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Good Riddance

Good Riddance: Ballads From the RevolutionBallads From the Revolution (1997)
Fat Wreck Chords

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Once again Good Riddance redefines themselves as the bad boys of the punk/hardcore scene. These Santa Cruz all-stars come out and get in your face with Ballads From the Revolution. No words could possibly do any justice to this cd...but I'm gonna make a small, feeble attempt. The cd opens w.
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Once again Good Riddance redefines themselves as the bad boys of the punk/hardcore scene. These Santa Cruz all-stars come out and get in your face with Ballads From the Revolution.

No words could possibly do any justice to this cd...but I'm gonna make a small, feeble attempt.

The cd opens with "Fertile Fields", this song is filled with raw emotion, Chuck Platt and Russ Rankin are incredible and there is now way that their intensity can be described. The next two songs push the hardcore label and then #4 slows it down, but it's pick right back up with "Salt", this song is about something we all hate... jocks. "Waste" is just about as in your face as it comes, Russ screams about his intolerable hatred for slaughterhouses and the people who consume animals. And then they pay tribute to KISS by covering one of their songs. But...one of the best things about this cd is the forward by Russ on the back of the cd booklet. You have to read it...he really blows your mind.

If you don't already have this cd, which everyone should have and therefore this review is totally obselete, grab you keys and make a stop at the bank, grab $20 and go buy it.

 

 
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thomas7155 (September 28, 2007)

yeah, Too bad these guys broke up right as I got into them.

dlangl4 (September 16, 2007)

How do reviews go 6 years or so without being commented on once. I love this CD.

Anonymous (October 21, 2001)

I have been hearing about Good Riddance for years, but I never actually got one of their albums. So after I bought and listened to it, all I could say was " WHY THE FUCK DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO BUY THIS CD" Good Riddance kicks ass!-SaYnE GuY

coldjuly (June 26, 2001)

Great album! not as good as "a comprehensive guide to moderne rebellion" but a close 2nd. Good riddance convey a very good message...take a close listen to the lyrics...they really make you think.

Artman (June 25, 2001)

This is the Good Riddance album! The hardcore songs are awesome and the slower songs are favorites too. Only thing I wish they had is more hardcore songs. Can't get enough of them.

punky (June 23, 2001)

Along with Strung out-Suburban teenage wasteland blues and Lagwagon's Hoss, the best stuff i have ever heard.I even gave a copy to my girlfriend.

Anonymous (June 22, 2001)

fuck, this is the best Good Riddance album and one of the best Fat releases ever . and it will not be easily beaten up by other records.

if you do not own this, go fucking steal it or buy it or download it !!!

Anarchy_Adam (June 22, 2001)

Salt isn't about Jocks. Its about people who get too violent in the pit. They just use jocks as an example. Great album though.

Anonymous (June 22, 2001)

come on this album is flawless...perfect score!

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