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Dead Fucking Last

Dead Fucking Last: Proud To BeProud To Be (1995)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: SteveJonesTheRealBonesSteveJonesTheRealBones
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In the mid-nineties, when punk was making a comeback, only two bands really did it right, and Dead Fucking Last (D.F.L.) was one of them. They had it all: the abrasive name, the attitude, the short and fast songs, and lyrics that were direct and to the point. Proud to Be is 19 songs in roughly .


In the mid-nineties, when punk was making a comeback, only two bands really did it right, and Dead Fucking Last (D.F.L.) was one of them. They had it all: the abrasive name, the attitude, the short and fast songs, and lyrics that were direct and to the point.

Proud to Be is 19 songs in roughly 22 minutes, plus a slower more "experimental" 7-minute song at the end. This album was produced Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys (he also played bass on D.F.L.'s first album), and some of the songs are very reminiscent of the very, very early Beastie punk songs. For the most part, they are simple songs with catchy lyrics that beg to be played louder and louder. The guitars are distorted, the bass is powerful, the drums hit hard and fast, and the vocals are loud and barked (but still audible). Some of the standout tracks are "Proud to be DFL," "Lost Cause," "Mr. Popular," and "Iome is Where The Heart Is."

Dead Fucking Last is punk. I think all of the D.F.L. CDs may be out of print, so if you see this or their other two albums (My Crazy Life and Grateful) used, pick 'em up. It will be the best purchase you've made all year.

P.S. The other band that did punk right in the nineties was F.Y.P.

 

 
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peteAKA (September 25, 2008)

First time i heard this DFL-album in `98s - Yea it was 10 years ago...
A e it`s somewhat!

anti_anti (April 7, 2008)

a few years ago,i was in a cd store,and i found this cd;Dead fucking last;i gave it a try and i loved it,so i bought it,and now is here with me,btw it was used,so i guess some guy is missing the joy of listening this album,muahahaha

daved4 (December 20, 2006)

this cd is absolutely amazing

also i got the family dog cd for 1 cent on amazon

thank the lord

Anonymous (December 17, 2005)

This is the best band ever attitude,hardcore,speed & good songs!!!! bye motherfuckers enjot this!!!!

- hcguillehc - argentina!

Anonymous (October 30, 2005)

I'm a knucklehead for life!
Best Punk band ever! All others are poseurs.
I stoped listening to punk when DFL broke up.
They still owe me $5 for the ticket I bought to their show at the Barn and we found out they broke up when we showed up.

Punk died with DFL

wannabepunktony (October 14, 2005)

I remember this CD when I was first getting into punk...ah, takes me back.

sevenstrong (May 4, 2005)

Grateful... is also good... anyone own tape show on cassette? i cant find it anywere.i got my first copy of proud to be. from monty. sweet...

Anonymous (March 23, 2005)

Hey ken, what part of "in my opinion" didn't you see?????? you're a dick.

Anonymous (March 22, 2005)

Gorilla Biscuits were late 80's.
Bands like Spazz, Infest, Capitalist Casualties etc are more Thrash (well, Nu Thrash) bands.
That DFL 7" is straight up Hardcore Punk.
What the fuck happened to Hardcore? At least Creep Division and The Criminals (RIP) give/gave some hope.

KEEP BREAKDOWNS OUT OF HARDCORE

johann

Anonymous (March 22, 2005)

"This DFL album is good, but the DFL 7" in my opinion is the best hardcore 7" of the nineties. "

THAT is a pretty big statement. That pretty much negates such bands as Spazz, Los Crudos, Nine Shocks Terror, No Comment, Infest, Gorilla Biscuits, CHarles Bronson, Capitalist Casualties and about a billion others. DFL is good, but no where close to any of the above mentioned bands.

-Ken

costanza (March 21, 2005)

1993 called, it wants its joke back..

Anonymous (March 21, 2005)

1995 called...it wants it's review back.

Anonymous (March 21, 2005)

Yeah, you can get it from Interpunk or Amazon.
There's even a cover of Social D's "Playpen" on it.

Johann

stevejonestherealbones (March 20, 2005)

i am almost positive that Family Dog is broken up as well.
i dont think you can get their album anywhere either, because they were on the voodoo glow skulls label, el pocho loco records or something, and i dont think that label exists either

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (March 20, 2005)

That guy that said the Beasties old punk stuff is crap is wrong.
Even their old stuff was good. It ain't no Aglio E Olio but it was good.

This DFL album is good, but the DFL 7" in my opinion is the best hardcore 7" of the nineties.
After Adam left they got sloppy.
It's a shame they broke up, but check out the band THE FAMILY DOG with ex members of DFL, album "So Cal Hardcore", unfortunately I think they broke up too.

Finally we are seeing some good cd reviews on here!

Johann

notfeelingcreative (March 19, 2005)

Everyone gives jones alot of shit, but the fact that he digs this album pretty much shows that he has taste!

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

"Also Epitaph clearly doesn't hasn't known their heads from their asses for a while; between not keeping this in print and dropping Union 13 they were doing poorly enough before they started signing mall screamo bands."

Not to mention failing to keep Poison Idea's "Feel The Darkness" LP when Epitaph surely had the means to do so. But Actually, it is now been re-released by Havoc on Vinyl, allowing me to gladly give my money to a sincere label like Havoc...instead of epitaph.

stevejonestherealbones (March 19, 2005)

and good call chinatown

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (March 19, 2005)

ok. maybe the "only two band" comment was a little harsh...but i seriously stick by it. there were alot of decent and very good punk bands...but i think only dfl and fyp had everything right. not to say other bands were shit compared to these two (even though alot were), but as far as straight up diy punk goes...these guys did it the best

- j the b

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

This band are pretty cool, I heard that Sublime were really big fans of them, but it doesn't really show in their music.

Joe

dazed (March 19, 2005)

Also Epitaph clearly doesn't hasn't known their heads from their asses for a while; between not keeping this in print and dropping Union 13 they were doing poorly enough before they started signing mall screamo bands.

dazed (March 19, 2005)

What I've heard from this band has been solid and fun, I'm pretty sure I'd like this whole album. Also, decent review although there are obviously other good 90s punk bands.

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

This album needs Pizza Man.

He delivers.

TJmoney (March 18, 2005)

cuz it will be the Dead Fucking Last review on the list of new reviews...good shit lol

-nuck if you buck

rkl (March 18, 2005)

thats right, 10. one of the best albums ive ever heard. every song is listenable with no need to skip. perfect blend of chaotic and measured.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

chinatown,

why will the name will be ironic come Tuesday?

i dont get it

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

"This album was produced Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys (he also played bass on D.F.L.'s first album), and some of the songs are very reminiscent of the very, very early Beastie punk songs."

i think it sounds more like "aglio e olio", the beasties' 1995 ep of hardcore songs, but that's just my opinion.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

believe it or not I was actually listening to DFL on the way to work today. It had been a while since I had last given the disc a spin. The albums fun but the production sucks ass.

manifesto (March 18, 2005)

Amazing record. Bad review. So, score is for the record.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

who was the other band that did it right?

Cos (March 18, 2005)

"This album was produced Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys (he also played bass on D.F.L.'s first album), and some of the songs are very reminiscent of the very, very early Beastie punk songs."

Except that the Beastie Boys were a fucking terrible hardcore band. I own everything the band has ever done but the punk shit is horrible. This isn't a very winning endorsement

--Cos

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

fuck yea, this cd kicks ass. suprising good review from jonesy.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

This band's name will be ironic come Tuesday.

But that comment about mid-nineties punk was harsh and without base.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

wow jonesy, stop writing reviews!

TheOneTrueBill (March 18, 2005)

I only know the song on Punk O Rama 2. It was nothing special.

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