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One Man Army

One Man Army: Dead End StoriesDead End Stories (1998)
Adeline Records

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As a general fan of music, I find few things more exciting then discovering a new band that you love to listen to. One Man Army was my discovery for the year 2000. I was at a Less than Jake show, having a few drinks when I see the banner drop for One Man Army. I had heard of these guys in conve.
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As a general fan of music, I find few things more exciting then discovering a new band that you love to listen to. One Man Army was my discovery for the year 2000.

I was at a Less than Jake show, having a few drinks when I see the banner drop for One Man Army. I had heard of these guys in conversations with friends and acquaintances but never really paid much mind to them. So here comes walking on to the stage one of the ugliest bands I've ever seen. I mean when you think "gritty punk", these guys fit the bill. So I'm thinking, damn it, another piss-poor, speed-punk band. Wrong!

If you have never listened to One Man Army, you are seriously missing out. If you were to mash together the Swingin Utters and Green Day (Lookout Records Green Day), One Man Army would be the product oozing out.

So after an amazing set of rockin' bay-punk tunes, I decide to invest a little money in OMA's debut album, 'Dead End Stories'. For that evening, I probably listened to this album 10 times. I shit-you-not when I proclaim that every song on this album is enjoyable. And for someone with a short attention span such as I, that is quite an accomplishment.

Now, to give you the skinny on the album. Its starts out with "Another Dead End Story", which gets the album going on a feverish pace. Other favorites on the album include "They'll Never Call it Quits", "One in the Same", "Another Time", "Fate at Fourteen" and my personal favorite "Big Time".

If you like the bay punk sound, or for that matter just good music with interesting stories and messages, definately check out One Man Army. You won't be disappointed.

 

 
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Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

great

Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

fuckin awesome band every album is great

Analog_Boy (August 7, 2003)

Solid Review. This is probably my favourite band. I love One Man Army. You named most of the great songs off this. For anyone looking for more cool tunes off this cd i'd recommend Back Then. Its pretty damn catchy, gets in my head.

By the way... I have the One Man Army DVD. Can you review dvd's on this site?

Cheers!

AZNR (June 23, 2001)

Great album. There isn't a single bad song on either of their two full lengths, and both combine what is great from a number of distinct types of punk rock coming out of the Bay Area. One question though... anyone know why their website has been down for (what seems like) over a year?

Anonymous (June 22, 2001)

they were awesome at warped last year. i haven't heard their albums yet, but they are definitley on my 'to get' list. fathead

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