...And Out Come the Wolves Album reviews.
Release Date: 08.22.95
Record label: Epitaph
Our First Review Ever
by: jennifer aicher
One of my all-time favorite albums. This is a definite necessesity for any music fan. All nineteen tracks are high-energy fun. If you're looking for an upper-record, this is a high recommendation. Vocalist Tim Armstrong's (formerly of Operation Ivy) voice is a mighty fine one, I must add. The songs are all easy to relate to, as well as easy to follow. Each of the songs tells a little story, something that appears to be harder to find these days. The adrenaline rush from the songs are an added bonus if you're throwing a party and you want it to be a wild one. People can actually dance to this music. Not only is it an upbeat album, but it is a good one to fall asleep to, as the beats are quite mesmerizing.
A favorite track is hard to decide upon, but I suppose I would have to say "Ruby Soho". Starting out slow and mellow, this song leads to some energy and back to calm and so on, ending on an up-beat. Another good kick-butt track is "Junkie Man", which poet Jim Carrol wrote a poem for. This song is where the title "...And Out Come the Wolves" originated from. Track 13, "Old Friend", is a good blend of punk and ska, but not like the "sell-out" ska of No Doubt or Smashmouth, nor the ska of Madness or Slapstick.
Even if you aren't a punk fan, this is still a wonderful CD. I know a lot of people that don't care for punk, but still enjoy this album. I too am not much of a punk fan and this was my first and only punk cd for a number of years.