Wednesday, 20 May 2015

SWINGIN' UTTERS





































"Juvenile product of
the Working Class"
Year:  1996
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  36 min.
Style:        Ska        Punk








































SWINGIN' UTTERS is a punk rock band that formed in the late 1980s. Having begun in Santa Cruz, California, the band moved to San Francisco where they are now based. They have been signed to label "Fat Wreck Chords" since 1996. As well as being classed as a "punk revival" band (reminiscent of UK 70s bands such as The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned or Newtown Neurotics), SWINGIN' UTTERS have increasingly shown themselves to be influenced by Irish folk, particularly The Pogues. "The Utters" paid homage to their influences with two stellar covers of Cock Sparrer’s on the Blackout compilation Punk Rock Jukebox. In 2003 the group split up until 2010, when they decided to return and to record three albums. The band is still active and making a tour during 2015.
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"Five lessons learned"
Year:  1998
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Ska        Punk





























Five Lessons Learned, the Swingin' Utters' second album for Fat Wreck Chords, builds on the breakthrough of their first, A Juvenile Product of the Working Class. They don't depart from their hard-hitting retro-punk formula at all - there's nothing here that couldn't have been recorded in 1977 or 1980 - but their sense of humor is sharpening, as are their hooks. There are a couple of weak cuts, but they speed by so fast you won't even notice them, and that makes this the group's best record to date. This album's title track was used on the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, perhaps making it the band's most widely heard song. "I Need Feedback", however, was the only single released from this album. Also, the song "This Bastard's Life" is featured in music video game Rock Band 3. The Track "Tell Me Lies" was also featured in a VHS BMX Video called "Dig" Featuring Tim "Fuzzy" Hall and TJ Lavin. The track is played during a Backyard Dirt Session. Five Lessons Learned is mainly an album of short, fast songs in the 'punk revival' style - "I Need Feedback" borrows a riff from The Damned's "Neat Neat Neat" - but there is also a ska-esque song ("Unpopular Again"), and an Irish folk-style song ("Fruitless Fortunes"), hinting at the band's future direction, and that of the side-project, the Filthy Thievin' Bastards. The outer and inner cover art is by photographer Steve Zeigler and features black-and-white shots involving guns, crime and murder scenes (in one picture, the date "2-14-47" is etched in chalk). The presence of the head of the Fat Wreck Chords label, NOFX's Fat Mike, is felt in that he co-produces and plays bass guitar on "Unpopular Again". Another of the many guest musicians is Chris Shiflett, later of Foo Fighters.
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"Idem"
Year:  2000
Country:  US
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock , acoustic
Style:      Pop        Punk        Hardcore





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"poorly formed"
Year:  2013
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  14
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Pop        Punk        Hardcore



























The newest SWINGIN' UTTERS recording dated to 2013, was made, distributed and promoted through label "Fat Wreck Chords", own of "Fat Mike" of the band NO FX. Poorly Formed is anything but what the name suggests. To the contrary, it reflects SWINGIN’ UTTERS’ ever expanding musical proficiency. Obviously they’ve got the punk rock end of the spectrum nailed, and have always had a flare for folk and country as well, but this album sees them hone their indie/post-punk/garage-rock skills.
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"fistful of hollow"
Year:  2015
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Fat Wreck Chords
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Pop        Punk        Hardcore





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