, and An American Paradox doesn't really sound like either - Razor Sex, in particular, has that really "metalish/hardcore" breakdown as its chorus. No Use For A Name is now a terrible pop/rock band that, in my opinion, is just a step above all of the New Found Glory/Drive Thru bands. NOFX I can't say has really changed all that much, I can admit that, but still they're material is solid. There are a number of people who absolutely love The Decline, and with good reason to. Good Riddance I don't care for so I can't comment on them, although the differences between the song "United Cigar" off of Fat Music For Fat People is, although good, light years behind "Yesterday's Headlines" off of Uncontrollable Fatulance. Rise Against, The Lawrence Arms, Dillenger Four all bring a very unique sound to the Fat roster and I'm sure that new band (None On Black I think? Sorry, I can't quite remember the name...) will also bring a sound that differs from the "SoCal punk" sound everyone classifies Fat as. Also, The Mad Caddies and Less Than Jake, both ska bands, but both with releases on Fat that have sounds nothing like each other, or their previous efforts. Yes, to some degree, I can agree with the old "Fat sound" a lot of people gripe about, but to say that today almost seems completely absurd based upon the variation amongst all of the bands and their current music.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

my favourite is the WIZO song. those krauts kick ass and i cannot wait for their new lp to be recorded and released.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

"Thats cul de sac, not coldesack...coldesack sounds like you've been dipping your nuts in ice water."

oh fuck thats funny..i almost shit my pants

"the $5 is worth it for the TLA song alone"

agreed. i fuckin love it

Dubar (December 6, 2002)

the $5 is worth it for the TLA song alone

M4CH1N3 (December 6, 2002)

This comp is a great sampler of what FAT sounds like today, 18 good songs for only 5 bucks is very good value. Only disappointments are the NUFAN and NOFX songs.

Vien (December 6, 2002)

Swingin' Utters, Propagandhi, and Lagwagon.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

"Thats cul de sac, not coldesack...coldesack sounds like you've been dipping your nuts in ice water." Hahahahahaha.... I laugned out loud at that one.

-thinhead

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

Fat Music...

What is there to say?

Not much. Every band on here is overrated to the max.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

Thats cul de sac, not coldesack...coldesack sounds like you've been dipping your nuts in ice water.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

Is it...wow sound interesting, what color is yours!?

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

"at the end of my coldesack...Davey Havok's house is painted black"

maverick (December 6, 2002)

I do have "Survival of the Fattest," it's the best one. Everything on that comp still sounded fresh and unique. Now 90% of those bands are just recycling their old material and touring on the strength of their older albums. It's sad.

No Use For A Name is the band that got me into punk, and all I want for Christmas is for them to break up so they stop embarassing themselves.

-Scott

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

Rise Against is the best thing on here.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

have you not heard the new lagwagon song scott, if you want an old school fat comp get "survival of the fattest", to be honest that thing got me into punk--emptycauses

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

rise against kick out the hard jams.

burstandbloom (December 6, 2002)

As far as oldskool Fat goes, Lagwagon and Propagandhi have still got the goods. I'm ready for the new Lagwagon & Rise Against and still quite happy with "Today's Empires..." Strung-Out is also a good Fat band, although I was disappointed with their latest album. My score is for the new Lagwagon song.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

You all seemed to forget to mention the greatest band ever to be on fat...SWINGIN UTTERS. Chirst don't any of you listen to solid street punk, instead of this bullshit "hardcore" stuff that is nothing but metal with a punk beat???? Ohh and I expect lots of harassment for this comment I just made

recordings (December 6, 2002)

yea its a good thing they snatched up larry arms and d4, cuz everything else theyve got just seems really dated now...and that seems to be something thats agreed upon relatively quickly and unanimously. at least with people i know.

its sounds kind of stupid to say so, but really its quite true. not to knock on all these *classic* bands, but a lot of them need to do some serious re-tooling or something. im guessing it would be embraced rather well, considering some people have been waiting 5 years or so for the change to occur.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

What about the rise against song? That shit is boomin' ya'll!

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

NOFX still sucks.

This score is for Strung Out. One of the best bands out there today.

maverick (December 6, 2002)

This comp was weak [unreleased material-wise], and makes me officially declare that there are no "old-school" Fat Wreck bands that I like anymore. At least they're forward thinkers, with the signings of Rise Against, Lawrence Arms, and Dillinger Four. Hopefully those bands will carry the label out of their SoCal rut.

-Scott

FAKESMILE (December 6, 2002)

peep

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