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Frontside Five

Frontside Five: No PegsNo Pegs (2004)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 4


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The year is 2006, and punk rock music is viewed by many Gibson-strumming burger flippers as a viable career choice rather than a creative pasttime and a way to have fun with your friends. Hundreds of "punk" bands all across America are aching to become the next Fall Out Boy or Yellowcard, and as a r.
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The year is 2006, and punk rock music is viewed by many Gibson-strumming burger flippers as a viable career choice rather than a creative pasttime and a way to have fun with your friends. Hundreds of "punk" bands all across America are aching to become the next Fall Out Boy or Yellowcard, and as a result, live shows are docile and well behaved, and record stores are brimming with gleaming racks of plastic-wrapped formulaic schlock that has all the bite and vitriol of a Ziggy comic strip.

That's why I get so excited when I find something like this. No Pegs, the debut full-length from the Denver-based skatepunk quintet known as Frontside Five, is a refreshing example of all of the things that I love the most about punk rock. The album contains fifteen tracks of energetic, unpretentious, thrashy skate-core (including a Faction cover) that makes a perfect soundtrack for carving concrete or inciting a circle pit rather than cuddling and counting the days until the next Hawthorne Heights album comes out. The riffs are fast and catchy and the shouted vocals are melodic enough to fit right in with the galloping drums and splashing cymbals. The songs, as you might expect, are about skating, skateboards, skate ramps, skating pools, injuries incurred by skateboarding, incarceration, wasted lives, unity and jerking off. By the time you've listened to half the songs on this album, you'll be itching to dust off your board and search for the longest stretch of concrete you can find.

The album is skate-rock, pure and simple. Whether you're into old-school stuff like JFA or Gang Green or contemporaries such as Bones Brigade, this is a fine addition to the genre and I'll be hoping for a live show the next time I'm in Denver. It's thrashy, it's fun, and it's cheap. What excuse do you have not to buy this?

 

 
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Anonymous (February 10, 2006)

I think their bassist is hot........

Icapped2pac (February 2, 2006)

I have no use for the music (I'm guilty of schlockery, I'll admit), but god damn that was a great opening paragraph. Nice work.

Anonymous (January 30, 2006)

great band. pick this one up.

Anonymous (January 30, 2006)

i'd take the frontside five over the broncos, covering a 7pt spread.

ChiliTownPope (January 29, 2006)

"Yeah this is good, but the stab at BMX at skateparks annoys me. No pegs, come on, can't we all get along. WHo is going to start the BMX-core scene for us bikers????????"

The Bouncing Souls?

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

Just because music is not completely destructive thrashcore doesn't mean it's trying to be Yellowcard or whatever.

Anyway, this band is pretty good.

-Will

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

DTown.......BEATDOWN

cantsitstill (January 29, 2006)

First paragraph of the review = best summary of music today.

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

this is my favorite local band. see em live.

darkstarm (January 29, 2006)

Not very interesting...

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

Yeah this is good, but the stab at BMX at skateparks annoys me. No pegs, come on, can't we all get along. WHo is going to start the BMX-core scene for us bikers????????

the_other_scott (January 29, 2006)

fuck yeah denver. add another one to the list.

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

this is going to be the coolest!

Anonymous (January 29, 2006)

I say all american rejects should be the next fall out boy
there AWSOME!

AlmostPunkEnough (January 29, 2006)

ok, the 5 songs on their website are fucking awesome. i'm ordering this as soon as possible.

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