Fallujah 71 is a 3 piece power trio who grew up skateboarding and listening to Punk Rock. Spawned in the heart of the L.A. punk scene, summers consisted of skating pools, banks and ramps all day, then heading into Hollywood at night to slam in the pit. Now, these 3 teenage punks are joining their heroes on the stage playing live. Fallujah 71 powers through their set at breakneck speed delivering their grit and spit with back to back songs and little or no break between them. Anyone who has been to a Ramones show will remember this style. Tex, the drummer, and Tony Paradox, the guitarist/vocalist, are brothers. They have played in bands together for six years. First it was The Pinkies, a four piece. Followed by HBS. Then in June of 2007 Fallujah 71 was born. They began as a four piece, but nine months later the lineup changed. The original bassist and the rhythm guitarist moved on and rock solid bassist Drew joined up. The band decided to go it as a three piece, and by the fall of 2008 F-71 had played with Agent Orange, The BillyBones, Fear and many others. Billy Bones, the frontman for The Skulls back in '77 and now The BillyBones took a liking to their sound and volunteered his services to produce their first album. Waiting on World War III is the result. This album is a collection of original, hard hitting, songs that will bring joy to the old school punk and hardcore fan. F-71 will be playing in a town near you and has already begun writing for a second album.
Fallujah 71 - Waiting on World War III Big Wheel Magazine April 25, 2009 In looking at the overall package it is absent of a record label and the band just put this out themselves, Ohh my gawd... how did the record labels out there screw up and not sign this band? ...what a mistake, yet maybe in the label s defense they did not know about this release, so pay attention. One of the key things when you put out a record is sequencing, and from the get go this album opens up with the title track, Waiting on World War III , it throws you on the ground and kicks your teeth in. Plenty of early 80 s LA Punk vibes can be felt in the songs with some throwbacks to some of the early UK bands. The guitar work and overall production on this record is very good while still keeping the sound credible. The vocals are sung with a sneer without being overdone and are placed appropriately to give lift to the music. As this record plays you can t help keep picking up the package the album came in to make sense of the incredible sound verses the package that has a chick laying on the beach sucking a cocktail on the cover. A lot of the songs are tongue and cheek satirical to an extent with the underlying message of how they are interpreting the issues of the day. A favorite on this album would be the song Psycho Neighbor mainly because we have all had the misfortune of living next to one. The album ends with an excellent rendition of Praise the lord and pass the ammunition . Those are just a couple of the 13 tracks you will find on this debut release. This is one of those albums that when it is playing you are glad that you own this album. Again, how did the record labels miss this one? Some of the smarter record stores around will most likely be carrying this album or you can check out the band s MySpace. --BigWheelMagazine
Razorcake May/June 2009 Live Show review The Adicts Fallujah 71 The Maxies The Retcons Godzilla April 5, 2009 @ American Legion Post 79 (Riverside, CA) By Marcus Solomon Excerpt: The Billy Bones was supposed to perform next, but due to a pinched sciatic nerve in the frontman and former Skulls vocalist's back, the three young whippersnappers known as Fallujah 71 stepped in to fill the void. Damn! What a great, unexpected surprise! These three kids kicked some heavy old school ass that reminded me a lot of early Black Flag. Alternating between fast and tight bass and drum-heavy punk rock fundamentalism and Greg Ginn-ish deliberate carelessness, I, and many others were compelled to shout our approval throughout the entire set. I honestly expected a shredding cover of Black Flag's Jealous Again to pop up next. It didn't, but also-shredding originals like Waiting for World War III and Social Crisis have the potential to be punk rock classics someday. The lean and lissome guitarist, Tony Paradox, is quite a performer and is deliberately rocking the Sid Vicious look much to the delight of his squealing female admirers. It is clearly evident that somebody who knows, is schooling these talented youngsters. You will agree upon listening at: myspace.com/fallujah71 --Razorcake Magazine