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Classic Album Review: The Fartz | What’s in a Name…?

Seattle’s reunited punk pioneers sound just as young, loud and snotty as ever.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Some guys just never learn. Thankfully.

More than 15 years after they broke up, Seattle punk pioneers The Fartz have reunited. And for a bunch of old … well, you know, they still sound just as young, loud and snotty as they did the first time around. Maybe that’s because they’re still playing the same songs. What’s In A Name explodes out of the blocks, hits the ground running and never looks back as blowtorch-voiced singer Blaine Cook (who also led The Accused) and co. rip their way through a slate of re-recorded classics like Police Force, People United and Idiots Rule, along with inspired covers of Motörhead’s Iron Fist and Black Sabbath’s Children Of The Grave. Even better: The 30-minute album is included twice on the disc for no good reason at all. Best of all: They apologize for having once had Duff McKagan in the band. So they have learned something after all.