Besides: The Flatliners - Rebuild

Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 by Fashion Munx in Labels: ,

Rightfully or wrongfully I've always viewed ska punk as thing of youth. Go to any random ska punk show today and you will likely see the fresh acne filled faces of 14 - 19 year olds, and not much else. It is fun music to sing along and dance to with generally positive vibes. When i was 16 or so I was first getting into punk, street punk and ska punk were my gateways. Over the years I've sort of grew out of listening to it and a lot of the local bands that played that style of music have either broke up or changed their sound. One of the bands that falls into the latter category is current Fat Wreck Chords band The Flatliners. Their shows were some of the first I went to and any knowledge I had of a Southern Ontario punk scene came from those early slam and skank sessions. While the Flats have been able to admirably progress their sound to a sophisticated mix of melodic punk with slight hints of ska, there is something that still draws me to the blistering ska punk of their debut full-length, Destroy To Create. That, Suicide Machines' Destruction By Definition and Operation Ivy's discography are the three ska punk albums that hold up best against the test of time.

Feeling nostalgic I went and collected all the band's odds and ends into a single collection, Rebuild. A good chunk of this is pre-Destroy To Create and maintains the band's nervous ska punk fury. Anyways, enjoy:



1. Gullible [Demo Version]
2. There's A Problem [Demo Version]
3. I Am Abandoned [Demo Version]
4. Get Out Of My Face
5. Disappointing Past
6. All Alone Again
7. Broken Window
8. Spill Your Guts
9. Picking At My Brain
10. Bad News [Split Version]
11. Crapshoot
12. Dick On A Power Trip
13. Open Hearts And Bloody Grins
14. Eulogy [Demo Version]
15. ...And The World Files For Chapter 11 [Demo Version]
16. Mother Theresa Chokeslams the World [Demo Version]
17. This Is Giving Up [Demo Version]
18. Cry, Cry, Cry [Johnny Cash cover]
19. Run Like Hell
  • Tracks 1-7 originally appeared on the band's demo. self-released 2002.
  • Track 8 originally appeared on Like Nobodies Business. Pezmosis Music Productions 2005.
  • Tracks 9-12 originally appeared on the Who Said Ska Is Dead? 4-way split with Suzi Jacuzzi and the Hot Tubs, Grand Skam, and The Makeshift Heroes. Cresswell Records 2003.
  • Track 13 originally appeared on Ska Is Dead 3. Stomp Records 2007.
  • Track 14 originally appeared on Wrecktrospective. Fat Wreck Chords 2009.
  • Tracks 15-17 originally appeared on the Sleep Is For Bitches demo. self-released 2007.
  • Track 18 originally appeared on All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Anchorless Records 2008.
  • Track 19 originally appeared on the split 7" with the Snips. Paper + Plastick Records 2009.