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No Fun At All
The Big Knockover (Theologian Records)

By: Jeb Branin

If ever a band's moniker was a misnomer, this is it!! There is definitely not a lack on fun to be had with this band! Their pop punk is tremendously rich and inspiring. No three chord pop here folks. This is complex rock 'n roll with keen and innovative melodies and harmonies. Their hooks are clever and executed with a class that brings to mind the likes of NO USE FOR A NAME or BAD RELIGION... although NO FUN AT ALL are probably more punchy than either of the comparisons. They show particular flair on tunes like "Suicide Machine" and "Sorry Lad." Lyrically the band have stitched together some very interesting ideas, for example in "Should Have Known" the band examine how an activist mentality can rob a person of a sense caring for the people around them. The icing on the cake for this disc is the fact that NO FUN AT ALL can rock their asses off. "Everything Inside", "Lose Another Friend", "Everything Inside", "Away From The Circle", and "Feeble Mind" are all gonna fry your shorts. Punks of every flavor and persuasion flat out NEED this disc. A candidate for album of the year. Not bad for a band that started out as a hobby.
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