Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Essential Fat Wreck Chords

For this list I got this idea from Dave a long time ago. Instead of doing essential songs for a particular record label, I am doing specific albums that this label has released.

First some history...

This independent label was founded in 1990 in Frisco by Fat Mike (of NOFX) and his wife. An interesting fact about this label is that they only ever sign one-record deals with their artists. That way, if they don't want to release another album by the artist, they don't have to. Also, it frees up the artist themselves to pursue other labels as well if they are not happy with Fat.

Here is the list:
  1. Bark Like a Dog - Screeching Weasel
  2. Cool to be You - Descendents
  3. E is for Everything - Bracket
  4. Have a Ball - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  5. Leche Con Carne - No Use For a Name
  6. Love Their Country - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  7. Making Friends - No Use For a Name
  8. Merican - Descendents
  9. Take a Break - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
  10. Til It Kills - Tilt


  1. Tilt was a FANTASTIC band.

    My favorite Fat releases include --
    Cool to Be You by Descendents
    'Merican by Descendents
    the entire Swingin' Utters catalog
    Cuban Ballerina by Dead To Me
    Little Brother by Dead To Me

    I love that '80s medley hidden track on No Use for a Name's Leche Con Carne.

  2. Anonymous2:28 PM

    Looks like I have some purchases to make. So far I only have Bark Like a Dog.