August 5, 2007 | 9:17 pm | Tags: music
This post is for all those Five Iron Frenzy fans who already have all their albums but still can’t get enough their stuff. The albums I’m gonna introduce may be either made by FIF members or contain some interesting references or tributes to FIF. Some of them are quite hard to find these days but they’re definitely worth getting. Let’s start with the second half of my selection.
If I ever had to make a list of my 20 favorite Supertones songs, it wouldn’t be much different from this album’s tracklist. Unite is just a compilation of 20 greatest Supertones hits including brand new recordings of the old “Adonai” and “O.C. Supertones” songs. If you listen to the new version of “Adonai” carefully, you can hear Matt Morginsky sing “This one is for Value Pac, for Ghoti Hook, this one is for Tasty Snax, Five Iron Frenzy…” which is a nice tribute to these bands, isn’t it?
An awesome album featuring a bonus track that is completely dedicated to Five Iron Frenzy. Too bad the W’s were active for just two or three years, they could make more great songs. Their unique ska/swing sound and lyrics are worth listening!
The Vinyl Countdown is a pretty rare EP featuring two songs about Five Iron Frenzy—”Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead or Dying” and “Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead or Dying Wannabe Ska Version”. If you’re a Relient K listener, this is a must-have. The bad thing about this album is that it’s pretty hard to get, from time to time some copies may appear on eBay.
Bunch of Believers was a late 90s Christian ska band. There’s nothing special about this album’s sound but it’s pretty fun to listen to. The last song features a nice Five Iron Frenzy reference: “It’s a ska, ska, ska, ska world, Five Iron Frenzy can’t leave it alone”.
You may wonder why I’ve put this CD on the 10th place. It’s simply because you can’t listen to it all year long. Anyway, this CD is a compilation of generic Christmas songs recorded by some famous Christian artists and released by BEC Recordings. Contains “You Gotta Get Up” cover song by Five Iron Frenzy and “Joy to the World” by The O.C. Supertones.