No Use for a Name

No Use for a Name

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Fat Wreck Chords

Hmm, I have to admit to never having been a big fan of the “Fat Wreck sound,” quick double-time drumming over distorted guitars and multitracked backing vocals. This CD is really more a pop album than a punk one, with a string section (or something approximating one) on the very first song, and love song lyrics throughout.

On one song, the title and lyric actually contains the expression “Chasing Rainbows,” and for a couple seconds in the aforementioned, the guitars do an extremely cheesy “dual-lead” sounding thing. That’s just wrong.

Best song is their cover of the Pogues’ transcendent “Fairytale of New York” (complete with a guest female vocalist), but it’ll make you cringe if you’ve heard the original. While light years better than NOFX’s horrendous last EP, this is only for big fans of NUFAN and/or the Fat Wreck sound.

Fat Wreck Chords, P.O. Box 193690, San Francisco, CA 94119-3690; http://www.fatwreck.com, http://www.nouseforaname.com

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