The Fuse

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
On The Fuse, Pennywise retreat a bit from the pointed rhetoric of 2003's From the Ashes. The southern California band has never been passive about its views, and The Fuse isn't either. It just picks wider targets to fire at, perhaps in response to the mania that gripped the scene in the run-up to the 2004 presidential elections. Fat Mike and Pennywise and Bad Religion definitely had valid points -- Don't stand pat! Get involved! Screw complacency! -- but their crazed zeal came on so strong that it deflated almost immediately after the election. It couldn't sustain the rush. On The Fuse, Pennywise turn in classicist punk bootstrap anthems the fabulous opener "Knocked ...
See more details below
CD
$13.23
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$13.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $1.99   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
On The Fuse, Pennywise retreat a bit from the pointed rhetoric of 2003's From the Ashes. The southern California band has never been passive about its views, and The Fuse isn't either. It just picks wider targets to fire at, perhaps in response to the mania that gripped the scene in the run-up to the 2004 presidential elections. Fat Mike and Pennywise and Bad Religion definitely had valid points -- Don't stand pat! Get involved! Screw complacency! -- but their crazed zeal came on so strong that it deflated almost immediately after the election. It couldn't sustain the rush. On The Fuse, Pennywise turn in classicist punk bootstrap anthems the fabulous opener "Knocked Down"; "Stand Up" and blistering pleas for tolerance "Competition Song" and tenacity "Best I Can". Jim Lindberg's vocals are serviceably gruff, and Fletcher Dragge's guitar work is much more muscular than it's been in recent years. He might hit some power chords that sound familiar, but nothing's ever done weakly. The same goes for Pennywise. The Fuse doesn't really tread any new ground, and might have included a few more tracks like the midtempo rager "Lies" for a little variety. But the album's nevertheless the work of veterans, and is consistently melodic in a way some Cali punk-pop has lost sight of. Pennywise do name some names on The Fuse. "Fox TV" is called out; the bandmembers probably meant Fox News, but their gripes are clarified in lines like "Fair and balanced perjury" and "Fabricated journalism/Junk news and jingoism." They also rail against an overly technological society "Disconnect" and a misguided war effort "Premeditated Murder"; "18 Soldiers". There's a bluntness to these complaints -- they're taken from the Big Issue pile, after all. But like punk's push to rock the vote in 2004, Pennywise are just trying to remain aware and keep their enemies close. After all, it's not like any of these problems have been solved.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/2005
  • Label: Epitaph / Ada
  • UPC: 045778676927
  • Catalog Number: 86769
  • Sales rank: 116,302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Knocked Down (2:44)
  2. 2 Yell Out (2:34)
  3. 3 Competition Song (2:41)
  4. 4 Take a Look Around (2:14)
  5. 5 Closer (3:15)
  6. 6 6th Avenue Nightmare (2:39)
  7. 7 The Kids (3:22)
  8. 8 Fox TV (2:36)
  9. 9 Stand Up (3:17)
  10. 10 Dying (2:18)
  11. 11 Disconnect (2:57)
  12. 12 Premeditated Murder (2:40)
  13. 13 Best I Can (2:43)
  14. 14 18 Soldiers (2:38)
  15. 15 Lies (4:02)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pennywise Primary Artist
Randy Bradbury Bass
Fletcher Dragge Guitar
Byron McMackin Drums
Jim Lindberg Vocals
Technical Credits
Pennywise Composer, Audio Production
Darian Rundall Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Mike Fasano Drum Technician
Andrew Buscher Guitar Techician
Darren Huang Artwork
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously