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Descendents - Bonus Fat

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SKU: 5VRQE3-AD6K-00
UPC: 018861014418

Personnel: Milo (vocals); Frank Navetta (guitar, background vocals); Tony Lombardo (bass); Bill Stevenson (drums, background vocals).
So-called because of the two bonus tracks that surfaced on this reissue of Fat, specifically the two sides from the group's original single, "Ride the Wild"/"It's a Hectic World." Aukerman hadn't joined the group yet, while the music is actually gentle, surf-inspired power pop more than anything else. "Ride the Wild" is a classic enough lament over a lyin' girl with Navetta's semi-tremolo twang doing what it can, vocals left down in the mix. "It's a Hectic World," meanwhile, is even more explicitly surfy in ways, but with a nervous, flat new wave edge to it as well -- not quite Devo if they grew up on the coast, but there's something to that comparison. ~ Ned Raggett

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Released: 10/19/1995
  • Genre: Pop


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