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Strung out

Strung out: The Skinny Years: Before We GoThe Skinny Years: Before We Go (1992)
Fat Wreck Chords

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: punkypunky
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When I first noticed this CD in a shop, I saw that there was no Fat logo on the back, infact no record label at all.I took my time before I came back with my hard earned money, and when I asked one FAT employee, she said that Fat Mike wasn't too happy with this recording, and he simply didn't want t.


When I first noticed this CD in a shop, I saw that there was no Fat logo on the back, infact no record label at all.I took my time before I came back with my hard earned money, and when I asked one FAT employee, she said that Fat Mike wasn't too happy with this recording, and he simply didn't want to do any publication for this re-release of an old strung out material.It was released in 1999/2000 depends on where you live.

The title, "The skinny years...Before we got Fat" says it all.It was recorded in '92, as a 4 piece band.Jason and Rob are the only ones in the current line up that were in the band for this recording.Jim left Strung out two years ago, and Jordan replaced Adam on drums soon after this recording.

CD starts with "Thru your fingers", which can easily describe the rest of the album.If you own Another day in paradise, then just imagine less sounding quality album, but musically not much in between those two."Support you troops" is somewhat Jason's attempt to do a political song, and the song is preety good.It is slower and more melodic.Other standouts includ "Perfect World", which is one of the best on this album.Good look at the modern World and just how lazy we've become: "Who needs books when you've got tv, you don't need to read with your vcr, who needs to cook we got the microwave , you don't need to walk when you've got a car". "I am not afraid" is faster and cathy song, another classic. "Strung out" and "Disneyland" follow the path. "Childish games" has to be the best song on this record.It is full of melodies, tempo changes, and this is where you get to see Jason's promising vocal abilities for the first time. The skinny years finishes perfectly with "I Awake".

All in all, I needed a couple of weeks to get itno it.It may seem kinda boring at first, but after a couple of days, you might like it.I recommend it to any Strung out fan that likes Another day in paradise, or early pennywise albums.

 

 
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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.
Anonymous (October 18, 2001)

Well, every great band has to start somewhere. -SaYnE GuY

Anonymous (August 14, 2001)

I really like this cd a lot.I like thay not-so-olished sound, and there are some nice melodies too.

Anarchy_Adam (August 13, 2001)

When I first got the CD, I liked it a bunch. After about a week, I got bored with it, and I haven't listened to it more than a couple times in the last couple years. Eh. Stick to strung outs other stuff.

sickboi (August 13, 2001)

Some good songs but this shit sounds like it was recorded with a boom box.

punky (August 13, 2001)

coldjuly, my friend wrote that shit, i didn't ask him to past a comment. SO FUCK OFF!

Anonymous (August 12, 2001)

I really like this CD. It's definitely different from their later stuff, but there are some really catchy songs on here. Sound quality sucks, and it's a little sloppy overall, but I enjoy it. Good CD. Not their best work, but good.

Anonymous (August 12, 2001)

i heard better stuff .

worst strung out album ever.

layawayplan (August 12, 2001)

noooo...
i'm a big strung out fan, and own & enjoy everything else they've done (including the spilt 7" with Jughead's Revenge)
However, I refuse to buy this CD, it's terrible. Fat Mike was right.
I'd say leave it to the fans who live & die by Strung Out, casual fans stay away.

coldjuly (August 12, 2001)

Probably the reviewer himself commenting on his own review. Lame man, just lame.

Anonymous (August 11, 2001)

First of all I'd like to say that this reviewer kicks ass. Other reviews just plain suck. No offence. On the second note, i'd like to say that songs which were recomended in the review are ok.
I give it 7, only because i liked first comment.

Anonymous (August 11, 2001)

First of all I'd like to say that this reviewer kicks ass. Other reviews just plain suck. No offence. On the second note, i'd like to say that songs which were recomended in the review are ok.
I give it 7, only because i liked first comment and took 3 stars off.

Anonymous (August 11, 2001)

this cd is a fucking shit

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