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Fourth From the Last
W's
Fourth From the Last
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Christian
 
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Mirroring secular counterparts, Christian ska and swing bands continue to infuse the contemporary-Christian-music market. The W's made quite a splash with their debut, Fourth from the Last, winning a 1999 Dove Award for be...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: W's
Title: Fourth From the Last
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Sarabellum
Original Release Date: 7/28/1998
Release Date: 7/28/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Christian
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Ska, Swing Jazz, Pop & Contemporary, Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 657022520421, 657022520452

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Mirroring secular counterparts, Christian ska and swing bands continue to infuse the contemporary-Christian-music market. The W's made quite a splash with their debut, Fourth from the Last, winning a 1999 Dove Award for best modern rock/alternative album. While there's an irony about retro-swingers like the W's winning a "modern rock" award, you can't deny that these six young men from Corvallis, Oregon, spin up a spirited and punchy set of horn-driven swing-ska. Singer-guitarist Andrew Schar introduces us to a safe, but colorful array of slackers, skaters, and surfers that populate his world. Bassist Todd Gruener and drummer Brian Morris lay a solid rhythm track throughout and provide a foundation for the jumpin' jive from Valentine Hellman (tenor sax, clarinet), Bret Barker (trumpet), and James Carter (alto sax). --Michael Lyttle

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Aileen R. (aileen) from N HOLLYWOOD, CA
Reviewed on 5/17/2008...
"Mirroring secular counterparts, Christian ska and swing bands continue to infuse the contemporary-Christian-music market. The W's made quite a splash with their debut, Fourth from the Last, winning a 1999 Dove Award for best modern rock/alternative album. While there's an irony about retro-swingers like the W's winning a "modern rock" award, you can't deny that these six young men from Corvallis, Oregon, spin up a spirited and punchy set of horn-driven swing-ska. Singer-guitarist Andrew Schar introduces us to a safe, but colorful array of slackers, skaters, and surfers that populate his world. Bassist Todd Gruener and drummer Brian Morris lay a solid rhythm track throughout and provide a foundation for the jumpin' jive from Valentine Hellman (tenor sax, clarinet), Bret Barker (trumpet), and James Carter (alto sax)." --Michael Lyttle (from Amazon.com)
Donna K. (anchcb) from HUBBARDSTON, MA
Reviewed on 8/31/2006...
similiar to,mighty mighty bosstones,five iron frenzy
Kelly N. from SAINT PETERS, MO
Reviewed on 8/24/2006...
Energetic, fun music!

CD Reviews

I think im in love...
Kayla | Texas, USA | 07/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Wonderful CD... as Mike said up there theyre not ska, they're swing, but they're still very good if you like the style. I went to a DC talk concert, and ended up liking the W's more. The W's broke up in 2000 i think, which was a very very sad day. But good news for all you The W's fans, The lead singer, Andrew Schar, has a new band, called Alpha-Charlie. They're far from famous yet, and their style is a lot different, but they're still awesome. Visit them at www.alpha-charlie.com."
Talk about a revival (in both terms)!
Everett | Rio Rancho, NM USA | 07/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"No way did I would ever hear any music like this except for when I was around my grandpa in the car playing the old radio stations (which I have learned to love in the past 13 years of living with my grandparents). Just recently when I turned 15, me and my christian friend were driving home, and I popped one of his CD's that said the W's on it. I had never heard of them, but when my friend told me they were more of a swing band, I couldn't help but have a piqued interest. I thought, "Hey, it's christian music, what could I expect"

All I can say is that my eyes got pretty wide listening to it. I thought it was going to be a cheasy CD I would never listen to again. Boy, was I wrong. The W's are amazing. They play swing like no other of their time, or even in the 60's. Plus, it's adding in a good christian feel to it. I know they didn't have christian swing back then, but times have changed, and thank God they have! I loved "The Devil is bad" which is pretty much the only song I listen to now that I have it. The others are pretty good too, like "Moses", but not nearly as catchy as the earlier mentioned. Awesome! It's a revival of music, and christianity! LOL"