Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fastbacks - The Question Is No - 1992


Featuring 14 songs spanning 12 years (and five drummers), The Question Is No is not only a terrific introduction to Fastbacks, but an excellent summary of the early years when they were one of the dozens of Seattle punk bands who couldn't get a hearing outside of Washington. While from the start Fastbacks were a band that loved first-wave pop-punk (think Ramones, Buzzcocks, and Rezillos), theirs was pop-punk with a difference; Kurt Block was willing to betray his fondness for '70s rock in his guitar solos, and his lyrics suggested the confused and angst-ridden internal monologue of an adolescent while dealing with the hopes, fears, and everyday realities of an adult. Bloch managed all this in a manner that was at once personal and unpretentious, thanks in part to the vocals of Kim Warnick and Lulu Gargiulo, who blend the offhand blather of punk with a sweetness that gives this band a very human warmth. Compiling singles, compilation tracks, and a few unreleased tunes (including one with a teenage Duff McKagan behind the traps), The Question Is No is as good as collection as you could ask for of the band's formative period and features some of their most energetic, rollicking performances. -AMG

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6 comments:

Yogi said...

Hello and thank you for all the great posts. Unfortunately, I think you made a mistake here. I believe this is the Walkabouts album and not the Fastbacks. Or at least part of it anyway. When I played "My Letters" I heard something else.

Anonymous said...

Was the Fastbacks album ever reposted? It sounds like it's a collection of Walkabout songs...

Curty Ray said...

Hey Yogi and Mr Anonymous, Ithe post has been repaired. Enjoy

Anonymous said...

desde mexico agradeciendote
por este gran disco
simplemente genial
bye
suerteeee

sleezstak said...

Thanks the fastbacks were a great band and it's a shame everything is out of print. Awesome live too.

Lidharé said...

Hi thank very very thanks
and piz upload other disc of fastbacks please

muy agradecida..

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