Satanic Surfers - Going Nowhere Fast (Cover Artwork)

Satanic Surfers

Satanic Surfers: Going Nowhere FastGoing Nowhere Fast (1999)
Epitaph Records

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I first listened to the Satanic Surfers on Punk O Rama 5 and instantly fell in love with their sound. The song "What Ever" was probably the best song on that comp. After that I listed to their 30 sec. song on Short Music For Short People and it rocked. So when I like 2 or three songs by a band I u.
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I first listened to the Satanic Surfers on Punk O Rama 5 and instantly fell in love with their sound. The song "What Ever" was probably the best song on that comp. After that I listed to their 30 sec. song on Short Music For Short People and it rocked. So when I like 2 or three songs by a band I usually download a couple of mp3's so I'm sure that I want to buy their album. The songs that I downloaded were great so I went to the record store to buy their cd. I was expecting to buy their newest album "Fragments and Fractions" because that was the only album reviewed in this site. Well they didn't have it but they had another one called "Going Nowhere Fast". I decided to buy that one.

Well what can I say, I just loved it from the first time that I heard it. The production is really good, it may not be the greatest but it's way above average. The music is so amazing ! The guitar parts are great, awesome melodic guitars with fast timing changes. Great bass playing. And what can I say about the singing and drumming ?? Well actually the drummer is the lead singer. He has a great voice, as melodic as you can get which is awesome. And he is such a great drummer too, believe me he's one of the few drummer/singer that can actually do both things well, without being mediocre in one of them. So the result is really fast melodic punk rock at it's finest. The lyrics are very good, Rodrigo writes about diverse topics, from animal rights, worker descrimination to how girls have to stand up and not be mistreated. Every song in this cd is good. There's not one song that I skip when I listen to it, but if I had to choose my favorite songs I'll pick "Lean onto you" which in one of the poppier songs on the album but it doesn't loose any speed, "The ballad of Gonzo Babbleshit" is an awesome song with a bunch of fast timing changes and great lyrics.

I can't really compare this album to the other Satanic Surfers releases because I honestly have only heard a few songs off them, but I'm sure I'll buy the other albums when I see them. But meanwhile you should get this and enjoy it to the fullest. I never get sick of this cd. This is great melodic punk rock and you need listen to it too.


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AK3punk (July 4, 2011)

Perfect album, I miss this band.

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

ThomPunkAheaddotcom (September 1, 2005)

This album rocks.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

I hate that band
They suck

Anonymous (August 4, 2002)

Finaly an album that is worth a perfect 10!!! ss is one of the best punk bands out there. They not only make great music, but they also send out a good message. On this album, every song is wicked!!! This is possibly my favorite cd ever!

bemused (August 1, 2002)

Brilliant album. I can't really comment on how this fits in with the rest of their work cos I don't own any of their other stuff, but if this is what the Surfers sound like than I like 'em alot. Can anyone else hear the Rodrigo/Scott Radinsky similarity? Perhaps its just me then but if you do like old Pulley you'll love SS.
"Gonzo.." is the greatest song on this even if you care little for Unions.

Anonymous (October 24, 2001)

hey guys i thank you for reading my review, i hope you like it. as you may have read the surfers have a new drummer now, so Rodrigo will only sing. i don't think this was necesary because as i said he was awesome playing drums but i hope the new drummer is just as good and that the band keeps kickcing ass

coldjuly (October 23, 2001)

I gotta go with layawayplan here..Intensity is fuckin awesome..more hardcore. "Wash off The Lies" is a classic.

myboxersarepunkerthanu (October 23, 2001)

this is a really good cd but there's something about the production... it gives me a headache when i listen to it for a long time

Anonymous (October 23, 2001)

666 MOTOR INN is by far theur best CD, "Dont fade Away" is one of their great songs along with "Start Over". GREAT SHIT!

layawayplan (October 23, 2001)

Satanic Surfers are masters at re-inventing themselves each album...and making it sound good. All 4 albums are different, and they're all good. Check out Intensity, which is Rodrigo's other band. They've got 3 differnt sounding albums as well. Rodrigo is the fucking man..

coldjuly (October 22, 2001)

The new album rules!!! all their albums rule! Rodrigo is the fuckin man...how he sings so well and plays drums so damn fast is totally beyond me.

Anonymous (October 22, 2001)

all i i have to say about this band is their drummer/singer is absolutely mind blowing, and they rock.- fathead

Josip (October 22, 2001)

the surfers really rule, and they're great live, i liked going nowhere fast a lot, cool album, but you should also get 666 motor inn, their best work imo...and their newest album sucks

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