Agnostic Front Dead Yuppies
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- by Agnostic Front ~ My Life My Way ~ $6.90
- Released: October 1, 2004
- Label: Epitaph / Ada
CMJ - 10/15/01, p.27"...Rebellious methamphetamine-spiked punk and blue-collar hardcore with a lyrical focus on freedmom of speech and expression..."
- 1.I Wanna Know
- 2.Out of Reach
- 3.Everybody's a Critic
- 5.Club Girl
- 6.Uncle Sam
- 7.Urban Decadence
- 8.Love to Be Hated
- 9.No Mercy
- 12.All Right
- 13.Dead Yuppies
- 14.Standing on My Own
Agnostic Front: Roger Miret (vocals); Vinny Stigma (guitar); Mike Gallo (bass, background vocals); James Collette (drums).
Additional personnel: Steven Gallo, Dave Stern, Johnny Stiff, Lenny Rumbler, Frankie 88, Chris Bentos, Lenny Disclafani, Lou, Jersey Gene (background vocals).
Recorded at Big Blue Meenie, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Personnel: Roger Miret (vocals); Vinnie Stigma (guitar); Jimmy Colletti (drums); Dave Stein, Steve Gallo (background vocals).
Recording information: Big Blue Meenie, Jersey City, NJ.
By the time of this, their third release for Epitaph Records, Agnostic Front was entering their third decade together. It's more than impressive for a punk outfit to last so long -- it's nearly a miracle. Not quite a miraculous collection, Dead Yuppies lacks the immediacy of Agnostic Front's best work. There are enough good moments, however, to outshine the many Generation-X upstarts and also-rans. At first glance, Dead Yuppies projects the image of an Agnostic Front who's living in the past. The choruses are familiar, and even the term "yuppie" sounds a little dated. In the days of this release, it was the high-tech professionals and dot-bomb dreamers rubbing all the underground class warriors the wrong way. So the names might have changed, but that didn't concern Agnostic Front, as the message remained the same. Tracks like "Out of Reach" and "Politician" are staunch reiterations of 20-year themes, like the value of personal freedom, middle-class angst, and the mistrust of the power elite. Familiar in every way, Dead Yuppies will neither disappoint nor astonish fans of Agnostic Front's classic hardcore identity. ~ Vincent Jeffries
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