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Wizo

Wizo: Uuaarrgh!Uuaarrgh! (1995)
Fat Wreck Chords

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I was looking for this album for almost a year before I saw it in crappy second hand store, some 4 years ago.I didn't really care if I was to understand what they are singing about, but to my surprise they included a lyric sheet in German with full English translation to all songs, which was more th.
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I was looking for this album for almost a year before I saw it in crappy second hand store, some 4 years ago.I didn't really care if I was to understand what they are singing about, but to my surprise they included a lyric sheet in German with full English translation to all songs, which was more than welcome.
Altrogh this band never quite matched the popularity of other fat bands like Lagwagon or Strung out, they manage to write some great melodic punk songs.Some are serious, some are not.

1.Tod Im freibad-Fast and stupid song about "Death at the swimming pool".It's catchy and fast, so I can't complain.

2.How could I've known-This is a bit happier song, still fast, the only real difference is that this song is in English.

3.Gemein-This song reminds me of Green Day for some reason.Angrier and more interesting Green day...

4.Raum de zeit-The song that was on Survival of the fattest and while most of the people ignored the message and laughed at their 'funny accent', this song is serious, with lyrics like "I'm gay, I'm a Jew and I'm a Communist too,I'm black and handicapped but just as human as you." Calling for tolerance between people of all colors,shapes and sizes, because as the song says "You're just one in a billion and that's what you've gotta accept, you're just one of a billion asses in the world."

5.Anruf-This is just some stuff that someone left on their answering machine in German.Not a song.

6.Hey Thomas-Slower song with double kick drum beats thrown in for a good measure.A bit more depressing song about a guy they know.

7.Kopfschuss-This song is like a punch in the face after Hey Thomas. Political song about German secret police and an accident that happened a while back with a catchy chorus.

8.Schweinewelt-Schweinewelt which means Pig World is simply about how fucked this World has grown to be.The song finishes with rather evil but realistic line "And there remains again only one winner, in the end the only one laughing is death."This song along with Kopfschuss are the highlights of the album.

9.W8ting 4 u-Another song in English, and it is the cheeziest song on here by far, but it has some clever lyrics:"I know you were fat, you were all oversized, you've been mean all the time, so I had to kill you, after that I felt fine..."

10.Schlechte laune-This is a fast song with attitude."This is not my day, my month, my year, my life."

11.Lug & trug-A song with slow/fast tempo changes with some great riffs with more personal lyrics.

12.Das goldene stuck-Another slower song about German government and religious influence on it.Although it sounds angry, it is still decent sing-a-long song.

13.Hound-The last song on here is about life as a dog (Hound).About how untested blood donations carrying HIV was sold on the German market, infecting many people.They manage to turn a song into a partly ska song with horns and Spanish feel to it towards the end.

WIZO uses a lot of double kick drum beats on this record which are used Don't judge them only by their songs on fat compilations, because they are heaps better.

MP3s:
Raum Der Zeit
Schlente Laune

 

 
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xmidipunkbastardx (September 3, 2004)

i don't think that you can understand this cd if you're not from from outside of germany/austria/switzerland.

the original version of this cd is fucking genius. as is everything else they have released to date.

and the one fuckhead who commented about the first cd being death metal: you're a fucking moron. wizo have always been and always will be a true fucking deutschpunk band. period. over and out.

javier (September 15, 2003)

this band kick ass, and i have the german version of this cd with 25 songs

:)

Anonymous (January 21, 2003)

eeeeee-horrid - bigjerk

Anonymous (January 19, 2003)

are you fucking kidding me? this shit (and i hope not to offend any peices of poo out there) is horrible. i have farts with more rhythm. my belches sound more like music. eat shit and die.

Anonymous (January 17, 2003)

I heard a Germany-only release of of their first album. It was total garbage. It's like death-metal. Fucking weird stuff. I say this is their only good album.

punky (January 16, 2003)

Well download the songs, then noone will have to tell you what they sound like.

milo (January 16, 2003)

before i even waste my time downloading a song by these guys, what do they sound like?

waste_elite (January 15, 2003)

it's all about the with wizo, isn't it!?

Anonymous (January 15, 2003)

By far the best band Fat has....

Steffen (January 15, 2003)

ahh... Wizo have some more songs in english:

do you remember me
stay wild
closet
cruising
just go on

and they covered Ace Of Base's "All That She Wants". i heard that it has been played on german MTV once....

Steffen (January 15, 2003)

you need german keyboards, guys...

Wizo will release a new album this year. saw them twice one year ago here in berlin, where they first played with Terrorgruppe and the next day a solo show for 2,50 (1 =1$). One of the best shows in my life.

Anonymous (January 15, 2003)

Raum de Zeit...best song in the world!

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/~uw/
(Only one more week)

ElVaquero (January 15, 2003)

Tod Im Freibad is still my favorite song of theirs. It's sweet.

soulbleed (January 14, 2003)

the song that other kid was talking about was quadrat im kreis .. available on their 2nd album.

soulbleed (January 14, 2003)

are you retarded? wizo formed like 5 years before hi-standard.

Obscene_Jesture (January 14, 2003)

German versions of Hi-Standard...

WussEmoRock (January 14, 2003)

yeah their songs on the Fat comps were always pretty damn good...but this album...well, the artwork speaks for itself.

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

lagwager (January 14, 2003)

you forgot to mention their song on Life in the Fat Lane, I cant remember what it is called, but it was super rad

maverick (January 14, 2003)

I bought this album when I was younger because I liked their song on the 2nd Fat Wreck comp. I sold it the next day, it was *that* crappy. Uuaargh! is right.

-Scott

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