A Fat Wreck

A Fat Wreck

By now, I’m sure everyone here is quite familiar with Fat Wreck Chords and the ever-so-colorful Fat Mike. Some of us may even be familiar with how it began and the hundred plus bands that have touted the Fat Wreck seal of approval on one or all of their releases. The alumni list is pretty hefty, particularly if you include subsidiary labels Honest Don’s and Pink & Black, which unfortunately, were barely mentioned in this documentary. I have more complaints being a terminal curmudgeon, but we’ll get to those later.

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Offspring-Rancid-Nofx-Vandals-Strung Out at Tempe Beach Park

From time to time we put the word out that we could use some help covering shows and events as well as doing reviews. Luckily for us our friend Garyn Klasek stepped up and did a piece for us on the big show a few weeks ago featuring The Offspring, Rancid, Nofx, The Vandals and Strung Out. Many thanks dude! I preface his review with a few things since I got there early enough to catch Strung Out and love to add my 2 cents. Overall it was a great day, with plenty of banter coming from the punk stage directed at the other stage by almost every band. If you were there you know exactly what I am talking about.

 

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Strung Out – “Transmission.Alpha.Delta”

Strung Out – “Transmission.Alpha.Delta”

Strung Out
Transmission. Alpha. Delta.
Fat Wreck Chords (2015)

 

Strung Out has always been a band that flirts with the fine line between the skate punk and metal genres, combining the face melting guitar work, blazing fast rhythm section with the melodic vocals and harmonies, they have taken the best of both worlds and tailored their own sound.

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