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No Use For A Name
Live In A Dive

by Samuel Barker
September 11, 2001

File Under: Hardcore, Punk, Rock
rating: B+
tracks

1. Intro

2. Invincible

3. Coming Too Close

4. Chasing Rainbows

5. On The Outside

6. Straight From The Jacket

7. Soulmate

8. Not Your Savior

9. Don't Miss The Train

10. Justified Black Eye

11. Gene And Paul, I Hate You Most Of All...

12. Sara Fisher

13. Room 19

14. The Answer Is Still No

15. Martian

16. Hail To The King

17. Feeding The Fire

18. Exit

19. 6 Degrees From Misty

20. Redemption Song   

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  • Fat Wreck Chords
  • No Use For A Name:Live In A Dive is the first installment in Fat Wreck's new series Live In A Dive series. It's a professionally recorded live performance put on by one of the best punk bands to come out of the California area. This is not some weak mixing board recording, this was actually done by a mobile studio so that the sound quality is top notch. Expect to hear some crisp sounds on this record.

    The album is a fun look at a well established band in the punk scene. There are no surprises or new songs on Live In A Dive, but there are still some fresh looks at some old favorites. It's fun to hear others singing along with the band and to hear them react with the crowd. It's the next best thing to being there.

    The album comes with a free comic book as well. The comic book is short and cheesy, but funny nonetheless. The CD comes with a compact version of the comic in the liner notes and the vinyl version comes with a full sized comic book. The story is the same in both, just one is smaller than the other. There are also some great band pictures in the liner notes. It's a fun look back on a great band.

    When it comes to live recordings, this is one of the best. It's crisp and doesn't give you that "trapped in a hallway" sound you've come to expect from some live albums. I personally look forward to the next installment of this series and all the others. It's a great way to hear a live band when there isn't one around!

    Samuel Barker Is Senior Editor. Contact him at suma@rockzone.com.


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