Frantix: My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic

Frantix

My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic

Independent

This year, the spirit of Colorado-based punk rock icons Frantix is reborn once again through the release of My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic. All compiled into one full-length, this reissue contains highlights from the band’s legendary work including their two studio efforts, Face Reality and My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic, along with several unreleased demos and rare live recordings that are finally seeing the light of day since the group’s demise in the early 1980s.

From front to back, this compilation provides punk enthusiasts with a chronological history of the band’s progression. At times compared to Bay Area garage punk precursors Flipper, Frantix incorporated the influence of ’60s rock by trading their fast-paced chords with grimy and eccentric rock ‘n’ roll guitar riffs into their later work.

From their explosive debut Face Reality, we are introduced to the band’s fast and furious hardcore sound. Even though these recordings are well over 20 years old, you can’t take away the raw power and fury from explosive songs like “Face Reality” and “Sharin Sharon.”

Following with their sophomore outlet, My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic, the band also progressed within the quality of the recording. While “Car” and “You’re Ill” capture the same intensity as Face Reality, the title-track, “My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic,” has gained praise over the years because many have allegedly mistook Mudhoney’s acclaimed cover of “My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic” as their own original song.

Overall, My Dad’s A Fuckin’ Alcoholic is a classic for hardcore fans that are infatuated with getting in touch with their underground roots. As this album concludes with their previously unreleased material, it is clearly obvious that Frantix definitely branched out of their punk rock style throughout their existence. With these revived hits, you can almost envision the utter chaos that unfolded during their live shows.

In A Word: Grimy

—by , June 4, 2014


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