Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Fear of a Punk Planet
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Produced by Bob Casale from DEVO. This is the album that put the Vandals back on the map with Josh Freese on the drums and set them up to become a main stage Warped Tour band for the next 15 years and beyond. Tracks 13-... more »
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Produced by Bob Casale from DEVO. This is the album that put the Vandals back on the map with Josh Freese on the drums and set them up to become a main stage Warped Tour band for the next 15 years and beyond. Tracks 13-16 are bonus tracks added to the CD when the band put it out through their own label, Kung Fu Records to battle the previous version, for which royalties and statements were years past due. They won. This is the only version available now.
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HILARIOUS punk CD!
tdford2 | Madison, WI | 11/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is a great punk disc. It's obvious the guys were young when this was written, but I think it's very good for their age/inexperience (with exception of Joe Escalante, who was in the original early '80's group of the same name)"
The Vandals find their footing
G. D. Young | Sacramento, CA USA | 08/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the album where th line-up stabilized for once and The Vandals headed into the goofy catchy punk they have been known for for the past decade. There are some absolutely great moments on here, notably Pizza Tran, Join Us For Pong, Summer Lovin' and Anti, but you must know there are some absolutely horrible moments on here as well. They were bad then, and they're worse now. I'm talking about "Do The Rog", "Hey Homes" and pretty much the rest of the album. I love the Vandals, but I am simply being completely honest. 50% brilliant, 50% awful.
Also, this is not one of their first albums. They had many others in the 80's with a different lineup. Joe Escalante is the only constant, and even he switched from drums to bass/lawyer."
Great Orange County Punk!
James Basco (firstname.lastname@example.org) | 12/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well the Vandals are awesome. There is not a bad song on this cd! The songs are fast and energetic, probably the best Vandals album next to The Quickening. Any punk fan should have this.
Pizza Tran- Good Start. 8/10
The Rodge- Funny lyrics, a dance song. 7/10
Join Us For Pong- Fast, energetic, and hilarious. 10/10
Hey Holmes! Great lyrics, awesome guitar. 10/10
Girls Turn 18- An ok song, probably the worst on the cd. 5/10
Kill My Tenant- Another ok song. 6/10
Summer Lovin`- A cover from Grease, very funny. 9/10
The Day Farrah Fawcett Died- Another funny song, fast! 10/10
Anti- Best on the album! 10/10
Teenage Idol- Another okay song, sort of weird. 6/10
Small Wonder- It grows on you, 4:30 seconds long, fast lyrics8/10
Phone Machine- A great song after Small Wonder! 8/10
Shi'ite Punk- Western style, love it! 10/10
China Town- The lyrics are true, funny song. 9/10
Working For The Man- A hardcore type song. 9/10
Kokomo- A cover, you know how they are. 6/10"