If'n [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Whereas fIREHOSE's debut, 1986's Ragin', Full On, was issued quickly to get the new outfit off the ground two of the three members were still reeling from the death of their previous band's frontman, the Minutemen's D. Boon, their sophomore effort, 1987's If'n, included more cohesive and focused songwriting. Touring together had obviously made Watt-Hurley-Crawford tighter as a unit, and several of their best all-time compositions reside here. Although the debut incorporated other musical forms besides punk and hard rock funk, jazz, etc., If'n was the first fIREHOSE release to feature folk-style originals -- such as Crawford's "In Memory of Elizabeth Cotton." Standouts ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Whereas fIREHOSE's debut, 1986's Ragin', Full On, was issued quickly to get the new outfit off the ground two of the three members were still reeling from the death of their previous band's frontman, the Minutemen's D. Boon, their sophomore effort, 1987's If'n, included more cohesive and focused songwriting. Touring together had obviously made Watt-Hurley-Crawford tighter as a unit, and several of their best all-time compositions reside here. Although the debut incorporated other musical forms besides punk and hard rock funk, jazz, etc., If'n was the first fIREHOSE release to feature folk-style originals -- such as Crawford's "In Memory of Elizabeth Cotton." Standouts include the album opening highway anthem "Sometimes," the groovy '50s feel of "Honey, Please," the laid-back "Backroads," and the irate rockers "Anger" and "For the Singer of R.E.M." Also featured are several Mike Watt lead vocal spots -- the perennial concert favorite "Making the Freeway" included on the 1993 mini-album Live Totem Pole EP, the humorous "Me & You Remembering," "Operation Solitaire," and the closing epic "Thunder Child."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sst Records
  • UPC: 018861011523
  • Catalog Number: 115
  • Sales rank: 86,134

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sometimes (3:24)
  2. 2 Hear Me (2:37)
  3. 3 Honey, Please (2:20)
  4. 4 Backroads (2:02)
  5. 5 From One Cums One (2:24)
  6. 6 Making the Freeway (2:07)
  7. 7 Anger (3:49)
  8. 8 For the Singer of R.E.M. (3:17)
  9. 9 Operation Solitaire (2:37)
  10. 10 Windmilling (2:17)
  11. 11 Me & You, Remembering (1:32)
  12. 12 In Memory of Elizabeth Cotton (2:14)
  13. 13 Soon (3:11)
  14. 14 Thunder Child (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
fIREHOSE Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Phranc Vocals
George Hurley Drums
Ethan James Piano
Mike Watt Bass, Voices
Ed Crawford Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Hüsker Dü Cover Model
Richard Andrews Contributor
Ethan James Producer, Engineer
Kira Roessler Contributor
Mike Watt Producer
Ed Crawford Producer
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