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This Sinking Ship

3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Relativity Entertainment
  • ASIN: 5557888705
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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I first heard of Smoke or Fire when I was listening to a comp that had the 'Patty Hearst' song on it and instantly fell in love. Some songs just instantly hit me and I had to have it. Lets just say I was not disappointed. The album rocks, from start to finish. There are really only a song or 2 that I would continually skip while listening in the car, but everything else just plain rocks and I definitely found a new band to add to my repertoire! Definitely suggest anyone who is into melodic punk rock with the slightest edge of hardcore to give it a listen.
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By Spoda on August 20, 2007
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Found out about them with them being on tour with Rise Against and they are great.. Especially if you dig some of RA's early stuff. Its a great up and coming band you should check out.
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Is it just me, or are all the bands on Fat Wreck Chords starting to sound the same?

The newest release from Smoke Or Fire, This Sinking Ship, sounds very much like other records I've reviewed for Fat Mike. It isn't that This Sinking Ship is a bad album. Jeremy's guitar chops are loud and bone crunching, Ken keeps a steady pace with his bass, new drummer Dave Atchison slams out a violent beat and Joe rants convincingly about the state of the world. It just sounds the same as latter day NoFX, Against Me, and other groups in Mike's stable.

Smoke Or Fire recreates that clean, highly produced punk that NoFX has turned to and I've got to say, it's getting a little boring. While all the songs on That Sinking Ship are well played, they don't have any character, no life of their own. They're just slickly put together songs with no anima.

Maybe it's just the geezer punk in me that really wants to hear drums that sound like cardboard boxes, and guitars played through kicked-in amps. The production was never the thing about punk. It was about the anarchy, the wildness, the unpredictability of letting yourself loose and slamming into your date while dancing. Somehow, it feels like This Sinking Ship is punk on Ritalin- controlled, well behaved, and nearly comatose.

Hopefully, their live shows are much wilder and if anything, This Sinking Ship has inspired me to find out. But as far as recorded music is concerned, This Sinking Ship is far too self-contained to merit a second listen by my acid-drenched brain. And that's too bad, because I appreciate how punk has survived over the years even if it has become a commercially viable product.
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