NO USE FOR A NAME - Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers LP

NO USE FOR A NAME - Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers LP

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Label: Fat Wreck It's hard to believe it's almost ten years since the tragic passing of No Use for a Name vocalist/guitarist Tony Sly. Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers is a compilation celebrating the Bay Area pop-punk band's best cover tracks. The song selection doesn’t betray Tony and company’s age bracket, as many of the original versions of the songs first appeared in the ‘80s, when the members of NUFAN were in their formative years. Rarities opens up with The Vapors’ new wave staple, “Turning Japanese,” a song with an infectious chorus that seems tailor-made for a pop-punk transformation. “Hybrid Moments” is a great choice, with the band keeping close to the original Misfits arrangement. On Dag Nasty’s “I’ve Heard,” Tony tears into the vocal with a style reminiscent of Dave Smalley’s hardcore-informed approach while Depeche Mode’s haunting synthpop smash “Enjoy the Silence” gets turned into Fat Wreck anthem towards the end of the album. If you're a NUFAN fan, I can assure you that Rarities is a great addition to your collection.

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