Published Oct 27, 2009It's hard to believe it's almost been 20 years since NOFX's Fat Mike decided back in 1990 that he would begin putting out records by his band and the always-awesome Lagwagon, putting the wheels in motion for what would end up becoming one of punk's longest-lasting record labels, Fat Wreck Chords. But, alas, time flies when you're a drunken punker up to no good.
To celebrate the anniversary, the label is releasing a three-CD set entitled Wrecktrospective on November 24. Fans of pop-punk, get ready to cream in your oversized shorts - there are more high-speed melodies, novelty songs and bass-snare-bass-bass-snare drum beats on these 88 songs than you're going to be able to deal with in one sitting.
Here's how the set breaks down. Disc one features album cuts from Fat bands like the aforementioned NOFX and Lagwagon, as well as faves Propagandhi, Strung Out, No Use for a Name, Good Riddance, Face to Face, Bracket, Rise Against, Screeching Weasel, Swingin' Utters, Sick of it All, Avail and many more, including those oddball ones that no one really dug too much and newer additions to the Fat family.
Disc two is full of rarities and live cuts from many of the same suspects from disc one, with disc three compiling, for the first time on CD, the limited-edition Fat Club seven-inch series from 2001. And call us collector geeks, but perhaps coolest of all, the set comes with a poster with all of Fat's releases on it.
Check out the complete tracklisting here.