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Anti-Flag - BYO Split Series, Vol. 4 CD

Anti-Flag - BYO Split Series, Vol. 4 CD

BY BYO RECORDS

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2 bands on 1 CD. The Bouncing Souls: Greg Attonito (vocals); "The Pete" Steinkopf (guitar); Bryan "Papillon" Kienlen (bass); Michael McDermott (drums).Producers: Bryan "Papillon" Kienlen, " The Pete" Steinkopf. Recorded at Big Blue Meanie, Jersey City, New Jersey in May 2002.Anti-Flag: Chris Head, Justin Sane (vocals, guitar); #2 Chris (vocals, bass);Pat Thetic (drums).Producers: Anti-Flag, Matt Harrington. Recorded at Sound Scape Studios, McKeesport, Pennsylvania between April and June 2002. Includes liner notes by Jim Testa and Nick Garratt. Personnel: Justin Sane, Chris Head (vocals, guitar); Greg Attonito (vocals, background vocals); Chris #2 (vocals); Pete Steinkopf (guitar, background vocals); Michael McDermott, Pat Thetic (drums); Code, Bob Strakele (background vocals).Audio Mixer: Tim Gilles. Liner Note Authors: James M. Testa; Nicky Garratt. Recording information: Big Blue Meanie, Jersey City, NJ (04/2002-06/2002); Soundscape Studio, McKeesport, PA (04/2002-06/2002).Photographer: Jimmy Williams. The fourth volume in BYO's split series includes the fun New Jersey band Bouncing Souls, who write anthemic, singalong-type songs, and the radical leftist band Anti-Flag, performing a few of each other's tunes, some originals, and several covers. Bouncing Souls are best appreciated live. Their albums tend to all sound similar, though this would be a better-than-average collection from them, especially their covers of Cock Sparrer's "We're Coming Back" and Sticks and Stones' "Less Than Free." Bouncing Souls rock out pretty hard on these numbers and are definitely improving as a band. On the other hand, Anti-Flag is a political band with very little to say. Check out the lyrics to "America Got It Right." Is this supposed to be social commentary? How can you preach about politics when you have such serious issues with simplistic English grammar on your lyric sheet? Anti-Flag spews forth a kiddie version of political punk and can probably only be appreciated by the under-18 set. Still, they are learning to play their inst see more...

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Becky S.
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I had this in my huge box of music I was going through and creating a list for...and this takes me back to my days of skateboarding with the boys (or at least really trying to) back before we had licenses and cars to get around.
The album isn't the best but it is fun and upbeat . In other words, if you like the genre and the band this is typical of them.
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