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Zoinks!

Zoinks!: Stranger AnxietyStranger Anxiety (1996)
Dr.Strange Records

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Before Zac Damon was ever in Screeching Weasel and Big in Japan, he was in Zoinks!, one of the greatest punk bands ever (if you ask me anyway). This album is a collection of Zoinks! songs that were on 7 inch's and compilations. The CD booklet explains where they came from in much more detail, and .
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Before Zac Damon was ever in Screeching Weasel and Big in Japan, he was in Zoinks!, one of the greatest punk bands ever (if you ask me anyway). This album is a collection of Zoinks! songs that were on 7 inch's and compilations. The CD booklet explains where they came from in much more detail, and also gives listings of the labels you can get the original releases from, so I'm not gonna waste my time telling you about that. I will tell you that this CD contains two of my favorite punk songs ever. 'Stumble', which is a cover of a Man Dingo song, and 'Pedestal' are two classics. 'Stumble' has an unbelievably catchy chorus and guitar hook, while 'Pedestal' has one of the best guitar parts and some of the best drumming I've ever heard. By the way, Bob Conrad is one of the best technical drummers in punk rock, and Zoinks! are worth checking out for him alone.

The rest of the songs are no slouches either. 'Page Five' and 'Hooray!' are very catchy pop-punk songs that will have you singing along after the first listen, 'Ten Cent Stamps' and 'Not As If' are catchy, fast, and technically awesome, and all of the songs are full of great lyrics.For instance- "Mind wrapped in second thought, Can I fit in these shoes I've bought. So many expectations, am I ready to sink my feet, a move in one direction?" from 'New Shoes'

There are 19 songs listed, but they add on about 4 or 5 more at the end of the CD. Most of the songs dont sound as good as the first 8, but that's understandible coming from old 7 inch's. And just cause they don't sound so hot doesn't make them bad. 'Carcinogen' and 'Yearbook' are two of the better songs on here, and they sound like tapes I make in my basement with a 20$ tape recorder. Anyway, this CD is a must have for any Zoinks! fan, and a good addition to the collection for any fan of punk rock. My non-punk friends think they sound like Green Day, and I can hear it a little bit, but Zoinks! are all together different from any band I've heard. They also have lots of 'Whoa's', which is a must for any good punk record, right?

 

 
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kkhaos (August 28, 2012)

I listen to this album alot. Their reunion was kinda 1/2 assed. Wish they'd do a proper one. LOVE this. Pedestal and Two Cents Stamps are magic.

bytheslice (September 8, 2007)

Someone needs to review "Bad Move Space Cadet." That's an excellent album.

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

FilterKing3000 (January 1, 2006)

i had 5 of their 7 inch albums before I came across this CD. I was also fortunate to see them live in Bakersfield CA in 95. Thats when i got the 7 inch with Carcinogen. Yearbook is also one of their great songs.

Analog_Boy (July 9, 2003)

Hey, im surprised I saw this here. About 2/3 years ago.. or so.. I was in napster or something and I typed Zoink into the search, I remember I was with a friend and I thought I was funny. Next thing I knew I liked what I heard and I burnt them onto cd... then I took the cd with me on my grade 8 graduation trip. Uh huh.. So... yeah.. I never heard the band ever after or before that. Fuck, none of my friends have either. I never have even ever read anything on them. All I knew is I liked it. I had one song.. about underwear.. or it mentioned underwear near the end or something. Oh geez.. the zoinks rock!

slippy (July 3, 2003)

yeah zoinks! alright, so ive never actually listened to them, but hey, they must be good...its fucking zac damon.

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