Their System Doesn't Work for You

Their System Doesn't Work for You

by Anti-Flag
     
 

2000's Their System Doesn't Work for You resurrects the nine tracks from 1998's limited-edition EP, North America Sucks, and adds ten previously-unreleased, later-vintage tracks for good measure. The songs from the EP are prime Anti-Flag, political punk that never loses its sense of humor even when making its most importantSee more details below

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2000's Their System Doesn't Work for You resurrects the nine tracks from 1998's limited-edition EP, North America Sucks, and adds ten previously-unreleased, later-vintage tracks for good measure. The songs from the EP are prime Anti-Flag, political punk that never loses its sense of humor even when making its most important points. "Indie Sux, Hardline Sux, Emo Sux, You Suck!" decries the Balkanization of the D.I.Y. scene in the '90s to the album's catchiest chorus, while the title track and "Anti-Violent" take aim at the usual suspects. Unfortunately, with only a couple of exceptions, the later tracks sound like half-baked filler; indeed, the beyond-lo-fi sound suggests that they might be rough demos not originally intended to be heard outside the band, a supposition backed up by the lazy, sluggish performances, and meandering song structures. There are a few promising tracks among the dross, particularly "Betty Sue Is Dead," which makes incredibly effective use of an old-school punk-reggae middle section in the style of the Ruts, but overall, the second half of Their System Doesn't Work for You doesn't work for anybody.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2001
Label:
A-F Records
UPC:
0648469000126
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
287924

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anti-Flag   Primary Artist
Beastie Boys   Track Performer
Helmet   Track Performer
Pearl Jam   Track Performer
Primus   Track Performer
Ramones   Track Performer
Soundgarden   Track Performer
Pato Banton   Track Performer
Pennywise   Track Performer
Common Sense   Track Performer
Jewel   Track Performer
No Doubt   Track Performer
Gary Hoey   Track Performer
Porno for Pyros   Track Performer
Reverend Horton Heat   Track Performer
Silverchair   Track Performer
Andy Wheeler   Background Vocals
Everclear   Track Performer
Seven Mary Three   Track Performer
Sublime   Track Performer
Brian Setzer Orchestra   Track Performer
Sprung Monkey   Track Performer
blink-182   Track Performer
Jason DeCosta   Background Vocals
Andy Flag   Bass,Vocals
Ricky "Reagan" Wright   Background Vocals
Donavon Frankenreiter   Track Performer
Anne Flag   Background Vocals
Dan Druff   Background Vocals
Justin Sane   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Armstrong   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Andy Wright   Producer

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