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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Firehose
Title: If'n
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sst Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018861011523, 669910748954

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Kathryn | Riverside, CA USA | 03/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Man, oh man. This is one swell chunk of music. I have been searching [...] for all my old 80s favorites, and when I found this, I just about fell out of my seat with excitement. I would have been a hardcore fan if I hadn't had to sell my albums during one of those bleak "I need money BAD" episodes years my great misfortune, they kind of fell by the wayside for me. I am going to buy this album right away; I can't live without it for another minute!! Well, to sum up, these guys have a great way of tweaking rythyms, playing with words and managing to sound like a jam session but with real polish and humor. They're sassy, they're funny, they're smart, and they just write great music. Thought-provoking and listenable as all heck, they are like Camper Van but with a little more intellect and well, I guess I like their lyrics better. I liked this album better than Flyin' the Flannel; it has a more life and diversity. Firehose are one of the best bands that ever got overlooked by the mainstream. Ever. But doesn't that make all of us fans happy in a [strange] way?"
Just great
Kathryn | 12/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't know why such negative vibes always seems to surround this band, like those "in the know" thought Watt was wasting his time after the Minutemen. Was it just me to pick up on this... could be. Well, this is a nifty album. It rocks, has an incredible bass solo on From One Cums One, dang, getting bored quantifying, this is a great feel good album. I see this appealing to many, from crunchy Phish types and Deadheads to Fugazi/Nomeansno hardcore types. I think this is the best of fIREHOSE, though many say the first is best. Either way I would go there, have gone there, and you should also. Mike Watt is legend and this is up to the legacy... go next to Engine Room and Double Nickels, if ya havn't been already."
Not too old to slap | Scotland | 06/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yip, we're all 30 something now, but we saw the start of what is still an evolving thang (the Minutemen, Dinosaur Jr, Pixies are taken as read). Mike Watt am de man. fIREHOSE were an incredible band, live they were like whatching your mates shamble around then shock you into listening.You've heard it before, but hooks count and fIREHOSE had them sussed and blurted hooky tunes with ease. Watt's hooky bass under pinned Ed's great vocals. mmmm, hooky+bass......Joy Division+guitars, get the drift? Hey kids, it's bass and drum with guitar except it all makes sense.Buy it, buy it, but it and keep on keeping on."