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Screw 32

Screw 32: Under the Influence of Bad PeopleUnder the Influence of Bad People (1997)
Fat Wreck Chords

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Screw 32. It is a real shame they broke up. This album is good. Really good. Why? For being one of the semi-early Fat bands, they don't have that particular Fat sound which most critics say exist. It's got punk elements but I don't think that is quite the correct class to play them under (not .
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Screw 32. It is a real shame they broke up. This album is good. Really good. Why? For being one of the semi-early Fat bands, they don't have that particular Fat sound which most critics say exist. It's got punk elements but I don't think that is quite the correct class to play them under (not that they have to be put into a class to begin with).

The album starts off with "My Crazy Life" which immediately sets a tone for the album: a dark, dynamic and mysteriously daunt tone. This album has some pretty good production values thanks to it's crunchy guitar sound which lead certain songs while drumming and bass help push as well. The vocals, much like the band, have a very unique sound which helps put this band in a category of it own even more.

Some of the punk sounding songs are "Misunderstood", "Paint This Town Red", "Something You Said" and "Sticks and Stones". Other songs like "Sick To Death", "Black Marker" and "One Time Angels" are a bit slower but all still pack quite a punch.

This struck me as a dark album. There isn't one goofy or funny song on it, unlike a lot Fat releases. The lyrics are quite metaphoric and no one specific topic can be extracted from a song.

I discovered this band after I bought the Fat Wreck Chords home video "Peepshow" where the band has a video of them playing, "Misunderstood". Good stuff.

Man, this band was really good. Hopefully more people will realize the power they once had and word with get out and then they might get back together. I can only hope.

Again, for $10 bucks, this album is very worthy of your ownership.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 14, 2004)

fuck you fathead ill give you a fat lip

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

Fathead I'm gonna have to disagree with you for once... I respect your opinion, but myself being a fan of Screw 32. I thought I was the only person alive that owned this CD. haha...
- SpUnKeR

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

god is album is like a diamond in the rough of fat wreck releases. This band started out as a rather generic yet pretty good east bay hardcore band, but if this album is any indication of how they would have sounded if they have stayed together, they were on their way to becoming one of the better melodic hardcore bands...one of the most underratted punk albums I know of..

oh and fathead, have you actually heard this album? judging by your music tastes in other reviews you should be all over this...

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

Decent album from a mediocre band. There's a few real rockers on this disc--songs even good for certain parts of a mix tape--but nuthin too great. Suffers from extra bland production courtesy of "Mr. Fat Wreck Chords" Ryan Greene. This just reminds me of the era when I was still discovering punk, when I bought the CD just because I'd heard the name, and a bland punk CD was still 10 times better than the crap by Live, Bush, and all the other shitty bands that were on the radio.

--Cos

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

who the fuck cares what you think fathead

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

gotta disagree. never heard a song i liked by this band. screw screw 32.- fathead

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