Fat Music Vol. 4: Life in the Fat Lane – Review

Life in the Fat Lane

Fat Music Vol. IV (Fat)
by Scott Hefflon

Continuing in the fine Fat tradition of fast’n’fun punkpop, yet including new additions to the house of Fat like Mad Caddies, Consumed, Sick of it All, Avail, and The Ataris (for an EP, at least), Life in the Fat Lane is 45 minutes of pure Fatness. Unreleased tracks by NOFX (well, from a 7″ that’s probably way outta print), Fat standards No Use for a Name and Good Riddance, and new signee Avail make this one the kids’re gonna clamor for, and at $3.98, it’s a real deal! Favorite titles include Consumed’s “Twat Called Maurice,” Strung Out‘s “Exhumation of Virginia Madison,” and The Ataris’ “San Dimas High School Football Rules” (the last ditch crowd-pleaser shouted by jocko polo near the end of Bill & Ted’s). I’d include Wizo‘s “Quadret Im Kreis,” but that’s probably not German for “I’m Kissing a Quadriplegic in a Motorized Wheelchair.” Bands on the comp I couldn’t think of any clever way of mentioning: Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters, Frenzal Rhomb, Tilt, Goober Patrol, Snuff, Screeching Weasel, and Me First & the Gimme Gimmes.
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