Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1

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Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1
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Compilation album by Fat Wreck Chords
Released 20 April 2004
Recorded Various
Genre Punk rock
Melodic hardcore
Label Fat Wreck Chords
Producer Various
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Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 is a Rock Against Bush compilation album released on the Fat Wreck Chords record label. It contains a collection of songs, both released and unreleased, by various punk rock artists and includes a bonus DVD with political facts, commentary regarding the U.S. presidential election, 2004, footage from a David Cross stand-up comedy performance, as well as a few music videos. It was released on 20 April 2004.

Rock Against Bush was a project mobilizing punk and alternative musicians against the 2004 U.S. Presidential re-election campaign of George W. Bush. At its core was the idea of using music to create a vibe of anti-war and pro-peace sentiment, similar to counterculture music movements of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Woodstock.

A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.

Fat Wreck Chords American record label

Fat Wreck Chords is a San Francisco, California-based independent record label, focused on punk rock. It was started by NOFX lead singer Michael Burkett and his girlfriend at the time, Erin Burkett, in 1990.


Track listing

  1. "Nothing to Do When You're Locked in a Vacancy" - None More Black – 2:07 *
  2. "Moron" (Demo) - Sum 41 – 1:39 *
  3. "Warbrain" - Alkaline Trio – 2:27 *
  4. "Need More Time" - Epoxies – 2:29
  5. "The School of Assassins" - Anti-Flag – 2:37 *
  6. "Sink, Florida, Sink" (Electric) - Against Me! – 2:10 *
  7. "Baghdad" - The Offspring – 3:18 *
  8. "Lion and the Lamb" - The Get Up Kids – 3:22 *
  9. "Give It All" - Rise Against – 2:49
  10. "No W" - Ministry – 3:13 *
  11. "Sad State of Affairs" - Descendents – 2:35 *
  12. "Revolution" - Authority Zero – 2:23 *
  13. "¡Paranoia! Cha-Cha-Cha" - The Soviettes – 2:04 *
  14. "That's Progress" - Jello Biafra with D.O.A. – 3:14
  15. "Overcome (The Recapitulation)" - Rx Bandits – 3:43
  16. "No Voice of Mine" - Strung Out – 2:30 *
  17. "To the World" - Strike Anywhere – 3:21
  18. "Heaven Is Falling" (Bad Religion Cover) - The Ataris – 2:38 *
  19. "God Save the USA" - Pennywise – 3:06
  20. "Normal Days" - Denali – 3:25
  21. "The Expatriate Act" - The World/Inferno Friendship Society – 3:02 *
  22. "No News Is Good News" - New Found Glory – 2:58 *
  23. "Basket of Snakes" - The Frisk – 2:31 *
  24. "Jaw, Knee, Music" - NOFX – 2:31 *
  25. "It's the Law" - Social Distortion – 2:35
  26. "The Brightest Bulb Has Burned Out" - Less Than Jake featuring Billy Bragg – 4:52*

* previously unreleased/rare tracks

Original appearances

The previously released tracks are listed below with the albums on which they originally appeared:
"Need More Time" - track 1 on Epoxies' self-titled album
"That's Progress" - track 1 on Jello Biafra and D.O.A.'s Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors collaboration
"Overcome (The Recapitulation)" - track 4 on Rx Bandits' The Resignation
"To the World" - track 4 on Strike Anywhere's Exit English
"God Save the USA" - track 2 on Pennywise's From the Ashes
"Normal Days" - track 8 on Denali's The Instinct
"It's the Law" - track 1 on Social Distortion's Prison Bound
"Revolution" - track 2 on Authority Zero's Andiamo
"Baghdad" - track 3 on The Offspring's Baghdad
"Give It All" - track 9 on Siren Song of the Counter Culture (Although a different version appears on the album)
"The Brightest Bulb Has Burned Out" - track 13 on Anthem from Less than Jake minus Bragg

Epoxies American New Wave band

The Epoxies were an American new wave band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2000. Heavily influenced by new wave, the band jokingly described themselves as robot garage rock. Members included FM Static on synthesizers, guitarist Viz Spectrum, lead singer Roxy Epoxy, bass guitarist Shock Diode, and drummer Ray Cathode. They grew in popularity due in large part to extensive touring in both the United States and Europe where they showcased frantically paced, highly energetic on-stage productions. They were known for using special effects for their live act and sporting home-made costumes, sometimes made mostly of duct tape.

Jello Biafra American singer and activist

Eric Reed Boucher, better known by his professional name Jello Biafra, is the former lead singer and songwriter for the San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys. He is a musician and spoken word artist.

D.O.A. (band) Canadian hardcore punk band

D.O.A. is a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore punk along with Black Flag, Bad Brains, Angry Samoans, the Germs, Negative Trend, and Middle Class. Their second album Hardcore '81 was thought by many to have been the first actual reference to the second wave of the American punk sound as hardcore.

See also

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Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 is the second Rock Against Bush compilation album released on the Fat Wreck Chords record label. It contains a collection of songs by various punk rock artists, some of which were previously unreleased. It also includes a bonus DVD with political facts, commentary regarding the U.S. presidential election, 2004, comedy footage, and music videos. It was released on August 10, 2004.

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