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Why Do They Rock So Hard [Original recording reissued, Explicit Lyrics]

Reel Big FishAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)

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Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into ... Read more in Amazon's Reel Big Fish Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 23, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Mojo / Jive
  • ASIN: B00005RKTZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,957 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Somebody Hates Me
2. Brand New Song
3. She's Famous Now
4. You Don't Know
5. The Set Up (You Need This)
6. Thank You for Not Moshing
7. I'm Cool
8. I Want Your Girlfriend to Be My Girlfriend Too
9. Everything Is Cool
10. Song #3
11. Scott's a Dork
12. Big Star
13. The Kids Don't Like It
14. Down in Flames
15. We Care
16. Victory Over Peter Bones (The Legend of Alan Guile Verses Peter Bones)

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Reel Big Fish ~ Why Do They Rock So Hard

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RBF ROCK July 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge rbf fan, and always will be. i was browsing to buy the duran duran tribute album, (with rbf) and saw i could do a review. Any-thing for these guys! the cd is so awsome and such a huge growth from their first one, just to show that they will continue to frow and rock forever. not only is their sarcasim in pretty much every song just the funniest, they are just really nice guys, and everyone should buy this. i dont care who you are! they're awsome!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Change, not selling out November 30, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Reel Big FIsh was my first SKa band that I was obsessed with and THis CD lives up to my expectations. Their sound is changed so much it's hard to compare to their last CD but the guitar is great and the singing is even better. A ska must for any real ska fans and ska newcomers as well. By the way, they didn't sell out, their music matured and got better.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The "Reel" deal? March 1, 2004
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
This is a good disc, and I can see why they're popular, but it's not what I think of when I think of ska. It's not so much ska-punk, as it is ska-pop. It has alot more in common with "No Doubt" and "Smash Mouth", than it does with the older hardcore ska bands. At best it reminds me of "The Mighty Mighty Bosstones" or "Fishbone". But I do want to say it's good, and catchy, just a bit happier than what I was hoping for. Maybe I'm getting old.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD August 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This cd is a must have for any ska fan, and anyone who truly appreciates good music. This was my first RBF cd, and it's what got me into ska music. I LOVE THIS CD!!!!! A couple listens to it and I was hooked! It was the first time I heard Reel Big Fish, and right away they became one of my favorite bands. 2nd favorite, to be exact (Offspring, of course, would be my number 1). I would recommend this cdto anyone and everyone. I saw Reel Big Fish live today and they were awesome! Although their set was way too short...it only lasted about 40 minutes. They were opening for Blondie, who I think SUCK (just my opinion). I don't see how Blondie can headline over Reel Big Fish. It just doesn't make sense. Anyway.....back to my review. If youdon't have this cd, go out and buy it right now! RBF's music puts you in a great mood, and the high energyit has really pumps you up to go outand do anything! Bottom line: great,great, great cd, very much worth theinvestment. Now what are you waitingfor? Go out and buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i loved the cd! July 16, 1999
Format:Audio CD
i didn't really like ska until i heard the real big fish cd. its refreshingly new compared to the cds i own.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't say enough about this wonderful cd December 18, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is a must have for any ska fan. It was my first Reel Big Fish cd and also my first ska cd and as soon as I heard it I was hooked on it. I became obsessed with RBF. It has great guitars and horns and it's a really fast and upbeat kinda ska cd. After hearing this I had to get their previous cd, Turn the Radio Off, and I have to say they have definitely changed their sound, but for the better. Turn the Radio Off is more ska, while Why Do They Rock So Hard lives up to its name, it rocks harder, but still it's horn section is so great. Just get it, you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars damn this rocks so hard January 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
this is one of the best cds i've bought in a long time. i have been a fan of RBF for a while now and i feel this could be thier best album to date. they are headed in a new direction but thats awsome. alot of people are knocking them for that but if they put out 12 more albums that sounded like "Turn The Radio Off" they'd be criticizing them too. well needless to say its a great cd, the songs are catchy and the lyrics are funny in that RBF sort of way. this cd answers the question... "Why Do They Rock so Hard?"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reel Big Fish Makes it Big January 8, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Perosnally, I wasnt too sure about Reel Big Fish's new CD, Why do they rock so hard? First of all, with the explixt lyrics symbol, and experience from the last album, I new there would be use of unedded profanity. However, I was surprised to find out the profanity was mediocre and used barely ever. The songs are great like She's Famous Now, The Kids Don't Like It,Brand New Song, Somebody Hates Me, they are all great. This Cd is better than the 1st one and is exellent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album
For ska lovers, this is a high energy album full of tons of crunchy tunes and tasty beats. Definitely recommended.
Published 16 months ago by Mike Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun band
Ska music, similar to Mustard plug. Fun songs, great beat, listen to cd on repeat. I really enjoy this band
Published 18 months ago by S Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars Short, but addictive
Many catchy-classic songs on here. I say classic, in that they are classic Reel Big Fish, not big-picture "classic". This is a must-have for a Reel Big Fish fan.
Published on September 9, 2010 by Matthew Chilese
4.0 out of 5 stars Good and catchy ska
First off, Reel Big Fish is a punk ska band. Ska music in general has guitar structure that is usually quick, clean and palm muted for a quick cut of sound. Read more
Published on May 31, 2008 by Dustin Hotz
5.0 out of 5 stars Awe-inspiring
Wow, what more can I say than Wow.

Why do they Rock so Hard is the followup to the commercially explosive Turn the Radio Off and it does not disappoint. Read more
Published on February 3, 2006 by Robert Piquette
1.0 out of 5 stars You cant even listen!!!!
You cant even listen to the Demos to find out if there good!!! i cant even listen to the song like "You Dont Know" or even "Take on me" THIS ALL IS BULL****
Published on November 22, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best CD From The Best Band Ever!
I was a hard rocker only listening to the heaviest stuff. Then, I heard this CD, now like all i listen to is ska. This is the best CD ever made! Read more
Published on August 14, 2005 by Josh Plunkard
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Before... No Really It Is
In My Opinion this cd is better than "Turn The Radio Off"

but only slightly, their both pretty equal but both different

Some of the songs here are slower... Read more
Published on July 28, 2005 by Caleb
4.0 out of 5 stars ska rules!
my brothers r in a ska band and they really like this music and i think it rocks too. so i give this cd a 4/5
Published on June 21, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS............AMAZING!
Alright people, ill be brief. this is possibly the BEST cd i have EVER bought. no question every song is an instant classic, with deep, meaningful (or meaningless) lyrics, all... Read more
Published on April 7, 2005 by Karen S. Suva
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