Five Iron Frenzy - Cheeses...

Saturday 1st November 2003
Five Iron Frenzy - Cheeses...
Five Iron Frenzy - Cheeses...

RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: 5 Minute Walk FMD2410
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Five Iron Frenzy never really caught on this side of the pond, probably because their brand of ska was 20 years out of date when they started and hadn’t caught on now that they have decided to call it a day. After a patchy set of releases, here’s the patchiest of them all to mark the beginning of the end. There is one final “proper” album being released to coincide with their farewell American tour. In the meantime, here’s an odds and sods round up of every little silly idea they ever had and full length songs not good enough to be put on other albums. The result is a bit grim and tiring after one listen. Some musical skeletons should just be left in the cupboard. They originally wanted to call it ‘Cheeses Of Nazareth’ but the label persuaded them this would not go down well in America so they shortened it to ‘Cheeses…’. Personally, it would just have been better if they’d shortened it to ‘Cheese’.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Kamikaze [Listen]
2. Rhubarb Pie [Listen]
3. Marty [Listen]
4. Fistful Of Sand (live) [Listen]
5. Four Kids In Memphis [Listen]
6. Mind For Treason [Listen]
7. Cool Enough For You (demo) [Listen]
8. Third World Think Tank (demo) [Listen]
9. Old West (demo) [Listen]
10. Burn [Listen]
11. Left [Listen]
12. Never Ask Us To Play This [Listen]
13. Dogfood [Listen]
14. When I See Her Face [Listen]
15. Abraham Lincoln Beard (First Movement) [Listen]
16. Praise The Lord [Listen]
17. Give Me Back My Sandwich [Listen]
18. Omnivores For Mediocrity [Listen]
19. That Tastes Horrible [Listen]
20. No Grandma = Know Grandma [Listen]
21. Stinky Hippy [Listen]
22. Abraham Lincoln Beard (Second Movement) [Listen]
23. It's So Hot, I'm Gonna Have A Heat Stroke [Listen]
24. Thea And The Singing Telegram [Listen]
25. How's About Some Milk [Listen]
26. Donkey Basketball [Listen]
27. Screams In The Night [Listen]
28. Pootermobile [Listen]
29. Abraham Lincoln Beard (Third Movement) [Listen]
30. Mayonnaise Taco Monday [Listen]
31. Chew Water [Listen]
32. Metal Rules! [Listen]
33. Five Iron Is Stupid [Listen]
34. Vocal Warm Up [Listen]

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