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Short Music for Short People
Various Artists
Short Music for Short People
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Punk rock has long been known for its short, loud, and snotty anthems, but this is taking things to extremes. None of the songs found here reaches the one-minute mark. Some are among punk's most esteemed anthems, while oth...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Short Music for Short People
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Original Release Date: 6/1/1999
Release Date: 6/1/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Ska, American Alternative, Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 751097059128

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Punk rock has long been known for its short, loud, and snotty anthems, but this is taking things to extremes. None of the songs found here reaches the one-minute mark. Some are among punk's most esteemed anthems, while others are casual additions to the canon. In either case, even if you don't like one tune, well, there's another one coming in just a few seconds. This isn't the best introduction to these bands. The Descendents, for example, are punk-pop titans who and not at their best when aping the hardcore set. However, where else can you find Less Than Jake, Nerf Herder, Blink 182, Green Day, the Mr. T. Experience, Gwar, the Circle Jerks, D.O.A., Agnostic Front, and the Muffs all on one CD? There's no shortage of top-shelf names here, and more than a few surprises will keep you hopping. --Rob O'Connor

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Great idea, most good songs, a few bad...
fenixmxpx | NJ | 10/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"...but what do you expect? It's the newest project from one of punk rock's most innovative minds today, Fat Mike... 101 bands on one album playing 30 seconds-and-under songs. The album taps the scenes of over ten countries, and leave it to Fat Mike to collect the most varied lineup of punk, old-school, hardcore, emo, ska, and radio bands of any compilation. So unplug your phone, remove all distractions, and lock yourself in your room before listening or else you might miss half of the bands. Don't plan on doing anything afterwards either, because your attention span will be completely shot.There are a lot of cool tracks on the comp, mostly from bands that have mastered the art of the short song, such as the Descendents. The lineup features everything from legends like Bad Religion, Black Flag, and the Subhumans to today's popular punk bands like NOFX, Pennywise, and the Bouncing Souls. But with such a screwy setup, you're bound to get plenty of bands that don't really take the project seriously, and there are some disappointments. Out of 101 bands, though, what did you expect? There's enough good stuff that you can skip over the crap and still get your fix. Plus, the full-color booklet features a little something from each band, including as pictures, contact information, lyrics, or random band jokes. It's hard to take this CD seriously, but it's a good opportunity to hear a wide mix of punk bands or just sit around with some friends and see who can name the most bands (or count which bands can swear the most in under 30 seconds)."
Good idea, good cd
Angela M. Healey | Hull | 12/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What is it?This CD is 101 punk bands, each doing 30 second songs. This is a very good idea, and some of the songs are actually ok.Will I have heard of any of the bands?Yes, it has some gread bands such as Less Than Jake, Unwritten Law, Blink 182, Green Day, No Use For A Name, Guttermouth, Lagwagon, The Offspring, Youth Brigade, The Misfits, Snuff, Penywise, NOFX, Rancid, and a lot more. This is also good to get a taste of what some other bands are like, it can introduce you to so much more great music!Is it good value?It's not bad, ten dollars for 50 minutes of music. I think the value is good.So should I buy it?Definitely."
Cool Punk Band Sampler
Angela M. Healey | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a really cool CD--FAT had a great idea by putting this out. Rather than it being the type of album that you listen to a million times, with 101 bands on it, it's a good way to find out about new bands. Whether you're a big punk fan or just a fan of bands on here like Green Day, Offspring, and Blink 182, I highly recommend this CD."