Everything Sucks - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Stephen Egerton; Bill Stevenson
- Everything Sucks
The Descendents: Milo Aukerman (vocals); Stephen Egerton (guitar); Karl Alvarez (bass); Bill Stevenson (drums).
Additional personnel: Frank Navetta (guitar); Tony Lombardo (bass); Chad Price (background vocals).
Recorded at The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, Colorado in June and July 1996.
Personnel: Milo Aukerman (vocals); Frank Navetta, Stephen Egerton (guitar); Bill Stevenson (drums); Chad Price (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Andy Wallace; Steve Sisco.
Recording information: Blasting Room, Fort Collins, CO (06/1996-07/1996).
Illustrator: Grey Stool.
Photographer: Jesse Fischer .
Along with Black Flag, the Circle Jerks and others, Descendents were founding fathers of California punk, popularizing a brand of hardcore that was singularly West Coast--streamlined, with equal amounts of aggression and tuneful popcraft. This was the scene that would cough up chart toppers like Green Day and Rancid 15 years later. From their recording debut in 1979 till their breakup in 1987 and mutation into the equally fierce All, Descendents shot out album after album of tight, concise punk. After a nine-year layoff, the bespectacled Milo and crew have returned with an album as raucous and engrossing as any of their previous outings.
Unlike many of the bands who followed in their footsteps, Descendents add a welcome touch of sardonic humor to their existential rancor, making you laugh along with the bleak narrative of the title tune, even as you empathize with the poor sap whose life is in shreds. Only a mind as deliciously twisted as Milo's could come up with as bizarre a tale as "Eunuch Boy" and manage to cram the entire lyric into 30 furious seconds. Ultimately it's Descendents' gift for melodic songwriting that makes them continually engaging. EVERYTHING SUCKS does everything but live up to its title.
- Country of Origin
- Epitaph (USA)
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Everything Sux
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'm the One
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Coffee Mug
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Rotting Out
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sick-O-Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Caught
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] When I Get Old
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Doghouse
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] She Loves Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Hateful Notebook
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] We
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Eunuch Boy
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] This Place
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I Won't Let Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Thank You
- Alternative Dis. Alliance
Alternative Press (1/97, pp.68-69) - 4 (out of 5) - "...Indeed, much of the material on this album outshines the songs that established the Descendants as pioneers of pop punk in the 1980s..."
Option (1-2/97, p.83) - "...the amount of confidence bursting from the grooves of EVERYTHING SUCKS is surprising; shorn of the metallic tendencies that marred their All records, guitarist Stephen Egerton, bassist Karl Alvarez and drummer Bill Stevenson roar through soon-to-be-classics..."
- 28m 20s
- Video Disabled
- Jason Livermore; Stephen Egerton; Bill Stevenson
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