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Fat Wreck Chords

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You know the deal, once a year Fat Wreck Chords releases a compilation of all its artists, each with an unreleased song. As of right now this is the 5th one that has been released by the label. I thought the 3rd one is one of the best compilations ever and still always listen to it today. You can.
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You know the deal, once a year Fat Wreck Chords releases a compilation of all its artists, each with an unreleased song. As of right now this is the 5th one that has been released by the label. I thought the 3rd one is one of the best compilations ever and still always listen to it today. You can go find that at any store for around $5 and its well worth it. I thought that the 4th one was a disappointment, but with this 5th one, Fat Wreck has once again brought great music from their artists again, which rivals the god-like 3rd comp. The biggest drawing point to the "fat" compilations is always that all songs are unreleased so its well worth it to go out and buy the comps. Many of the artists on this comp have new albums coming out on Fat Wreck, who were recently signed like Anti Flag and Rise Against. These new songs give an insight to the new albums these artists will be releasing very soon.

You know all the great line up of bands that Fat Wreck has: Strung Out, Good Riddance, Propagandhi, Snuff, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Sick of It All, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name, Zero Down, Swing Utters' just to name a few. All artists are represented on this new comp.

More than anything I am excited for the newly signed band Rise Against. Rise Against features ex-88 Fingers guitarist Dan and only formed a few months ago and was already singed to Fat Wreck. I had the opportunity to catch them open up for Catch 22 and Midtown and they were awesome. Theres huge hype behind these guys and I hope its justified. The song "Join The Ranks" is featured on this comp and is quite excellent. These guys may set the rules again for hardcore.

Strung Out contributes the new track "Novocain" and its awesome. I was disappointed with their latest release, the EP "The Element Of Sonic Defiance", where they totally lost the magic that they had on their previous LP, "Twisted By Design". This new song on the comp sounds to be like they're back to their "Twisted By Design" roots, which is great in my opinion. I cannot wait for their new album to come out later this year.

Anti Flag provides the song "Seattle Was A Riot", about the Seattle WTO riots from last year. They ask, "Why must we riot, Why must we protest, Just to be heard the world?". The style of the music is the same as before with the dueling lead guitar and chanting lyrics, these guys haven't changed that much from their previous record, but I really can't say that for sure until I hear the new record.

Other songs that are worth mentioning are the tracks by Sick Of It All, Zero Down, Propagandhi, NOFX, and Lagwagon round out the best material on here. Yes its a no brainer go out and get this so you can rock like I have since I've gotten this, its well worth the cheap price that it retails at and give a good insight to whats up some of the Fat Wreck Chord artist's sleeves these days.

 

 
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Anonymous (May 14, 2003)

the reviewer is a fucking idiot if he thinks that The element of sonic defience is bad...

Anonymous (September 15, 2001)

Sorry fathead. I just don't like the stupid goth idiots who think anarchy is just rioting and throwing burning bricks at windows and shit like that. By the way, I bet every anarchist in "this shithole called America" is feeling so fucking proud of the WTC plane crashes. Fuck them.

-Sr. Potpourri

Anonymous (September 8, 2001)

man, wake up, do some research, and find out what america is really all about. did you know that the smallest minority group in the country is now the NATIVE AMERICANS. I bet you didn't know that. I know you're young, but you don't have to be a genius to dig around and find the truth. go to projectcensored.org and there you will find the top 20 unreleased news stories of the year. read them. fathead

Anonymous (August 31, 2001)

You know fathead, it really annoys me that you're so thickheaded that you haven't gotten accepted that I don't listen to that shit anymore. I credit you with introducing me to punk, but you're one of the most arrogant people ever. So what if America is a shithole. If you wanna be a fuckhead anarchist, go ahead and do that. I don't need that shit.

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (August 22, 2001)

shut up stupidhead. until you take it upon yourself to do something about this shithole called america, then just shut the fuck up and dance in your room to mxpx and sum 41.- fathead

Anonymous (August 12, 2001)

Anti-Flag is just saying a bunch of bullshit. "Why must we riot, why must we protest," BECAUSE YOUR OPINION DOES NOT COUNT!!! ANARCHY IS FOR FUCKING IDIOTS LIKE YOURSELF THAT DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS AND ARE JUST GUESSING FROM OLD RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE SONGS!!! And what's their bullshit about their "passive brothers and sisters" in that song? Yeah, right, like trying to break through all the barriers the police set up. The protestors in Seattle attacked first. The police retaliated. Stop being a fucking pussy and write a song, not a bunch of anarchist crap.

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (July 20, 2001)

Sick Of It All sucks. If you can't sing, don't start a band. That's my opinion. Sick of It All isn't even punk. Why is it on a PUNK comp? They're just a pussy goth-metal band.

Anonymous (July 19, 2001)

SIOA sucks

Anonymous (June 13, 2001)

Where is Avail and LTJ on this comp? Two bands that could have replaced Snuff and Consumed because those guys suck. Zero Down's track is good. I could give two fucks about Anti-Flag but the track was good. NUFAN is all about being a pussy style band now. Fuck that. SOIA rips it up. Good Riddance is starting to lose their roughness. Im not a big fan of Me First. Wizo is the stupidest shit I have ever heard. Even if that track was in English it would suck. Thumbs up to the Mad Caddies, those guys rule. Propagandhi finally wrote a song with a chorus. Ha.

Anonymous (June 10, 2001)

this records is not as good as fat#3or fat #2. it has good songs from frenzalrhomb, nofx, lagwagon, strung out and nufan and propagandhi. and maybe good riddance too. but the rest sucks. i hate zero down, i hate rise against, i hate tilt and i hate soia. i like snuff but the song on this cd is not snuff-style. oh, the consuemd song is pretty good. bracket? sucks. me first? so so . nothing new under ths fat-sun. swigning utters? no comment. have i forgotten someone? oh, wizo. good, but the lyric is in german. sorry. and then what else? ....faboulous disaster? the worst fat band ever. oh, i was forgetting about mad caddies and antiflag: their songs are decent but they have better stuff on their latest records. but it if you do no know fat, if you know fat, this cd is no use...only some unreleased songs for collector geeks.

Anonymous (April 8, 2001)

Get your shit together bub. Fat comps are mostly tracks from albums. This is the first one made completely of unreleased tracks. And it ain't that flamin' great either. The standout tracks come from Zero Down, Anti-Flag, Lagwagon, Strung Out, Good Riddance, and No Use For A Name, one of their best songs ever in my opinion.

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