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Various: Bands We LikeBands We Like (2003)
Fat City Magazine

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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Wow, when Fat City puts rare material on a comp, they REALLY put rare material on a comp. Everything on here is either rare, hard to find, a demo, or out of print. But you know what the most charming feature of this compilation is? It's free. Just pick up the issue of Fat City Magazine with Alka.
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Wow, when Fat City puts rare material on a comp, they REALLY put rare material on a comp. Everything on here is either rare, hard to find, a demo, or out of print. But you know what the most charming feature of this compilation is? It's free. Just pick up the issue of Fat City Magazine with Alkaline Trio on the cover and this baby is yours.

So who can you find on here? Well: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, One Man Army, G.G. Allin and the Jabbers, Dee Dee Ramone (w/ Paul Kostabi), Darkbuster, and more. But even with the several big names and legends, one band really caught my attention above the rest the: Street Dogs. Before I heard this song I had no idea what this band sounded like or who they were, I just knew that I didn't like their name. I didn't even know that Mike McColgan of the Dropkick Murphys was doing vocals (yes, I do live under a rock). Damn is this song ever catchy, especially Mike's vocals. This song alone is worth picking up this disc (did I mention it's free?).

There are other noteworthy standouts as well. Darkbuster is one of them. I had heard a lot about this band, but out of laziness, other bands taking their place on my list, etc. I never got around to actually checking them out. But I'm really kicking myself now (I'm double jointed), because "NRA" is a hell of a song. This straight forward punk rock song makes me want to search for more stuff from this band. The G.G. Allin song is G.G. Allin, I think you should know what to expect from this guy. The one song on here that I didn't like was by Sin Sin 77, this poppy, synth (?) laced track just didn't hit the spot for me,

I suppose the Dee Dee Ramone/Paul Kostabi song is good for nostalgia purposes, as it's a jam session between the two. I think this would've made a cool hidden track, after being preceded by a normal Dee Dee Ramone song, but I don't know what was available so I'm not going to complain..

Anyway, this is free, it's good, and oh yeah, it's free. Whereas a lot of compilations throw in some rarities, this one is made up of rarities.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 23, 2003)

the SOIA wannabees that i was talking about it knuP.

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

I went out yesterday to buy it. the magazine was really good and there were a few highlights on the cd. the streetdogs song is catchy as hell. oh yeah, there's one hardcore band on here and i think they took Sick of it All 101. If you listen to it, it sounds like they found an SOIA b-side and decided to record it. i think it's towards the end.
that magnetic IV or something is the best song on the comp.

FortyMinutesWest (July 18, 2003)

Because they're just a bland pop punk band to me, and an overrated one at that.

funkisdead (July 18, 2003)

that was supposed to say "yo" actually.. but i think it'll be ok.

funkisdead (July 18, 2003)

you forty... what dont you like about alk3?

FortyMinutesWest (July 18, 2003)

Over 1000 views and only 5 comments, that has to be a record.

TheOneTrueBill (July 15, 2003)

agreed. but hey, i bought AP with Slipknot on the cover to get to the first AFI interview. It could be worse

FortyMinutesWest (July 15, 2003)

Yeah, I've never liked Alk 3. Good thing I got this as a promo.

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

I might get that issue... But it'll be hard for me to pick the issue of any magazine with Alk 3 on the cover...

-BSD

Anonymous (July 15, 2003)

Yeeeeeeah!

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