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The Fear Record


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Product Details

  • Vinyl (December 4, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: The End Records
  • ASIN: B009A9EV8O
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,547 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

FEAR, the band that shaped the sound and style of American hardcore punk, reworks 1982's classic 'The Record' to create 'The FEAR Record' on White Vinyl with Digital Download Card. FEAR is an American Punk Rock Band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1977, credited for influencing the American punk rock movement. Since Fear began recording in 1979, bands such as A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, Megadeth, Sacred Reich and Guns N' Roses have covered their songs.

Customer Reviews

Oh, and make the cover kind of similar, too, just in case.
David Pearlman
Unfortunately, their sixth album, a 30th anniversary re-recording of FEAR THE RECORD is a very, very pale imitation of the omnipotent original.
S. Messerer
I put one star because I had to to write a review otherwise - no stars.
Ashley Green

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By S. Messerer on November 14, 2012
Format: Audio CD
When I was a kid, FEAR was one of my favorite bands. They played fierce live sets and in 1982 released the quintessential punk rock album, FEAR THE RECORD. Lee Ving's voice had the power of ten ball-room brawlers and his take-no-prisoners attitude demanded you pay attention...or else!!!

From 1982 through 2000 FEAR released five albums of great material. I love all five of those albums and listen to them a few times every year.

Unfortunately, their sixth album, a 30th anniversary re-recording of FEAR THE RECORD is a very, very pale imitation of the omnipotent original. Lee Ving's voice is completely blown and is not even a shadow of what it once was; he sounds like someone's grandpa trying to imitate the original songs. To a die-hard fan of the original album, THE FEAR RECORD (goofy-ass title) is sad and reminds me of volunteering at a convalescent center during talent night.

FEAR's current musicians are competent, but they don't even come close to the power-house talent of Philo Cramer, Derf Scratch and Spit Stix. I hate to look a gift-horse in the mouth, but this isn't a gift; this flogging of a dead horse seems like a desperate plea for your cash.

If you want to buy this album/CD out of morbid curiosity and want to hear someone desperately trying to relive their glory days (to an embarrassing outcome) then THE FEAR RECORD will not disappoint, but to everyone else who wants to remember how great this punk rock band once was, just put on the original album and mercifully forget this release even exists.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By James, I like what I like!! on December 2, 2012
Format: Audio CD
1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4 why,why,why? As soon as the first vocals and music started in that sinking just ripped off fealing set in. Slow, no edge just selling out having a good ole time on my dime. The song I don't care about you never rang so true. Lee Ving vocals are a cross between giggly teeny bopper and over the hill drunk lounge singer. I'f your looking for an old punk who's as true as ever check out Keith Morris' band OFF! Everything THE FEAR RECORD isn't. James, SoCal
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By winter128 on February 4, 2013
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
This isn't "Fear-The Album" its "The Fear Album"...... a re-recording of the album done last year... and its OK.. not awful... but OK.
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Format: Audio CD
I'll tell you what this is: It's a flaming pile.

Once upon a time, there was a pretty cool LA punk band named Fear, back when punk was still kind of scary. Fear were always too smart for the room, and beneath the dangerous facade, there was a knowing wink. But it was all good. (Trivia note: I worked with guitarist Philo Cramer for a couple of Summers at a job where he put his physics degree to good use).

Anyway, Fear put out several albums over the years, but it's only the first one that most really care about. It was (and is) a classic of the era: Fear: The Record. (The Record) (It came out in 1982, on Slash Records, they good ears folks of LA who also brought us early X, Germs, Los Lobos and Blasters, among others.)

Three decades have gone by since Fear: The Record came out. The band split up and the members have cast to the wind, mostly, as good ex punks are wont to do. The original release has become a very quiet catalog release that sells whatever an artifact release like this might sell, which is probably not a lot. Certainly not a lot enough to keep any of the original members swimming in dough.

So Lee Ving, original lead singer has been recruited to form a new version of "Fear" and re-record the original album. Because that's just what the world is waiting for. Or not. Perhaps, and by perhaps I mean assuredly, there was a modest check in it for him proffered by some huckster with a plan: Call the new album "The Fear Album" instead of "Fear: The Album" and lure a bunch of suckers. Oh, and make the cover kind of similar, too, just in case.

So that's what you have here: A paycheck masquerading as some kind of relevant release.
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By Amazon Customer on April 22, 2015
Format: Audio CD
It's good. The original recording was awesome, of course, but also old and analog-y. So Lee gave all the songs a digital face lift. You can moan about it and try to be a "punk purist" but I can totally see why he did it, and not just a money grab. Slightly different vibe than the first go round -- playfully serious vs. seriously playful. We're old and playing punk rock. Yay! Don't overthink it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Green on December 28, 2013
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I thought I was buying "Fear The Record" not "The Fear Record". Same artist, same songs, but don't care for this version at all (it sucks). For now on I will preview every song before I buy. I put one star because I had to to write a review otherwise - no stars.
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