Monday, April 27, 2009

Zoinks! - Stranger anxiety (1996)

Before Zac Damon was ever in Screeching Weasel and Big in Japan, he was in Zoinks!, one of the greatest punk bands ever (if you ask me anyway). This album is a collection of Zoinks! songs that were on 7 inch's and compilations. The CD booklet explains where they came from in much more detail, and also gives listings of the labels you can get the original releases from, so I'm not gonna waste my time telling you about that. I will tell you that this CD contains two of my favorite punk songs ever. 'Stumble', which is a cover of a Man Dingo song, and 'Pedestal' are two classics. 'Stumble' has an unbelievably catchy chorus and guitar hook, while 'Pedestal' has one of the best guitar parts and some of the best drumming I've ever heard. By the way, Bob Conrad is one of the best technical drummers in punk rock, and Zoinks! are worth checking out for him alone. (from

Ripped at 192 kbps
1. Dirty Underwear
2. Page Five (Blue Violet)
3. Roid Rage Talkshow
4. Ten Cents Stamps
5. Stumble
6. Bridge Over Brautigan
7. Pedestal
8. Hooray!
9. Not as If
10. Rope Tied
11. Last Song for Barbie
12. Sapsucker Sluggo
13. Brawler
14. Garbage
15. Carcinogen (Not About Smoking)
16. Yearbook
17. Locked In
18. False Face
19. New Shoes

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