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4 Ft. Fingers - From Hero To Zero (Cover Artwork)

4 Ft. Fingers

4 Ft. Fingers: From Hero To ZeroFrom Hero To Zero (2003)
Golf Records UK

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Derivative as hell, but fairly well-executed, U.K.'s 4ft. Fingers play the same style of pop-tinged, appropriately-produced skate punk that made up a good chunk of the mid-90s Epitaph and Fat Wreck rosters. The sound most resembles Strung Out, with the metallic overbite on a smaller scale, and a .
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Derivative as hell, but fairly well-executed, U.K.'s 4ft. Fingers play the same style of pop-tinged, appropriately-produced skate punk that made up a good chunk of the mid-90s Epitaph and Fat Wreck rosters.

The sound most resembles Strung Out, with the metallic overbite on a smaller scale, and a bit of Hoss-era Lagwagon thrown in for good measure. Vocally, imagine Hot Water Music with more emphasis on the uplifting gruffness over the gravel.

They're pretty adamant about their unabashed NoFx-style humor, too, in a few numbers. The chanted mantra of "Boobs, tits, jugs, breasts!" reflects the entire theme of "Busted." Future worries about old-age are fretted in "All Down Hill From Here;" "I think of all the good points, but they're outweighed by the bad, / thinking that in 50 years I'll be grey and going mad. / The thought of old-timer's disease, / or dying at night because I freezed." They do include some serious issues, like the unbalanced justice system in "Eye for an Eye," or the relationship themes that the majority of the songs are sung about.

There really isn't much to say. 4FF bring nothing new to the table, but if you're looking for consistently catchy, uptempo skate punk from over the seas, check it out.

 


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darkness123 (February 28, 2011)

yeah!!!!

Anonymous (December 17, 2003)

i love skate punk, but......... ive not seen an english band pull it off,

i'll change that one day

Anonymous (December 16, 2003)

To guy below

Are these fingers up their asses 4ft??

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

Not as good as the first album. Ive seen them live 10 times and they are shit hot one of the best bands to hit the UK punk scene. if you dont like catchy fast punk then dont listen to them dont just sit there saying there shit with your fingers up your ass.

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

RE: The guy who said "The UK Scene died". It's not died, we have some excellent bands, it's just there is also a lot of dire "we want be to American" crap. But the actual English stuff is among the best stuff in the world.

Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

namedropping anyone??

i know you could have done better with that review... take a little more than 10 minutes next time.

-thriceequalsgod

GreenVandal (December 13, 2003)

But sriously BSD, with how cool american skater kids are, how could you not want to be one? I mean have you seen Pennywise? So fucking cool.

I get jokes!

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

And this is why the UK punk scene died. A bunch of bands started wishing they were American skaters.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 13, 2003)

i hate the word derivative (not as much as the beloved "panties") and man, i wanna say this band has the worst name ever, but each week comes along another review of a band with an even more totally fucked moniker.
-Janelle

Pirate (December 12, 2003)

Haven't heard anything by them, but two words for the cover art. Hello Rockview.

http://www.punknews.org/reviews.php?op=albumreview&i d=371

Edgie (December 12, 2003)

Having fingers that are 4 feet long would be wierd as fuck. How would you play video games, eh?

funkisdead (December 12, 2003)

this band fucking sucks. fuck this record.
i think the vocals are more consumed than hot water music. not just because of the accent.
this band is worthless.
thanks,
funkisdead

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