This legendary East Coast pop-punk band who never took themselves too seriously have released a collection of almost every song they recorded that didn’t make it on either of their full-length efforts. Singles, splits, comps, demo tracks, and the like have found a home on this album…and you’d be surprised. Why? Well, what do you usually get with one of these kinds of collections? A bunch of crappy recordings and songs trashed from full lengths because, well, let’s face it — they sucked so badly that the full length was better without them.
That is not the case here. This album is 31 great tracks that all sound friggin’ amazing. No joke. Oh, and I don’t give a fuck if you’ve already illegally downloaded all this shit. Buy the god damn 12-inch record, you punk! It’s about damn time you showed this band some support, even posthumously. Favorite track: “Today is the Day We Are Getting Married” from the limited edition (only 150 pressed) seven-inch released by Adam Alive as a wedding gift to his new wife Jenna some years ago….which I proudly still have to this day.
(It’s Alive Records, 11411 Hewes Street, Orange, CA 92869)