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Ten Foot Pole: UnleashedUnleashed (1997)
Epitaph Records

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This is the first album back for TFP after Original vocalist Scott Radinsky was let go from the band because of his baseball obligations. Originally I wasnt so sure about this one....Guitarist Dennis Jaggard took over on vocals while remaining on guitar, and the band became a 4 piece. I picked t.
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This is the first album back for TFP after Original vocalist Scott Radinsky was let go from the band because of his baseball obligations. Originally I wasnt so sure about this one....Guitarist Dennis Jaggard took over on vocals while remaining on guitar, and the band became a 4 piece.

I picked this up anyway, because I had been a fan of TFP's older records REV, and swill....What I got wasnt the old TFP at all. But it wasn't bad by any means. It was a cleaner, smoother sound from what I expected it to be.

The first tune "fiction" is super fast.. Tony the drummer is friggin amazing. He ranks up there with the byrons, jordans, sandins, among others..."john" is a great song as well, really fast, in fact, most of the record is damn fast..not to mention well thought out and well structured lyrics, you just know they worked their asses off on this album.

When you listen to REV..and then this you can't believe its really the same band playing...they had came a long way musically Incorporating tons more melody, while remaining aggressive at the same time. Songs like: "damage" "pride and shame" "regret" and the fucking awesome but funny song "A.D.D.".

This is a landmark for TFP, and for obvious reasons. It was kind of a new beginning for them, and a new sound. Check it out, I had my doubts about it too, but what doubts I had soon diminshed after hearing this. Too bad I can't say the same for "insider".

 

 
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Anonymous (November 28, 2002)

What was that about "too bad I can't say the same for Insider" Insider pretty much my favorite TFP album, of course I haven't heard all of Unleashed yet but still Insider's better than Bad Mother Trucker

Anonymous (May 6, 2002)

i bought this second hand for like $5 and it was def worth $5... i liked insider better, but i'm not that huge into TFP... they're not super fast but fast enough to keep to my short attention span, and thats great

Anonymous (November 8, 2001)

John is agreat song but if you ask me the best written and played song is called "what you want" damn that is a good song.

Anonymous (September 8, 2001)

this cd is ok, i don't feel it that much, it sounds too plain. got the cd because of "ADD" a great song, the best song on it though is by far "John."

coldjuly (September 7, 2001)

Yeah...leigh lawson died..he was theirnew bassist after pete and glen left....but they will be back soon....

Anonymous (September 7, 2001)

That album is by ten foot pole...and its called swill.

Anonymous (September 7, 2001)

This album was a major dissapointment.

Anonymous (September 7, 2001)

insider is good as well

Anonymous (September 7, 2001)

i do believe one of their members died also. i'm not sure which one, or how, but i'm pretty sure i read that on their site a while back. 'Rev' is the standard for fast so cal punk if you ask me.I might just review that one.- fathead

Anonymous (September 7, 2001)

Ten Foot Pole was dropped from Epitaph.

Anonymous (September 7, 2001)

what the hell happened to Ten Foot Pole?

ETx310 (September 7, 2001)

This album was medio-core. Rev was a classic. "John" is one of the best songs I've heard the band write though. If you want to hear these guys play complete shit, buy the last Scared Straight album (the one with the little kid drinking beer on the cover). That album truly is painful to listen to.

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