Straight Ahead

October 1, 2004 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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  • Original Release Date: October 1, 2004
  • Release Date: October 1, 2004
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Copyright: 1999 Epitaph
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  • Total Length: 48:20
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  • ASIN: B000YQR1D4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,027 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This CD has a harder, faster, and more original sound.
N. Ulanowski
This album is essential to all Pennywise fans, and in all rights is probably in the top 3 for the best of the band's catalogue.
LeftManOut
Lindberg breaks a brief silence by shouting, "One good shot and you'll end up dead!"
Jonathan Oyama

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Andre Guerreiro on November 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD
You don't know what you're talking about, man. Comparison is the worst form of judging a band (and art, for that matters). I hate when people criticise something using a comparison as the strongest point of their views. This is ridiculous. Althoug BR is also an awesome band (even older, maybe wiser and a direct influence over every hxc band such as Pennywise) you can't say they sound like PW. If you do think so, then there's something wrong with you and you shouldn't be allowed to review albums like this. If you have an oppinion, then it's OK. But never compare. Yes, they are fast. They are melodic. And they're the best on what they do right now.

This album is epic. 17 songs of pure power tearing apart the walls of conformity like no other punk release. Unforgettable songs and yelled vocals which will make you jump without control. This is Pennywise.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Ricker on September 27, 2004
Format: Audio CD
You can say that Pennywise sold out because they had a couple of singles, "victim of reality" and "Alien", off this album. The truth is that even though this is a little slower album in some parts. It is probably the most branching out that Pennywise is going to do. Most of the songs are still very aggressive and the lyrics are always meaningful. I think this is a very good follow-up to Full circle which is a good album. Best songs: "Greed", "my own country" and " badge of pride"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason_Jay_ P on April 29, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Every Pennywise release is pretty much branded a classic punk record and Straight Ahead is no exception. While bringing the same formula to the studio as previous albums (Hard hitting, fast punk with political lyrics) they still remain to put together another solid album. Some of my favorite tracks would include: Straight Ahead, Victim of Reality and My Own Country. Listen closely to the the lyrics and you just might learn something. There's not much left to say, if you like their previous albums then you will like this one. Finally I highly recommend seeing Pennywise in concert if they visit your town.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "hairynerd" on September 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I guess it's just me, but this seems pretty, well, dead is I guess the best way to put it. Previous pennywise stuff, while nothing more than Bad Religion's last album a lot of the time, always had an energy behind it that saved them from being written off as another wannabe. Said energy is lacking on this release from start to go, I'm afraid to report. Straight from the get-go, you notice that the lyrics are a lot weaker than their previous stuff, and the music plays the background role, and most of it sounds like BR's "Suffer" 12 years later and slowed down. "My Own Country," which many people think is an awesome political anthem, NEVER SAYS ANYTHING! How can you make an anthem without a political message at all? It's this vagueness that plagues this whole album, and makes me wish it had never come my way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By big nut on September 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Well, call me crazy, but I don't really listen to this piecer much. I've had it for many months and have been waiting for it to grow on me. I remember hearing Full Circle and Unkknown Road being blown away, so it's not that pw is a lousy band... this just sounds so... not hype. Buy some of their old stuff, or even better some old Bad Religion and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LeftManOut on March 25, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Following Jason Thirsk's tragic death in 1996, Pennywise released what is probably their most popular (and darkest) album in 1997 entitled "Full Circle". And after having conquered their demons with their previous release, where would they go from there? Well "Straight Ahead" is indeed the answer, because it's apparent with this release that the band was moving straight ahead. This record serves as a perfect means for Pennywise to get back to what they were always known for, and that is writing edgy, energetic punk with a positive message. And did they ever return to form with "Straight Ahead". Fans of the band will be more than pleased with the quality of this ability, and if somehow it has been skipped before, this is one of the most essential albums Pennywise has put out to date.

What needs to be said about these guys that hasn't already been said? Speedy punk riffs, powerful vocals, fast drumming and great song writing are what they have always been about, and "Straight Ahead" showcases that perfectly. Songs are a lot more positive this time around and less concentrated on death like their previous album "Full Circle". There's something for every fan of their sound, as they continue to pull out political messages ("My Own Country", "American Dream"), passages of positive thinking ("Straight Ahead", "Still Can Be Great") and social issues such as peer pressure and alienation ("Alien", "Watch Me as I Fall"). Musically they are still one of the best punk bands around, and every song shows that. Fletcher continues to write catchy yet aggressive riffs and coupled with Jim's voice, the band keeps their signature sound in tact. Byron and Randy of course back the band in true fashion and make sure the album is just as full of energy as any of Pennywise's discography.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruno Pereira on November 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
this album is too soft but its okay. i cant beleive people saying that PENNYWISE looks like greenday. gimme a break i think those people hear PENNYWISE for the first time and dont have any idea about punk rock. couse PENNYWISE never ever could be compared with greenday. PUNNK ROCK isnt greenday, it is BAD RELIGION, PENNYWISE and a lot of else.
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