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Far From Finished

Far From Finished: East Side Of NowhereEast Side Of Nowhere (2005)
GMM

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Contributed by: Ericraging geek
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Remember the feelings you had when you first heard an album that changed your whole perspective of music? The one that got you into punk rock. The one where you knew every word to every song. The one that had so much energy that you just couldn't stand still listening to it. After the first listen o.
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Remember the feelings you had when you first heard an album that changed your whole perspective of music? The one that got you into punk rock. The one where you knew every word to every song. The one that had so much energy that you just couldn't stand still listening to it. After the first listen of East Side Of Nowhere (Far From Finished's debut record on GMM Records), all those feelings came rushing back. The urgency, the passion, the ass-kicking that you want to unload on the world. Yeah baby, this is what it is all about.

Although this is the first proper release for Far From Finished, they have some experienced hands on board; Rob (ex-Street Dog guitarist and main songwriter of Savin Hill) joins Far From Finished and adds some nice guitar work, and Mark from the Ducky Boys plays bass on the album, except on "Dusty Shelves" where Spike Katz from the King's of Nuthin' slaps the stand-up bass.

Far From Finished give you 10 songs that completely ROCK! We are talking about some hard-hitting armament (the US Military Complex has got nothin' compared to this). Far From Finished say they've been influenced by a lot of the early punk out of Britain (Pistols, Cock Sparrer), so they sound a bit like the US Bombs and the Bastards. They use a minimalistic approach to kick your ass and don't hide behind unnecessary production; basically, no bullshit. The music is an aggressive wall of sound (except on "The Bastard's Way," this is a toe-tappin' acoustic number with stand-up bass), the vocals are a little gruff with a touch of snot (good shit), and the choruses have catchy as hell group melodies. Lyrically, some of the songs ("Dusty Shelves," "Forgive Me Father," "The Bastard's Way") remind me of Social Distortion but with more from the gut raw emotion.

I've seen these guys a couple of times now and am amazed that they caught their intensity of their live set on this disc. Brilliant. Pick it up at Interpunk or grab a copy when you see them out touring.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
neuroticjay (January 2, 2008)

This is an incredible cd. Not one bad track on it.

ABedForLiars (December 4, 2006)

I love Steve Neary.

Anonymous (July 5, 2005)

as far as Mad Marge & The Stonecutters go...yeah she is hot but the band fucking rocks! I saw at Warped yesterday and they blew all those shitty bands out of the water, except for for maybe Strung Out or the Transplants.
www.purevolume.com/madmargeandthestonecutters

psychoos231 (June 22, 2005)

not a 10 star album jack.
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Yeah it is dumbass

Anonymous (May 3, 2005)

I thought it sounded very heart-felt, and after meeting these guys on tour, i knew it was. Best band of the year, im glad they are not leaning toward that pussy shit. Its old school street rock n roll. My Chemical Romance....move aside!

Anonymous (April 29, 2005)

really fuckin' good.

Anonymous (April 27, 2005)

Hella wicked disc, dude.

Anonymous (April 25, 2005)

WOW. That chick is HOT. hehehe

Im sure this isnt really all that great, everyone here shits the bed everytime something vaguely oldschool punk/hardcore is released. Ill give it a listen still...but the same old same old doesnt deserve a perfect review and thats the impression I get from this review.

-!GreenVandal!

Anonymous (April 25, 2005)

It great to see Rob playing again. I bought the disc yesterday and was blown away.

Anonymous (April 25, 2005)

Hands down one of the best disc of 2005.

Anonymous (April 25, 2005)

Great disc. I saw them a few times in the Saco area. Great band and great guys.

Anonymous (April 25, 2005)

Hey, that chick from Mad Marge & the Stonecutters is hot:

http://www.purevolume.com/madmargeandthestonecutters/phot os

Anonymous (April 24, 2005)

I completely agree with the review. I felt the same thing when I first heard the songs. This band blows me away.

OnTheAttack (April 23, 2005)

"The epic class of the new Street Dogs record would easily shoot 5 stars"

Ha! You've got to be joking.

Anonymous (April 23, 2005)

Well, this is a solid street-punk effort somewhere between The Blue Bloods and The Ducky Boys, but NEVER a 5 stars album! The epic class of the new Street Dogs record would easily shoot 5 stars, but Far From Finished are just too average sounding.

TheOneTrueBill (April 22, 2005)

Sliced Jesus in a resealable package!

MarkieStabone (April 22, 2005)

let's be honest. is anything better than sliced jesus?

sickboi (April 22, 2005)

Markie-

But is "the best thing since sliced Jesus"?

Anonymous (April 22, 2005)

Just imagine how excite "Raging Geek" will be when he or she discovers the Unseen.

MarkieStabone (April 22, 2005)

fuck you sickboi this shit is better than the beatles and bigger than jesus

sickboi (April 22, 2005)

Brian burned you, awesome.

This perfect score shit is out of hand.

Anonymous (April 22, 2005)

This album is pretty good musically but the lyrics on some of the songs really make it fall into generic-ville.

Anonymous (April 22, 2005)

Haven't heard the record yet - but these are a good band...I've seen 'em a couple of times, and the drummer, Mark, helped out with the Hudson Falcons by filling in for a few shows.

Anonymous (April 22, 2005)

I'm interested because I like the Street Dogs, but why are you telling me to buy this at Interpunk? You sound like this band's agent who has Interpunk stock or something. I'd much rather buy it from my local record store. In fact, I'll listen to it first before buying it because I don't trust you.

joeg (April 22, 2005)

not a 10 star album jack.

Anonymous (April 22, 2005)

their websites kinda dumb, the media player goes away if you click any section other than the home page. In other news has anyone heard of mad marge and the stonecutters? they arent that great but the lead singer is hot as fuck

http://www.stonecuttersmusic.com/all.htm

MarkieStabone (April 22, 2005)

come on, man! of course he had to submit it that many times! it's a five-star album! instant classic! better than london calling! fuck the ramones, step aside iggy, it's fuckin far from finished! i can't believe you and your site would dare to hold back a review of such a ground-breaking release.

inagreendase (April 22, 2005)

Raging Geek: submitting your review half a dozen times isn't going to get it posted any quicker.

This album wasn't released until 2 weeks ago, and we don't post reviews of albums until at least their North American release date, regardless of how well it's selling at Interpunk.

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