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The Forgotten

The Forgotten: Out Of PrintOut Of Print (2003)
BYO Records

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Remember when punk wasn't always about being innovative and trying to branch out and create a new sound. When it was more about getting together with your friends and playing fast, energetic rock that you could kick up a pit to, but had some social and political conscious to give you something to t.
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Remember when punk wasn't always about being innovative and trying to branch out and create a new sound. When it was more about getting together with your friends and playing fast, energetic rock that you could kick up a pit to, but had some social and political conscious to give you something to think about. Well the Forgotten sure do and they prove it this new/old album.

Out of Printis just what it sounds like - a compilation of material that was on rare and out of print compilations and vinyl only releases, but this stuff sounds so good and together that at first I thought it was a new album. I mean that all the tracks sound like they were written and recorded in the same amount of time and the album doesn't have those little differences in sound that often accompany comps like this. Instead what you have here is 18 tracks of in your face street punk that is as intelligent as it is angry. No where on here are mindless thug tracks about beating down people or just being an asshole, instead they are quick angry anthems that attack the usual punk targets like religion, the military, capitalism, and unity in the scene with out being over the top preachy or dumb down. They get in make their point and leave usually within the two minute mark.

While never straying far from the formula set down by the Business, Exploited, and GBH, this band is able to make their songs sound fresh and the song writing is just great. The songs on here are just too damn catchy for their own good and are sure to get any punk's boots a tappin' and the pits a movin'.

 

 
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Anonymous (May 24, 2003)

There would be no punk, as we know it. There would have been some big underground movement, but it would probably be not nearly as fun or flexible. Probably an extension of prog rock, or maybe pub rock. Either way, it would not have lasted this long, and it would have sucked.

Anonymous (May 23, 2003)

"uhh... if the Ramones hadn't been around, punk still would be here. contrary to belief, there was "punk" music before the ramones. It was inevitable."

the ramones have influenced everyone. like anonymous below me said-went over to england the rest is history. inevitable? you're not giving enough credit to what the ramones did. i'd like to hear what other people have to say on this. if not for the ramones, what would "punk" look like today?

Anonymous (May 23, 2003)

"uhh... if the Ramones hadn't been around, punk still would be here. contrary to belief, there was "punk" music before the ramones. It was inevitable."

Hahahaha. Like what? Who was punk before the Ramones? The New York Dolls, the Stooges, the Velvets, and all of those bands were too sparse to start a movement. The Ramones were not the first to play "punk" style, but they were the first to start scenes. Them touring England was what inspired English bands like the Pistols and the Clash to start, who in turn influenced the West Coast bands like the Dils and the Germs, who influenced every early hardcore band to start.

Expand on "it was inevitable". That is such a broad, idiotic statement, you must explain.

Anonymous (May 22, 2003)

uhh... if the Ramones hadn't been around, punk still would be here. contrary to belief, there was "punk" music before the ramones. It was inevitable.

Anonymous (May 22, 2003)

"Remember when punk wasn’t always about being innovative and trying to branch out and create a new sound"
No.

Anonymous (May 21, 2003)

don't know where he came from. all i know is if the ramones weren't around, punknews.org wouldn't be around either. what a jackoff.

TheOneTrueBill (May 21, 2003)

"Dude, the Ramones fucking suck. If the Ramones had never existed, pop punk would not be around. Talk about sounding the same? EVERY FUCKING RAMONES RECORD SOUNDS THE SAME. They didn't play punk rock, they played three-chord pop songs. Fuck the Ramones."

where the fuck did this come from?

Anonymous (May 21, 2003)

On Monday night The Unseen and The Forgotten played in Cincinnati Ohio. Pretty good show....The forgotten is really good live

StratManX (May 21, 2003)

The guy below me is a god damned moron. Thats all there is to it.

As for the Forgotten, cool guys.

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

Dude, the Ramones fucking suck. If the Ramones had never existed, pop punk would not be around. Talk about sounding the same? EVERY FUCKING RAMONES RECORD SOUNDS THE SAME. They didn't play punk rock, they played three-chord pop songs. Fuck the Ramones.

TheOneTrueBill (May 20, 2003)

the best part about this album is that I got it used, for half the price, on the day it was released. Hooray for me!

evildeadalive (May 20, 2003)

I haven't heard this yet, but all of their other albums have kicked some ass.

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

how about we don't say what punk is and what punk isn't and we listen to some fucking ramones how about that

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

"Remember when punk wasnâ??t always about being innovative and trying to branch out and create a new sound."

You have no idea what you're talking about, or how to write.

Punk is supposed to be about finding a new sound, not holing up in your room and listening to hardcore rubbish by these geeks.

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

i dunno know about the midwest but i do know east coast tour is a lock.

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

the best thing about this record is how original the cover looks.

that's why i gave it a two.

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

are they oming to the midwest with that tour cause f minus and forgotten would be awsome together

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

great band. just a heads up for all you east coasters: east coast tour in august with the forgotten, F-MINUS, and a global threat. looking forward to it.

Anonymous (May 20, 2003)

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