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Reviewed by Ben Conoley

"Ok, I'm not going to lie. I didn't really know what to expect when I ordered this album from Kung-Fu a while back. I'd heard the song 'Freegan' on the Fat Wreck comp 'Short Music for Short People' and kind of liked the hard and fast approach to the music, and the way the singer kind of spits out his lyrics, so I bought the album.

To give you an idea of how good this album actually is, I copied it onto a tape for my car about a year ago. And since then, it's been one of those tapes that just keeps getting put back in. Maybe it's just a great album to drive to...

It's very hard to put this album into a genre. Possibly because it transcends so many. It has all the catchy hooks you need to sing-a-long, as well as being hard and aggresive. Kind of like pop-punk-hardcore I guess :)

The musician ship is good, with lots of beefy metal-riffs, and some rapid drumming-- a good combination for plenty of pit action. The lyrics are great, both witty and thought provoking, they prove neither too deep, or too shallow.

For me, the highlights of the album have to be the tracks 'Flavor Ice' and 'Boardumb' - these are the ones that really get me going. There's a lot of people who like the song 'Friends' - a mid paced number that really rocks, and the song '13' has one of my favourite lines ever written - "I'd ratter be happy and poor, Than have it all and still want more".

Just get the album, OK? You'll like it..."

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released October 28, 2014

Recorded @Westbeach Recorders 11/98 -12/98
Engineered by Donnell Cameron
Produced by Donnell Cameron, Jim Goodwin and Bigwig
Mixed by Jim Goodwin, Tom, and John
Mastered by Ramon Breton @ Oceanview Mastering

Layout & Design by Sprout Anderson @ Quantum design
Photo by Ricky Saporta, Jason Karl, Ryan Miller and Laura Muscianesi

Guitar and Backing Vocals: Josh
Guitar and Vocals: Tom
Drums: Matt
Bass and Backing Vocals: John

Additional Backing Vocals by Horse Fariella and Monkey Cipriano

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Track Name: Still
Why can't I explain my feelings?
All these thoughts my mind's just reeling,
Confused and dumb in my regrets,
I hope it's not too late yet.

I miss you yes it's true,
It's been two months and I'm the fool,
I don't know what's keeping me from you.

Well, it's hard to explain what I've done wrong,
New adjustments it's been so long.
A lot's gone right but mostly wrong,
I hope someday you hear this song.

I miss you yes it's true,
It's been two months and I'm the fool,
Two thousand miles away from you.

This place is bringing me down,
Because you're not around.
It's hard to find the time,
When I can, I know I'll make
This place is bringing me down,
Because you're not around.
It's hard to find the time,
When I can, I know I'll make you mine.
Know I'll make you mine.
Know I'll make you mine.

Well, it kills me to hear.
All good things come to an end.
No matter what, open arms and open ears,
A shoulder to cry on.
All good things come to an end,
No matter what, I'm still a friend.
Track Name: Dent
Lack of motivation, Every day and every night, Disconnecting my dedication, Is this what's left to me? I'm sacrificing to be stronger, But now years go by much faster, And every minute's getting longer, It's not my time, And now I feel so helpless.
It seems to me, Far out of reach, But now I'll make my dent. Something keeps igniting, This short-lived tire that's bound to stop. Strangulating and suffocating, Important feelings in my life, I don't want to be immortal. I know I couldn't change the world, Do what I can, I'm gonna give it all, And try to make a dent in this wall. It seems to me so far out of reach, But I know I'll make my dent. But now I feel so helpless.
Track Name: Smile
Is there such things as to sensitive?
Should we ignore what really hurts?
You`re taking what I`m not giving,
It`s always the stupid things that seem to hurt us.

But can you see it in my eyes?
When you walked away and stabbed me in the back.
But please don`t tell me no more lies,
And I can see it in your eyes,
When you walked away chin buried in your chest,
And don`t you think I realize
What`s going on with the way you feel about me?

When I walk around this town,
All the different shades of brown,
People and the weather are so alike these days.
Snow on the ground, depressed and cold.
Beats the choice of growing old,

Thinking about you makes me smile.

Confused about the way I feel,
Can`t find the words to say.
I`m screaming but no one`s listening,
Same distant feelings, different day.

Can you see it in my eyes?
When you walked away and stabbed me in the back?
But please don`t tell me no more lies.

When I walk around this town,
All the different shades of brown,
People and weather are so alike these days.
Snow on the ground, depressed and cold
Beats the choice of growing old,
Thinking about you makes me smile.
And I can see it in your eyes,
When you walked away chin buried in your chest,
And don`t you think I realize
What`s going on with the way you feel about me?

When I walk around this town,
All the different shades of brown,
People and weather are so alike these days.
Snow on the ground, depressed and cold.
Beats the choice of growing old,

Thinking about you makes me smile.
Track Name: Flavor Ice
It was a warm summer day,
Watching TV with a flavor ice
melting in my hand,
Watching Endless Summer fifty times or more,
With my girlfriend and the band.
We walked down the beach to
watch the sun come up.
Drinking a coke she let out a burp,
So I refilled her cup.
It's 3am, all I hear is my air conditioning,
Getting bored I feel so lame.
I'll go piss in her coffee cup again.
She said she's coming back,
But I know that she's never coming back again.

It was a warm summer day,
Watching TV with a flavor ice
melting in my hand,
Watching Endless Summer fifty times or more,
With my girlfriend and the band.

We walked down the beach to
watch the sun come up.
Drinking a coke she let out a burp,
So I refilled her cup.

It's 3am, all I hear is my air conditioning,
Getting bored I feel so lame.
I'll go piss in her coffee cup again.
She said she's coming back,
But I know that she's never coming back again.

It was a warm summer day,
Watching TV with a flavor ice
melting in my hand,
Watching Endless Summer fifty times or more,
With my girlfriend and the band.
We walked down the beach to
watch the sun come up.
Drinking a coke she let out a burp,
So I refilled her cup.
It's 3am, all I hear is my air conditioning,
Getting bored I feel so lame.
I'll go piss in her coffee cup again.
She said she's coming back,
But I know that she's never coming back again.
Track Name: Freegan
Well, I'd club a baby seal, But you know I won't ingest it. I'd tell my vegan girlfriend "You know I wouldn't suggest it All my shoes are leather And I don't care whether or not All the cute little animals were to be shot!

Read more: Bigwig - Freegan Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Track Name: Falling Down
They teach us
to be "ourselves"
in a structured society
Facists, racists police states
somtimes I don't feel very free

And I am falling down (down! down! down!)
And the system is falling down(down! down! down!)
I am falling down!

I am falling down!

YEAH! They exploit your freedom
and they take away your rights (RIGHTS!)
The one they use, they try to abuse
No matter how hard we fight (WE FIGHT!)

And I am falling down (down! down! down!)
And the system is falling down(down! down! down!)
I am falling down!

So stop the hate
don't segregate
Stop the fighting we're all dying
Stop the preaching, start the teaching
Pull together, make the system better!

And I am falling down
I am falling down
I am falling down
down! down! down! down!
I am falling down
Track Name: Friends
Talking shit is so easy to do, I guess I'm rubber you're a fool, Telling lies to be a part of the drama, I guess you're not so cool, not so cool are ya? I know who my friends are, At least, I know so far, Your twisted rumors can't change anything, Nothing can come between me and my friends. You're the last one left, The class bell is ringing, We can't hear you because we're too busy singing. I know who my friends are, At least, I know so far.
Track Name: Numbers
How can I fight for your country,
When your country won't fight for me?!
How can I pray to your god,
When you force me to believe?!

Fuck your schools,
fuck your rules,
Fuck you and your boundaries,

How can you try to control me
When you don't even know me?
Numbers in the computer,
The numbers are getting stronger,

How can you glorify bloodshed?
Don't tell me about sacrifice,
You're god died for his sins,
And now I'll die for mine.

Fuck your schools,
fuck your rules,
Fuck you and your boundaries!
Track Name: Sellout
have you ever payed thirty bucks

for a ticket where the seating sucks

you left the show with a furrowed brow

whos the sellout now I don't want my mtv

it's just not the same to me

nothing wrong with the video

I don't wanna see no dumb game show


now who's the sellout


BUT BUT BUT what is selling out?

do you know what the bands about?

putting food on the table

more power if your able

you can be dumb or you can be smart

the defination of a rockstar

is when the music is in your wallet and no longer in your heart


now who's a sellout

now who's the sellout


well if sid viscious was so punk

then I guess I'll start shooting junk

they were on a major label


now the band has made the money

your the one that bought the cd

you told all your friends were cool

seems to me that you're the fool

so before you open your mouth

and you say our band has sold out

do you know what they've been through

know what they've gone through

to playin front of YOU!


now whos a sellout

now your the sellout

now your a sellout

now your the sellout


please don't get me wrong

I can't sum it up in one song

open your mind before you open your mouth

cause you might be the one selling out
Track Name: Jerk
What's wrong with your mind this time? What's gone wrong with your life? I'm trying to make it work, But I guess I'm too much of a jerk.
Track Name: 13
I finally got to change my clothes,
We've spent 5 months on the road,
None of us showered in days,
The lucky ones don't have to shave.

The desert is such a bore,
I'm sick of sleeping on the floor,
I almost died the last 2 tours,
And I can't take it anymore!

Our van was searched by in-bred cops,
We left john at some rest stop.
I have more teeth in my mouth
Than all the people in this town.

All of our food filled up the tank,
We made our last trip to the bank.
I'd ratter be happy and poor
Than have it and still want more!

Itching and
I'm scratching and
I'm bugging and
I'm itching,

I can't fucking take this anymore!
Track Name: Stand Up
Every race and creed please come along,
We need the masses to help us sing this song,
I know we'll win,
I know we're right,
Fuck your borders,
Fuck your flags,
Come together,
Let's unite!

Rivalry with no communication,
We will win! Labeled as the X Generation,
We will win! Cleaning up what you left behind,
We will win! No tolerance for any opposition,
We will win! It's my right!!!!! It's my life!!!!!!
No one's listening to you!!!
Well sometimes there's need to be extreme,
Don't let anything come between your dreams,
They fucked it up. We pay for their mistake,
Go fuckin' nuts, You only get to live once!
Rivalry with no communication,

We will win! Labeled as the X Generation,
We will win! Cleaning up what you left behind,
We will win! No tolerance for any opposition,
We will win! It's my right!!!!! It's my life!!!!!!
No one's listening to you!!!
Track Name: Boardump
Honey I miss you, I wish I could kiss you,
But I'm so far away,
But I'll be back in 40 days.
The ride is so boring, I'm so sick of touring.
It's been a month since I've seen waves,
Another corn field's in our way.

It's cold and lonely here without you,
The bareness of my roof rack lies in an empty silence.
There's night in the van where I just wake up screaming,
There's nothing to do, yeah, I miss you but mostly, I miss my board!

I miss my!

I checked in with Juan, he said there's a low.
The day before I'm coming home,
That wonderful day will be tomorrow.
I missed your birthday and now I feel hated,
But I have to go so happy belated.
That wonderful day will be tomorrow.

It's cold and lonely here without you,
The bareness of my roof rack lies in an empty silence.
There's night in the van where I just wake up screaming,
There's nothing to do, yeah, I miss you but mostly, I miss my board!

I miss my board
I miss my board
Track Name: 1-800-Whipped
I guess we should've stayed at the beach, But it just couldn't happen. I wish it was more within my reach But I'll just keep on pushin', A day in Hell done, what else could happen to me? I call her up to complain And what does she do? She falls asleep! She falls asleep on the phone... Another day passes, Another day too hectic! What do I do now? I think she may be narcoleptic. I call her up, I feel alone, I'm hoping that she's home. I'll apologize about the coffee pot, I call her almost every night, And every night we start to fight. She falls asleep on the phone, I call her up I feel alone There's nothing to talk about So she falls asleep on the phone. She falls asleep! You've changed, I've changed, We've changed, She's changed. She falls asleep on the phone.