- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Sony 1994
- ASIN: B00004SKR4
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Top Customer Reviews
This is one of those one shot cd's from a band that we will never hear from again. And yes, it is a pity. I read on net a while back (trying to find out why these guys never put out more stuff) that apparently they were dropped from Sony, and the singer with maybe one or two of the other Stompbox members started a new band - Slower.
But I have never found anything on them....ever.
This is the very first review I have ever put on Amazon, I was listening to Stress, and thought I'd try one last time to see if I could find anything on Stompbox and/or Slower.
I feel obligated to share my review and to (hopefully) entice anyone looking for great music of this genre (Grundge/Metal) to partake in its greatness.
If you like really good hard rock-metal, (like C.O.C, Filter, Crowbar, etc...) and (more importantly) you like no frills - straight ahead driving rock and roll with no artifice , do yourself a favor. Get this.
It's a damn good album, and chances are, it won't be in print forever. Buy it while you can.
And this is another one of those great bands and albums that never got or ever will get the attention it deserves. I don't know anyone personally that even knows anything about this band.
SO .... to own and to appreciate it, makes you a member of an unfortunately small group.
Do yourself a favor. Join.
And...an un-official "HAts-Off" to the guys in Stompbox.
Great job boys...wish there was more of your music to enjoy.
I found one of the band members back a few years ago and emailed him. Here's what he had to say:
yes, i was the ********* from stompbox. your appreciation is much... er,
appreciated! as you can see, i have a way with words.
unfortunately, stompbox only put out a few 7" singles, an ep called travis,
and stress. travis was more of a demo than an ep, since most of the
material got rerecorded for stress. it was a limited 7 song tape(!)
release. (these were the days before cds were cheap to make and our label
at the time were total tightwads) probably interesting to hear if you've
never, uh, heard it.
after stompbox: we kicked out the singer (erich) because we were tired of
his homeboy/cookie monster shtick.
we then had a roadie sing for some shows but he was more interested in
drawing tatoos and roadie-ing. i think he went on to tour with tree and
we next decided to have our bassist, pat, sing. we also added an additional
bassist, mikey welsh (who was, until recently, in weezer). the music of
that band sounded quite a bit different than stompbox (2 basses, more noisy,
heavy and fast), so we changed the name to slower (a play on slayer).Read more ›
As for the break up and subsequent drop from columbia/sony, word around the campfire at the time pointed to lead singer substance abuse issues as playing a significant role, and the label not wanting anything to do with the band without the singer they originally signed it with (proposed alternatives likely being deemed not what the label bargained for, etc).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great cd and awesome guys I used to hangout with them for 10 yrs through there break up when they came through the Pacific Northwest, Oregon. . I miss these guys lost contact. .. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
little known band that should have been a platinum phenom!!! Trust me. If you like Metallica, Pantera, COC, Nirvana and the like, then just get this album. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Carey Lefebvre
One of these bands you never have heard of but the entire CD rocks. In the same era as Tree and Scissorfight, these Boston Rockers are really good. This is one of my favorites.Published on March 22, 2013 by Panfish Commander
AMAZING!!! DROP TUNED AND RAW!!! DEFINITELY AN UNSUNG ALBUM OF THE LATE 90'S ERA!!! BUY IT, BUY IT AND BUY IT AGAIN.... YOU WONT REGRET IT!!!!Published on September 22, 2012 by Phil
Very cool CD... has a unique style of its own yet touches on a nice variety of music influences like Hardcore, metal, blues/jazz. I dig it.Published on December 15, 2010 by BassDrive5
I bought this after I had heard the song from a friend in the 90s... And I wore the grooves off this baby (for you younger folks its a "vinyl" thing you may not understand. Read morePublished on October 19, 2009 by Dennis L.
I got a free promotional cassette from Sony back in 94 while working at a record store. Instantly fell in love with the band. Read morePublished on August 19, 2009 by bahhhoo
I first heard Stompbox in a snowboard movie (TB4 Run to the Hills) in '95. Carry on my Wayward son caught my attention. Read morePublished on January 27, 2008 by Michael A. Cassity